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Opera on 3

The Turn of the Screw
From this summer's Glyndebourne Festival comes Jonathan Kent 's production of Benjamin Britten 's The Turn of the Screw. Presented by Martin Handley with soprano Vivian Tierney , who gives her insights into performing Britten on stage.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Edward Gardner
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Performing Britten

7/10. The Turn of the Screw. John Evans talks to the veteran director Basil Coleman , who worked closely with Britten during the 1950s, and directed the premiere of his chamber opera The Turn of the Screw, based on Henry James 's ghost story, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1954.
BBC Radio 3

Composer of the Week: Britten

4/5. After the premiere of The Turn of the Screw in 1954, the composer felt that he had reached the end of a musical trajectory. Two years later,
Britten visited Bali, where he found inspiration in the sound of the gamelan. Mervyn Cooke , author of Britten and the Far East, joins Donald Macleod. Antiphon, Op 56b Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company; Sir!, Heare Are Lions, Leapardes, In (Noye's Fludde)
Children's chorus of animals and birds from
Salisbury and Chester schools, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Missa Brevis in D, Op 63 Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell (organ)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)
New London Children's Choir, London
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: Chronicles of Ait

In the settlement of Ait. a young girl is upsetting normal life with her claims of second sight. Psychologist Alice Pyper arrives with tried-and-tested solutions but finds that what works elsewhere is dangerously ineffectual in Ait. By Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor
BBC Two England

Man Alive

The Turn of the Screw
' If rates go on increasing like this,' calculated a ratepayer at a meeting with his local authority, ' the £130 I paid in 1974 will be £1,000 by 1978.' Last spring, local government was reorganised: hundreds of councils were swept away and a rash of new names appeared on the map.
Jack Pizzey and a Man Alive team went to one of these new creations, Kirklees - made up from Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury and other parts of the West Riding - to find out where the money goes and why so many ratepayers think it's wasted.
Desmond Wilcox brings the ratepayers and the rate spenders together in the studio to ask whether there's a fairer way of paying for all the things local government provides.
Producer PHILIP GEDDES Editor ADAM CLAPHAM
BBC Two England

Horizon: Not the Cheapest But the Best

Leonard Rossiter investigates a Victorian phenomenon: Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)
At the age of 20, Brunel was engineer in charge of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel ever driven under a river, now used by the Underground. At 27 he designed the Great Western Railway, completed from London to Bristol when he was 35. He also built the first transatlantic steam-ship, the first screw-propelled liner, and the Great Eastern, each in turn by far the largest ships to sail the seas.
While he was directing his great works, Brunel confided his private doubts and ambitions to secret journals. Leonard Rossiter, using many unpublished letters and diaries, plays a dual role, as Brunel himself, and as narrator visiting the scenes of Brunel's triumphs.
Man of iron: pane 4
BBC Radio 3

The Operas of Britten

The next two in the series are the operas inspired by Henry James
The Turn of the Screw An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANWY piper after the story by HENRY JAMES
Last year's Wexford Festival production recorded by Radio Telefis Eireann
Peter Quint , ghost of the former manservant
LEE WINSTON (tenor)
Miss Jessel , ghost of the former governess. ANNE CANT (soprano)
WEXFORD FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE leader COLIN STAVELEY conducted by ALBERT ROSEN Act 1
Prologue; Sc 1: The journey; Sc 2: The welcome; Sc 3: The letter; Sc 4: The tower; Sc 5: The window; Sc 6: The lesson; Sc 7: The lake; Sc 8: At night
BBC Radio 3

The Operas of Britten

A Midsummer Night's Dream
An opera in three acts, with libretto by PETER PEARS and THE COMPOSER, based on SHAKEspeare's play.
CHOIR OF DOWNSIDE AND
EMANUEL SCHOOLS
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER gramophone records
Act 1: The depths of a wood near Athens: Act 2: The same
3.55* Interval Reading
4.5* A Midsummer Night's Dream
Act 3: The same, changing to the palace of Theseus
(The Turn of the Screw: 25 June)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reports from the opening night of a new production of Benjamin Britten 's ghostly opera The Turn of the Screw, for which conductor Colin Davis and director
Deborah Warner have joined forces. Plus a reassessment of the reputations of the Pre-Raphaelites in the wake of a major new exhibition. Producer Anthony Denselow
BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Year

The final programme in which
Peggy Reynolds looks back at a specific year in publishing history. 1898. Adrian Poole and Louise Doughty talk about the year that saw the publication of Henry James 's The Turn of the Screw and Oscar Wilde's
The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Producer Fiona McLean
BBC Radio 3

Artist of the Week

Felicity Lott
With Joan Bakewell. Opera has always been an important part of Felicity Lott 's career. Well known for her interpretations of Mozart and Strauss, she has also sung a wide range of other roles, including the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw and Ellen Orford in his opera Peter Grimes. With music by Mozart and Britten.
BBC One London

Film of the Week: The Innocents

Starring Deborah Kerr with Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave
Was Henry James's The Turn of the Screw a simple ghost story or a serious attempt to portray the hallucinations of a frustrated spinster?
(This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC Two England

Heads and Tales

with Robert Erskine
A series of 13 programmes about 25 centuries of coins.
10: The Turn of the Screw
In the 16th century, the old medieval method of striking coins was giving way to machinery; but not without a struggle.
Directed by PHILIP CHILVERS Produced by BETTY WHITE
BBC Radio 3

Composers of the Week: LennoxBerkeley and Benjamin Britten

The wildly contrasting personalities of Britten and Berkeley are revealed in the music they wrote forthe theatre and for the drawing room. Presented by Donald Macleod with Tony Scotland.
Berkeley Sonatina, Op 39 (1st mvt)
Ian Brown and Kathryn Stott (piano duet) Britten Turn of the Screw, Act 1 Scene 8 Sam Pay (treble), Felicity Lott , Eileen Hulse , Phyllis Cannan and Nadine Secunde (sopranos), Philip Langridge (tenor), Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble Britten Noye 's Fludde (excerpt)
Alexander Gallifant , Timothy Lamb and Nicholas Berry (trebles), Polly Hewetson and Joanna Brown (sopranos),
Linda Ormiston and Camelia Johnson (mezzos), Donald Maxwell (baritone), Richard Pasco (speaker), Schools from Salisbury and Chester, John Alley (piano), Ian Watson (piano), Alan Harwood (organ), Coull Quartet, Members of the Endymion
Ensemble, conductor Richard Hickox
Berkeley Nelson , Act 3 (Emma Hamilton 's final aria) Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Elgar Howarth.
Berkeley Oboe Quartet Nash Ensemble Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight
BBC Radio 3

Composers of the Week: LennoxBerkeley and Benjamin Britten

Donald Macleod and Tony Scotland look at what the two composers'music for theatre and drawing room reveal about their contrasting personalities.
Berkeley Sonatina, Op 39 (Istmvt)
Ian Brown and Kathryn Stott (piano duet) Britten Turn of the Screw, Act 1 Scene 8 Soloists, Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
Britten Noye's Fludde (excerpt) Soloists, Coull Quartet, Members of the Endymion Ensemble, conductor Richard Hickox
Berkeley Nelson , Act 3 (Emma Hamilton 's final aria) Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano), BBCSO, conductor Elgar Howarth.
Berkeley Oboe Quartet Nash Ensemble Repeated from Thursday
Third Programme

' A CALL AT BLY '

by Michael Innes
A dramatic epilogue to
Henry James 's
' The Turn of the Screw '
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Those taking part, in order of speaking:
Carleron Hobbs. Christopher Taylor
Peggy Hassard , Oliver Bun , Betty Hardy
BBC Home Service Basic

This Week's Composer

BRITTEN
Gramophone records of scenes from his operas ' Peter Grimes ' and ' The Turn of the Screw,' conducted by the composer
BBC Radio 3

This Week's Composer

Britten Song: The journeying boy (Winter Words): PETER PEARS (tenor), THE COMPOSER (piano) Ellen's Aria: Embroidery in childhood (Peter Grimes ) CLAIRE WATSON (soprano)
COVENT GARDEN OPERA ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
Churchyard Scene (The Turn of the Screw) (mono): SOLOISTS ENGLISH OPERA GROUP ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
Song-cycle: Who are these children?: PETER PEARS (tenor) THE COMPOSER (piano)
The Games of Apollo (Death in Venice) Apollo
JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor)
Aschenbach.PETER PEARS (tenor) ENGLISH OPERA GROUP CHORUS
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by STEUART BEDFORD gramophone records
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES , abridged in five parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Anna Masscy (11
' la going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care: but - and this is another matter -1 renew what I myself suffered.'
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(The Horror at Bly: tomorrow
9.45 pm Radio 3)
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care; but - and this is another matter - I renew what I myself suffered.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH (First broadcast in 1977) long wave only






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