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: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Aubade

Rossini Petit caprice: une caresse a ma femme ALDO CICCOLINI (piano)
Rossini arr Respighi La Boutique fantasque .TORONTO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, conducted by ANDREW DAVIS : records

Contributors

Unknown: Rossini Petit
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Conducted By: Andrew Davis

: News

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade Building a Library
GEOFFREY NORRIS discusses Sibelius Symphony No 7. Two versions of the Berlioz Requiem, three versions of Hoist's The Planets and other orchestral releases of the past summer are reviewed by EDWARD GREENFIELD.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Geoffrey Norris
Reviewed By: Edward Greenfield.

: Release

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5, in E minor
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by KARL BÖHM gramophone records

: Cricket

The NatWest Trophy Final
DERBYSHIRE
V NORTHANTS at Lord's

: Bandstand

GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND conuuctor RAY FARR Gordon Langford
Overture: Metropolis Eigar Howarth
In memoriam, R.K.
BBC Manchester.

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Farr
Unknown: Gordon Langford
Unknown: Eigar Howarth

: Diversions

Team Spirit
Fritz Spiegl selects music that came into being through the joint efforts of two or more composers. records.

Contributors

Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: News

: Landini Consort

director PETER SYRUS Roger Covey-Crump (tenor)
John Potter (tenor)
Michael George (baritone) Margaret McCall , John Bryan. Peter Syrus
(rebecs, medieval fiddle, psalteries, lute, gittern, recorder, organetto and percussion)
Songs and Dances from 14th-century Italy

Contributors

Director: Peter Syrus
Tenor: Roger Covey-Crump
Tenor: John Potter
Baritone: Michael George
Baritone: Margaret McCall
Baritone: John Bryan.
Baritone: Peter Syrus

: Tippett and Elgar

Tippett Fantasia
Concertante on a theme of Corelli
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by NORMAN DEL MAR
(From a concert for the composer's 75th birthday given in Jan 1980 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall ) Elgar The Kingdom
His last oratorio, which had its Chicago premiere at art outdoor concert last summer.
LUCY SHELTON (soprano) CLAUDINE CARLSON. (mezzo-soprano)
CURTIS RAYAM (tenor)
PHILIP KRAUS (baritone) GRANT PARK SYMPHONY CHORUS AND SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by LEONARD SLATKIN
(WFMTrecording: Chicago Summer Festival 1980)
(Chicago Symphony
Orchestra at the Promt tonight at 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Mezzo-Soprano: Claudine Carlson.
Tenor: Curtis Rayam
Baritone: Philip Kraus
Conducted By: Leonard Slatkin

: The Polignac Salon

Sixth of ten programmes The artistic association between that great French patron of music, the Princess Edmond de
Polignac, and the Spanish composer Manuel de
Falla, at first sight looks rather improbable. But the dynamism of the princess inspired the reserved, even austere composer to write for her one of his warmest works, ' Master Peter's Puppet Show '.
Its prolonged gestation, and the circumstances surrounding its eventual birth are described in today's programme. And it has an unlikely bedfellow - Cole Porter 's ballet, Within the Quota. Written and narrated by Piers Burton-Page gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Widor Symphonies

The first in a series of four programmes
Symphony No 6, in G minor played by MARIE-CLAIRE ALAIN in the Church of St Germain at Saint-Germain-en-Laye gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Marie-Claire Alain

: Beethoven Quartets

CHILINGIRIAN STRING
QUARTET
Levon Chilingirian and Mark Butler (violins) Csaba Erdelyi (viola)
Philip de Groote (cello) Beethoven Quartet in a flat major, Op 18 No 6
Quartet in F major, Op 135 (Given on 2 February in St John 's, Smith Square, London, in the BBC
Lunchtime Concerts series)

Contributors

Unknown: Levon Chilingirian
Violins: Mark Butler
Viola: Csaba Erdelyi
Unknown: St John

: Proms 81

direct from the Royal Albert Hall,
London
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Concertmasters VICTOR AITAY , SAMUEL MAGAD conductor Sir Georg Solti Part 1 Bartok
Concerto for Orchestra
(Part 1 of this concert is The Sunday Prom tomorrow 10.15 pm BBC1)

Contributors

Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Concertmasters Victor Aitay
Conductor: Samuel Magad
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti

: The Sinking of the Titanic

One of west Germany's most admired poets, Hans Magnus Enzensberger , has taken the story of the Titanic as the theme for his poem-sequence, and developed it into a commentary on contemporary culture. He reads the first of three selections from the sequence, in his own English translation.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

: Proms 81

Part 2 Bruckner
Symphony No 4, in E flat (revised version, 1886)

: The Festival Scene in America

Bernard Levin reports on the annual
Chamber Music Festival, in Santa Fe. New Mexico, which includes the world Premiere of a new Piano
Quintet by John Harbison , and on performances during the 25th season of Santa Fe Opera of La Bohème, Strauss's
Daphne, News of the Day bv Hindemith and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: John Harbison

: Turina and Bax

DAVIDOWEN NORRIS (piano) Joaquin Turina Three Andalusian Dances: Petenera; Tango;
Zapateado Arnold Bax In a Vodka
Shop; Two Russian Tone Pictures: May Night in the Ukraine; Gopak

Contributors

Piano: Davidowen Norris
Piano: Joaquin Turina
Unknown: Zapateado Arnold Bax

: News

: Mahler

Ich bin derWelt abhanden Sekommen JANET BAKER
(mezzo-soprano) HALLE ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI gramophone record

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Sekommen Janet Baker
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli








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