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SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET Auber Overture: Fra Diavolo
8.14* Glinka Waltz Fantasy
8.23' Bizet Suite: La jolie fille de Perth
8.36* Glazunov Concert Waltz No 1. in d
8.45* Chabrier Danse slave; Fete polonaise (Le roi malgré lui) gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By:
Ernest Ansermet
Unknown:
Chabrier Danse

Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building a Library: Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, by Jeremy NOBLE
Recent chamber music and SOngS: ROBERT HENDERSON
Bargain records: reviewed by EDWAKD GREENFIELD

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Lade
Songs:
Robert Henderson
Reviewed By:
Edwakd Greenfield

Rossini Quartet No 3, in B flat NEW ISRAEL QUARTET
10.30* Debussy Ballade DANIEL ADNI (piano)
10.39* Yrjo Kilpinen Songs: Kirkkorannassa; Laululle; Tunturille; Rannalta; Vanha kirkko;
Suvilaulu MARTTI TALVELA (bass) IRWIN GAGE (piano)
10.53* Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15: BEAUX ARTS TRIO gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown:
Debussy Ballade
Piano:
Daniel Adni
Bass:
Suvilaulu Martti Talvela

A new series drawing on the treasury of music for one and two performers
Two contrasting piano works by Brahms: Variations on a theme of Handel, and Seven Fantasies, Op 116 played by NORMA FISHER

Contributors

Played By:
Norma Fisher

RAPHAEL SOMMER (cello)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ELGAR HOWARTH Part 1
Haydn Symphony No 90
12.41' Frank Martin Ballade for cello and small orchestra

Contributors

Cello:
Raphael Sommer
Conducted By:
Elgar Howarth
Unknown:
Frank Martin Ballade

A programme featuring, in music and verse,
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
BAVID FRANKLIN - and PETER LEEMING (speakers) ALAN HACKER (clarinet) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano) HAROLD CLARKE (flute) BEN IS VIGAY ( Cello)
ISABEL SMITH (guitar)
Drawing by Nicolas Bentley (Faber)
(Easter Holiday People: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Leeming
Flute:
Harold Clarke
Unknown:
Nicolas Bentley

Piano Concerto No 2, In A major JEAN FONDA ; WARSAW NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by WITOLD ROWICKI
(Recording made available by courtesy of Swiss Radio)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jean Fonda
Conducted By:
Witold Rowicki

A profile of the great English conductor in rehearsal presented by Jack Brymer for many years principal clarinet in Beecham's orchestra, the RPO.
Sir Thomas rehearses Haydn's Military Symphony and Mozart's The Seraglio, and plays Sibelius and Strauss in a mixture of hard work and celebrated anecdotes. gramophone records

Contributors

Presented By:
Jack Brymer

Opera in three acts
Libretto by TEMISTOCLE SOLERA after the play by ANICET-BOURGEOIS and FRANCIS cornu Music by Verdi (sung in Italian) direct from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
' With this opera,' wrote Verdi in middle life, ' you could say that my artistic career began.' Produced at La Scala, Milan, in 1842, it was his third work for the stage and won him immediate fame throughout Italy, where it became a symbol of national aspiration. Nabucco, King of Babylon
PETER glossop (baritone)
Zaccaria, High Priest of the Jews David WARD (bass)
Ismaele, nephew of Sedecia,
King of Jerusalem
ERMANNO MAURO (tenor)
Fenena. daughter of Nabucco MARIA PELLEGRINI (
Sopranol Anna. sister of Zaccaria MARIE HAYWARD (soprano)
Abdulla, officer of Nabucco
JOHN LANIGAN (tenor)
High Priest of Baal GWYNNE HOWELI. Obass)
Babylonian and Hebrew soldiers. Hebrew virgins. Babylonian women, magi, Assyrian lords, populace
COVENT GARDEN OPERA CHORUS chorus-master douglas ROBINSON ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN leader PETER GIBBS conductor COLIN DAVIS
Producer VACLAV KASLIK
The action takes place in Jerusalem and Babylon in 587 bc Act 1

Contributors

Bass:
David Ward
Unknown:
Nabucco Maria Pellegrini
Unknown:
Sopranol Anna.
Soprano:
Zaccaria Marie Hayward
Tenor:
John Lanigan
Unknown:
Baal Gwynne Howeli.
Leader:
Peter Gibbs
Conductor:
Colin Davis
Producer:
Vaclav Kaslik

Reflections on current affairs
Mary Warnock gives the second of four fortnightly talks. Now Headmistress of the Oxford High School for Girls. from 1949 to 1966 Mrs Warnock was Fellow and Tutor in Philosoohy at St Hugh's College. Oxford. (Third talk: 15 April)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Warnock
Unknown:
Mrs Warnock

Act 2
9.30* The Heart of a Donkey
The background to Verdi's Nabucco with Michael Kilgarriff as Giuseppe Verdi and the voices of KATE BINCHY
RONALD HERDMAN. DAVID VALLA
Introduced by HALLAM TENNYSON ' He has set to music Nabucodonosor which I rejected. He scores like a lunatic, must have the heart of a donkey. and is truly in my eyes a pitiable contemptible composer '. (NICOLAI, the German composer)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown:
Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown:
Kate Binchy
Unknown:
Ronald Herdman.
Introduced By:
Hallam Tennyson

Art
Introduced by ANDREW FORGE
From Today Painting is Dead is the title of an exhibition, now at the Victoria and Albert Museum , concerned with the early years of photography. KEITH ARNATT. SCUlptOr
TIM BENTON , art historian
CAROLINE TISDALL , art critic and IAN YEOMANS , photographer discuss the influence of photography. not only in painting but on the way we see the world.
Producer LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Introduced By:
Andrew Forge
Unknown:
Albert Museum
Unknown:
Keith Arnatt.
Unknown:
Tim Benton
Unknown:
Caroline Tisdall
Unknown:
Ian Yeomans
Producer:
Leonie Cohn

BBC Radio 3

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Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

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