ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER arr Bream Courtly Dances (Gloriana): JULIAN BREAM CONSORT The Prince of the Pagodas, Act 2, Sc 2: ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, conducted by THE COMPOSER: records
Presented by Antony Hopkins
This week's guest caller at
10.0* is Joan Cross , who has chosen a record of MARGARET RITCHIE singing Purcell's Evening Hymn, arranged by Britten Telephone [number removed]with your request between 8.0 am and 1030 tndnu
Introduced by Alan Blyth
Peter Pears discusses the opera roles that Britten has written for him.
Krzysztof Penderecki and Lord Harewood introduce Penderecki's opera "The Devils of Loudun".
John Amis presents some notes for a biography with help from the composer's friends and relations, including his sister, BETH WELFORD
ERIC CROZIER , IMOGEN HOLST
PETER PEARS , SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT BASIL WRIGHT and BENJAMIN BRITTEN himself
(Rptd: Wednesday, 11.25 am)
Records chosen by Benjamin Britten
Included are songs by Quilter and Scott, chamber music by Ravel, Berg and Bridge, and orchestral works by Brahms, Stravinsky and Mahler.
(Rptd: Monday, 9.45 am)
(from BENJAMIN BRITTEN 'S greetings to Sir Michael Tippett on his 60th birthday)
Some assessments of Benjamin Britten by his friends and colleagues, including
JULIAN BREAM , AARON COPLAND CLIFFORD CURZON
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU FREDERICK GOLDBECK
GEORGE MALCOLM , ARTHUR OLDHAM and JOHN PIPER
Introduced by JOHN AMIS
An opera in two acts
Libretto MYFANWY PIPER after the story by THOMAS MANN Music by Benjamin Britten
Gustav von Aschenbach , a novelist
Peter Pears (tenor)
The Traveller (Elderly Fop;
Old Gondolier; Hotel Manager; Hotel Barber; Leader of the Players; Voice of Dionysus) JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (bar)
ENGLISH OPERA GROUP CHORUS ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by STEUART BEDFORD Producer COLIN GRAHAM Act 1
4.25* Interval at
Aldeburgh E. M. FORSTER talks about Crabbe (from the BBC Sound Archives) LESLIE STOKES reads from The Borough (from Aidcburph Anthology, ed RONALD BLYTHE )
4.50* Death in Venice, Act 2
(A performance given in The Maltings, Snape, in association with the English Opera Group, during the Aldeburgh Festival)
Peter Porter argues that the composer's sensitivity to verse makes him the musical heir of Byrd and Dowland.
The verse read by HARVEY HALL
RONALD PAULSON talks about 18th-century' literary gardens. followed by an interlude
direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 2 will be broadcast simultaneously on BBC2
SHEILA ARMSTRONG (SOpranO) ANNA REYNOLDS (mezzo-soprano) PETER PEARS (tenor) DOUGLAS CUMMJNGS (cello) LSO CHORUS chorus-master ARTHUR OLDHAM WANDSWORTH SCHOOL BOYS' CHOIR director of music RUSSELL BURGESS LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conductor Andre Previn who says: _
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1, in E flat major
8.30* Peter Pears talks about and reads the poetry used In the Spring Symphony.
S 50* Concert, Pt 2 (also BBC2) Britten Spring Symphony
The radio classic by LOUIS MACNEICE with music specially composed by BENJAMIN BRITTEN adapted for stereo by R. D. SMITH, with Denys Hawthorne as Roland
The story is of a Quest, a dedicated adventure: Hold that note at the end.'
JOHN WILBRAHAM (trumpet).
BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA, conducted by FREDERICK MARSHALL
Producer R. D. SMITH
Cello Suite No 2, in D,
Op 80: MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH Quartet No 2, in c, Op 36 tMAOEUS STRING QUARTET: records