Weinberger Variations and Fugue on Underneath the SpreadingChestnutTree (mono) LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CONSTANT LAMBERT Smetana Two Polkas from Czech Dances Set I JAN NOVOTNY (piano)
Martinu Suite: La revue de cuisine: INSTRUMENTAL SEXTET Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ gramophone records
Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Bach's St Matthew Passion, by STEPHEN WALSH.
Recent records of orchestral music reviewed by RICHARD OSBORNE.
Beethoven Violin Sonata In 1, Op 30 No 1
ITZHAK PERLMAN (Violin)
VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY (piano)
Conducted by Christopher Adey
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Vaughan Williams A London Symphony. BBC Scotland
A weekly selection of records.
In the last of three programmes Tish Faith takes a trip along the river to discover expctlv how the inhabitants of Tvneside are trving to preserve their local heritage.
Esterhazy String Quartet
Haydn Quartet in G. Op 54 No 1
Mozart Quartet in C major (K 465) (Dissonance)
Harry Golombek, three times British Chess Champion with his personal choice of records.
Schubert Entr'acte No 3 (Rosamunde): Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Willem Mengelberg (gramophone record: mono)
Jacob van Eyck and Vivaldi: Music for recorders with and without continuo
MICHALA PETRI (recorders) DAVID PETRI (cello) HANNE PETRI (harpsichord)
Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 5, in F minor (BWV 1056)
LEONHARDT CONSORT (record)
Mendelssohn Symnhony No 3. in A minor (Scottish): SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA, conducted by WOLFGANG SAWALLISCH (Swiss Radio recording)
Alexander Walker (in the Chair), talks with John Donat. Frederic Raphael and Michael Schmidt. Producer LEONIE COHN followed by an interlude
' A thousand years ago. half the land lay submerged, as it had been since the days of the Ice Age; and it was the dyke-digging, dam-building. busybeavering Hollanders who dried it out and gave it back to the world.'
Laurie Lee takes a poet's view of their handiwork and presents his personal picture of The Netherlands today.
by MARIANNE COLIJN translated by DEREK JORDAN s.
Music composed and played HAROLD RICH
with Peter Jeffrey and André van Gyseghem
The Dragon of Schokland. A long tail has he.
He who looks in the water Shall his true image see.
' Who was he, Devil or Dragon; Devil or you?
' Maybe both. Maybe neither. You must decide for yourself.'
Directed by PETER NEVIS BBC Birmingham
conductor Bernard Haitink with Helen Watts (contralto) direct from the Concertgcbouw, Amsterdam Part 1
Alphons Diepenbrock Symphonic Suite: Elektra Hymne an die Nacht. No 2
Cartoonist Mel Caiman tiptoes none-too-lightly through the tulips and reveals that the windmill doesn't belong to the Dutch; unearths a bizarre plan for a 432-bed floating brothel; and searches longingly for a hill, down which to freewheel on his bike.
Part 2 Mahler
Symphony No 1. in D
(Stereo & Quad)
A short anthology of modern Dutch poetry read in the vernacular and English and presented by Sabine Lichtenstein
If a Dutchman wants to become ?n artist, he can get a grant from the government: if he cannot sell his work, he can dip into a provident fund; and if he grows old in his art, he can get a state stipend.
Today's artists, dealers and critics compare this life-style with the more traditional starving-in-a-garret existence and assess its effect on the country's contemporary art.
The plethora of parties in The Netherlands reflects a passion for democracy unequalled in Europe. Add to that, a system of Proportional Representation and it becomes almost impossible for one party to win an overall majority. Elections are invariably followed by a bewildering game of consensus and coalition with all the moves and counter-moves taking months before a new government can be formed. In examining the realities of PR, Kasper De Graaf talks to Prime Minister, Dries Van Agt , and other politicians and commentators.
Holland takes its pleasures seriously. It takes the Cabaret particularly seriously. It is included in the syllabus of many schools and Amsterdam has its own Academy of Cabaret Arts.
Wim Ibo traces the development of the Cabaret from its origins in the Parisian literary clubs of the 1890s to its unique position in Dutch showbusiness and introduces a performance by Paul Van Vliet in an ex cerpt from his one-man show, The Truth Behind the Dukes. Music by the ROB VAN KREEVELD QUARTET
Ave Maria: JO VINCENT (SOP) with ORCHESTRA
(gramophone record: 1929)