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: Overture

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE Chabrier Suite Pastorale
7.24* Smetana Symphonic Poem: Vtava (Ma vlast)
7.37* Handel, arr Baines Water Music
8.0 News
8.5 Overture (continued) Respighi Suite: The Birds
8.21* Bax Summer Music
8.31' Shostakovich Symphony No 9, in E flat

Contributors

Conductor: Ashley Lawrence

: News

: This Week's Composer

Handel
The 1730s saw the decline of Handel's fortunes in the opera house, which resulted in his turning his attention increasingly towards oratorio composition. This week's programmes concentrate on that period of his career. Sosarme (Act 3)
ST ANTHONY SINGERS ST CECILIA ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ANTHONY LEWIS : record

Contributors

Unknown: St Anthony Singers
Unknown: St Cecilia
Conducted By: Sir Anthony Lewis
Sosarme: Alfred Deller
Haliate: Willlam Herbert
Erenice: Nancy Evans
Elmira: Margaret Ritchie
Argone: John Kentish
MelO: Helen Watts
Altomaro: Ian Wallace

: Tamas Vasary

(Piano)
Beethoven Sonata in a flat major. Op 26
Chopin 24 Preludes, Op 2S (Repeat)

: Cricket: Third Test

The Third Cornhill
Insurance Test Match England v India at Headingley. Test Match Special with commentary on the fourth day's play, with music until 11.25 am.
1.35* News
1.40* Your Letters Answered: the commentators answer some of the points raised in listeners' letters.
2.t* Lunchtime scoreboard

: Edinburgh International Festival 1979

direct from the Queen's Hall.
Edinburgh
James Galway (flute)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, leader JOHN TUNNELL conductor Roderick Brydon Joyce Symphony No 4, in F Nielsen Flute Concerto
11.30 Festival Comment Presented by Elaine Padmore
(Next prog. Wed 11.50 ami
11.45' Edinburgh International Festival 197S Part 2
Gordon Crosse Dream-songs (first performance)
Bach Suite No 2, in B minor. BBC Scotland

Contributors

Leader: John Tunnell
Conductor: Roderick Brydon

: News

: BBC Welsh SymPhony Orchestra

conductor BRYDEN THOMSON nawsthorne Overture: Street Corner
Walton Symphony No 1. In B flat minor. BBC Wales

Contributors

Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Music for Organ

Played by Peter Sweeney in the chapel of Trinity College. Dublin
Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in E minor
Sweelinck Chorale Variations on Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'; Fantasia chromatica
Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor (The Wedge) (Bwv 548)
BBC Northern Ireland

: Matinee Musicale

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by SIMON STREATFEILD
Verdi Overture: Nabucco Bartok Hungarian Sketches
Humperdinck Dream Pantomime (Hansel and Gretel)
Rimsky-Korsakov Spanish Caprice
Grieg Last Spring (Two Eltgiac Melodies)
Arnold English Dances (Set 2)

Contributors

Conducted By: Simon Streatfeild

: New Records

Beethoven 12 Contretänze (WoO 14): ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS, conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER Wolf Der Gartner: Bei einer Trauung: Zur Warnung: Der Feuerreiter
JORMA HYNNINEN (baritone) RALF GOTHONI (piano)
Rubinstein Piano Concerto No 4, in D minor
VICTOR BUNIN, MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by EDWARD SEROV Liszt Symphonic Poem: Tasso
MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA. conducted by GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY

Contributors

Unknown: Neville Marriner
Baritone: Jorma Hynninen
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Conducted By: Edward Serov
Conducted By: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Piano Duo

ISABEL BEYER and HARVEY DAGUL Ernst Toch Sonata
Moscheles Sonata Symphonique. Op 112 (RpM

Contributors

Unknown: Isabel Beyer
Unknown: Harvey Dagul

: Open University

: At Home

Presented by Jack Brymer Beaux Arts Trio
Schumann Piano Trio No 2, in F. Op 80

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Brymer

: Pied Piper

with David Munrow
The life and times of Guillaume Dufay , his travels as a young man. and the music he wrote then.

Contributors

Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: Guillaume Dufay

: Proms 79

direct from the Royal Albert Hall. London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, leader
BARRY GRIFFITHS , conducted by Elgar Howarth
Debussy La mer: three symphonic sketches
Birtwistle The Triumph of Time

Contributors

Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Elgar Howarth

: From an Abandoned Work

Gawn Grainger reads a monologue by SAMUEL BECKETT , recorded at the National Theatre in 1976.

Contributors

Unknown: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Samuel Beckett

: Proms 79

Part 2 Philip Jones Brass Ensemble conducted by Eigar Howarth
Mussorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition (arranged for brass ensemble by Elgar Howarth )
(Music for Brass: Wednesday 10.30 am)

Contributors

Conducted By: Eigar Howarth
Unknown: Elgar Howarth

: The Pearl

A short story by YUKIO MISHIMA , translated by GEOFFREY W. SARGENT Read by John Moffatt
' December 10 was Mrs Sasaki 's birthday, but since it was her wish to celebrate the occasion with the minimum of fuss, she had invited to her house only her closest friends.... '

Contributors

Story By: Yukio Mishima
Translated By: Geoffrey W. Sargent
Read By: John Moffatt
Unknown: Mrs Sasaki

: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

(baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
Settings by Schumann of poems by Nikolaus von Lenau: records

Contributors

Baritone: Christoph Eschenbach
Unknown: Nikolaus Von

: Violin Sonatas

UTO UGHI (Violin)
MICHAEL ISADOR (piano
Mozart Sonata in c (K 379) Beethoven Sonata in c minor, Op 30 No 2

Contributors

Violin: Uto Ughi
Piano: Michael Isador

: Jazz in Britain

Introduced by Charles Fox BARBARA THOMPSON'S
PARAPHERNALIA

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox
Introduced By: Barbara Thompson

: News









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