Today's time: GTS 8.0 am
Serge Koussevitzky conducts the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Copland Ballet: Appalachian Spring
8.29* Shostakovich Symphony No 9 gramophone records
Brahms Wie bist du. meine Konigin; Unbewegte laue Luft;
Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen WALTER BERRY (baritone) ERIK WERBA (piano)
(From the Salzburg Festival)
9.15* Beethoven Quartet in A minor. Op 132 @ HUNGARIAN STRING QUARTET (gramophone record)
9.58* Schumann Friihlingsfahrt ; Schone Wiege meine Leiden; Der Hidalgo; Widmung; Wanderlust
WALTER BERRY , ERIK WERBA
(from the Salzburg Festival)
10.15* Chopin Piano Concerto No 1. in E minor 0 NIKITA MAGALOFF
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by MARIO ROSSI
Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building a Library: Mahler's Symphony No 6, in A minor, by STEPHEN WALSH
Recent records of pre-classical music reviewed by CHARLES CUDWORTH
Introduced by STEVE RACE
Introduced by Peter Jones
Produced by Kenneth Pragnell and Angus Mackay
Timings may be altered by events
12.3* Sports Parade
Including your afternoon's weather and previews of the day's racing and football
1.0 News Summary
1.2 Sports Forum
A panel of journalists, sportsmen, and commentators discuss questions put by an invited audience. This week the panel includes J.L. Manning of the Evening Standard, Colin Cowdrey of Kent and England and Liam Nolan
BBC commentator chairman Peter West
Produced by Geoff Dobson
From the BEA Silverwing Club at Ruislip
Sport makes friends? Well, maybe, but it also promotes a great deal of argument. We hope Sports Forum will both make friends and promote argument, and answer a few of your pet questions by the way.
1.30 Behind the Sporting Scenes - Weatherby's
In 1968 there were 339,000 entries for 859 days' racing. To find out what these figures mean in terms of administration, Peter Bromley visits the family firm which for 200 years has kept the records which help the Jockey Club to run the sport.
Produced by John Haslam [Recording]
1.55; 2.25 Racing from Newbury
Commentary by Peter Bromley on the 2.0 Wantage Novices' Steeple Chase, over two miles and 160 yards: and the 2.30 Geoffrey Gilbey Memorial Handicap Chase, over two miles and a half. 4.55 Racing Results
2.1* Meet a Champion Rally Driver
Jacob de Vries talks to Paddy Hopkirk, past winner of the Monte Carlo Rally and runner-up in last year's London to Sydney Marathon.
Produced by Arthur Phillips
2.40 You've Asked For It
Brian Johnston introduces commentaries on past sporting events requested by listeners. Compiled by John Fenton
2.55; 4.50 Rugby Union: Ireland v South Africa
The Captains: Tom Kiernan, Dawie de Villiers
Commentary during the first half of the Springboks' third international of their tour by Kim Shippey and Sammy Walker, from Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Commentary on the second half on Radio 4 - not Scotland - from 3.40)
4.50 A report on the match
3.45 Association Football
Commentary by Maurice Edelston and Bryon Butler on the second half of one of today's English League matches, followed by the day's results as they come in.
5.0 Sports Report
Including classified football results. Reports on selected soccer matches and further news of the rest of the afternoon's sport.
Radu Lnpu winner of the 1969 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition Part 1: Beethoven
Thirty-two Variations, in c minor, on an original theme
Sonata in A flat major, Op 110
ROBERT SIMPSON talks about some forthcoming Beethoven programmes
Radu Lupu winner of the 1969 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition Part 2: Schubert
Four Impromptus (D 899): c minor, E flat major, G flat major. A flat major
Sonata in A minor (D 784)
by IAN GRIMBLE
Shakespeare's plays are not noted for their historical accuracy even when they are called ' histories ' - and Macbeth is numbered among the tragedies. Its characters, however, were drawn from British history, and there is some interest in sorting out the real from the imagined.
Macbeth himself was no usurper but a rightful Highland king who reigned for seventeen years; his wife Queen Gruoch, Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, had even better title to the throne. Duncan was not an old man but a younger cousin who invaded the Norse earldom of Orkney to the north and was defeated and murdered, it is not certain by whom, on his way home. Finally, Banquo and his offspring seem to have been invented by chroniclers of the Stuarts, the Royal house which was of Anglo-Norman origin but wanted a genuine Celtic pedigree.
Dr Grimble, the Scottish historian, draws on Irish, Scottish. and English records for this account of the historical background to the Macbeth story.
With ALAN BARRY , DENIS GOACHER and DUNCAN MCINTYRE
Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME (To be repeated on 23 Feb)
conductor DAVID ATHERTON
Dvorak Serenade in d minor
9.12* Birtwistle Verses for ensembles
9.41. Gerhard Hymnody pianos SUSAN BRADSHAW and JOHN CONSTABLE
First of four talks
DENIS MATTHEWS talks about the sketchbooks with particular reference to the symphonies to be heard in tomorrow's concert (Third Programme. 8.30)