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Village Scenes
Josef Strauss Waltz: Swallows from Austria VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
Haydn Wood The village that nobody knows (mono) JOHN MCCORMACK (tenor) GERALD MOORE (piano)
Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Stephen Foster Village Festival Quadrilles
COLUMBIA SOCIAL ORCHESTRA conducted by GREGG SMITH Gerard Hckking Village oise
Chabrier Suite pastorale SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET gramophone records


Unknown: Josef Strauss
Conducted By: Willi Boskovskt
Conducted By: Haydn Wood
Tenor: John McCormacK
Piano: Gerald Moore
Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Conducted By: Stephen Foster
Conducted By: Gregg Smith
Conducted By: Gerard Hckking Village
Piano: Maria De La Pau
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

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Introduced by John Lade Building a Library: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4, in G, by BRYCE MORRISON.
New opera records reviewed by RODNEY MILNES. Producer ARTHUR johnson


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Bryce Morrison.
Unknown: Rodney Milnes.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

The last two acts of Massenet's opera Le roi de Lahore
Sita, a priestess
JOAN SUTHERLAND (soprano) Scindia, Minister to the King
ORCHESTRA, conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE gramophone record


Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Baritone: Sherrill Milnes
Conducted By: Richard Bonynge

: Robert Mayer Concert

The first of six children's concerts, direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Cristlna Ortiz (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra led by BARRIE MOORE
Introduced and conducted by Christopher Seaman
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato (Symphony No 4. in F minor)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
Sibelius Valse triste; Alia marcia (Karelia Suite)


Unknown: Barrie Moore
Conducted By: Christopher Seaman

: Bandstand

Conductor TERRY HEXT
Philip Sparke Concert Prelude
Henry Geehl Romanza
MICHAEL HEXT (trombone)
Granville Bantock Tone Poem: Prometheus Unbound
Gareth Wood Coliseum followed by an interlude


Unknown: Granville Bantock

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: Early Music Forum

Introduced by Nicholas Kenyon
Grett and Solompne Singing
Andrew Parrott puts forward a radical view of the role of instruments in English cathedral music of the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Musical illustrations from Byrd, John Mundy , Weelkes, Gibbons and Tom-kins.


Introduced By: Nicholas Kenyon
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: John Mundy
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Play it Again

Ronald Corp introduces his personal selection of outstanding music broadcasts of the past week.


Introduces: Ronald Corp

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts
Anthony Thwalte (in the Chair) talks with Paul Bailey. Peter Porter and Marina Warner.
This week's subjects: John Arden 's Radio 4 dramatisation of Don Quixote ; Lone Stars and Private Wars, by James McLure , at the Bush Theatre; Collected Poems 1931-1974 by Lawrence Durrell ; the Thomas Gainsborough exhibition at the Tate Gallery; and Stanley Kubrick's new film, The Shining.


Unknown: Anthony Thwalte
Unknown: Paul Bailey.
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: James McLure
Unknown: Lawrence Durrell
Unknown: Thomas Gainsborough
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Netherlands Wind Ensemble

conducted by EDO deWAART Gounod Petite Symphonie in B flat gramophone record


Conducted By: Edo Dewaart

: Cosi fan tutte

Comic opera in two acts Music by Mozart Libretto" by LORENZO DA PONTE
Sung in the English translation by THE REV MARMADUKE BROWNE , reVised by JOHN COX
English National Opera Production, direct from the London Coliseum
The notion that all women are fickle is the subject of a wager laid by Don Alfonso. Eager to prove him wrong, Guglielmo and Ferrando pretend to go off to the wars, then return, disguised as Albanians, and each woos the other's girl. Such chauvinistic pranks are clearly not a good idea. as the men are just as hurt by the girls' capitulation as are their victims.
English National Opera Chorus, chorus-master HOWARD WILLIAMS
English National Opera
Orchestra. leader BARRY COLLINS , conductor
Sir Charles Mackerras
HAZEL VIVIENNE (continuo) Act 1
8.30* Lorenzo da Ponte
Although there's between us
An ocean immense
Which takes seeing and touching
Away from our sense, It doesn't talce loving:
It makes it the stronger.
Though tve've no hope of meeting,
So fast is life fleeting, Yet this little greeting
Is the better the longer.
This is part of a doggerel letter to his sisters which the librettist wrote in his later years, translated by Wayland Young , who suggests that the conversion to Christianity required of da Ponte by his father accounts for his roguish behaviour and many of the gifts he brought to his collaboration with Mozart.
8.45* Cosi fan tutte. Act 2


Unknown: Marmaduke Browne
Unknown: Don Alfonso.
Leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Sir Charles MacKerras
Translated By: Wayland Young

: 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 18 ': Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr ' (BWV 663 and 664); Jesus Chrisder Hoh' sei Ehr' (bwv
665 and 666); Komm, Gott Schopfer, heiliger
Geist (BWV 667); Vor deinen Thron tret' ich (BWV 668) records followed by an interlude


Unknown: Allein Gott

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Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49: JANET CRAX-TON (oboe): record

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