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(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
The Third Symphony of Randall Thompson, the American composer, was completed last year. Thompson, who is now fifty-one, studied with Ernest Bloch and in 1922 won the Rome Prize, enabling him to work at the American Academy in Rome. A few years later, on his return to the U.S.A., he lived for a time in Greenwich Village and wrote songs and incidental music for productions such as the Grand Street Follies. ' A composer's responsibility,' he has declared, ' is to write music that will reach and move the hearts of his listeners in his own day.' Among his works is a one-act opera Solomon and Balkis, based on Kipling's story ' The Butterfly that Stamped,' which was broadcast here few years ago.
Harold Rutland


Paul Beard
Sir Adrian Boult

Why are there Colour Bars Today?
Learie Constantine introduces an informal symposium on some factors that make for the continuance of colour bars
Elspeth Huxley speaks on economic and administrative questions, E. J. Dingwall, D.SC., on the psychology of race prejudice, and Professor L. S. Penrose on some biological considerations
Third of four programmer

Third Programme

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