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: Music of the Bach Family: 1: J.S. Bach's Ancestors

Three programmes devised and introduced by Karl Geiringer.
Motet: Unser Leben Johann Bach (1604-1673)
Cantata: Ich danke dir, Gott Heinrich Bach (1615-1692)
Variations for organ on Wenn wir in hochsten Nothen seyn; Motet: Ich weiss.......J. Michael Bach (16118-1694)
Sarabande and Variations for harpsichord; Cantata: Es erhub sich ein Streit...J. Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
Charles Spinks (organ, harpsichord)
Hubert Dawkes (organ continuo)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Conductor, Arnold Goldsbrough
(BBC recording)
Second programme: October 18


Devised and introduced by: Karl Geiringer
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Organist/harpsichordist: Charles Spinks
Organist: Hubert Dawkes
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Conductor: Arnold Goldsbrough

: An Artist As Teacher

Reminiscences of David Bomberg by Cliff Holden.
David Bomberg, who died last year, was a painter who thought much and deeply about the art of painting. Apart from his own work he taught a number of young artists now receiving critical attention. Cliff Holden, who worked under him from 1945 to 1951, speaks about Bomberg's approach to painting and his contribution as a teacher.
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Bomberg is at present being held by the Arts Council in London
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Cliff Holden

: Swiss and Spanish Music

Montserrat Cervera (violin), Rita Wolfensberger (piano)
(BBC recording)


Violinist: Montserrat Cervera
Pianist: Rita Wolfensberger

: The Poetry of Music

Translations by Jerzy Peterkiewicz and Burns Singer.
Read by Denis McCarthy and Allan McClelland.
The programme includes selections from the work of eleven poets from Kochanowski (1530-1584) to Lesmian (1878-1937). Jerzy Peterkiewicz and Burns Singer introduce the poems, which they present as samples of a neglected literature among the richest in Europe.
(BBC recording)


Translations/presenter: Jerzy Peterkiewicz
Translations/presenter: Burns Singer
Reader: Denis McCarthy
Reader: Allan McClelland

: Schubert: Four Impromptus (D.935)

played by Artur Schnabel (piano).
on a gramophone record


Pianist: Artur Schnabel

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