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: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

: News

: Aubade

arr Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Mendelssohn, arr Odom Allegro brillant in A
CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLICK (piano duet)
Villa-Lobos Symphonic Poem: Uirapuru
NEW YORK STADIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Rossini Belraggio lusinghier (Semiramide) FREDERICA VON STADE (mezzo-soprano)
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ' ORCHESTRA, OTTAWA conducted by MARIO BERNARDI
Luigini Suite: Ballet égyptien
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by ANATOLE FISTOULARI gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Roger De Coverley
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Odom Allegro
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Piano: Phyllis Sellick
Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski
Mezzo-Soprano: Frederica von Stade
Conducted By: Mario Bernardi
Conducted By: Anatole Fistoulari

: News

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade Building a Library: Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2, in E minor, by GEOFFREY NORRIS.
New instrumental records reviewed by CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Geoffrey Norris.
Reviewed By: Christopher Headington.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Debussy Etudes: Pour les cinq doigts; Pour les tierces; Pour les quartes; Pour les sixtes (Book 1, Vos 1-4)
LIVIA REV (piano)
Ravel Tzigane (mono) GINETTE NEVEU (violin) JEAN NEVEU (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in c, Op 53 (Waldstein)
BERNARD ROBERTS (piano) gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Ginette Neveu
Piano: Beethoven Sonata
Piano: Bernard Roberts

: Bandstand

LUTON BAND conducted by LYN MORGAN
Stuart Johnson Sea dogs Edward Gregson Planta genets
Gilbert Vinter Challenging brass

Contributors

Conducted By: Lyn Morgan
Unknown: Edward Gregson Planta

: I Know What I Like

A series in which speakers are invited to introduce some of their favourite music.
This week: Dipak Nandy , Deputy Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission Producer
PIERS BURTON-PAGE gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Dipak Nandy
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: News

: English and American Music

BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by NICHOLAS CLEOBURY
Elgar Concert Overture: Froissart
Walton Siesta
Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes: On the Town

Contributors

Leader: Rodney Friend
Conducted By: Nicholas Cleobury

: Play it Again

Did you hear itt Did you miss itt
Did you ask yourself what is itt
Tuppence coloured, penny plain,
Whatever it was, we might Play it Again.
Clive Bennett introduces his personal selection of outstanding music broadcasts of the past week

Contributors

Introduces: Clive Bennett

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts
John Spurling (in the Chair) talks with Peter Porter , Gillian Reynolds and J. G. Weightman. This week's subjects:
A new production on Radio 3 of Graham Greene 's The Great Jowett, first broadcast in 1939: Human Voices, a new novel by the 1979 Booker Prize winner Penelope Fitzgerald ; the Stanley Spencer retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy; Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film The Marriaoe of Maria Braun ; and Tom Kempinskis Duet for One at the Duke of York's Theatre.
Producer PHILIP FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: John Spurling
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: J. G. Weightman.
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Unknown: Stanley Spencer
Unknown: Rainer Werner
Unknown: Maria Braun
Unknown: Tom Kempinskis

: The Organ Works of J. S. Bach

played and introduced by Peter Hurford
Organ of All Souls' Unitarian Church, Washington DC
Chorale Preludes from 'The Eighteen': Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (Bwv 651); Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (Bwv 652); An Wasserfliissen Babylon (Bwv 653); Schmucke dich, 0 Hebe Seele (bwv 654); Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (Bwv 655) gramophone records followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Herre Gott
Unknown: Herre Gott
Unknown: Herr Jesu

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by Erich Schmid
Joaquin Achucarro (piano) direct from the Town Hall. Leeds
-Part
Berlioz Overture: The Coisair
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2. in F minor

Contributors

Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Erich Schmid
Piano: Joaquin Achucarro

: * The Unicorn

A short story by BRENDA KELLEY
Read by Eve Karpf
'He was standing just out of reach, muzzle raised, one silver, delicately-cloven hoof poised as if arrested in a wild headlong flight. His coat was pure white and glowing like a pearl. Every inch of his body, from the tasselled ears to the fragile legs, quivered with nervousness. Yet his eyes were weighing her up with such a human, masculine frankness that, ridiculously, she blushed.'

Contributors

Story By: Brenda Kelley
Read By: Eve Karpf

: Concert

Part 2 Franck
Symphony in D minor
(A public concert presented by Leeds Leisure Services) BBC Manchester

: Letter from Durban

An unreal place; more English than the English R. W. Johnson has recently revisited South Africa's principal port. and describes some of the changes to ' the last outpost of the British Empire '. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: R. W. Johnson

: The Classical Guitar

played by David Russell
Aguado Andante and polonesa
Bach. arr Russell Adagio, Andante and Allegro (Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034)
Stephen Dodgson Fanfare, Allegro and Fanfare (Partita No 2)
Asencio Suite valenciana: Preludi; Canconetta; Danza
Introduced by Dorita Sensier
Producer GARETII WALTERS

Contributors

Played By: David Russell
Played By: Aguado Andante
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson
Introduced By: Dorita Sensier
Producer: Garetii Walters

: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

(soprano) accompanied by Walter Gieseking (piano) sings songs by Mozart: Das Kinderspiel (K 598); Das Veilchen (K 476); Das Lied der Trennuing (K 519,; An Chloe (K 524) record: 1955

Contributors

Piano: Walter Gieseking
Unknown: Das Kinderspiel
Unknown: Das Veilchen
Unknown: Das Lied Der Trennuing

: News

: Vivaldi

Violin Concerto in D (RV 208a) SALVATORE ACCARDO i musici: record

Contributors

Unknown: Salvatore Accardo








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