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: Your Midweek Choice

Bach, arr Hess Jesu , joy of man's desiring Peter Rostal and Paul Schaefer (pianos)
7.8* Cimarosa, arr
Benjamin Oboe Concerto in c minor
Evelyn Rothwell Pro Arte Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
7.19* Alessandro Scarlatti Se Florindo 6 fedele
Teresa Berganza (mezzo-sop)
Ricardo Requejo (piano)
7.21* Mozart String Quintet in c (K 515)
Amadeus Quartet
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
8.0 News
8.5 Barber Adagio for strings: Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch
8.12* Gliere Harp Concerto, Op 74:
Osian Ellis London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge
8.38* Saint-Saens
Variations on a theme of Beethoven, Op 35: Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir (pianos): records


Piano: Peter Rostal
Piano: Paul Schaefer
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Conductor: Alessandro Scarlatti
Piano: Ricardo Requejo
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Richard Bonyngk
Conductor: Alexander Tamir

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: This Week's Composer

Piece, Op 39
9.12* Merlin's Prophecy (Rot Arthus. Act 2)
(baritone) with orchestra
9.18* Concerto in D. Op 21, for piano, violin and string quartet (mono) ALFRED CORTOT (piano) JACQUES THIBAUD (Violin) with quartet: records


Piano: Alfred Cortot
Violin: Jacques Thibaud

: Schiitz Choir of London

Schiitz Unser Herr Jesus Nigel Osborne Gnostic Passion (first broadcast performance) Schiitz Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Strauss Der Abend
Nigel Osborne Gnostic Passion
Strauss Hymne
(Given in the Great Hall, University of Lancaster) BBC Manchester


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Strauss Hymne

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

leader RODNEY FRIEND conductor
Mozart Symphony No 18, in F major (K 130)
Weber Symphony No 1, in c
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1, in c minor
(Given on 29 March in Cresset Hall in association with the City of Peterborough and the Development Corporation)


Leader: Rodney Friend

: News

: Concert Hall

A series of weekly recitals given by artists of the younger generation direct from Broadcasting House,London
Steven Isserlis (cello) Peter Evans (piano)
Bach Prelude and Fugue (Suite No 5, in c minor, for cello, BWV 1011)
Bloch Sketches from Jewish Life
Prokofiev Sonata in c, Op 119
(Given before a studio audience; tickets available from the Ticket Unit,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW)


Piano: Peter Evans

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver


Introduced By: Michael Oliver

: NCOS Orchestra

(Orchestra of the National Centre for Orchestral Studies) conducted by GEORGE HURST RALPH HOLMES (violin)
Brahms Variations on the St Anthony Chorale
Walton Violin Concerto
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole


Conducted By: George Hurst
Violin: Ralph Holmes

: Piano Music

played by MARLENE FLEET Patrick Piggott Invocations
Schumann Kinderscenen Cyril Scott Ballad (based on a few bars of an old troubadour's song)
BBC Birmingham


Played By: Marlene Fleet

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Natalie Wheen introduces the programme of music for the early evening.


Introduces: Natalie Wheen

: Mozart

Quintet in E flat (K 614) played by the GABRIEL! STRING QUARTET Kenneth Sillito and Brendan O'Reilly (violins) Ian Jewel (viola)
Keith Harvey (cello)


Unknown: Kenneth Sillito
Violins: Brendan O'Reilly
Cello: Keith Harvey
Viola: Kenneth Essex

: Scientifically Speaking

How can an astronomer study the universe through Britain's canopy of cloud? Dr Graham Smith , Director of the Royal Greenwich
Observatory in Sussex, discusses various means of penetrating the fog, and outlines the present frontiers of space research, in conversation With JOHN MADDOX.


Unknown: Dr Graham Smith
Unknown: John Maddox.

: College Concerts 1980/81

First of six concerts given before invited audiences by the BBC
Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta in London colleges of music, introduced by Arnold Whittall
John Buller The Melian Debate, for tenor, baritone and six instrumentalists (first broadcast performance)
Jacob Druckman Animus IV, for tenor, six instrumentalists and tape (first UK performance)


Introduced By: Arnold Whittall
Soprano: Teresa Cahill
Tenor: John Potter
Baritone: Michael Rippon
Conducted By: Richard Pittman
Unknown: John Buller
Unknown: Jacob Druckman Animus

: * Six Continents

Presenter Ian McDougall


Presenter: Ian McDougall

: College Concert

Part 2 Harrison Birtwistle Down by the greenwood side: a dramatic pastoral
(Given last October at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London)

: Perlman and Zukerman

Records of violin duos Leclair Sonata in E minor. Op 35 No 5
Bartok Duos No 13, 14 and 40-44

: The Pope's Divisions

The Roman Catholic Church Today
'So much of the value of Peter Nichols ' new book seems to me to lie in the fact that what he reports so well calls for serious attention on the part of the Church. There may be, of course, deeper matters regarding the Church which he fails to appreciate, or which may honestly baffle him.'
The Jesuit theologian Fr Robert Butterworth reflects on a new study of the Roman Catholic Church based on a worldwide trip by its author into far corners of the Catholic world.


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Fr Robert Butterworth

: David Mason

Beethoven Sonata in t minor. Op 90
Judith Bingham Chopin (first broadcast performance)
Chopin Barcarolle

: News

: Borodin

Nocturne (String Quartet No 2, in D)

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