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Shostakovich Festival Overture
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by MORTON GOULD Phillips The Fishermen of England: Stanford The Little Admiral; Drake's Drum
Franc.aix L'horloge de flore JOHN DE LANCIE (oboe)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ANDRE PREVIN Beethoven Andante and Variations in D: MARIA SCIVITTARO (mandolin) ROBERT VEYRON-LACROIX (harpsichord)
Weinberger Polka and Fugue (Schwanda the Bag-piper): LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by MORTON GOULD : records


Conducted By: Morton Gould
Unknown: Frederick Harvey
Conducted By: Sir Vivian Dunn
Conducted By: Andre Previn
Conducted By: Beethoven Andante
Conducted By: Morton Gould

: News

: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt, by TREVOR HARVEY. New records of instrumental music and song, reviewed by RICHARD OSBORNE.


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Trevor Harvey.
Reviewed By: Richard Osborne.

: Release

Giuliani Gran Sonata Eroica: PEPE ROMERO (guitar) Liszt Transcendental Studies Nos 9-12, with the corresponding studies, Op 1, on which they are based THOMAS RAJNA (piano) gramophone records


Guitar: Pepe Romero

: Bandstand

AGNES STREET BAND conductor ERNEST RUDDOCK Percy Fletcher An Epic Symphony
Eric Ball Call of the Sea Gordon Jacob March (Suite in b flat)
BBC Northern Ireland


Conductor: Ernest Ruddock
Conductor: Percy Fletcher
Unknown: Eric Ball

: Diversions

Popular song is the theme that runs through today's selection of records by Jeremy Siepmann. There are pieces written under its influence. such as the Goldberg Variations, The Beggar's Opera, and Brahms's Academic Festival Overture. And conversely, there are pieces which more or less passed into popular ownership - likeSchubert'sDerLindenbaum. Plus a complete performance of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet: records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann.

: News

: Early Music Forum

Presented by Nicholas Anderson
Byrd Praeludium and Fantasia: Munday Robin ; Farnaby Mal Sims : Inglot The leaves bee greene; Byrd Fortune: Farnaby Giles Farnaby 's Dreame: His Rest; Farnabye's Conceit: His Humour: A Maske: A Toye; Loth to Depart; Byrd The Bells JOHN BECKETT (virginals)
Bach Cantata No 199: Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut


Presented By: Nicholas Anderson
Presented By: Byrd Praeludium
Unknown: Munday Robin
Unknown: Farnaby Mal Sims
Unknown: Farnaby Giles Farnaby
Unknown: John Beckett
Soprano: Irene Sandford
Unknown: John O'Sullivan
Conductor: John Beckett

: Play It Again

Chris de Souza


Unknown: Chris de Souza

: Jazz Record Requests

with Peter Claytom


Unknown: Peter Claytom

: Critics' Forum

John Higgins (in the Chair), talks with Chris Dunkley , Clancy Sigal and Hilary Spurling.
This week's subjects: Nicolas Roeg 's film Bad Timing; the RSC production of Three Sisters at the Warehouse: the Marcel Broodthaers retrospective at the Tate Gallery; The Apathetic Bookie Joint and other stories by Daniel Fuchs ; and Harold Pinter 's BBC1 production of The Rear Column by SIMON GRAY. Producer PHILIP FRENCH


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Clancy Sigal
Unknown: Hilary Spurling.
Unknown: Nicolas Roeg
Stories By: Daniel Fuchs
Stories By: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Simon Gray.

: The Organ Works of J. S. Bach

played by Peter Hurford. who also introduces the series
Organ of New College Chapel,Oxford
Prelude and Fugue in A minor (Bwv 543)
Toccata and Fugue in E major (bwv 566)


Played By: Peter Hurford.

: Night in Tunisia

The title-piece of NEIL JORDAN 'S collection of short stories which won this year's Guardian Writers' Award.
Read by Bosco Hogan
' He heard people talking about her even on her first day there. He learnt that underneath her frayed blouse her wrists were marked. She was a girl about whom they wculd talk anyway ..." Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Neil Jordan
Read By: Bosco Hogan
Producer: Robert Cooper

: Charles Avison

Concerto in E minor, Op 2 No 3: BOURNEMOUTH SINFON-1ETTA, directed by RONALD THOMAS (violin) gramophone record


Directed By: Ronald Thomas

: Manon Lescaut

A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2 For details and cast see page 27
Acts1and2 9.20* Interval
9.35* Manon Lescaut Acts 3 and 4 Preview: page 23

: 20th-Century Harp Music

First of two programmes played by OSIAN ELLIS
Elizabeth Maconchy Morn ing. Noon and Night
Malcolm Arnold Fantasy


Played By: Osian Ellis
Played By: Elizabeth MacOnchy Morn
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold

: The Golden Age

A short story by JOHN CHEEVER
Read by David Buck
' They are Americans. Nothing they can do will quite conceal the touching ridiculousness, the clumsiness of the traveller. The father is a tall, young man. a little stooped, with curly hair and fine white teeth. His wife is pretty, and they have two sons. Both boys are armed with plastic machine-guns which were recently mailed to them by their grandparents.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Story By: John Cheever
Read By: David Buck
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: A Musical Joke

by Mozart AMADEI 'S QUARTET with GERD SEIFERT and MANFRED KLIER (horns) gramophone record


Unknown: Mozart Amadei
Unknown: Gerd Seifert
Horns: Manfred Klier

: News

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