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: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

: News

: Morning Concert

Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by GABRIEL CHMURA
7.17* Schumann Concert piece for four horns and orchestra
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA conducted by KLAUS TENNSTEDT
7.35* Haydn Symphony No 95, in c minor
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by EUGEN JOCHUM
8.0 News
8.5 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, for violin and strings. Op 8 No 8 (rv 332)
SIMON STANDAGE (violin) THE ENGLISH CONCERT directed by TREVOR pinnock (harpsichord)
8.14* Berkeley Sonatina JULIAN BREAM (guitar)
8.25* Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
STEPHEN BISHDP-KOVACEVICH (piano)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR COLIN DAVIS
8.49* Debussy Fetes (Nocturnes)
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL Producer RAY ABBOTT gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Gabriel Chmura
Conducted By: Klaus Tennstedt
Conducted By: Eugen Jochum
Violin: Simon Standage
Directed By: Trevor Pinnock
Guitar: Julian Bream
Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: This Week's Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven The programmes this week concentrate on arrangements Beethoven made of his own works in order to make them available to a wider listening and performing public, and to attempt to prevent others from issuing pirate editions. Concerto in D, for piano and orchestra, arranged from the Violin Concerto DANIEL BARENBOIM (piano) who also directs the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA gramophone records BBC Music Guides to Beethoven: String
Quartets, 12.50, and Symphonies, Concertos and Overtures, and Piano Sonatas, El.50 each, from book and music shops

Contributors

Unknown: Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: Alan Bush

PETER SAVIDGE (baritone) the COMPOSER (piano) RICHARD BUTLER
(Northumbrian pipes) BURNELL PIANO TRIO
Song-Cycle: De plenos poderes
Three Northumbrian Impressions, for
Northumbrian small pipes
Three Concert Studies, Op 31, for piano trio BBC Bristol

Contributors

Baritone: Peter Savidge

: Valda Aveling

(harpsichord)
Bach Concerto in D (bwv 972) (after Vivaldi)
Halsey Stevens Partita for harpsichord (first broadcast performance) Scarlatti Sonatas: A (Kk 208); B fiat (Kk 545)

Contributors

Unknown: Halsey Stevens Partita

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

leader BRENDAN *'brien conducted by NORMAN DEL MAR
RALPH HOLMES (violin) Weber Overture: Ruler of the Spirits
Elgar Violin Concerto in b minor
Beethoven Symphony No 5, in c minor
(A public concert given on 11 March in the Colston Hall, Bristol) BBC Bristol

Contributors

Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Violin: Ralph Holmes

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

The last programme in the current series direct from St John 's, Smith Square, London Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir (piano duet)
Schumann Bilder aus Osten
Brahms Variations on a theme by Schumann, Op 9
Dvorak Slavonic Dances (Tickets £1.30 available from 11.0 am today, or in advance from the Box Office, tel [number removed])

Contributors

Unknown: St John
Piano: Alexander Tamir
Unknown: Schumann Bilder

: Matinee Musicale

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BRADBURY conductor
ASHLEY LAWRENCE
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
Barber Adagio for Strings Eric Wetherell Suite: Airs and Graces
Offenbach Waltz: Evening Papers
Arnold Scottish Dances Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture

Contributors

Leader: John Bradbury
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Eric Wetherell

: New Records

Haydn Symphony No 102, in b flat
AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR COLIN DAVIS
Handel Organ Concerto No 14, in A
DANIEL CIIORZEMPA
CONCERTO AMSTERDAM conducted by JAAP SCHRODER
Elgar Oratorio: The Light of Life
MARGARET MARSHALL CSOp) HELEN WATTS (contralto) ROBIN LEGGATE (tenor)
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (bar) LIVERPOOL PHIILHARMONIC CHOIR, ROYAL LIVERPOOL
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR CHARLES GROVES

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis
Conducted By: Jaap Schroder
Unknown: Margaret Marshall
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Jeremy Siepmann introduces the programme of music for the early evening. Producer
NICHOLAS ANDERSON
Executive producer GORDON STEWART

Contributors

Introduces: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Producer: Gordon Stewart

: Poetry Cambridge

Over 80 poets and performers, many of them from abroad, took part in the Fourth Cambridge Poetry Festival last month.
Michael Schmidt reports on the festival and presents his selection from the readings and events.
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Schmidt

: Cheltenham International Festival of Music 1981

direct from the Town Hall Sheila Armstrong (soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra leader RAYMOND OVENS conducted by Edward Downes Part 1
Wagner Overture: Rienzi Strauss Four Last Songs

Contributors

Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: Edward Downes
Unknown: Rienzi Strauss

: * The Delights of Music

John Franklyn Robblns reads from the music criticisms of NEVILLE CARDUS in which he discusses pre-war piano playing in performances by Paderewski, Schnabel, Rachmaninov and Horowitz.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: John Franklyn Robblns
Unknown: Neville Cardus

: Concert

Part 2 George Lloyd Symphony No 4, in B (first performance) (In association with du Maurier)
BBC Birmingham

: The Place of a Skull

A short story by C. B. A. PLOUVIEZ
Read by Elizabeth Bell
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT

Contributors

Story By: C. B. A. Plouviez
Read By: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Jazz in Britain

Introduced by Charles Fox
Excerpts from ' Modules ' by Stan Tracey
STAN TRACEY (piano)
HARRY BECKETT (trumpet, flugelhorn)
MALCOLM GRIFFITHS (trombone)
JEFF DALY (alto Sax)
ART THEMAN (tenor and soprano saxes) BOBBY WELLINS (tenor sax) ROY BABBINGTON (bass) CLARK TRACEY (drums)

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox
Unknown: Stan Tracey
Piano: Stan Tracey
Trumpet: Harry Beckett
Trombone: Malcolm Griffiths
Bass: Roy Babbington
Drums: Clark Tracey

: News

: Mozart

Andante with five variations (K 501)
MARTHA ARGERICH and STEPHEN BISHOP-KOVACEVICH (piano duet) gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Martha Argerich








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