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Verdi Prelude: La Traviata: BAVARIAN STATE ORCHESTRA, conducted by CARLOS KLEIBER
7.8* Hiller Piano Concerto in f sharp minor. Op 69 MICHAEL PONTI
ORCHESTRA OF RADIO
LUXEMBOURG, conducted by LOUIS DE FROMENT
7.26* Schumann Symphony No 1, in B flat (Spring) BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK : records

Contributors

Conducted By: Carlos Kleiber
Unknown: Michael Ponti
Conducted By: Louis de Froment
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

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: Your Midweek Choice

Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge (mono) PETER PEARS (tenor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (piano) ZORIAN STRING QUARTET
8.25* Finzi Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra: JOHN DENMAN NEW PHILHARMONIA
ORCHESTRA, conducted by VERNON HANDLEY : records

Contributors

Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: John Denman
Conducted By: Vernon Handley

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: This Week's Composer

Milhaud Octet for strings (Quartet No 14 and Quartet No 15) BERNEDE QUARTET
PARRENIN QUARTET
9.25* Catalogue de Fleurs HUGUES CUÉNOD (tenor)
GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano)
9.31* Les Choéphores
(Text by CLAUDEL after EURIPIDES) Choephore
VERA ZORINA (soprano) Orestes
MCHENRY BOATWRIGHT (bar) Etectra.IRENE JORDAN (sop) SCHOLA CANTORUM OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Milhaud Octet
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Soprano: McHenry Boatwright
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Music for Organ

played by ROBERT MUNNS at St Mary's. Cresswell Park. Blackheath
Georg Muffat Toccata in c minor
Bach Chorale Prelude: 0 Mensch, bewein' dein' Siinde gross (bwv 622) Buxtehude Toccata and Fugue in r
Couperin Tierce en taille Torelli. arr Walther Concerto in A minor

Contributors

Played By: Robert Munns

: World Cup Cricket

The
Prudential Cup
Semi-finals
C o m m e n tarips and reports from both matches at Old Trafford and The Oval.
Commentators include
JOHN ARLOTT , BRIAN JOHNSTON , CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS , DON MOSEY and HENRY BLOFELD
Expert comments from
TREVOR BAILEY , TOM GRAVENEY , TONY LEWIS and FRED TRUEMAN. Introduced by Peter Brackley

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Don Mosey
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Fred Trueman.
Introduced By: Peter Brackley

: Nikos Skalkottas, Greek Composer

This year sees the 75th anniversary of his birth. and the 30th anniversary of his death. Skalkottas was a virtuoso violinist who also took a keen interest in the possibilities of a new piano style. The music in this programme spans three decades, from before his studies with Schoenberg.
Sonata for violin (1925) From the 32 Piano Pieces (1940): Passacaglia; Katastrophe auf dem Urwald; Intermezzo; Vierstimmiger kleiner Kanon
Andante and Scherzo (Duo for violin and cello, 1947)
Little Suite No 1, for piano (1936)
MANOUG PARIKIAN (violin)
AMARYLLIS FLEMING (cello) ALEXANDER ABERCROMBIE (piano) (Repeat)

Contributors

Violin: Manoug Parikian
Cello: Amaryllis Fleming
Piano: Alexander Abercrombie

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

leader RAYMOND OVENS conductor
KARL ANTON RICKENBACHER
Bruckner Symphony No 2, in c minor. BBC Scotland

Contributors

Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher

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: Concert Hall

A weekly series of recitals given by young artists Eder Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat. Op 76 No 4
Bartok String Quartet Nol (GiKen before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London. Tickets available from Ticket Unit, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW)

: Fifty Years of British Music

NORTHERN SINFONIA ORCHESTRA. leader BARRY WILDE conducted by STEUART BEDFORD
Alun Hoddinott Concerto Grosso
Frank Bridge There is a willow grows aslant a brook
Vaughan Williams Five Variants on ' Dives and Lazarus'
Malcolm Arnold Concerto for 28 players
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Leader: Barry Wilde
Conducted By: Steuart Bedford

: Purcell

Theatre and Tavern Music
Incidental Music: Bonduca TAVERNER CHOIR, ACADEMY OF ANCIENT music, directed bv CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD Theatre Tunes: ROBERT WOOLLEY (harpsichord) Tavern Catches DELLER CONSORT
Incidental music: Abdela-Zer: ACADEMY OF ANCIENT music, directed by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD : records

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Harpsichord: Robert Woolley
Directed By: Christopher Hogwood

: Ibert

Escales
FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Ballad of Reading Gaol
LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA. COnducted by JORGE MESTER gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Jorge Mester

: Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo

Words by MICHAEL FLANDERS Music by Joseph Horovitz BBC SINGERS
ERIC SHILLING (baritone) JOSEPH HOROVITZ (piano) DARYL RUNSWICK (bass)
JOHN COLBOURNE (drums) conducted bv
NICHOLAS CLEOBURY

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Flanders
Baritone: Eric Shilling
Piano: Joseph Horovitz
Bass: Daryl Runswick
Bass: John Colbourne
Unknown: Nicholas Cleobury

: Young Music-Makers

Aaron Stolow, a young violinist who was 13 last month, in a programme which includes Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, with GWYNETH STOLOW (piano).

: Open University

see foot of column

: Bartok and Debussy

RONALD LUMSDEN (piano)
Bartok Portrait of a girl (Sketches, Op 9b); Study, Op 18 No 2: Improvisations on Hungarian folk songs, Op 20
Debussy Three Preludes; Four Studies (Book 2)

Contributors

Piano: Ronald Lumsden

: Muti Conducts Tchaikovsky

First in a scries of four concerts direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London, to include all six numbered symphonies. Philharmonia Orchestra leader CARL PINI conductor Riccardo Muti Symphony No 1, in G minor (Winter Daydreams)

Contributors

Leader: Carl Pini
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Tchaikovsky

Part 2. Symphony No 5, in E minor

: Death Takes a Holiday

How Peter Kien and Viktor Ullmann came to write and rehearse an opera, The Emperor of Atlantis, in the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezin) in Czechoslovakia in 1944. The story is told in the words of Aaron Kramer with the voices of ANDREW BRANCH, CLAIRE FISCHER , HAROLD KASKET , HILDA KRISE. MAN, ANTHONY NEWLANDS , DANNY SCHILLER , JOHN SHRAP -NEL, PHILIP SULLY , STEPHEN THORNE , PHILIP voss and Harry Towb as Kramer Pianist RAYMOND ALSTON
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Kien
Unknown: Viktor Ullmann
Unknown: Aaron Kramer
Unknown: Claire Fischer
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Hilda Krise.
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Danny Schiller
Unknown: John Shrap
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Philip Voss
Unknown: Harry Towb
Pianist: Raymond Alston
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Music in Our Time

American music for piano and tape, played by Elliott Schwartz
Elliott Schwartz Extended piano
Tom Johnson Spaces
Vincent McDermott He who ascends by ecstasy into contemplation of sublime things sleeps and sees a dream
Barney Childs J.D.
Elliott Schwartz Pentagonal mobile
(All first broadcast performances in this country)

Contributors

Played By: Elliott Schwartz
Played By: Elliott Schwartz
Piano: Tom Johnson
Unknown: Vincent McDermott
Unknown: Barney Childs J.D.
Unknown: Elliott Schwartz Pentag

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