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Wagner Ride of the Valkyries BERLIN PHILHARMONIC orchestra, conducted by KLAUS TENNSTEDT
7.10. Ravel Sonatine CLARA HASKIL (piano)
7.20* Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op 45 PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY
8.0 News
8.5 Arensky Waltz (Suite, Op 15) CYRIL SMITH , PHYLLIS SF. LLICK (piano duet)
8.9* Beethoven String Trio in G, Op 9, No I GRUMIAUX TRIO
8.34* Mozart Symphony No 20, in D (K 133) ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE FIELDS,conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER gramophone records


Unknown: Wagner Ride
Conducted By: Klaus Tennstedt
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sf.
Conducted By: Neville Marriner

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: This Week's Composers

Albinoni and Marcello Albinoni Pimpinone ELENA ZILtO (mezzo-soprano) DOMENICO TRIMARCHI (baritone) I SOLISTI VENETI conducted by CLAUDIO SCIMONE records:


Unknown: Marcello Albinoni Pimpinone
Mezzo-Soprano: Elena Zilto
Baritone: Domenico Trimarchi
Conducted By: Claudio Scimone

: Mozart and Schubert

ANDRAS SCIIIFF (piano) Mozart Sonata in F (K 533/494) Schubert Sonata in i minor (D 845) (Part of an Abbotsholme Arts Society concert given on 20 February 1981 at Abbotsholme School, Rocester) BBC Birmingham


Piano: Andras Sciiiff

: Enesco

The fifth of seven programmes
String Quartet No 2, Op 22 GABRIELI STRING QUARTET

: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

leader RONALD THOMAS conducted by GEORGE HURST
Haydn Symphorty No 87, in A
Delibes Suite: Le Roi s'amuse
FaurG Pavane
Saint-Saens Symphony No 2, in A minor
BBC Bristol


Leader: Ronald Thomas
Conducted By: George Hurst
Conducted By: Haydn Symphorty

: News

: Concert Hall

A series of weekly recitals given by artists of the younger generation. HÉLÈNE GAGNE (cello) IAN BROWN (piano)
Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor, Op 19
Nin Suite Espagnole
(Given before a studio audience in the Concert
Hall, Broadcasting House, London. Tickets available from the Ticket Unit,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW)


Piano: Ian Brown

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver


Introduced By: Michael Oliver

: Jazzmen Talking

In this series, eight prominent musicians discuss with Charles Fox their careers in jazz and their approach to their music, with the aid of records.
3: Elvin Jones
In 1956 he moved from his home town of Pontiac, Michigan, to New York City, where he quickly established himself on the jazz scene, working with Bud Powell and Charles Mingus. and recording with Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. Then he began a fruitful six years with the John Coltrane
Quartet, during which he initiated a new approach to jazz drumming. In 1964 he formed what was to be the first of many groups that he has since led.


Unknown: Charles Fox
Unknown: Elvin Jones
Unknown: Bud Powell
Unknown: Charles Mingus.
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Sonny Rollins.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Choral Evensong

from St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Responses: St Patrick's Use
Psalm 18 (Goss, Buck, Hewson)
Lessons: Isaiah 58, vv 612; 2 Peter 1, vv 12-21
Office Hymn: We love thy kingdom, Lord (ICH 433) Canticles: Moeran in D Anthem: Blessed City (Stanford)
Organ Voluntary: March in the style of Handel (Guilmant)
Organist and Master of the Choristers JOHN DEXTER Organ scholar DAVID ADAMS
BBC Northern Ireland

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: Mainly for Pleasure

Jeremy Siepmann introduces the programme of music for the early evening. Producer


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson

: Saul Bellow and the Latter-day Lean-to

' The novel can't be compared to the epic, or to the monuments 0; poetic drama. But it is the best we can do now. It is a sort of latter-day lean-to. a hovel in which the spirit takes shelter.'
Stockholm. 1976)
Next month. Saul Bellow publishes a new novel,
The Dean's December, his 6rst since he received the Nobel Prize for Literature five years ago. In this commentary on his lite and work. Philip French examines one of the most significant literary careers of our time.


Unknown: Saul Bellow
Unknown: A. Cojien
Unknown: John Hollander
Unknown: Alfred Kazin.
Unknown: Norman Podhoretz
Unknown: Mordecai Riciiler.
Unknown: Richard G Stern
Unknown: Edward Siurls
Unknown: John Updike.
Producer: David Perry

: Berg, Schoenberg and Brahms

direct from the Royal Festival Hall. London Phyllis Bryn-Julson 'soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by Michael Gielen Part 1
Berg Three Pieces (Lyric Suite)
Schoenberg Erwartung


Leader: Rodney Friend
Conducted By: Michael Gielen

: * Six Continents

'Broadcast Tues 1.5 pin)

: Concert

Part 2 Brahms
Symphony No 2, in D

: Music in Our Time

David Byers introduces the first of four programmes from the 1981 International Rostrum of Composers.
Barton McLean Dimensions III
Jouni Kaipainen Trois morceaux de l'aube Somei Sato Lyra
Frédérik van Rossum Requisitoire
(First UK broadcast performances. Recordings from NPR Washington, YLE Helsinki, NHK Tokyo and RTB Brussels)


Presenter: David Byers

: News

: Youra GuHer

plays four pieces of 18th-century French - keyboard music, by RAMEAU. COUPERIN, LOUIS DAQUIN and CLAUDE BALBASTRE : record


Unknown: Louis Daquin
Unknown: Claude Balbastre

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