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Ketelby Bells across the Meadows
8.10* Chabrier Idylle ; Scherzo-valse;
Bourrée fantasque
8.25* Kern. arr Bennett Smoke gets in your eyes BARRY TUCKWELL (horn)
Ensemble, conducted by NEIL RICHARDSON
8.30* Joseph Horovitz
Captain Noah's Floating ZOO: THE KING'S SINGERS gramophone records


Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Conducted By: Chabrier Idylle
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Conducted By: Neil Richardson
Conducted By: Joseph Horovitz

: News

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade Building a Library:
Ravel's String Quartet, by JOHN WARRACK.
BARRY FOX with the first of two conversations with scientists at Bell
Laboratories about early experimental stereo recordings 50 years ago. New orchestral records reviewed by SIMON MUNDY.


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: John Warrack.
Unknown: Barry Fox
Reviewed By: Simon Mundy.

: Release

Giovanni Punto Horn Concerto No 11, in E BARRY TUCKWELL ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS. conducted by NEVILLE MARRlNER Grieg Symphony in c minor: BERGEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by KARSTEN ANDERSEN : records


Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Conducted By: Neville Marrlner
Conducted By: Karsten Andersen

: Bandstand

WINGATES BAND, conducted by GEOFFREY BRAND Music by Ernest Tomlinson , Gareth Wood , Edmund Rubbra and Gilbert Vinter BBC Manchester.


Conducted By: Geoffrey Brand
Music By: Ernest Tomlinson
Music By: Gareth Wood
Music By: Edmund Rubbra
Music By: Gilbert Vinter

: Diversions

John Amis presents records including Nikisch conducting Liszt. de Sabata conducting Verdi and Imogen Hoist conducting Gustav Hoist.


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Imogen Hoist

: News

: Songs by Hahn and Gounod

' Come my child, the earth is awakening Words from one of Charles Gounod's songs put by Reynaldo Hahn at the head of one of his own songs connect the music of the two composers, each represented here by his best-known song and some rarer ones. Hahn Si mes vers: Les fontaines; Les cygnes; L'air; Les étoiles; Le printemps Gounod Chanson de printemps; Au rossignol: Chanson d'avril; Serenade; Viens, les gazons; Qui vivra verra; Nuit silencieuse; Boléro; Les lilas blancs MARGARET FIELD (soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)


Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn
Soprano: Margaret Field
Piano: Paul Hamburger

: Play it Again

Martin Dalby introduces his personal selection of outstanding music broadcasts of the past week.


Introduces: Martin Dalby

: Jazz Record Requests

with Peter Clayton


Unknown: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

Derek Malcolm (in the Chair) talks with Blake Morrison , Benedict Nightingale and Hilary Spurling. This week's subjects: Going Gently, a film for television by Stephen Frears yesterday on BBC2. Thomas Otway 's play The Atheist on Radio 3. John Arden 's Serjeant Musgrave's Dance at the National Theatre. New paintings by Bridget Riley at the Rowan Gallery. The Liberal Imagination and Of This Time, Of That Place and other stories by Lionel Trilling. Producer PHILIP FRENCH


Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Benedict Nightingale
Unknown: Hilary Spurling.
Television By: Stephen Frears
Unknown: Thomas Otway
Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: Bridget Riley
Stories By: Lionel Trilling.
Producer: Philip French

: Ashkenazy plays Beethoven

Piano Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3: record

: Bath Festival 1981

direct from the Theatre Royal English Baroque Soloists conductor John Eliot Gardiner Lisa Bcznosiak (flute) Patrizia Kwella (soprano) Stephen Varcoe (baritone) Purcell Suite: The Fairy Queen Bach Suite No 2, in a minor (BWV 1067)


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Flute: Lisa Bcznosiak
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe

: * What the Papers Said

... after the first public television broadcast in Britain
Written and presented by George Walton Scott


Presented By: George Walton Scott

: Bath Festival 1981

Handel Apollo e Dafne (A concert arranged by the Bath Festival Society L td) BBC Bristol

: The Classical Guitar

OSCAR GHIGLIA plays music by Scarlatti, Donatoni and Bach, introduced by DORITA SENSIER


Introduced By: Dorita Sensier

: The Desire and Dream of a Lifetime

' Even in calm weather like today there was a swell here; and the mischievous boatmen kept us tossing between two ugly rocks, hoping that our impatience to land might better their bargain ... But the disappointed rascals allowed us at length to plant foot in Palestine'. Throughout the 19th century, many Victorians voyaged to the Holy Land on travels that were part-pilgrimage and part-holiday.
R. D. Kernohan looks at the lives and importance of some of these travellers and at the personal accounts they left behind. Readers Michael Elder and Sheila Donald
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: R. D. Kernohan
Unknown: Sheila Donald
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No 2, in g minor: HENRYK SZERYNG, LONDON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, conducted by GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY gramophone record


Conducted By: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Solo

A new series of dramatic works for solo performance Later by DAVID POWNALL with ' Sit down again, back round the table! You know the little rules which govern this. Yes, a seance in Soviet Russia in 1937 must be controlled by tradition. No new regulations have been issued have they? ' The spirit of Sonia returns to talk to her family 16 years after she walked out of their lives. Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC, Manchester


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Sonia: Elizabeth Bell

: News

: Henri Vieuxtemps

(died 6 June 1881)
Variations burlesques sur Yankee Doodle
ITZHAK PERLMAN (violin) SAMUEL SANDERS (piano) gramophone record


Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Samuel Sanders

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