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Seiber/Dankworth Improvisations, for Jazi band and symphony orchestra JOHN DANKWORTH BAND LONDON PHILHARMONIC orchestra, conducted by HUGO RIGNOLD
8.16* Paganini Sonatas in A minor and major, Op 3 DESMOND BRADLEY (violin) HERMANN LEEB (guitar)
8.24* Turina In the Streets of Seville (Impressions, Op 96) CRISTINA ORTIZ (piano)
8.31* Torroba Madronos ; Suite Castellana ERIC HILL (guitar)
8.41* Rosenberg Ballet Suite: Orpheus in Town SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by STIG WESTERBERG records:


Unknown: John Dankworth
Conducted By: Hugo Rignold
Violin: Desmond Bradley
Guitar: Hermann Leeb
Piano: Cristina Ortiz
Piano: Torroba Madronos

: News

: Record Review

Introduced by Paul Vaughan Building a Library: Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis , by MICHAEL KENNEDY. JOHN BORWiCK on the pros and cons of audiophile records. New instrumental records reviewed by CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON


Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Michael Kennedy.
Unknown: John Borwick
Reviewed By: Christopher Headington.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Kreisler. transc Rachmaninov Liebesleid; Liebesfreud Bizet, transc Busonl Chamber Fantasy on Carmen PHILIP FOWKE (piano) Rodrigo Tiento antiguo; Junto al Generalife; Fandango PEPE ROMERO (guitar) Chopin Four Impromptus CLAUDIO ARRAU (piano) gramophone records


Piano: Carmen Philip Fowke
Piano: Rodrigo Tiento
Guitar: Pepe Romero
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Bandstand

WHITBURN BURGH BAND conductor PETER PARKES Gordon Langford Sinfonietta John Ireland Elegy (A Downland Suite) Eric Ball Journey into Freedom BBC Scotland


Conductor: Peter Parkes

: I Know What I Like

Clive Sinclair , Chairman of Sinclair Research, has designed numerous pieces of electronic wizardry Including a highly successful micro-computer.
But there is nothing written by a computer among his personal selection of records. Producer


Unknown: Clive Sinclair
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: News

: Early Music Forum

A special
Lassus edition. previewing some of the programmes with which Radio 3 will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of his birth In 1532.
Lassus' achievement both as composer and performer, and f particularly during the last 30 years of his life, when he directed the Hofkapelle of the Dukes of Bavaria. The illustrations, all by Lassus, are sung by the TAVERNER CHOIR. director ANDREW PARROTT : Husica Dei donum; Carmina chromatica; Resonet in laudibus; Omnia tempus habent; Tibi laus; Vide homo.
(Bavarian Royal Wedding of 1568: 21, 22 and 23 February; Seven
Penitential Psalms:
24 February and Sundays in Lent)


Director: Andrew Parrott

: Play it Again

Nicholas Anderson presents his choice of recent music broadcasts. Producer


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Elizabeth Johnson

: Stem Jazz Record Requests

Presenter Peter Clayton


Presenter: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

Philip Oakes (in the Chair) talks with Margaret Drabble , William Feaver and Ted Whitehead
This week's subjects: A film version of E. L. Doctorow 's Ragtime, directed by Milos Forman. Kathe Kollwitz : The
Graphic Works at the ICA Gallery, Nash House.
Spain: A Return to the Battlefields directed by Christopher Cook , on BBC2 The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H., a dramatisation of George Steiner 's novel, by Christopher Hampton at the Mermaid.
Psychoanalysis: The
Impossible Profession, by Janet Malcolm.


Unknown: Philip Oakes
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: William Feaver
Unknown: Ted Whitehead
Unknown: E. L. Doctorow
Directed By: Milos Forman.
Directed By: Kathe Kollwitz
Directed By: Christopher Cook
Unknown: George Steiner
Novel By: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Janet Malcolm.
Producer: David Perry

: French Songs

SUSAN KESSLER (mezzo-sop) GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano) Gounod Chant d'Automne; Seul; Ou voulez-vous aller?; Ni l'or ni la grandeur;
Venise; Le Vallon; La paquerette; Aimons-nous Hahn Reverie;
L'Enamourée; Si mes vers avaient des ailes Massenet SI tu veux, Mignonne: Sonnet;
Stances; Souvenir de Venisc


Unknown: Susan Kessler
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: BBC Symphony Orchestra in Leeds

conducted by John Pritchard direct from the Town Hall
Part 1 Mozart
Symphony No 34. in c major (K 338)


Conducted By: John Pritchard

: * Green Sky Over White Bend

A short story by TOM MACINTYRE
An Irish writer Is invited to an American university to give a reading of his poetry. It turns out to be a nightmare experience. Read by T. p. McKenna


Story By: Tom MacIntyre
Read By: T. P. McKenna
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: Concert

Part 2
Bruckner Symphony No 5, in B flat major
(Given in association with the Leeds International Concert Season and sponsored by Williams and Glyn's Bank Ltd)

: Letter from New York

JACK HENRY ABBOTT became a folk hero in New York intellectual circles when his letters from prison were published as In the Belly of the Beast.
Before long this convicted murderer was released on parole and is now in jail again charged with the murder of a young waiter. Denis Donoghue , Henry James Professor of Letters at New York University, reflects on this infatuation with danger and violence, and on its cultural implications.


Unknown: Jack Henry Abbott
Unknown: Denis Donoghue
Unknown: Henry James Professor

: Music for Cello and Tanpura

Isang Yun Glissees , for cello
John Mayer Six
Ragamalas, for cello and tanpura (first broadcast)


Cello: John Mayer
Unknown: Isang Yun Glissees
Cello: John Mayer Six

: News

: Things Lived and Dreamed

Josef Suk Op 30.
PAVEL STEPAN plays tWO Of the ten pieces for piano: No 4 (Poco allegretto);
No 5 (On the recovery of my son): record


Unknown: Josef Suk
Unknown: Pavel Stepan

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