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: Overture

Byrd This sweet and merry month of May
7.7* Butterworth Rhap sody: A Shropshire Lad
7.16' Jannequin Le chant des oiseaux
7.23* Haydn String Quartet in c, Op 33 No 3 (The Bird)
7.42' Doppler Idyll: Bird in the Woods
7.47* Tchaikovsky May (The Seasons)
7.51* Shostakovich Choral finale (Symphony No 3, ' 1 May '): records

Contributors

Unknown: Butterworth Rhap

: News

: Morning Concert

Morley Now is the month of maying
8.7* Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
8.14* Monteverdi Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena
8.18* Vivaldi Spring (The Seasons)
8.30* Schubert Shepherds' Chorus (Rosanrunde)
8.34* Wagner Sieglinde and Siegmund's Duet (Die Walkiire, Act 1)
8.42* Sibelius Spring Song gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Monteverdi Zefiro
Unknown: Wagner Sieglinde

: Clare's Country Characters

A monthly selection of Clare's poetry chosen and read by Robin Holmes

Contributors

Read By: Robin Holmes

: News

: This Week's Composer

Mozart
Concert Rondo in E flat (K 371)
Quartet in c, for flute and strings (K 285b)
Trio in E flat (K 498)
Horn Concerto No 4, in E flat (K 495) gramophone records

: Songs by Wolf, Strauss and Mahler

ALISON HARGAN (soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)
Strauss Mein Herz ist stumm; Blick vom oberen Belvedere
Mahler Friihlingsmorgen; Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen
Wolf Ein Stiindlein wohl vor Tag; Der Knabe und das
Immlein Strauss Einkehr ; Winterweihe; Friihlingsfeier

Contributors

Soprano: Alison Hargan
Piano: Strauss Mein Herz
Unknown: Wolf Ein Stiindlein
Unknown: Immlein Strauss Einkehr

: London Saxophone Quartet

Gabriel Pierng Introduc tion and Variations on a Popular Rondo
Pierre Max Dubois Dessins animés
Jean Absil Three Pieces for a Quartet
(First broadcast performances in this country of the Dubois and Absil) BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Gabriel Pierng Introduc
Unknown: Jean Absil

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

leader FELIX KOK , conducted by VERNON HANDLEY MICHAEL ROLL (piano)
Bliss Meditations on a theme of John Blow
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2. in B flat
12.20* Interval Reading
12.30* City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Part 2 Sibelius
Symphony No 3. in c BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Leader: Felix Kok
Unknown: Vernon Handley

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

from St George 's.
Brandon Hill , Bristol Tessa Uys (piano)
Scarlatti Five Sonatas (Kk 2, 474, 162, 11, 159)
Beethoven Six Variations on the Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens
Schumann Fantasiestiicke, Op 12. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Piano: Bristol Tessa Uys

: Sapho

Opera in three acts
Music by Charles Gounod Libretto by EMILE AUGIER (sung in French)
James Harding introduces a recording of Gounod's first opera
CHORUS OF RADIO FRANCE chorus-master ALAIN BOULFROY. NEW PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA OF RADIO FRANCE conducted by SYLVAIN CAMBRELING Act 1
2.55' Interval Reading
3.0* Sapho
Acts 2 and 3 (Radio France recording)

Contributors

Music By: Charles Gounod
Unknown: Emile Augier
Introduces: James Harding
Conducted By: Sylvain Cambreling

: Vivaldi/Bach

First of two programmes EMILIA FADINI (harpsichord) Three Vivaldi concerti for solo harpsichord, arranged by Bach

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

April Cantelo medium wave and mono only from 6.20

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins

: Camus - 20 Years On

Albert Camus died in a car accident in January 1960 at the age of 46. Professor Philip Thody assesses his achievements and his standing at the present time.
With contributions from
DOMINIQUE ARBAN , RAYMOND ARON , CLAUDE BOURDET , JEAN-JACQUES BROCHIER , JEAN DANIEL , ARTHUR KOESTLER , BERNARD-HENRI LEVY , HER
BERT LOTTMAN , CONOR CRUISE O'BRIEN, OLIVIER TODD and JOHN WEIGHTMAN. Readers GEOFFREY BANKS, BARBARA SHELLEY and PAUL WEBSTER and the recorded voice of ALBERT CAMUS. Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Camus
Unknown: Professor Philip Thody
Unknown: Dominique Arban
Unknown: Raymond Aron
Unknown: Claude Bourdet
Unknown: Jacques Brochier
Unknown: Jean Daniel
Unknown: Arthur Koestler
Unknown: Bernard-Henri Levy
Unknown: Bert Lottman
Unknown: Conor Cruise
Unknown: Olivier Todd
Readers: John Weightman.
Unknown: Barbara Shelley
Unknown: Paul Webster
Unknown: Albert Camus.

: Emil Gilels

(piano) plays Chopin's Polonaises in c minor. Op 40 No 2. and A flat, Op 53: record

: A Musical Ramble

EDWARD HOLMES journeys to Cologne, encounters an example of extreme gluttony, and discourses on the evil effects of port wine in music.
Read by Richard Briers (Pt 3: next Sat)

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Holmes
Read By: Richard Briers

: Mendelssohn

String Symphony No 6, in E flat: ENSEMBLE 13, BADEN-BADEN, directed by MANFRED LEITUNG : record

Contributors

Directed By: Manfred Leitung

: The Company of Wolves

A play for radio by ANGELA CARTER based on her own short story
' It is a northern country; a late. brief spring, a cool summer and then the cold sets in again. When the snow comes, it precipitates in this inhospitable terrain a trance of being, an extended dream that lurches, now and then, into nightmare. Now is the time the wild beasts come out, now is the savage time of the year, nothing left for the wolves to eat - ,'
Other parts played by PETER-BALDWIN, EVE KARPF, ELIZABETH RIDER, JEREMY BOOKER and EMMA-KATE DAVIES. Directed by GLYN DEARMAN followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Carter
Unknown: Jeremy Booker
Unknown: Emma-Kate Davies.
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Red Riding Hood: Elizabeth Proud
Werewolf: Michael Williams
Granny: Katherine Parr
Storyteller: John Westbrook

: Book, Music and Lyrics

with Robert Cushman
This week: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Contributors

Presenter: Robert Cushman

: Building a Library

JOHN LADE introduces records of Beethoven s Emperor Concerto.

: A Rarely Heard Schubert Song

Abendlied fur die Entfernte: RUUD VAN DER MEER (baritone), RUDOLF JANSEN (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: van Der Meer
Baritone: Rudolf Jansen

: News









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