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: Overture

Weber Overture: AbuHassan: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
7.8* Beethoven Sextet In E flat, Op 71
NETHERLANDS WIND ENSEMBLE
7.27* Schubert Symphony No 2, in a flat: DRESDEN STATE ORCHESTRA, conducted by WOLFGANG SAWALLISCH

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch

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: Overture

(continued)
Johann Strauss Russian March: VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, COndUCted by WiLLI BOSKOVSKY
8.8* Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations, for clarinet and orchestra GERVASE DE PEYER NEW PHILHARMONIA
ORCHESTRA, conducted by RAFAEL FRUHBECK DE BURGOS
8.21* Arensky Symphony No 1, in B minor
MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by EDWARD SEROV : records

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Willi Boskovsky
Conducted By: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Conducted By: Edward Serov

: News

: This Week's Composer

Busoni Arlecchino : opera in one act. Cast:
GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL
ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN PRITCHARD : record

Contributors

Unknown: Busoni Arlecchino
Conducted By: John Pritchard

: Philip Martin as Pianist and Composer

He performs piano music by Debussy and Franz Reizenstein , and accompanies PENELOPE PRICE-JONES (soprano) in English songs by Hindemith, as wellashisownsettings of poems by Stevie Smith and W. B. Yeats. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Franz Reizenstein
Soprano: Penelope Price-Jones
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: W. B. Yeats.

: Mozart

ANDRAS SCHIFF (piano) BUDAPEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by GYORGY LEHEL Part 1 Symphony No 35, in t major (Haffner) (K 385) Piano Concerto No 25, in c major (K 503)
12.10* Mozart's Last Symphony PAUL HAMBURGER Offers some observations.
12.25* Mozart, Part 2 Symphony No 41, in c major (Jupiter) (K 551) (Hungarian Radio recording)

Contributors

Piano: Andras Schiff
Conducted By: Gyorgy Lehel

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

direct from St George 's Brandon Hill , Bristol Susan Kessler (mezzo-soprano) David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Fauré Hymne; Automne; Green; Mandoline; Soir Finzi Earth, Air and Rain Brahms Der Jager ; Abenddammerung; Das Madchen ; Blinde Kuh ; Salome (A series of concerts from St George's, Brandon Hill, Charlotte Street, Bristol. Tickets: 85p at the door) BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Brahms Der Jager
Unknown: Das Madchen
Unknown: Blinde Kuh

: Israel Piano Quartet

Faure Piano Quartet No 2, in G minor, Op 45 Ben-Haim Variations for piano, violin ana cello, Op 22
2.55* Interval Reading
3.0* Israel Piano Quartet Part 2 Brahms Piano Quartet No 1, in G minor,Op25 (Birmingham Chamber Music Society recital, recorded in the Birmingham City Art Gallery, in March) BBC Birmingham

: The Little Sweep

An opera in three scenes Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by ERIC CROZIER
The opera forms the second part of Let's Make an Opera, the entertainment for young people written by Crozier and Britten in 1949. Cast:
The Brooke and Crome children:
CATHERINE BENSON , CATO FORDHAM , CATHERINE WEARING , DAVID CLICK , COLIN HUEHNS , KATHERINE WILLIS MEDICI STRING QUARTET
CHORAL SCHOLARS FROM CAMBRIDGE
JOHN CONSTABLE and FRANCIS GRIER (pianos)
TRISTAN FRY (percussion) conducted by PHILIP LEDGER gramophone record

Contributors

Music By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Catherine Benson
Unknown: Cato Fordham
Unknown: Catherine Wearing
Unknown: David Click
Unknown: Colin Huehns
Unknown: Katherine Willis
Unknown: John Constable
Pianos: Francis Grier
Unknown: Tristan Fry
Conducted By: Philip Ledger

: London Saxophone Quartet

Gordon Jacob Saxophone Quartet Pierre Max Dubois Quatuor pour saxophones gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Jacob Saxophone

: Harpsichord Recital

The last in a series of seven programmes featuring music from Italy, France, Germany and England EMILIA FADINI (harpsichord) Galuppi Sonata in c minor Benedetto Marcello Sonata No 8, in B flat Galuppi Sonata in G minor

Contributors

Harpsichord: Emilia Fadini

: Open University

: At Home

Presented by Jack Brymer Virtuoso Violin, Virtuoso Cello
Brahms Scherzo In c minor (FAE Sonata), for violin and piano
Martinu Variations on a theme of Rossini, for cello and piano
(RIAS Berlin recording)
Ravel Piece en forme d'habanera
David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody
(rias Berlin recording) Locatelli Le Labyrinthe
HENRYK SZERYNG (violin) and MARINUS FLIPSE (piano) HEINRICH SCHIFF (cello) and SUNNA ABRAM (piano)

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Brymer
Unknown: David Popper
Unknown: Locatelli Le Labyrinthe
Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Piano: Marinus Flipse
Cello: Heinrich Schiff
Cello: Sunna Abram

: Pied Piper

with David Munrow
Berlioz is thwarted In love and channels all his passions into the Fantastic Symphony.

Contributors

Unknown: David Munrow

: A Slight Angle

The world of the poet C. P. Cavafy
(Alexandria, 1863-1933) A feature by COLIN NEARS with David March as Cavafy
A Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless. a a slight angle to the uniyerse.' (E. M. FORSTER )
The erotic world he de
Picts is one of casual Pick-ups and short lived affairs ... But he refuses to pretend that his memories of moments of sensual pleasure are unhappy or spoiled by feelings of guilt ... As a witness, he is exceptionally honest.' (w. H. AUDEN )
And now, what will become of us without Barbarians?
These people were some sort of a solution.'
(CAVAFY) with MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES , TIMOTHY BATESON , JOHN GABRIEL, ANTHONY NEWLANDS , RENTU SETNA, ROY PENCER , MANNING WILSON
A programme never less than beguiling (THE TIMES) Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS

Contributors

Unknown: C. P. Cavafy
Unknown: Colin Nears
Unknown: David March
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: H. Auden
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Roy Pencer
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Peter-Lukas Graf

Plays music for unaccompanied flute by Debussy, Ibert and Varese: record

: The Walls and the Visions

The love poems of C. P. Cavafy
Compiled and read in English by John Theo eharis, with some in the original Greek. Introduced by Hallam Tennyson
Return often and take me, beloved sensation, return and take me - tohen the memory of the body awakens, and old desire again runs through the blood.
Cavafy's love poetry, although homosexual in inspiration, has a universal appeal. He is one of a small band of poets whose work has achieved world fame through translation. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: John Theo
Introduced By: Hallam Tennyson

: Reger

Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 133: BEETHOVEN QUARTET iltalian Radio recording)

: Music in Our Time

HOWARD SHELLEY and HILARY MACNAMARA (pianOS) JAMES HOLLAND and DAVID JOHNSON (percussion) George Crumb Music for a Summer Evening (MakrokosmosIII)(firstUK broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Shelley
Pianos: Hilary MacNamara
Pianos: James Holland
Pianos: David Johnson
Unknown: George Crumb Music

: Bach Cantatas

No 56: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen MICHAEL SCHOPPER (bass) HANOVER BOYS' CHOIR LEONHARDT CONSORT directed by GUSTAV LEONHARDT
No 57: Selig ist der Mann PETER JELOSITS (treble)
RUUD VAN DER MEER (bass) TOLZ BOYS' CHOIR
VIENNA CONCENTUS MUSICUS ditected by NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT : records

Contributors

Directed By: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Mann Peter Jelosits
Bass: van Der Meer
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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