The Benthien String Quartet Ulrich Benthien (violin)
Rudolf Maria Mtiller (violin) Martin Ledig (viola)
Wolfram Hentschel (cello)
The artist and author talks in his Blackheath home about his philosophy, points of view, methods of painting, ways of life, and loves and hates with Jeremy Sandford
Edited and produced by Maurice Brown
: third broadcast
John Ogdon (piano)
BBC Men's Chorus
Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
by Alastair FowleT
Mr. Fowler discusses the literary idea of the confidence man, the character who pretends to be what he is not to gain credit. He traces its evolution from early picaresque novels through Melville and Mark Twain to Thomas Mann and John Barth.
Although Busoni wrote a large amount of piano music, he wrote few works for piano and orchestra. Apart from the early Konzertstiick and two later works, the piano concerto is his only work in this medium, certainly his only largeicale piece. It was completed in August 1904, when he was thirty-eight, and first performed three years later at a concert in Berlin, with the composer as soloist.
There are five movements, which
Busoni wished to be played without a break: Prologo a Introito; Pezzo giocoso; Pezzo serioso; All' Italiana, a tarantella making use of Italian popular songs; and Caniico, in which a six-part male chorus lings the Danish poet Oehlenschlager's Aladdin-a song of praise to Allah, the Almighty God in whom the world lives and moves. The work ends with a coda recalling material from the previous movement.
A monologue by ROBERT BROWNING
Read by Marius Goring
This dramatic monologue was first published in Men and Women in 1855.
Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Reginald Kell (clarinet) Joel Rosen (piano)
An den Mond; Ich wandelte unter Baumen; Marzveilchen; Der Himmel hat eine Trane geweint with Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)
Der Knabe mit dem Wunderhorn; Meine Rose with Hertha Klust (piano)
Ins Freie with Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)
Sonata No. 2, in E flat for clarinet and piano
Wolf Heimweh ; Der Gartner; In der Friihe; Auf einer Wanderung (Mbrike Lieder) with Hertha Klust (piano) on gramophone records