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: ' Yr dit admr & obt svt'

Brian Thompson introduces a letter written by LORD BYRON to Lady Melbourne in 1814. Reader Brian Southwood Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Introduces: Brian Thompson
Reader: Brian Southwood
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Edinburgh International Festival 1981

The Opening Concert direct from the Usher Hall Bach St Matthew Passion. Part 1 Margaret Price (soprano) Jessye Norman (soprano) Peter Schreier (tenor) Philip Langridge (tenor) Hermann Prey (baritone) Gwynne Howell (bass) Edinburgh Festival Chorus Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus chorus-master JOHN CURRIE London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS conductor Claudio Abbado
(For further details of Festival coverage on tv and radio see page 34)


Soprano: Margaret Price
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Baritone: Hermann Prey
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Chorus-Master: John Currie
Leader: Michael Davis
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

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: Clara Haskil

Sixth of eight programmes Mozart Sonata in c (K 330) Schumann Bunte Blatter. Nos 1-8
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3: records


Unknown: Mozart Sonata
Unknown: Schumann Bunte Blatter.

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: Your Concert Choice

attrib Lalande Cantata: Concert d'Esculape
Barber Symphony No 1


Unknown: Roger Blanchard
Conducted By: Roger Blanchard
Conducted By: David Measham

: Salzburg Festival 1981

direct from the Grosses Festspielhaus Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Part 1 Brahms
Violin Concerto in D
10.45* Interval Reading
11.0* Salzburg Festival Part 2 Dvorak
Symphony No 8, in G
(By arrangement with ORF Vienna)

: Prom Talk

A magazine about some of the music and personalities in this year's Promenade Concerts. Thai classical music: an introduction by DONALD MITCHELL ; RICHARD HICKOX on Mozart's Lucio Silla; A profile of the BBC SINGERS. Presented by Jeremy Siepmann Producers PETER TANNER and GRAHAM SHEFFIELD


Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann
Producers: Peter Tanner
Producers: Graham Sheffield

: Kammermusiker Zurich

Marilyn Richardson (soprano) James Christiansen (baritone) Brenton Langbein (violin) Raffaele Altwegg (cello) Janka Wyttenbach (piano) Schoenberg Four Brettl-Lieder Villa-Lobos Suite for soprano and violin Beethoven Folk Song arrangements (South West German Radio recording)


Soprano: Marilyn Richardson
Baritone: James Christiansen
Violin: Brenton Langbein
Cello: Raffaele Altwegg
Piano: Janka Wyttenbach

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with Frank Kermode


Unknown: Frank Kermode

: Rameau

Suite in E minor ROBERT WOOLLEY (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: Robert Woolley

: Janet Craxton

(1929-81) The oboist JANET CRAXTON died last month at the age of 52. A tribute to her as performer, teacher and friend by Sir Lennox Berkeley precedes a programme of music from two of her last BBC recordings. Mozart Oboe Quartet in F (K 370) LONDON OBOE QUARTET Alan Richardson French Suite Lutoslawski Epitaph (Alan Richardson in memoriam) IAN BROWN (piano) Neil Saunders Quartet for oboe d'amore and strings LONDON OBOE QUARTET (Repeats)


Unknown: Janet Craxton
Unknown: Sir Lennox Berkeley
Unknown: Alan Richardson
Unknown: Alan Richardson
Piano: Ian Brown
Piano: Neil Saunders

: Schumann's Fantasy

in c major. Op 17 EDITH VOGEL (piano)


Piano: Edith Vogel

: * Death's Duel

A sermon by JOHN DONNE with John Shrapnel as John Donne.
On 25 March 1631, when Donne appeared in the pulpit of St Paul's before Charles 1, it was clear that one of England's most celebrated preachers was dying. The text was prophetically chosen - ' Unto God the Lord belong the issues of death and with the words of his greatest sermon, Donne took leave of his congregation. Six days later he was dead. Producer
MARGARET WINDHAM followed by an interlude


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: John Shrapnel
Unknown: John Donne.
Unknown: Margaret Windham

: Edinburgh Festival

Bach St Matthew Passion, Part 2. BBC Scotland

: Terminal Cases

Jeffrey Richards , Senior Lecturer in History at Lancaster University, reflects on the life and death of railway stations. and their role in politics, society and the arts. His point of departure is the exhibition All Stations, originally devised for the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and now at the Science Museum, London.


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards

: Varese

(Bavarian Radio recording)


Conducted By: Michel Tabachnik

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: Telemann

Fantasias for flute: No 1, in A; No 2. in A minor B.tRTIIOLD KUIJKEN
(baroque flute): record

: New Records

Berlioz Overture: Beatrice and Benedict THE PARIS ORCHESTRA conducted by DANIEL BARENBOIM Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase DANIEL BARENBOtM (piano) Verdi Grand Trio (Ernani); Recit and Aria: Tu del mio Carlo (I masnadieri) JOAN SUTHERLAND (SOp) MARILYN HORNE (mezzo-soprano) LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (tenor) NEW YORK CITY OPERA ORCHESTRA, conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE Verdi Ballet: The Four Seasons (The Sicilian Vespers): PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, conducted by RICCARDO MUTt.


Conducted By: Daniel Barenboim
Conducted By: Liszt Rigoletto
Piano: Paraphrase Daniel Barenbotm
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Mezzo-Soprano: Marilyn Horne
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Conducted By: Riccardo Mutt.

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