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Listeners' record requests Brahms Academic Festival Overture
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by OTTO KLEMPERER
7.15* Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 7
ALICIA DE LARROCHA (piano)
7.33* Leoncavallo Vesti la giubba U Pagliaeci) ( mono)
BENIAMINOGIGLI(tenor)
ORCHESTRA OF LA SCAL4, MILAN, conducted by FRANCO GHIONE
7.37* Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No 7. in A minor, Op 49
RUDOLF WERTHEN LIEGE ORCHESTRA conducted by PAUL STRAUSS

Contributors

Conducted By: Otto Klemperer
Conducted By: Franco Ghione
Unknown: Rudolf Werthen
Conducted By: Paul Strauss

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Part 2
Mussorgsky A night on the bare mountain
LONDON PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by DAVID LLOYD-JONES
8.18* Mozart Ruhe sanft (Zaide)
LUCIA popp (soprano)
VIENNA HAYDN ORCHESTRA conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ
8.24* Chopin Scherzo No 4, in E. Op 54
VLADIMIR ASIIKENAZY (piano)
8.35* Rossini Ballet Music (Otello)
MONTE CARLO OPERA ORCHESTRA conducted by ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA

Contributors

Conducted By: David Lloyd-Jones
Conducted By: Mozart Ruhe
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz
Conducted By: Antonio de Almeida

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: This Week's Composers

Satie and Poulenc Salle En habit de cheval
FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by MANUEL ROSENTHAL
Poulenc Chansons village-, oises (mono)
PIERRE BERNAC (baritone) THE COMPOSER (piano)
Satie Trois morceaux en forme de poire
FRANCIS POULENC, JACQUES FÉVRIER (pianos)
Poulenc Concerto in D minor, for two pianos and orchestra
THE COMPOSER
JACQUES FEVRIER PARIS CONSERVATOIRE
ORCHESTRA, conducted by GEORGES PRETRE gramophone records

Contributors

Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Piano: Satie Trois
Pianos: Poulenc Concerto
Unknown: Jacques Fevrier Paris
Conducted By: Georges Pretre

: Music for Organ

played by Michael Smith at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Mozart Fantasia in p minor (k 608)
Hindemith Sonata No 3
Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in c minor BBC Wales

Contributors

Played By: Michael Smith

: Cello and Piano

ROHAN DE SARAM (cello) DRUVI DE SARAM (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor. Op 5 No 2
Douglas Young Study A for Virages, for solo cello Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Cello: Rohan de Saram
Piano: Druvi de Saram

: A Faust Symphony

by Liszt ANTHONY ROIFE JOHNSON (tenor)
BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
MEN'S VOICES OF THE
BAVARIAN RADIO CHORUS chorus-master
JOSEF SCHMIDHUBER conducted by MICHAEL CIELEN
(Bavarian Radiorecording)

Contributors

Tenor: Liszt Anthony Roife Johnson
Chorus-Master: Josef Schmidhuber
Conducted By: Michael Cielen

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: Concert Hall

A series of weekly recitals given by artists of the younger generation. Deakin Piano Trio
Richard Deakin (violin) Emma Ferrand (cello)
Catherine Dubois (piano) Haydn Trio in D (H xv 24) Brahms Trio in B, Op 8
(Given before a studio audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London. Tickets available from the Ticket Unit, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW)

Contributors

Violin: Richard Deakin
Cello: Emma Ferrand
Piano: Catherine Dubois
Piano: Haydn Trio
Unknown: Brahms Trio

: Music Weekly

Introduced bv Michael Oliver

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Fifty Years of British Music

Music for unaccompanied chorus sung by the « BBC SINGERS director JOHN POOLE conducted hv SIMONjoly
Anthony Miiner The harrowing of hell (1956)
Elisabeth Iutvens . The tyme doth flete (1968), framed by a prelude and postlude for brass quartet WILLIAM HOUGHTON and SIMON FERGUSON (trumpets) CHRISTOPHER MOWAT and JOHN SIBLEY (trombones)
David Bedford The golden wine is drunk (1974)

Contributors

Director: John Poole
Unknown: Anthony Miiner
Unknown: Elisabeth Iutvens .
Unknown: William Houghton
Unknown: Simon Ferguson
Unknown: Christopher Mowat
Unknown: John Sibley

: Schubert and Bartok Quartets

MELOS QUARTET OF STUTTGART
Schubert Quartet in D (D 94)
Bartok Quartet No 2

: Aspects of the Blues: 3: Prison

In this series Francis Smith, using records from his own collection, shows how much can be learnt about the life of the black American from the blues he sang.

As late as 1957, the New York Post described a State Penitentiary as 'simply a cotton plantation using convicts as labour. The annual report of the Warden is not of salvaged lives - it's a profit and loss account.' Before the war, obedience was enforced by flogging. Booker White, Curtis Henry and Calvin Leavy are among the many to record their experiences.

Contributors

Presenter: Francis Smith
Unknown: Booker White
Unknown: Curtis Henry
Unknown: Calvin Leavy
Producer: Derek Drescher

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: Mainly for Pleasure

Michael Berkeley introduces the programme of music for the early evening. medium mare and mono only from 6.20

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Music Now

' Prima la musica' or Dopo la musica ? '
Rodney Milnes investigates the changing world of the operatic ' musical director', with SIR COLIN DAVIS , EDWARD DOWNES , MARK ELDER , SIR CHARLES GROVES and PETER hemmincs. Producer NATALIE WHEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Dopo La Musica
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Sir Colin Davis
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Mark Elder
Unknown: Sir Charles Groves
Unknown: Peter Hemmincs.
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: The King's Singers

render a selection of Victorian part-songs. gramophone record

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

leader BELA DEKANY conducted by James Loughran
Clifford Curzon (piano) direct from the Rnval Festival Hall, London Part 1
Musgrave Concerto for Orchestra
Elgar Symphonic Study: Falstaff

Contributors

Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: James Loughran
Piano: Clifford Curzon

: BBC SO

Part 2 Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 4. in G (A Royal Philharmonic Society concert)

: The Earthquake in Chile

A short story by HEINRICH VON KLEIST translated by DAVID LUKI 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

Contributors

Story By: Heinrich von Kleist
Translated By: David Luki
Translated By: Nigel Reeves
Read By: Robert Lang
Producer: Anthony Vivis

: Beethoven's Hammerklavier

EDITH VOGEL (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Edith Vogel

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