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: Weather

Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

: News

: Morning Concert

Bliss Overture: Edinburgh
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by VERNON HANDLEY
7.15* Smetana Tabor (Ma Vlast)
BOSTON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK
7.27* Balakirev Oriental fantasy: Islamey
ANDREI GAVRILOV (piano)
7.35* Gershwin An American in Paris
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS
8.0 News
8.5 Krommer Clarinet Concerto in E flat
BOHUSLAV ZAHRADNIK PRAGUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by FRANTISEK VAJNAR 8.27* Schumann Toccata in c
SVIATQSLAV RICHTER (piano)
8.34* Schubert Symphony No 3, in D
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by CARLOS KLEIBER
Producer PETER TANNER gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Vernon Handley
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik
Piano: Andrei Gavrilov
Conducted By: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conducted By: Carlos Kleiber
Producer: Peter Tanner

: News

: This Week's Composer

Thomas Tallis (c1505-85) As he did live, so also did he die,
In mild and quiet Sort.
(O! happy Man)
The inscription on Tallis's gravestone is a fitting tribute to a composer whose creative life spanned four reigns and a period of religious upheavals in 16th-century England.
Audivi vocem
CHOIR OF ST JOHN 'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE directed by GEORGE GUEST Mass: Puer natus est nobis
THE CLERKES OF OXENFORD directed by DAVID WULSTAN
Producer ANDREW LYLE gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: St John
Directed By: George Guest
Directed By: David Wulstan
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Edinburgh International Festival 1981

BARTOK QUARTET
Bartok Quartet No 3
Mozart Quartet in E flat (K 428)
Bartok Quartet No 4
(Given on 29 August in Freemasons' Hall) BBC Scotland

: Joaquin Achucarro

(piano)
Bach, arr Busoni Toccata , Adagio and Fugue in c (Bwv 564)
Granados El amor y la mucrte
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Busoni Toccata
Unknown: Granados El

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

led by BARRY HASKEY conductor BRYDEN THOMSON JILL GOMEZ (soprano) STEPHEN ROBERTS (baritone) Part 1
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Mahler Seven Early Songs (Lieder und Gesange)

Contributors

Conductor: Barry Haskey
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Baritone: Stephen Roberts

: News

: Concert

Part 2 Nielsen
Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia espansiva) BBC Wales

: Violin and Harpsichord

JAAP
SCHRODER CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
David Petersen Sonata No 5, in G minor Nicola Matteis
Andamento; Alemanda ad imitatione d'un tartaglia; Passaggio rotto; Scaramuccia
(Ayres for the violin)
Corelli Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5; Sonata in E, Op 5 No 11
Pieter Hellendaal Sonata in G minor. Op 1 No 3
Pietro Locatelli Sonata in D minor, Op 6 No 12 (Given in 1979 in Hillington Church during the King's Lynn Festival)
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Schroder Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: David Petersen
Unknown: Nicola Matteis
Violin: Corelli Sonata
Unknown: Pieter Hellendaal Sonata

: Matinee Musicale

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BRADBURY conducted by JOHN CAREWE Glinka Overture: A Life for the Tsar
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Jan Koetsier Variations on a Children's Song
Weber Invitation to the Dance
Kodaly Dances from Marosszek

Contributors

Leader: John Bradbury
Conducted By: John Carewe

: New Records

Haydn Sonata in E flat (H xvi 49)
ALFRED BRENDEL (piano) Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben
EDITH MATHIS (soprano) CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Alfred Brendel
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Roger Nichols introduces the programme of music for the early evening.
Producer ERIC WETHERELL BBC Bristol
Executive producer GORDON STEWART

Contributors

Introduces: Roger Nichols
Producer: Gordon Stewart

: Giufa

A short story by LEONARDO SCIASCIA translated by SUSAN ASHE Reader Cyril Shaps
Giufa is an archetypal Sicilian buffoon, about whom stories abound. In spite of his apparently limited understanding - or perhaps because of it - Giufa often wins in the end.
Producer MARGARET ETALL followed by an interlude

Contributors

Story By: Leonardo Sciascia
Translated By: Susan Ashe
Reader: Cyril Shaps
Producer: Margaret Etall

: Nash Ensemble

conducted by LIONEL FRIEND
ELIZABETH GALE (soprano) THOMAS ALLEN tbaritone) Part 1
Milhaud La creation du monde
Henri Sauguet La voyante

Contributors

Conducted By: Lionel Friend
Soprano: Elizabeth Gale
Soprano: Thomas Allen

: * The Festival Scene in America

Eighth of nine talks
Bernard Levin reports this week from Los Angeles where the Hollywood Bowl, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and perhaps the most famous concert auditorium in the world, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. He is among the audience of 30,000 for a variety of musical events, including a visit by the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra, under Zubin Mheta ,
Sherrill Milnes (' The Baritone Superstar ') in a programme of arias and songs, and George Shearing and others in an evening of ' Pops
Favourites for Everyone'.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Zubin Mheta
Unknown: Sherrill Milnes
Unknown: George Shearing

: Nash Ensemble

Part 2
Nigel Osborne
Mythologies (first broadcast performance) Poulenc Le bal masque (Given on 9 April in St John's, Smith Square,
London)

: Harold in Italy

Berlioz's Symphony with viola obbligato
CARLTON COOLEY (viola)
NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ARTURO TOSCANINI gramophone record: 1953

Contributors

Viola: Carlton Cooley
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini

: The Bush and the Garden Cities

The Australian poet Les Murray introduces and reads a selection from his work.
ProducerSTEWART CONN BBC Scotland

Contributors

Producer: Stewart Conn

: Jazz in Britain

Introduced by Charles Fox
MICK PYNE (piano and trumpet)

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox
Piano: Mick Pyne

: News

: Elgar Part-songs

There is sweet music; Deep in my soul
LOUIS HALSEY SINGERS directed by LOUIS HALSEY gramophone record

Contributors

Singers: Louis Halsey
Directed By: Louis Halsey








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