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: Overture

Gasparo Zannetti Aria del Gran Duca: Fuggi, Fuggi, Fuggi
LONDON EARLY MUSIC GROUP with PAUL ELLIOTT (tenor) conducted by JAMES TYLER
7.8* Handel Concerto in B flat, for harp and orchestra, Op 4 No 6
NICANOR ZABALETA
PAUL KUENTZ CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA conducted by PAUL KUENTZ
7.22* Horovitz Two Majorcan Pieces
GERVASE DE PEYER (clarinet)
CYRIL PREEDY (piano)
7.25* Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 (orchestral version) NETHERLANDS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by DAVID ZINMAN gramophone records

Contributors

Tenor: Paul Elliott
Conducted By: James Tyler
Conducted By: Paul Kuentz
Conducted By: David Zinman

: News

: Morning Concert

Cimarosa, arr Benjamin Oboe Concerto in c minor EVELYN ROTHWELL
PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
8.15* Schubert Fantasia in F minor (D 940)
ALFRED BRENDEL and EVELYNE CROCHET (piano duet)
8.35* Howells King David ; Come sing and dance
JANET BAKER (meZZO-SOp) MARTIN ISEPP (piano)
8.43* Sarasate Fantalsie on Bizet's Carmen. Op 25 ITZHAK PERLMAN (Violin) ROYAL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by LAWRENCE FOSTER gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Rothwell
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Howells King David
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Sarasate Fantalsie
Conducted By: Lawrence Foster

: News

: This Week's Composer

Christoph Willibald Gluck 1714-1787
' Gluck was an opera composer who said to his contemporaries: Gentlemen, let us compose our operas more rationally. An opera is not a stage concert, as most of you seem to think. Let us give up our habit of sacrificing our common sense to the variety of our singers, and let us compose our airs, duets, recitatives and sinfonias in such a way that they shall always be appropriate to the dramatic situation given to us by the librettist.' (BERNARD SHAW ) This week's programmes consider the accuracy of Shaw's statement. , Music from Alceste Overture
SALZBURG MOZARTEUM ORCHESTRA conducted by LEOPOLD HAGER
Divinités du Styx (Act 2) ELISABETH SODERSTRdM (SOp) NORRKÖPING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ULF BJORLIN
Act 3 (complete)
GERAINT JONES SINGERS AND ORCHESTRA, conducted by GERAINT JONES : records

Contributors

Unknown: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Conducted By: Leopold Hager
Conducted By: Ulf Bjorlin
Conducted By: Geraint Jones

: Now and Then

A series of programmes of music of all periods, but always containing something broadcast for the first time
Beethoven Fugue In D major, Op 137
Robert Sherlaw Johnson Amores (first broadcast performance)
Mendelssohn Quintet in B flat major, Op 87
DELMt string QUARTET
Galina Solodchin (violin) David Ogden (violin)
John Underwood (viola) Stephen Orton (cello)
With KENNETH ESSEX (viola) NOELLE BARKER (Soprano) ANTONY PAY (clarinet)
ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Sherlaw Johnson
Violin: Galina Solodchin
Violin: David Ogden
Viola: John Underwood
Cello: Stephen Orton
Viola: Kenneth Essex
Soprano: Noelle Barker
Clarinet: Antony Pay
Piano: Robert Sherlaw Johnson

: Piano Recital

IKUYO KAMIYA
Clementi Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 26 No 2
Schoenberg Three Pieces, Op 11
Bach Partita No 1. in B flat major

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

led by ANDREW ORTON conducted by EDWARD DOWNES
LYDIA MORDKOVICH (Violin) Bax In the faery hills
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1, in D major
Sibelius Symphony No 6, in D minor
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Orton
Conducted By: Edward Downes
Violin: Lydia Mordkovich

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

direct from St John's, Smith Square, London
Guarneri String Quartet: Arnold Steinhardt (violin) John Dalley (violin) Michael Tree (viola) David Soyer (cello)
Haydn Quartet in B flat major, Op 71 No I
Brahms Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1
(Rptd: Wed 10.45 pm)

Contributors

Violin: Arnold Steinhardt
Violin: John Dalley
Viola: Michael Tree
Cello: David Soyer

: Music for Organ

played by Margaret Phil lips in the Church of St Lawrence Jewry, London Jean Guillou Sinfonietta Jehan Alain Le jardin suspendu
Guilmant Sonata (Symphony) No 1. in D minor

Contributors

Played By: Margaret Phil

: Matinee Musicale

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by MARCUS DODS Anthony Hedges Overture: Heigham Sound
Eric Coates Movements from Four Centuries Suite
Ernest Tomlinson Move ments from Second Suite of English Folk Dances
Percy Grainger Harvest Hymn: Over the hills and far away
Kabalevsky Suite : The Comedians
BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Conducted By: Anthony Hedges
Unknown: Ernest Tomlinson Move
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Kabalevsky Suite

: New Records

Mozart Concerto in E flat (K 365): ALFRED BRENDEL IMOGEN COOPER (pianos)
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS, conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER
Nielsen Symphony No 4 (The Inextinguishable) (1916): SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR ALEXANDER GIBSON

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Pianos: Imogen Cooper
Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Conducted By: Sir Alexander Gibson

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Bernard Keeffe introduces a sequence of music for the early evening.

Contributors

Introduces: Bernard Keeffe

: Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra

chorus-master SIMON JOHNSON led by PETER THOMAS conducted by CRIST6BAL HALFFTER
JANE MANNING (soprano) ALFREDA HODGSON (contralto)
MARTYN HILL (tenor)
MICHAEL RIPPON (baritone) Part 1 Cristobal Halffter
Cantata: Yes speak out yes (words by NORMAN CORWIN ; commissioned by the united Nations to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) (first UK performance and first broadcast performance) (associate conductor ANTHONY RIDLEY )
7.40* Interval Reading
7.50* Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
Pt 2 Beethoven Mass in c
(A public concert presented on 9 March 1979 by the London Orchestra! Concert Board in the Royal Festival Hall, London)

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Simon Johnson
Unknown: Peter Thomas
Conducted By: Crist6bal Halffter
Soprano: Jane Manning
Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Baritone: Michael Rippon
Unknown: Norman Corwin
Conductor: Anthony Ridley

: The Ironic Mystic

by David Heald
November 1933: the literary editor of Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung interviews the brilliant but neglected novelist Robert Musil, author of "The Man without Qualities", in a café in Vienna.

Contributors

Writer: David Heald
Director: Anton Gill
Robert Musil: Patrick Magee
Reader: Edward de Souza
Journalist: John Abineri
First intellectual/Thomas Mann: Roger Hammond
Second intellectual/Walter Benjamin: Gordon Dulieu
Third Intellectual/Hermann Broch: Adrian Egan
Fourth intellectual/Oswald Spengler: Mike McStay

: Chopin

Preludes, Op 28
ITSUKO TERADA (piano)

: The Northern Drift

A selection of poems, prose and songs from the North of England
With ALEX GLASGOW, HENRY LIVINGS, EILEEN O'BRIEN and CHRISTIAN RODSKA
Producer KAY JAMIESON

Contributors

Unknown: Eileen O'Brien
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Elgar Wind Music

Harmony Music No 1: Five Intermezzos: Adagio cantabile (Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup); Harmony Music No 4
ATHENA ENSEMBLE: record

: Jazz in Britain

Introduced by Charles Fox Excerpts from The Crompton Suite by Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Sextet

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox
Unknown: Stan Tracey

: News









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