A review by the Rev. Erik Routley , Editor of the Bulletin of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland with illustrations sung by the BBC Singers accompanied at the organ by Dr. George Thalben-Ball
Talk by Geoffrey Grigson
The speaker reflects on the mystique and the retimes of Cornwall after a return visit to the county in which he grew up.
Recordings made in June at the International Society for Contemporary Music Festival at Frankfurt-am-Main
Conducted by Fritz Lehmann
Apostel, a pupil of Schocnberg and Berg, completed his Variations in 1950; the theme is that of the second movement of Haydn's ' Drum-roll ' Symphony.
Messiaen's Rechants (Refrains) were inspired by the Troubadours' songs and Peruvian and Hindu music.
The Symphony by the Swedish composer Blomdahl consists of one movement in five sections, each showing a facet ' of the basic melodic material. Deryck Cooke
(A variation on Shakespear's ending) by Bernard Shaw
Characters, in order of speaking:
Music for this production composed and conducted by Francis Collinson
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Novellette in E, Op. 21 No.
Vogel als Prophet. Op. 82 No. 7 Fantasy. Op. 17
Last of four recitals of Schumann's music by Moiseiwitsch
or ' The Natural History of Contradictions '
A talk by Mary Scrutton
To be repeated on October 8
A new translation for broadcasting by C. Day Lewis
Produced by Basil Taylor
Six songs for soprano, baritone, oboe, string quartet and piano:
Morning Song; Wheel of Fortune; Arab Shepherd; Hora; Yemenite Maiden: Bells in Jerusalem
Joan Taylor (soprano)
William Pansons (baritone)
Roger Lord (oboe)
Macgibbon String Quartet :
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Ruth Fourmy (violin) Muriel Tookev (viola)
Lilly Phillips (cello)
Shula Doniach (piano)
A talk by Morton White , Professor of Philosophy at Harvard
Alan Loveday (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Antony Hopkins (harpsichord)
James Whitehead (viola da gamba)