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: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Aubade

Gershwin Overture* Strike up the Band
8.12* Joplin Solace: A Mexican Serenade JOSHUA RIFKIN (piano)
8.19* trad Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Dry
8.23* Bernstein Ballet: Fancy Free
ORCHESTRA, conducted by THE composer; records


Conducted By: Michael Tilson Thomas
Piano: Joshua Rifkin

: News

: Record Review

Introduced bv John Lade Building a Library:
Poulenc's Concerto for organ, timpani and string orchestra, by FELIX APRAHAMIAN.
New cassettes reviewed by EDWARD GREENFIELD.


Unknown: Felix Aprahamian.
Reviewed By: Edward Greenfield.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Mozart Sonata in A minor (K 310)
ALICIA DE LARROCHA (piano) Delius Appalachia
(Variations on an old slave song): ALUN JENKINS (baritone), AMBROSIAN


Unknown: Mozart Sonata
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Baritone: Alun Jenkins
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli

: Bandstand

LONDON COLLEGIATE BRASS conductor EDWARD GREGSON Gregson Prelude for an Occasion
Horovltz Sinfonietta: Second movement Elgar Severn Suite


Conductor: Edward Gregson

: Diversions

An American edition, in which John Amis includes music by Bernard Herrmann ,
Harold Shapero , Virgil Thomson and Carl Ruggles , and performances by the BENNY GOODMAN TRIO and ANDRÉ PREVIN and his quartet: records


Unknown: John Amis
Music By: Bernard Herrmann
Music By: Harold Shapero
Music By: Virgil Thomson
Music By: Carl Ruggles
Unknown: Benny Goodman

: News

: William Bennett

(flute) with Clifford Benson (piano) Widor Suite. Op 34
Schubert Introduction and Variations (D 802) Faure Fantaisie , Op 79
Roussel Joueurs de flute
BBC Manchester


Piano: Clifford Benson
Unknown: Faure Fantaisie
Unknown: Roussel Joueurs

: Play it Again

Gordon Stcwart introduces his personal selection of outstanding music broadcasts of the past week...


Introduces: Gordon Stcwart

: 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
John Higgins (in the Chair) talks with Richard Cork ,
Owen Dudley Edwards and Margaret Walters. This week's subjects:
Private Dick by Richard Maher and Roger Michell at the Lyric.
Rough Treatment, directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Peter Adam 's BBC2 Documentary on Hockney at Work.
The Robert Rauschenberg retrospective at the Tate Gallery.
Gore Vidal 's new novel Creation.


Chairman: John Higgins
Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Margaret Walters.
Unknown: Richard Maher
Unknown: Roger Michell
Directed By: Andrzej Wajda.
Directed By: Peter Adam
Unknown: Robert Rauschenberg
Unknown: Gore Vidal

: The Organ Music of Jehan Alain

First of four programmes played by MARIE-CLAIRE ALAIN in the Parish Church of St Germain-en-Laye, near Paris
Jehan Alain died in the Battle of Saumur in 1940 at the age of 29. His original and memorable music highlights this tragedy, and his sister
Marie-Claire has recorded it in the church where Jehan and their father Albert Alain were organists before her. Prélude et Fugue Petite piece
Troisdanses:Joies: Deuils; Luttes
A BBC Digital recording (A specification of the instrument is available: send a large stamped addressed envelope to:
Alain Organ Specification, [address removed])


Played By: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Albert Alain

: The July Ghost

by A. S. BYATT
' I have this problem with my landlady . . . ' says a man to a girl at a party: and a story unfolds about the way that grief can extinguish love.
Reader John Moffatt


Unknown: A. S. Byatt
Reader: John Moffatt
Producer: Louise Purslow

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The last concert in its 50th
Season, direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London leader RODNEY FRIEND conductor
Gonnadi Rozhdestvensky Colin Carr (cello)
Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor


Leader: Rodney Friend
Conductor: Gonnadi Rozhdestvensky

: * A Day

A sequence of poems compiled round a theme by PATRIC DICKINSON Readers Jill Balcon ,
Denys Hawthorne and Michael Spice


Readers: Patric Dickinson
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Denys Hawthorne

: Concert

Part 2
Maxwell Davies St Thomas Wake: Foxtrot for orchestra
Britten The Young
Person's Guide to the Orchestra
The BBC Symphony
Orchestra 1930-1980, by Nicholas Kenyon , will be published on Thursday. It will be available from booksellers, price £22.50.


Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon

: Norma Burrowes

(soprano) with David Harper (piano) Schubert Abendbilder ; Strauss Das Bachlein ; Sausle, liebe Myrte Schubert Hoffnung
(Schiller); Das Madchen (Schlegel)
Strauss Three Ophelia Songs
Schubert Himmelsfunken ; An den Mond in einer Herbstnacht


Piano: David Harper
Piano: Schubert Abendbilder
Piano: Strauss Das Bachlein
Unknown: Myrte Schubert Hoffnung
Unknown: Das Madchen
Unknown: Schubert Himmelsfunken

: News

: Spring Song

Sibelius's s Tone Poem, Op 16. performed by the BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, conducted by PAAVO BERGLUND : record


Conducted By: Paavo Berglund

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