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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Overture

Bliss Overture: Edinburgh CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by VERNON HANDLEY
7.15* Smetana Tabor (Ma vlast)
BOSTON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by RAFAEL KURELIK
7.28* Balakirev Oriental fantasy: Islamey
ANDREI GAVRILOV (piano)
7.36* Gershwin An American in Paris
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS Gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Vernon Handley
Conducted By: Rafael Kurelik
Piano: Andrei Gavrilov
Conducted By: Michael Tilson Thomas

: News

: Morning Concert

conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA
8.9* Mozart Violin Concerto No 4, in D (k 218) (mono)
JOSEPH SZIGETI
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
8.34* Sibelius Symphony No 7, in ROYAL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: News

: This Week's Composer

Alessandro Scarlatti
Madrigals: 0 morte, agl'altri fosca; Mori, mi dici: HAMBURG MONTEVERDI CHOIR, conducted by JÜRGEN JÜRGENS
Toccata sul primo tono LUCIANO SGRIZZI (harpsichord)
Madrigals: Sdegno la fiamma estinse; Intencrite voi, lagrime mie: HAMBURG MONTEVERDI CIIOIR, conducted by JÜRGEN JÜRGENS gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Harpsichord: Luciano Sgrizzi

: Songs and Cello Music

ROSAMUND ILLING (soprano) DAVID NEWBOI. D (pianO) ROBERT COHEN (cello)
Purcell Ah, how pleasant 'tis to love; If music be the food of love: Mad Bess Bach Suite No 5, in c minor, for cello (bwv 1011) Obradors Seven Classical Spanish Songs

Contributors

Soprano: David Newboi.

: Gabrieli String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (The Lark)
Szymanowski Quartet No 2, Op 56
11.25* Interval Reading
11.30* Recital, Part 2
Beethoven Quartet in c sharp minor, Op 131

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN conducted by SIR CHARLES GROVES
JOSEPH KALICHSTEIN (piano) Haydn Symphony No 75. in D
Franck Symphonic Variations

Contributors

Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves
Piano: Joseph Kalichstein

: News

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Part 2 Elgar
Symphony No 2, in E flat BBC Bristol

: Comparing Notes

The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Christopher Hogwood introduces music written ' in homage to ' or ' in the style of ' Chopin, by Grieg, Glazunov, Honegger and Marx. with some variants on Chopin by Busoni and Godowsky, plus two lesser known pieces for cello and piano by Chopin himself (Polonaise brillante and Grand duo) and a last-minute tribute from Barbra Streisand gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Barbra Streisand

: Cello and Piano

SUSAN SALM , DANIEL EPSTEIN Beethoven Variations on Bei Männern Oder Weibchen from Mozart's The Magic Flute
Brahms Sonata in r, Op 99

Contributors

Unknown: Susan Salm

: Music in Our Time

A further hearing: second broadcasts of two new pieces and a modern classic from one of last season's College Concerts Elena Firsova Sonnets of Petrarch
Nigel Osborne The sickle Gyorgy Ligetl Aventures et nouvelles aventures JANE MANNING (soprano) MARY THOMAS (meZZO-SOp) MICHAEL RIPPON (baritone) LONDON SINFONIETTA conducted by PETER EÖTVÖS

Contributors

Unknown: Elena Firsova Sonnets
Unknown: Gyorgy Ligetl Aventures
Baritone: Michael Rippon

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Richard Graves

: Play it Again

Leo Black talks about the music he will present tomorrow at 2.0 pm.

Contributors

Talks: Leo Black

: Building a Library

John LADE introduces the performance of Vivaldi's Gloria recommended in Record Review.

: One Pair of Ears

Susan Bradshaw reviews the week's music broadcasting. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Susan Bradshaw

: Concerto for Orchestra

An impressionistic view of the BBC Symphony Orchestra drawn from its members past and present.
Each surrounded by his own individual environment of sound, the musicians, as they play, voice their thoughts on the life and on music as they hear it.
The performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, leader Bela Dekany, of Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is conducted by Pierre Boulez. It was specially recorded in order that the listener, apart from hearing the 'orchestral ' passages from the front may also have an impression of the subtle differences in the sound normally heard by each musician.
Written and produced by Desmond Briscoe, assisted in the Radiophonic Workshop by Roger Limb.

Contributors

Leader: Bela Dekany
Composer: Bela Bartok
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Produced By: Desmond Briscoe

: Cohen Trio

Raymond Cohen (v4olin) Robert Cohen (cello) Anthya Rael (piano) Haydn Trio in G (Gypsy
Rondo)
Brahms Trio in B major, Op 8
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Cohen
Cello: Robert Cohen
Piano: Anthya Rael

: The Complete Webern

Two little-known pieces from the 1920s including Webern's first serial Piece, and a group of early songs, introduced by Clive Bennett
ANTONY PAY (clarinet) MAURICE MURPHY (trumpet)
NONA LIDDELL (violin) BRUNO CANINO (piano) PHYLLIS BRYN-JULSON (soprano)
JOHN CONSTABLE (piano)
Two Avenarius Songs: Vorfruhling; Wehmut
Movement for clarinet. trumpet and violin
Children's piece, for Piano
Three Avenarius Songs: Gefunden; Gebet; Freunde

Contributors

Introduced By: Clive Bennett
Clarinet: Maurice Murphy
Piano: Bruno Canino
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson

: Matter Permitted

by NICK DEAR
ALAN: I don't talk to myself. I have to choose my words carefully. To rendezvous in parks and Public places with myself. The freedom to muiible and swear might be pleasant - but obviously, I have to enunciate clearly.
He might have been a BBC announcer: he is under the psychiatrist believing his words are being broadcast wherever he is; he remembers the year that Children's Hour ceased; he is obsessed with truth in a mendacious world; he begins to rebel against social engineering and corporate monoliths.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY

Contributors

Writer: Nick Dear
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Alan: Hugh Dickson
Terry: Heather Bell
Doctor: Denys Hawthorne
Old lady: Peggy Paige
Bill: John Church

: Siedi, Amarilli

A pastoral cantata by Giovanni Battista Bononcini
RENE JACOBS
(counter-tenor)
SIGISWALD KUIJKEN (violin) LUCY VAN DAEL (violin)
WIELAND KUIJKEN (cello) ROBERT KOHNEN (harpsichord) gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Giovanni Battista Bononcini
Unknown: Rene Jacobs
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen

: News

: Gustav Hoist

Two Songs without Words ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by IMCGEN HOLST gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: ImcGen Holst








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