played by Margaret Good
Talk by D. S. Savage
The speaker, who is author of The Withered Branch and other literary studies, claims a place for the critic between the poet and the abstract thinker. He suggests that the critic's role is of special importance at a time like our own when there is no generally accepted system of values.
Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola) Colin Hampton (cello)
First of six programmes each including a quartet by Bartok
Bartok's six string quartets cover nearly the whole period of his creative activity and reflect the successive stages not only of his own development but of modern music in general. Nos. 1 and 2 belong to the first two decades of the century, when modernism was gradually emerging from romanticism; Nos. 3 and 4 to the twenties, that ' high-modern ' period of experimentation for its own sake; and Nos. Sand 6 to the thirties, when the new means of expression crystallised into a simpler, more straightforward style.
Three talks to mark the quincentenary of Leonardo's birth by Edgar Wind
3-Leonardo as a Physiognomist
Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Harry Danks (viola d'amore)
(viola da gamba)
Desmond Dupre (guitar and lute)
D. W. Lucas writes on page 6
La Symphonie de Numance played by the Sudwestfunk Orchestra
Conductor, Hans Rosbaud
(Recording made available by courtesy of Sudwestfunk, Baden-Baden)
Talk by Lord Kinross
The Arpa Cay, or Barley R ver, was once the frontier between Armenia and Georgia. Today it is the only place, except for a short frozen stretch in the far north at Norway, where the U.S.S.R. has a common frontier with an ' Atlantic ' country. Lord Kinross describes a visit he made last year to this region of eastern Turkey.