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: Test Match Special

Australia West Indies Commentary in the final session of the second day's play in the First Test at Brisbane.

: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters.

: News

: Fritz Kreisler

Kreisler Chanson Louis XIII; La Précieuse
8.23* Beethoven Violin Sonata in A. Op 47 (Kreutzer): FRANZ RUPP (piano) gramophone records
(A Touch of Genius: Radio 4VK 12.0)


Violin: Kreisler Chanson Louis
Piano: Michael Raucheisen
Piano: Franz Rupp

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Rimsky-Korsakov Symphonic Suite: Scheherazade, Op 35
10.0* Stravinsky Ballet: The Rite of Spring
BRACHA EDEN, ALEXANDER TAMIR (two pianos) gramophone records


Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Alexander Tamir

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver
' Son of Kecskemet ': LASZ-LO HELTAY talks about the life and work of Zoltan Kodaly.
1 The Michelangelo of Music ': a tribute to the pianist-composer Anton Rubinstein from JEREMY NICHOLAS. Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
(Repeated: Wed 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Talks: Lo Heltay
Unknown: Zoltan Kodaly.
Pianist-Composer: Anton Rubinstein
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Bruckner

Symphony No 9, in D minor BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by Gf'NTHER HERBIG BBC Manchester


Leader: Dennis Simons

: Haydn, Martinu and Mozart

Fourth of seven conceits recorded before an invited audience at Brunei University, including all Mozart's string quintets, someofHaydn'sgreatest quartets and, for the first time in this country, the complete cycle of Martinu's seven quartets.
ALBERNI STRING QUARTET Howard Davis (violin) Peter Pople (violin) Roger Best (viola)
David Smith (cello) with PATRICK IRELAND (viola)
Haydn Quartet in c major. Op 74 No 1
Martinu Quartet No 4 (1937)
Mozart Quintet in c minor (K 516)


Violin: Howard Davis
Violin: Peter Pople
Cello: David Smith
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Viola: Haydn Quartet
Unknown: Mozart Quintet

: Debussy

Preludes, Book 2 JOHN YORK (piano)

: Le nozze di Figaro

Opera buffa in four acts Music by Mozart
Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE after BEAUMARCHAIS'S comedy (sung in Italian). Jean-Pierre Ponnelle 's production in a recording from this years Salzburg Festival.
GEOFFREY TATE harpsichord continuo) CHORUS OF 1HE
VIENNA STATE OPERA chorus-master
The action is set in the castle of Aguas Frescas. near Seville, in the 18th century.
Acts 1 and 2


Producer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Unknown: Salzburg Festival.
Conducted By: Bernhard Klee
Unknown: Aguas Frescas.

: * One Pair of Ears

Carole Rosen has been listening to the past week's music broadcasting on radio and gives a critical review of what she has heard.
BBC Manchester
(Friday at 7.10 pm: Edward Greenfield)


Unknown: Carole Rosen

: Le nozze di Figaro

Acts 3 and 4 (Austrian Radio recording)

: The Reith Lectures

The African Condition 4: The Burden of Underdevelopment
Ali Mazrui , Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, examines the paradox of Africa's immense mineral wealth and agricultural potential co-existing with some of the lowest standards of living in the world. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ali Mazrui

: African Sanctus

by David Fanshawe for soprano solo, mixed chorus, instrumental ensemble, and pre-recorded tape (first complete broadcast performance) SALLY BURGESS (soprano) BACH CHOIR
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC CHORUS, instrumental ensemble, conducted by SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS
(A public concert given on 17 March in the Royal Albert Hall. London)


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Soprano: Sally Burgess
Conducted By: Sir David Willcocks

: Quest for the Jabberwock

Compiled and narrated by Brian Sibley
Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, (he flaws that catch!
Directed by ALEC REID


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Directed By: Alec Reid
Lewis Carroll: Dinsdale Lanben
Alice: Susan Sheridan
Humpty Dumpty: Peter Bull
Reader 1: Philip Voss
Reader 2: Andrew Branch
Reader 3: Brian Haines
Miss Smedley: Liza Flanagan

: Barbirolli Conducts

Including a previously unreleased recording of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet with the NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. Elgar's Introduction and Allegro with the JOHN BARBIROLLI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and Barbirolli's arrangement of an oboe concerto bv Marcollo. With EVELYN nOTHWELL IS soloist: records


Unknown: John Barbirolli

: Who Pays the Artist?

We have enjoyed a high level of public subsidy for the arts in this country since 1945. But taxpayers' money can no longer keep pace with rising costs. Can private firms plug the gap? Given a free market, how far could box office earnings cover costs?
Presented by Derek Rob inson with contributions from The Rt Hon Norman St John-Stevas , MP, Minister for the Arts, Sir Roy Shaw , Secretary-General of the Arts Council, Sir Claus Moser , Chairman of the Royal Opera House, Sir Stuart Hampshire , Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, and Sir Peter Hall , Director of the National Theatre. Producer DAVID PERRY


Presented By: Derek Rob
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Sir Roy Shaw
Unknown: Claus Moser
Unknown: Sir Stuart Hampshire
Unknown: Peter Hall
Producer: David Perry

: Itzhak Perlman

First of six recitals of Bach sonatas and partitas for unaccompanied violin.
Partita No 1. in B minor (BWV 1002)
(Next prog: Mon 11.0 pm)

: Berg's Lyric Suite

An Enigma Solved
Ever since its publication in 1927, musicians have pondered on a possible deeper significance to Berg's quotation from Tristan und Isolde and Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony. Recent discoveries have shed a totally new and unexpected light on them and also on Berg himself and the rest of the Suite. It is no longer ' six acts of a latent opera' as Adorno sensed, but a fully explicit paean of a love which, Tristan-like, Berg felt could only be fulfilled in death.
George Ferle talks about these discoveries and introduces the first British performance of the completeworkwithIts vocal finale, a setting of Baudelaire's De profundis clamavi. Berg's letters read by SANDOR ELÈS SARAH WALKER


Talks: George Ferle
Read By: Sandor Elès
Mezzo-Soprano: Sarah Walker

: News

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