Australia v West Indies Commentary from Melbourne on the last hour of the fourth day's play in the Second Test Match. Commentators: CHRISTOPHER MARTIN -JENKINS and HENRY BLOFELD
Boyce Overture to the New Year's Ode, 1758 LAMOUREUX ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ANTHONY LEWIS
7.18* Ireland Three Carols: Adam lay ybounden; The holy boy: New Year Carol WORCESTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR conducted by DONALD HUNT
7.25* Jean Françaix Concertino for piano and orchestra: CLAUDE FRANÇAIX
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted bv ANTAL DORATI
7.33* Leopold Mozart Musi cal Sleigh-ride
EDUARD MELKUS ENSEMBLE
8.5 Overture (continued) Delius Sleigh-ride
ORCHESTRA, conducted by VERNON HANDLEY
8.11* Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf: SIR RALPH RICHARDSON (narrator), LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. COnducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT
8.37* Rlmsky-Korsakov Suite: The Snow Maiden MOTET CHOIR OF GENEVA
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET : records
chosen and read by Robin Holmes
Records of excerpts from his opera The Barber of Seville, with VICTORIA DE LOS ANGELES, LUIGI ALVA, SESTO BRUSCANTINI , IAN WALLACE and CARLO CAVA, the GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL CHORUS and the ROYAL PHIL
HARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by VITTORIO GUI.
direct from the Main Hall, Musikverein. Vienna
The traditional annual concert of Viennese music given by the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel
10.50' Interval Readings (Highlights on BBC2 9.5)
Presented by tan McDougall
(Rptd: tomorrow 8.50 pm) followed by an interlude
The best of present-day jazz on record
Introduced by Charles Fox
Opera in three acts by Handel, edited by ANTHONY LEWIS
Libretto adapted from the original of s. STAMPIGLIA by an unknown hand and translated by BRIAN TROWELL
Rosmene, an Athenian maiden, is betrothed to Tirinthus; but when she is kidnapped by pirates, it is his rival Hymenaeus who rescues her. Which of them shall she marry? Cast in order of singing:
THAMES CHAMBER CHOIR OLGA HEGEDUS
(cello continuo) JOHN CONSTABLE
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader JOSEF FROHLICH conducted by SIR ANTHONY LEWIS
Technical presentation JOHN RUSHBY-SMITH
Producer ELAINE PADMORE
The scene is set in the hall of Argenius' house in Athens, in classical times. Act 1
On Being Left Behind: Hugh Wood considers musical progress.
3.55* Interval Reading
4.0* Hymenaeus, Act 3
or. The Jansen Connection In 1791. on his first London visit, Haydn came across the new British grand pianos - heavier, more robust and with greater tonal variety than Viennese makes-and also heard great virtuosi like Clementi, Dussek and the celebrated Therese Jansen. On his second visit he dedicated to her some sonatas which demonstrated how much he had learnt from his earlier encounters.
Melvyn Tan plays one of them and two other works Haydn probably heard in London
Clementi Sonata in G minor, Op 34 No 2 (played on a Broadwood of 1787) Dussek The Sufferings of the Queen of France (1794 Broadwood)
Haydn Sonata in c (n xvi 50) (1787 Broadwood) Introduced by CLIVE BENNETT
born 2 January 1905
A portrait in words and music to celebrate his 75th birthday.
Written and presented by Michael Hurd
With contributions from COLIN DAVIS , CHRISTOPHER FRY , ANTONY HOPKINS, ALAN WOOLGAR. Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON BBC Manchester
(Kaleidoscope: 9.30 pm R4UK; Tippett at 75: tomorrow at 7.45 pm)
Fourth Cantata: Fallt mit Danken. fallt mit Loben
(artists as Boxing Day
(Fifth Cantata: next Sun)
ARTHUR KOPIT 'S play is the first in a selection of three from among those which received major awards in 1979 Jointly commissioned by the BBC. it was produced by Earplay, the Drama Production Center for National Public Radio in the USA. It received the Prix Italia for the best radio play.
The play tells of an elderly woman who was an aviatrix in her youtli and who is now confronting her last great adventure.
Amy.CARA DUFF MACCOKMACK with PETER MICHAEL GOETZ. MICHAEL LASKIN , ZOAUNNE LEROY , MARYANN LlPPAY and RICHARD RAMOS
Original music composed by HERB PHlLHOFER
Technical realisation by IOM VOEGELI
Directed by JOHN MADDEN
(First broadcast Jan 1.78)
Part 1: No 1, in G major
In the first of three talks The Rev Dr Edward Norman. Dean of Peterhouse. Cambridge, reflects on the extent to which the members of an indigenous Christian sect retain tribal traditions and values. i Next prog: next Tues)
Part 2: No 2. in D major; No 3, in C minor
(South German Radio recording)
A short story by HEINRICH VON KLEIST translated by DAVID LUKE and NIGEL REEVES
Read by Robert Lang
An earthquake which devastates Santiago in 1647 reunites two young lovers. The survivors' indignation ,at the moral outrage the lovers commit shows human nature to be even more destructive than the natural disaster.
Producer ANTHONY vivis
MELOS ENSEMBLE OF LONDON HOWARD SHELLEY (piano)
Mladi (Youth), for wind sextet- In the Mist, for piano Concertino. for piano and chamber ensemble .Repeat)
Australia v West Indies Commentary from
Melbourne on the final day.