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The Growth of Soccer and Organised Sport

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: Saturday Morning Concert

Verdi Overture: Nabucco
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai
7.08 Kodaly Dances of Galanta
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Andras Ligeti
7.25 Hindemith
Metamorphoses on themes of Weber
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa
7.46 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Arnaldo Cohen (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
8.10 Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Owain Arwel Hughes


Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
Conductor: Andras Ligeti
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Piano: Arnaldo Cohen
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes

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: Prom News

The first of eight programmes in which Charles Hazlewood looks forward to the week's
Promenade concerts, including an interview with the conductor Ivor Bolton , who makes his Prom debut with the St James 's
Baroque Players,
John Buller on the premiere of his BBC commission
Bacchae Metres, and Yan Pascal Tortelier on orchestrating Ravel. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: St James
Unknown: John Buller
Unknown: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Producer: Alan Hall

: Record Release

Introduced by Richard Osborne.
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Op 48
9.48 Barber
String Quartet, Op 11
10.06 Schubert
Three Impromptus (D899Nos2-4)
10.26 Britten Calypso Cole Porter Let's do it;
Night and Day; My Heart Belongs to Daddy; Miss Otis Regrets; The Physician
10.47 Uszt
A Faust Symphony Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury Discs


Introduced By: Richard Osborne.
Introduced By: Tchaikovsky Serenade

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page looks at the life of the 11th-century monk Hermannus Contractus.


Unknown: Hermannus Contractus.

: News

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor Alexander Lazarev
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov Piano
Concerto in C sharp minor Borodin Symphony No 1 in E flat


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson

: American Piano Trios

Hartley Piano Trio Ives Piano Trio
Copland Vitebsk
Mrs H A A Beach Piano Trio, Op

: Beatrice et Benedict

Berlioz's opera in a performance given last month at the Royal Festival Hall, London, by the Glyndeboume Festival Opera. Sung in French, with a new English narration written and spoken by John Wells.
Glyndebourne Chorus London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Spoken By: John Wells.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Béatrice: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Bénédict: Jerry Hadley (tenor)
Hero: Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Claudio: Gilles Cachemaille (baritone)
Don Pedro: Peter Rose (bass)
Ursule: Jean Rigby (mezzo)
Somarone: Richard van Allan (bass)

: Chopin

Piano music played by Maurizio Pollini. Discs


Played By: Maurizio Pollini.

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Black and White

What kind of future does the piano have in new music?
The first of two snapshots of the contemporary piano, based on recitals given during last year's New MusICA series. With spoken contributions from Frederic RzewSki ,
Michael Finnissy , John Woolrich , Benedict Mason ,
Andrew Ball and Joanna MacGregor , and composer sketches by Adrian Jack. Joanna MacGregor and Noriko Kawai (pianos) Frederic Rzewski The
Turtle and the Crane Takemltsu Litany
Gershwin, arr Finnissy Nashville Nightingale Adrian Jack Tin-Pan
Tango; Beginner's Fingers
Poul Ruders Dante Sonata
(1st mvt)
Dave Smith


Unknown: Frederic Rzewski
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: John Woolrich
Unknown: Benedict Mason
Unknown: Andrew Ball
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Adrian Jack.
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Pianos: Noriko Kawai
Pianos: Frederic Rzewski
Unknown: Crane Takemltsu Litany
Unknown: Adrian Jack Tin-Pan
Unknown: Dave Smith

: Off-Cuts

Berlioz The Death of Ophelia (Tristia, Op 18) John Alldis Choir
LSO/Colin Davis
Rêverie et Caprice, Op 9 Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Paris Orchestra/Barenboim Fantasy on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (Lelio) Freiburg Vocal Ensemble Frankfurt Kantorei
Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Orchestra/Eliahu Inbal. Discs


Unknown: John Alldis Choir

: Prom News

: Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall London. ,
Cecile Ousset (piano)
BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmanlnov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
8.20 Less is Amore
Leslie Forbes talks about
Latin Lovers.
8.40 Ravel, orch Tortelier Trio in A minor
Respighi Pines of Rome


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Piano: Cecile Ousset
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Talks: Leslie Forbes

: Studio Three: Tales from the Hatbox of Benjamin Marcus

by Gie Laenen. The first of 13 provocative plays, especially commissioned for BBC Radio.
In the hatbox are photos of the Warsaw ghetto. They were taken in 1941 by a German NCO. There are also toys and little musical instruments. Jonathan, foster son of Benjamin Marcus , tells the tales to exorcise his memories ...
Translated by Gilberte Lenaerts Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Gie Laenen.
Unknown: Benjamin Marcus
Translated By: Gilberte Lenaerts
Director: Hamish Wilson
Jonathan: Finlay Welsh

: Jazz at the Bath Festival

In the second of three programmes, Miles Kington introduces a recording of Andy Sheppard 's new band, Big Co-Motion, in concert at the Bath Pavilion last month. The line-up included Julian Arguelles (bar sax), Jerry Underwood (tenor sax), trumpeters
Claude Deppa and Kevin Robinson , trombonists Ashley Slater and Gary Valente ,
Steve Lodder (keyboards), Sylvan Richardson (bass), Dave Adams (drums) and Andy Sheppard himself (sop and tenor saxophones).
In the interval Andy Sheppard talks to Miles Kington. Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Miles Kington
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Julian Arguelles
Tenor: Jerry Underwood
Unknown: Claude Deppa
Unknown: Kevin Robinson
Unknown: Ashley Slater
Unknown: Gary Valente
Unknown: Steve Lodder
Bass: Sylvan Richardson
Bass: Dave Adams
Bass: Andy Sheppard
Talks: Andy Sheppard
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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