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by Professor Erwin Schroedinger

Erwin Schroedinger, who with Planck and Dirac laid the foundations of modern wave theory, became in 1940 Senior Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Dublin. In a series of lectures, later published under the title What is Life?, he tackled with a mathematician's insight the central problem of biology - the difference between living and non-living matter. This talk, though complete in itself, continues his line of thought. It was first broadcast last year in the BBC's European Service.


Professor Erwin Schroedinger

Margaret Ritchie (soprano) Frederick Fuller (baritone)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Martin String Quartet
Terzetto in C. Op. 74, for two violins and viola
Moravian Duets. Op. 32:
The Magic Chase: Regret: All alone by a willow tree; Like a violet; The Vow of Faith
String Quartet in E flat, Op. 51


Margaret Ritchie
Frederick Fuller
Frederick Stone

Peter Pears (tenor)
Trevor Anthony (bass) Antonio Brosa (violin)
Gareth Morris (flute)
Edward Walker (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Leonard Brain (oboe) Peter Newbury (oboe) Cecil James (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Ian Beers (horn)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra
(Leader. Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Georges Enesco
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, in G. for solo violin, two flutes, strings, and continuo
Cantata No. 65: Sie werden aus
Saba aile kommen, for tenor and bass soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. in F. for solo violin, three oboes, bassoon, two horns. strings, and continuo
First of three concerts in which the Brandenburg Concertos and three Church Cantatas are to be performed before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. London
Next concert: tomorrow at 8.45
Harold Rutland writes on page 7


Peter Pears
Trevor Anthony
Antonio Brosa
Gareth Morris
Edward Walker
Terence MacDonagh
Leonard Brain
Peter Newbury
Cecil James
Dennis Brain
Ian Beers
George Malcolm
Leslie Woodgate
Maurice Clare
Conducted By:
Georges Enesco

Talk by Bertram Joseph
Excerpts from plays by Shakespeare, Heywood. Tourneur, and Kyd spoken by Catherine Campbell. Marjorie Westbury , and Raf de la Torre
Dr... Joseph believes that the Elizabethan actor delivered his lines with a careful observance of the formal qualities of the verse. He does not believe that it is possible to ' pronounce the figures ' exactly as the Elizabethans did, but enough can be done to bring out some of the qualities that appealed to the original audiences.
(The recorded broadcast of April 25)


Talk By:
Bertram Joseph
Spoken By:
Catherine Campbell.
Spoken By:
Marjorie Westbury

Third Programme

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