Aldeburgh Festival

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25 June 199019900625Producer: C. MARSHALL

Next in series: TALLIS SCHOLARS

Previous in series: 23 December 1989

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25 Jun 1990 21:30-22:05 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-23

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"Aurele Nicolet (flute)

The Amadeus String Quartet:

Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)

Peter Schidloff (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)

From the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

PART 1"

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"Benjamin Britten conducts the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz

PETER PEARS (tenor) ALAN CIVIL (horn)

GERVASE DE PEYER (clarinet)

From Blythburgh Parish Church

Part 1"

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Chamber Music Concert

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Benjamin Britten (piano)

From Aldeburgh Parish Church

Part 1

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Chamber Concert

AMADEUS STRING QUARTET Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello) with Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH (cello) From Aldeburgh Parish Church

Part 1

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"Five Centuries of Occasional Music

SUSAN LONGFIELD (soprano) JANE MANNING (soprano) MERIEL DICKINSON (mezzo-soprano)

JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor) MARTIN LANE (counter-tenor) IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor)

CHRISTOPHER KEYTE (bass)

Men"s voices of THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS

DAVID MUNROW, RICHARD LEE and JOHN TURNER (recorders) THEA KING , WILFRED HAMBLFTON and ANTHONY PAY (clarinets)

KEITH HARVEY (cello continuo)

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Kenneth Sillito

Directed by PHILIP LEDGER (harpsichord)

From The Maltings, Snape first performance

Conducted by THE COMPOSER

Presented in association with the BBC Music Programme

During the Interval (3.48*-4.8*)

PETER PEARS talks to JAMES BURNETT about the Aldeburgh Festival"

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"Gloriana

An opera in three acts

Libretto by WILLIAM PLOMER

Music by Benjamin Britten

From the Maltings, Snape

The action takes place during the later years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

See page 37

ACT 1

3.40 ACT 2

4.45 ACT 3

During the Intervals

First interval (3.20*-3.40*)

† WILLIAM PLOMER , the librettist of Gloriana, reminisces about the origin of the opera

Second interval (4.25*-4.45*)

Byrd Pavan and Galliard Fantasia No. 2 a 6 Miserere

Fantasia No. 3 a 3 THE LEONHARDT CONSORT

gramophone record"

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"SCHUBERT. MOZART

AND BRAHMS played by Claudio Arrau (piano)

Amadeus String Quartet Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)

From

The Mattings, Snape

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During the Interval (3.55*-4.15*)

Ϯ PAUL HAMBURGER talks about

Brahms's Piano Quintet"

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"Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

From the Maltings,

Snape Bach

Suite No. 3, in C major

Suite No. 5, in C minor

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Britten

Suite No. in G major, Op. 72

Suite No. 2, in D major, Op. 80 first performance

At the time of going to press the order in which the items will be played has not been finally decided

DURING THE INTERVAL

Ϯ DONALD MITCHELL talks about

Britten's Second Cello Suite, in relation to his First Suite and to Bach

See page 37"

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"BBC Symphony Orchestra Led by Hugh Maguire

Conductor. Colin Davis

From The Maltings, Snape

0 Part 1"

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"The closing concert

UP SHE GOES

Five centuries of folk music

Peter Pears (tenor)

John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)

Ambrosian Singers

Philip Ledger (harmonium) Alf Edwards (concertina) Viola Tunnard (piano)

English Chamber Orchestra Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz

Conducted by Imogen Hoist

Benjamin Britten and Philip Ledger

From the Maltings, Snape 4.15 English Songs and Dances

Presented in association with the BBC Music Programme

See page 35

During the interval, 3.55-4.15

PERCY GRAINGER an illustrated conversation With JOHN Amis

Produced by Denys Gueroult"

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"NORBERT BRAININ (Violin)

George MALCOLM (harpsichord)

Bach

Sonata No. In F minor. for violin and harpsichord

Partita No. in D major, for harpsichord

3.50* Interval A record of 4.10* Sonata No. 3, in C major, for violin

Sonata No. 3, in E major, for violin end harpsichord

From Blythburgh Church"

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Bach

Goldberg Variations played by GEORGE MALCOLM (harpsichord)

Part 1: Aria and Variations 1 to 15

"Part 2: Variations 16 to 30

From the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

See page 41 followed at 12.45* by an interlude on gramophone records"

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"FOUR HORNS AND PIANO

BARRY TUCKWELL HORN QUARTET Barry Tuckwcll , Terry Jones

Anthony Halstead. Anthony Chiddell ALLAN SCHILLER (piano)

From Aldeburgh Parish Church"

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"IN 2

Two operas by Gordon Crosse

The English Opera Group production

From the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Purgatory 0

An opera in one act based on the play by W. B. YEATS"

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"Britten conducts Shostakovich's

Symphony No 14

GALINA VISHNEVSKAYA (soprano)

MARK REZHETIN (bass)

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN From the Maltings, Snape Part 1 Bach

Six-part Ricercare (The Musical Offering)

Brandenburg Concerto No 6, in B flat

3.35* during the interval ROBERT LAYTON talks about Shostakovich's 14th Symphony

3.55* Aldeburgh Festival Concert 0 Part 2 Shostakovich

Symphony No 14, Op 135

(dedicated to Benjamin Britten : first performance outside USSR)

There has been a gap of seven years since Shostakovich's last symphony. This new work was completed last year, and is a sequence of 11 settings of poems by Lorca, Apollinaire, Rilke, and Kuchelbecker, all. exploring various aspects of the theme of death."

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"Anglo-Danish Evening from The Mailings, Snape PETER PEARS (tenor) OSIAN ELLIS (harp)

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by DAVID ATHERTON. LENNOX BERKELEY and THEA MUSGRAVE Part 1

Berkeley Ronsard Sonnets, for tenor and orchestra

Jergen Jerslld Harp Concerto (first performance)

Musgrave Night Music

9.30* The Composer Speaks

The Danish composer VAGN HOLMBOE talks about his work to ROBERT SIMPSON.

9.50* Aldeburgh Festival Part 2

Vagn Holmboe Ballad for tenor and orchestra (first performance)

Per Norgaard Voyage into the golden screen

(John Gardner 's opera The Visitors can be heard from Aldeburgh tomorrow evening)"

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"Schumann Scenes from Goethe's Faust

HEATHER HARPER (soprano) JENNIFER VYVYAN (soprano) FELICITY PALMER (soprano)

MERIEL DICKINSON (mezzo-sop) PAULINE STEVENS (mezzo-sop) PETER PEARS (tenor)

DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (bar) MICHAEL RIPPON (baSS)

ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL SINGERS WANDSWORTH SCHOOL CHOIR director RUSSELL BURGESS

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader Kenneth SILLITO conducted by benjamin BRITTEN direct from The Maltings, Snape Part 1

Sc 1: Overture; In the garden; Gretchen before the image of the Mater Dolorosa: in the Cathedral; Sc 2: Ariel - Dawn; Midnight; Faust's Death

4.9* During the Interval

HAROLD TRUSCOTT talks about Schumann's neglected master-piece.

4.20* Aldebnrgh Festival Part 2

Sc 3: Faust's Transfiguration"

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"Voices and Percussion RICHARD COOPER (treble)

CHARLES BRETT (counter-tenor) PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor)

JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone) DAVID CORKHILL (percussion)

STEUART BEDFORD (piano, celesta) DAVID BLAKE (piano)

JOHN BIRCH (piano, organ) ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL SINGERS conducted by PHILIP LEDGER and IMOGEN HOLST direct from Blythburgh Church Part 1

Purcell Beati omnes qui timent Dominum

Hoist This have I done for my true love

Britten Cantata: Rejoice in the Lamb

3.35* During the Interval Cardew on Stockhausen CORNELIUS CARDEW looks at ' Refrain ' in relation to other German music of this century.

3.55* Aldeburgh Festival Part 2

Stockhausen Refrain for three plavers

David Blake The Bones of Chuang Chou , for baritone and piano (first performance)

Purcell Thy word is a lantern unto my feet"

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"Chamber Music

HEATHER HARPER (Soprano) FELICITY PALMER (soprano)

MERIEL DICKINSON (meZZO-SOp) PETER PEARS (tenor and piano) BENJAMIN BRITTEN (piano) RICHARD ADENEY (flute) THEA KING (clarinet) OSIAN ELLIS (harp)

KENNETH SILLITO (violin) CECIL 4RONOWITZ (viola) KEITH HARVEY (cello) Part 1

Mozart Flute Quartet In D (K 285)

Mozart Two Canons for three voices: Caro bell' idol mio (K 562); Sie ist dahin (K 229)

Stravinsky Three Pieces for clarinet

Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp"

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"The Return of Tobias An oratorio by Haydu direct from The Mattings, Snape Cast in order of singing:

Alexander Young (tenor)

Chorus of the Hebrews

ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL CHORUS GRAHAM BARKER

(harpsichord continuo)

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by PHILIP LEDGER Part 1

4.5* H. C. Robbins Landon talks about the composition and revision of Haydn's oratorio The Return of Tobias.

4.25* Aldeburgh Festival:

The Return of Tobias, Part 2"

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"MANOtIG PAKIKIAN (violin)

ERLING BL0NDAL BENGTSSON (cello)

GEORGE MALCOLM (piano)

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by NORMAN DELMAR direct from

The Mailings. Snape Part 1

Sterndale Bennett Piano Concerto No 4, in F minor

Brahms Concerto in A minor, for violin, cello and orchestra

9.35* The Aldeburgh I Know by SUSAN HII. L, playwright and novelist.

' Everybody has their own Aldeburgh. It depends on why you're there; as a golfer, yachtsman, fisherman or itinerant musician. I go there in the winter, to work.'

9.55* Aldeburgh Festival Part 2 Beethoven

Concerto in c, for violin, cello, piano and orchestra"

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"Death in Venice

An opera in two acts

Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER after the story by THOMAS MANN Music by Benjamin Britten

(first broadcast performance) Given in association with the English Opera Group, direct from The Mailings, Snape In a mood of frustrated creativity, Aschenbach sees the figure of the Traveller, which fills him with longing for the sun. He leaves Munich for Venice, where his distant relationship with Tadzio begins and ends. and ENGLISH OPERA GROUP CHORUS ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by Steuart Bedford Producer COLIN GRAHAM

The action takes place in Munich, in Venice and on the Lido, in 1911. Act 1

Taking over from Britten: p 5

9.35* A Cold Passion: Thomas Mann 's Death in Venice

JOYCE CRICK re-examines Thomas Manxn's novel and its relationship to the libretto of Benjamin Britten's opera.

9.55* Aldeburgh Festival: Death in Venice Act 2

(The next broadcast from the Aldeburgh Festival is on Sunday 24 June, when Peter Pears sings lute songs and Lieder by Schumann and Schubert, with harp accompaniment: and a performance of Schubert's Octet by the Vesuvius Ensemble)"

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Part 2 Schubert Octet in F

"PETER PEARS (tenor) PETER HALL (lute) OSIAN ELUS (harp) VESUVIUS ENSEMBLE direct from The Maltings, Snape Part 1

Lute songs:

Dowland Come again, sweet love doth now invite; If my complaints could passions move; His golden locks time hath to silver turned; Sweet, stay awhile

Rosseter When Laura smiles; What then is love but mourning?

Songs with harp:

Schubert Three Songs of the Harper

Schumann Dem Helden; An den Mond; Provenzalisches Lied"

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"Venice - London 1590-1620 WILBYE CONSORT directed by PETER PEARS JAYE CONSORT OF VIOLS

RALPH DOWNES (chamber organ) Byrd Fantasia on Christe Redemptor anon, 16th century Farewell the bliss, for soprano and consort of viols

Merulo Canzon dita La Baza Five Madrigals

Three Six-part Fantasias by Weelkes, Coperario and Byrd, for viols and organ Five Madrigals

Porter Thus sung Orpheus to his strings, for voices, viols and organ

Peerson Self-pity's tears, for voices

Tomkins Pavan , for viols

Peerson Love is blind, for voices, viols and organ

(Part of a concert given in the Maltings, Snape, last July)"

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"Part 2 Schubert

Symphony No 6, in c major BBC Birmingham"

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"Part 2 Mozart

Piano Concerto No 24, in e minor (K 491)

BBC Birmingham"

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Part 2 Handel Dixit Dominus BBC Birmingham
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Part 2

Nordheim Doria. for tenor and orchestra (first British performance)

Strauss Suite: Le bourgeois gentilhomme

BBC Birmingham

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Death in Venice Act 2
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Part 2 Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra

Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella

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Part 2 Schubert

Trio in E flat (D 929)

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"Schumann, Part 2

Myrthen, Op 25, 20-26

Es leuchtet meine Liebe, Op 127 No 3; Dein Ange sicht, Op 127 No 2: Schlusslied des Narren, Op 127 No 5; Volksliedchen, Op 51 No 2; Erstes Griin , Op 35 No 4; Stille Tranen , Op 35 No 10; Die Kartenlegerin, Op 31 No 2; Unterm Fenster , Op 34 No 3 BBC Birmingham"

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"Part 2 Mozart

Piano Concerto No 27, in B flat (K 595)"

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"Part 2

Berg Seven Early Songs

Haydn Symphony No 43, in E flat (Mercury)

(Given earlier this evening at The Snape Maltings) BBC Birmingham"

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"Part 2 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3, in A minor (Scottish)

(Given in association with Blessingwell Ltd and Barclaus Bank Ltd) BBC Birmingham"

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"Part 2 Beethoven

Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2

(Public concert given on 13 June in Or/ord Church) BBC Birmingham"

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"Part 2 Brahms

Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra BBC Birmingham"

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"live fromSnape Maltings. Elisabeth Soderstrom

(soprano)

Steuart Bedford (piano) Marcia Crayford (violin) Christopher van Kampen (cello)

Musorgsky The Nursery Arvo Part Fratres for cello and piano

Britten The Poet's Echo, Op 76

3.45

Elisabeth Soderstrom talks to

Anthony Burton.

4.05 Shostakovich

Piano Trio No 1, Op 8

(1923); Seven romances on poems of Alexander Block , Op 127"

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"live from Snape Maltiogs. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

(baritone)

Aribert Reimann (piano) Nobuko Imai (viola)

Roger Vignoles (piano)

Britten Lachrymae , Op 48 Aribert Reimann Shine and Dark (world premiere)

8.40 Paul Guinery reads from Dietrich Fischer -

Dieskau's autobiography, Echoes of a Lifetime.

9.00 Shostakovich Viola

Sonata, Op 147

Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake , Op 74"

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"From the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Martyn Hill (tenor), Nash Ensemble , conductor Martyn Brabbins

Henze Adagio adagio for piano trio: Kammermusik for tenor, guitar and chamber orchestra

8.45 A portrait of Friedrich Holderlin. Presented by Chris Wines .

9.05 Britten Six Holderlin Fragments for voice and piano

Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44"

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"From the Snape Maltings. Katherine Hunka (violin),

Philip Dukes (viola), Britten-Pears Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano

Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) Britten Two Portraits for String Orchestra

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364

3.35 On the Beach

Giles Foden asks why the shoreline is so fascinating to writers. Whether seen as dangerous or romantic, the beach continues to be a symbol of apocalyptic importance. The reader is Brian Gear.

3.55 Britten, compl Colin Matthews Concerto for Violin and Viola

(first performance)

Shostakovich, arr Barshai

Chamber Symphony, Op 110a * See Music: page 46"

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"In this concert given last night in Snape Maltings as part of the 50th Aldeburgh Festival, the festival's co-executive director conducts a programme including the world premiere of Alexander Goehr 's viola concerto.

Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Valdine Anderson (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes (A Time There Was)

Goehr Schlussgesang (BBC commission, first performance) Busoni Berceuse Elegiaque Berg Suite: Lulu"

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"A performance recorded at Snape Maltings Concert Hall during last year's festival. Shostakovich String Quartet No 9, Op 117"

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