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: Roberto Gerhard

Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), William Glock (piano)
The Parrenin String Quartet: Jacques Parrenin (violin), Marcel Charpentier (violin),
Serge Collot (viola), Pierre Penassou (cello)
Three Impromptus for piano
(first broadcast performance)
Catalan Songs
String Quartet
(BBC recording)
Second of four programmes
Next programme: October 18


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Pianist: William Glock
Violinist (The Parrenin String Quartet): Jacques Parrenin
Violinist (The Parrenin String Quartet): Marcel Charpentier
Viola (The Parrenin String Quartet): Serge Collot
Cellist (The Parrenin String Quartet): Pierre Penassou

: Bishops and Kings: 2: King and Carthusian

Two talks by Enoch Powell, M.P.
Three English saints disputed with three English kings and raised an issue that is still unresolved between the temporal and spiritual administration of English life. They also caught the imagination of their medieval biographers and of the modern constitutional historian.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Enoch Powell

: The Birth of an Opera: The Ring: Part 1: Das Rheingold and Die Walkure

An illustrated study in the origins of Wagner's opera by Hanns Hammelmann and Michael Rose.
Piano illustrations played by Charles Spinks.
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Friday at 8.45
The second part of this programme, dealing with Siegfried and Gutterdammerung, will be broadcast on October 21. Recordings of performances at this year's Bayreuth Festival will be broadcast on successive Sundays, beginning with Das Rheingold on October 12.


Writer: Hanns Hammelmann
Writer: Michael Rose
Pianist: Charles Spinks
Production: Christopher Sykes
Wagner: Anthony Jacobs
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Liszt: Carleton Hobbs
Kietiz: Eric Phillips
Princess Sayn-Wittgenstein: Betty Baskcomb

: Beethoven: Sonata in F, Op. 24

played by Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Clara Haskil (piano).
on a gramophone record


Violinist: Arthur Grumiaux
Pianist: Clara Haskil

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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