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: English Chamber Orchestra

director and soloist
JOSÉ-LUIS GARCIA (violin) Warlock Capriol Suite
Mozart Divertimento in D (K 136)
Schubert Adagio and Rondo, for violin and strings (D 438)
Elgar Serenade for strings


Violin: Luis Garcia

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: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade Building a Library: Delius on record, by CHRISTOPHER PALMER. New choral and organ records, reviewed by GORDON REYNOLDS. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Christopher Palmer.
Reviewed By: Gordon Reynolds.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Bizet Te Deum KARI LÖVAAS (soprano) SIEGFRIED JERUSALEM (tenor), PHILHARMONIA VOCAL ENSEMBLE STUTTGART PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by HANS ZANOTELLI Muffat Toccata in D minor (Apparatus musico-organisticus. 1690) GUSTAV LEONHARDT (organ) Respighi Lauda per la Nativita del Signore JILL GOMEZ (SOP), MERIEL DICKINSON (mezzo-soprano) ROBERT TEAR (tenor) LONDON CHAMBER CHOIR MEMBERS OF THE LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by LASZLO HELTAY : records


Conducted By: Hans Zanotelli
Conducted By: Muffat Toccata
Unknown: Nativita Del Signore
Unknown: Jill Gomez
Mezzo-Soprano: Meriel Dickinson
Conducted By: Laszlo Heltay

: Bandstand

BESSES 0' TH' BARN BAND conductor ROY NEWSOME Bliss Belmont Variations Edward Gregson Prelude and Capriccio
Fritz Voegelln Changing Cells (first performance in this country) BBC Manchester


Conductor: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Edward Gregson

: Diversions

John Amis presents a weekly selection of classics on record.


Unknown: John Amis

: News

: String Quartets

Haydn Quartet in D major, Op 71 No 2
Zemlinsky Quartet No 3 (1924)
Malcolm Latchem (violin) Keith Lovell (viola)
Michael Evans (cello)


Violin: Colin Sauer
Violin: Malcolm Latchem
Viola: Keith Lovell
Cello: Michael Evans

: Play It Again

Christopher de Souza introduces his personal selection of outstanding music broadcasts of the past week.


Unknown: Christopher de Souza

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
J. W. Lambert (in the Chair) talks with Richard Mayne , Eric Rhode and Polly Toynbee.
This week's subjects: Fay Weldon 's novel Puffball; the film The Seduction of Joe Tynan , directed by Jerry Schatzberg ; Malcolm Bradbury's adaptation of John Fowles 's The Enigma for BBC2; Simone Benmussa 's Appearances at the May Fair Theatre: and the first exhibition in the National Gallery series Second Sight.


Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: Richard Mayne
Unknown: Eric Rhode
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Joe Tynan
Directed By: Jerry Schatzberg
Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Simone Benmussa

: BBC Singers

conductor JOHN POOLE
Schumann Sechs Lieder. 0.) 33
Strauss Die Gottin in Putzzimmer
Ravel Trois chansons
Poulenc Chansons francaises
BBC Bristol


Conductor: John Poole
Conductor: Schumann Sechs Lieder.

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

led by HARRY CAWOOD conducted by Simon Rattle
Ptnchas Zukerman (violin) Part 1 Elgar
Violin Concerto in B minor


Unknown: Harry Cawood
Conducted By: Simon Rattle
Violin: Ptnchas Zukerman

: * pm Radio 3 Short Story Competition

Second Prizewinner
The Stained Glass Door by Shena Mackay
Producer ALEC REID (Third Prizewinner: next Sot)


Read By: Pauline Collins
Producer: Alec Reid

: Concert

Part 2 Sibelius
Symphony No 1, in e minor (A public concert given in association with ATV Network Ltd last June in the Winter Gardens as part of the 1979 Malvern Festival)

: The Scholar-Critic

An appreciation of the life and work of F. W. Bateson (1901-1978), teacher, critic, editor and polemicist, by Mark Storey.
F. W. Bateson 's influence on the study and appreciation of English literature extended far beyond Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he taught from 1946 until 1969.
Bateson's combative and irreverent manner, his battles within the Oxford English school and the long-running debate with F. R. Leavis are recalled by former pupils, colleagues and friends, including A. L. ALVAREZ , ALAN BRIEN , JOIIN CAREY , VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM , DONALD DAVIE , MARTIN DODS -WORTH, GRAHAM MARTIN , CHRISTOPHER RICKS , WALLACE ROBSON, IAN SMALL, STEPHEN WALL.


Unknown: F. W. Bateson
Unknown: Mark Storey.
Unknown: F. W. Bateson
Unknown: F. R. Leavis
Unknown: A. L. Alvarez
Unknown: Alan Brien
Unknown: Joiin Carey
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Donald Davie
Unknown: Martin Dods
Unknown: Graham Martin
Unknown: Christopher Ricks
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The Cries of London

as set by Luciano Bcrio and performed by SWINGLE ii: record


Unknown: Luciano Bcrio

: A Musical Obsession: Reger and Mozart

Not only did Max Reger (18731916) compose orchestral variations on a famous melody from a Mozart piano sonata, but he hinted at its lullaby-like rhythm at many points in his music.
RAI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Tt'RIN conducted by KURT MASUR Mozart Warnung : Piano Sonata in A (K 331)
Reger Wiegenlied ; Miide: Allen Welten abgcwandt; Hat gesagt
Strauss Hat gesagt
Reger Die Mutter sprieht: Maiennacht: Leise, leise weht: Warnung
Reger Variations on a theme by Mozart (Italian Radio recording) (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Max Reger
Unknown: Yvonne Kenny
Piano: Ruth Geiger
Conducted By: Kurt Masur
Piano: Mozart Warnung
Unknown: Reger Wiegenlied
Unknown: Allen Welten
Unknown: Strauss Hat

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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