arr Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley: ENGLISH CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA, conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Concertino for harp, string quartet and three clarinets
ANN MASON STOCKTON
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE Lange-Miiller Incidental music from ' Once Upon a Time '
WILLY HARTMANN (tenor) ROYAL DANISH ORCHESTRA
AND OPERA CHORUS conducted by JOHAN HYE-KNUSEN : records
with Paul Vaughan Building a Library:
Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, by BRYCE MORRISON.
JOHN BORWICK on the quality of cassettes.
New orchestral records, reviewed by GEOFFREY NORRIS.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON
Bach Concerto in D minor, for two violins and string orchestra ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER
SALVATORE ACCARDO , who also directs the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra
DMITRI ALEXEEV ,
PHILIP JONES , ENGLISH CHAMBER orchestra, conducted by JERZY MAKSYMIUK : records
Third of six concerts for young people, direct from the Royal Festival Hall. London
Robert Cohen (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra led by MAURICE BRETT
Introduced and conducted by Christopher Seaman
Janacek First and second movements from Sinfonietta
Dvorak First movement from Cello Concerto in B minor
Flight of the Bumble-Bee Tchaikovsky Movements from Suite: The Nutcracker
I wrote it with so much hope for a better world
(SIR ARNOLD BAX )
Legend Sonata (1943)
ALEXANDER BAILLIE (cello) KATHRON STURROCK (piano)
Six programmes in which John Steane considers the musical achievements and traditions of New York's Metropolitan Opera.
5: The German Wing Though the Met is not thought of as being particularly a home of German opera, it has staged many fine performances of Beethoven, Wagner and Strauss. This programme recalls some of them, with the voices on records of KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD ,
ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK , HELEN TRAUBEL , GEORGE
LONDON, LAURITZ MELCHIOR and JAN PEERCE.
conducted by RICCARDO CHAILLY
MARTHA ARGERICH (piano) Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor
2.40* Interval Reading
Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Daydreams)
(SF Berlin recording)
JANE MANNING (soprano) JOHN WILSON (piano)
FAIREY ENGINEERING BAND conductor GEOFFREY BRAND Granville Bantock Festival March
Peter Dickinson The Unicorns: scenes for soprano and brass band (first UK performance) Alan Rawsthorne Suite for brass band
Ivor Gurney The singer; The cherry trees; Snow; The night of Trafalgar Elgar Severn Suite
(first performance of revised edition)
Introduced by Peter Clayton
Gillian Reynolds (in the Chair) talks with John McEwen , Blake Morrison and Alexander Walker. This week's subjects:
Francois Truffaut 's film Finally Sunday.
Seberg, by Marvin Hamlisch , at the National Theatre.
The Reg Butler retrospective at the Tate Gallery.
The two-part television play Reith, on BBC1. Required Writing: miscellaneous pieces
1955-82 by Philip Larkin. Producer PHILIP FRENCH
Last of six programmes in which GILLIAN WEIR introduces and plays all of Messiaen's organ music This week:
Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinité (1969)
(The composer gave the world première on this organ in 1972)
Opera in two acts Libretto by JULES CLARETIE
Music by Massenet (sung in French)
Although set in the terror of the French Revolution, Massenet's passionate love-music dominates the score. Thérèse's sin Is that she loves the wrong man but she expiates it in death.
CHORUS AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF ITALIAN RADIO, ROME conducted by GERD ALBRECHT
(Italian Radio recording)
What do private policy research institutes such as the Royal Institute for International Affairs, the National Institute for Economic and Social Research or the International Institute for Strategic Studies contribute to Government decision making?
Sir Michael Palliser , Chairman IISS and Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(1975-82), reflects on this question from the viewpoint both of Government and of private research institutes, and asks: is the money well spent?
A recital by the doyen of sarod players, ALI AKBAR KHAN . accompanied by SWAPAN CHAUDHURY (tabla)