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: Overture

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm sea and prosperous voyage
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC orchestra, conducted by KARL MÜNCHINGER
7.17* Grieg Holberg Suite NORTHERN SINFONIA
ORCHESTRA, conducted by PAUL TORTELIER
7.35* Beethoven Fantasia in c minor
DANIEL BARENBOIM (piano) JOHN ALLDIS CHOIR NEW PHILHARMONIA orchestra, conducted by OTTO KLEMPERER : records

Contributors

Unknown: Grieg Holberg
Conducted By: Paul Tortelier
Conducted By: Beethoven Fantasia
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: John Alldis
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer

: News

: Morning Concert

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2, in F (BWV 1047): ENGLISH CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA, conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD
8.17* Purcell Birthday Song for Queen Mary: Come ye sons of art away NORMA BURROWES (soprano) JAMES BOWMAN , CHARLES BRETT (counter-tenors) ROBERT LLOYD (bass)
EARLY MUSIC CONSORT or LONDON, conducted by DAVID MUNROW
8.44* Johann Stamitz Sinfonia pastorale in D
ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC directed by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
(harpsichord): records

Contributors

Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Soprano: Norma Burrowes
Soprano: James Bowman
Soprano: Charles Brett
Bass: Robert Lloyd
Conducted By: David Munrow
Conducted By: Johann Stamitz
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood

: News

: This Week's Composers

Satie and Poulene Satie , orch Poulenc Premier prelude du Nazaréen (Deux préludes postumes) ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL
OPERA HOUSE. COVENT GARDEN conducted by JOHN LANCHBERY
Poulene Quatre motets pour le temps de penitence RENE DUCLOS CHOIR conducted by GEORGES PR ÊTRE
Satie Messe des pauvres GASTON LlTAIZE (organ) RENE DUCLOS CHOIR conducted by JEAN LAFORGE : records

Contributors

Unknown: Poulene Satie
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Conducted By: Poulene Quatre
Conducted By: Georges Pr
Unknown: Gaston Lltaize
Unknown: Rene Duclos
Conducted By: Jean Laforge

: The Trio-Sonata

At the mid-point of this series of 15 weekly programmes, Christopher Hogwood pauses in his historical and geographical account of trio-sonata form to introduce a programme of sonatas from several countries featuring wind instruments. A newly-reconstructed sonata for two recorders by Handel, a work formerly attributed to Handel, and sonatas by William Cor bett, Telemann and Vivaldi are played by members of the ACADEMY OF ANCIENT music.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: William Cor

: Young Composers 79

Third of four programmes Anthony Green Five Movements for piano duet (first broadcast performance)
Michael Philpot In ecclesia. for brass sextet (first performance)
PAUL ROBERTS , IAN BROWN (piano duet)
JAMES WATSON ,
MALCOLM HALL ,PAUL COSH (trumpets) jonN PIGNÉGUY (horn)
DAVID PURSER , PETER HARVEY (trombones)
Introduced by Gwyn Parry -Jones BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Philpot
Unknown: Paul Roberts
Piano: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: Malcolm Hall
Unknown: Paul Cosh
Horn: Jonn Pignéguy
Horn: David Purser
Horn: Peter Harvey
Introduced By: Gwyn Parry

: Radoslav Kvapil

(piano)
Benda Sonata No 9, in A minor
Dvorak Twilight way; Tittle-tattle; Folk dance; On the Holy Mount (Poetic tone-pictures)
Janacek In the mist; A leaf in the wind (On an overgrown path) BBC Wales

: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

conducted by , SIR GEORG SOLTI
Schubert Symphony No 9

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: News

: Six Continents

Presented by Ian McDougall
Producer BLAIR THOMSON (Rptd: tomorrow 9.0 pm)

Contributors

Presented By: Ian McDougall
Producer: Blair Thomson

: Chicago SO

Part 2 Strauss
Symphonic Poem: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)
(A concert given in the Orchestra Hall, Chicago. WFMT Chicago recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Ein Heldenleben

: Kenneth Leighton

Improvisations De Profundis. Op 76, for harpsichord (first performance) played by THE COMPOSER BBC Scotland

: In the Shadows of the Great

H. C. Robbins Landon considers the lives and work of some composers whose reputations today might be greater had they not been eclipsed by the contemporary giants Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. 8: Pleyel: records

Contributors

Unknown: H. C. Robbins Landon

: Symphonies from Eastern Europe

Dvorak Sonatina in G, for violin and piano JOSEF SUK (violin)
ALFRED HOLECEK (piano)
Martinu Symphony No 4 CZECH PHILHARMONIC orchestra, conducted by VACLAV NEUMANN : records (Nextprog : next Tuesday)

Contributors

Violin: Josef Suk
Piano: Alfred Holecek
Conducted By: Vaclav Neumann

: Jazz Today

Introduced by Charles Fox

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Steve Race introduces the programme of music for the early evening. mediutn wave and mono only from 6.20

: Paul Tortelier

plays Bach's Suite No 4, in E flat, for unaccompanied cello
(Part of a public recital given in November 1975 in Birmingham Cathedral) BBC Birmingham

: Play Festival: The Dock Brief

by JOHN MORTIMER
Music composed and conducted by ANTONY HOPKINS
This is the sixth from a selection of ten notable plays specially written for radio and broadcast over the last 25 years.
A dock brief is a strange and summary method of defending a prisoner. The prisoner, who has no other legal help, is allowed to choose any barrister who is sitting in Court to appear for him. He takes his pick from the dock: prisoner and barrister meet in the cells for a hurried consultation. a half-cooked defence is hastily brought to the boil, and the trial begins.
Directed by NESTA PAIN
(First broadcast in 1957)

Contributors

Unknown: John Mortimer
Conducted By: Antony Hopkins
Directed By: Nesta Pain
Morgenhall: Michael Hordern
Fowle: David Kossoff

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

conducted by IRWIN HOFFMAN
ESTHER GLAZER (violin)
KabalevskyColas Breugnon Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso
BBC Scotland

Contributors

Conducted By: Irwin Hoffman
Violin: Esther Glazer
Unknown: Dvorak Scherzo

: Haydn and Schumann

MURRAY PERAHIA (piano) GABRIELI STRING QUARTET
Haydn Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6 (H III 64)
Schumann String Quartet No 3 in A, Op 41 No 3
10.20* Interval Reading
10.25* Concert
Part 2 Schumann
Papillons, Op 2; Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
(A public recital given in October 1979 at The Maltings, Snape, as part of the Benson and Hedges Music Festival)
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Piano: Murray Perahia

: Realism versus Romanticism

Three works from the 1920s which demonstrate the conflicts faced by creative artists.
PHYLLIS BRYN-JULSON (SOp) NASH ENSEMBLE conducted by JAMES JUDD Hanns Elsler Palmstrom Kurt Weill Frauentanz
Max Brand Five Biblical Ballads (first UK performance)

Contributors

Artists: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conducted By: James Judd
Conducted By: Hanns Elsler Palmstrom
Conducted By: Kurt Weill Frauentanz

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