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: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

: News

: Overture

Offenbach Overture: Orpheus in the Underworld SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
7.14* Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 14 No 1 ALFRED BRENDEL
7.28* Elgar Two songs, Op 41: In the dawn: Speak music
BRIAN RAYNER COOK (bar) ROGER VIGNOLES (piano)
7.34* Bridge Suite for string orchestra
LONDON PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA conducted by Slit ADRIAN BOULT : records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conducted By: Slit Adrian Boult

: News

: Morning Concert

Bernstein Overture: Candide: NEW YORK
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by the COMPOSER
8.9* Mozart Symphony No 29, in A (K 201)
NEW LONDON SOLOISTS
ENSEMBLE, directed by RONALD THOMAS
8.32* Alkan Minuetto alia tedesca
RONALD SMITH (piano)
8.37* Poulenc Suite: Les biches
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by LOUIS FÉMAUX : records

Contributors

Directed By: Ronald Thomas
Directed By: Alkan Minuetto
Piano: Ronald Smith
Conducted By: Louis Fémaux

: News

: This Week's Composer

Claude Debussy L'isle joyeuse
MAGDA TAGLIAFERRO (piano) Prelude a I'après-midi dun faune (mono)
FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO
ORCHESTRA, conducted by DESIRE-EMILE JNGIIELBRECHT Estampes
WALTER GIESEKING (piano) Nocturnes (mono)
MARCEL BRICLOT CHORALE FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO
ORCHESTRA, conducted by DESIRE-EMILE INGIIELBRECHT gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Claude Debussy
Piano: Magda Tagliaferro
Unknown: Jngiielbrecht Estampes
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Unknown: Marcel Briclot

: Pears, Schmidt and the BBC SO

PETER PEARS (tenor)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA led by MAURICE PRETT conducted by OLE SCHMIDT Lutoslawski Preludes and Fugue for 13 strings Lidholm Greetings Nordheim Doria

Contributors

Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Maurice Prett
Conducted By: Ole Schmidt

: Haydn and Smetana

COULL STRING QUARTET
Haydn Quartet in c. Op
7.1 No 1
Smetana Quartet in I minor (From mv life)
BBC Manchester Haydn String Quartets. a BBC Music Guide, by Rosemary Hughes , is available from book and music shops, price £1.50

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Hughes

: Haydn, Poulenc and Honegger

GILLIAN WEIR (organ)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader JOSÉ-LUlS GARCIA conducted by JEAN FRANCOIS PAILLARD
Haydn Overture to an English opera: Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, Op 84
Poulenc Concerto for organ, strings and timpani

Contributors

Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Luls Garcia
Conducted By: Jean Francois Paillard

: News

: Six Continents

Ian McDougall. with the help of the BBC's Monitoring Service, presents his weekly selection of foreign radio broadcasts about the latest international developments as others see them.
Producer BLAIR THOMSON

Contributors

Unknown: Ian McDougall.

: Concert

Part 2 Honegger
Symphony No 2 (with trumpet chorale)
(A public concert given last October at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London)

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Hall

: Trevor Pinnock

(harpsichord)
Rameau Suite in E minor Bach Six short preludes: c major (bwv 933); c minor (bwv 999); c major (bwv 939); F major (bwv 927); D minor (awv 940); D minor (bwv 926); French Suite No 5. in G major Balbastre La Suzanne BBC Bristol

Contributors

Harpsichord: Rameau Suite

: Schoenberg and Ravel

NEW MUSIC GROUP OF SCOT
LAND director EDWARD HARPER MARY THOMAS (soprano) Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
Ravel Chansons madecasses
BBC Scotland

Contributors

Director: Edward Harper
Soprano: Mary Thomas

: Violin and Piano

GERALDINE O'GRADY
PAUL HAMBURGER
Bloch Nigun (Baal Shem) John Kinsella Lament for Charles MacCabe. for unaccompanied violin (first broadcast performance)
Howard Ferguson Violin Sonata No 2

Contributors

Unknown: Geraldine O'Grady
Unknown: Bloch Nigun
Unknown: John Kinsella
Unknown: Charles MacCabe.

: Jazz Today

Charles Fox with records

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Fox

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Christopher Grier introduces the programme of music for early evening. medium wave and mono only from 6.20

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Grier

: The Great Jowett

by GRAHAM GREENE with Alan Bennett as Benjamin Jowett (1817-93) Oxford don, Professor of Greek, Master of Balliol, Vice-Chancellor, eminent Victorian and notable eccentric
Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Benjamin Jowett
Directed By: Brian Wright
Dean Stanley, the narrator: David Markham
Matthew Knight: Brian Carroll
Algernon Swinburne: Andrew Branch
T H Green/Griggs: Leonard Fenton
Dr Peel/Paine: Anthony Hyde
Dr Ross/Matthew Arnold: Brian Haines
Professor Smith/Foster: Godfrey Kenton
Vice-Chancellor/Dr Scott: Michael Goldie
Plumber/archnbishop: Christopher Scott
Mrs Sparks: Lolly Cockerell
Miss Knight: Josie Kidd

: London Philharmonic Orchestra

leader DAVID NOLAN conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Maurizio Pollini (piano) direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Bartok Dance Suite
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4, in G major

Contributors

Leader: David Nolan
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: * Wolf as Opera Critic

Berlioz, Schumann and Debussy were all active as music critics, but the most outspoken and vitriolic of composers was probably Hugo Wolf.
Henry Plcasants , who has recently published a study of the music criticism of Hugo Wolf , talks about Wolf's writing on opera.

Contributors

Unknown: Hugo Wolf.
Unknown: Henry Plcasants
Talks: Hugo Wolf

: Concert

Part 2 Brahms
Symphony No 4, in I minor
(In association with Commercial Union Assurance)

: Jane Manning

(soprano), with Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)
Tchaikovsky If I had only known, Op 47 No 1: The soul flew heavenward, Op 47 No 2: Evening and morning, Op 47 No 3; Always for thee, Op 47 No 6
Elizabeth Maconchy Sun, moon and stars
Warlock The distracted maid; The passionate shepherd; To the memory of a great singer; My own country: Mockery
Schoenberg Galathea : Gigerlette; Mahnung: Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien (Brettl Lieder)
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Piano: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Schoenberg Galathea

: News

: Fernando Sor

Divertimento, Op 38
ILSE AND NICOLAS ALFONSO (guitars): record

Contributors

Guitars: Nicolas Alfonso








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