Talk by Max Lerner
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by John Pritchard
Symphony No. 78, in C minor... Haydn Concerto for Orchestra
(first performance in this country)
Haydn's ' Mass in Time of War ' and Symphony No. 22: May 11
Hilding Rosenberg, one of the leading Swedish composers of today, was born in 1892, and studied in Stockholm, Dresden, and Paris. A number of his works have been broadcast in this country, including The Revelation of St. John, Symphony No. 3, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, and a suite from the opera Journey to America. His Concerto for Orchestra, written in 1949, has three movements: Allegro energico, Adagio (in which a Lapp folk tune is introduced), and Andante moderato leading to Allegro assai. H.R.
A selection from his verse made and introduced by Raymond Mortimer
Read in the original by Roger Blin and Jean Yonnel , and in translation by Nicolette Bernard and Dennis Arundell. (Translations by Frances Cornford , R. J. P. Hewison , and L. E. Jones. )
Consolations Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Eglogue; Pastorale; Valine d'Obermann (Annees de Pelerinage: Premiere AnnSe, La Suisse)
Talk by Renford Bambrough
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
Although Plato himself wrote voluminously on philosophy he uttered severe strictures on writing as a means of philosophical expression. Renford Bambrough comments on this apparent contradiction with particular reference to the Phaedrus. In this dialogue Plato likens books to mere ' gardens of Adonis,' pots in which plants are forced to a specious maturity only to wither and die without bearing fruit: the only proper method of philosophic communication is the converse of true minds.
A new translation of Plato's Phaedrus by Professor R. Hackforth , with introduction and commentary, has recently been published.
Quartet No. 1 played by the Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Hailing (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Fourth of six programmes each including a quartet by Bartok
Quartet No. 4: May 14
by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Cynthia Pughe from the translation by Constance Garnett
During the interval in the performance of ' Ivanov ' (10.0-10.10 approx.) the following will be broadcast:
The Star; Night
(arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) sung by Mascia Predit (soprano) with Gerald Moore (piano) on gramophone records
The Virtuoso Wind Quintet:.
Edward Walker (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Paul Draper (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
Sir John Rothenstein , Director of the Tate Gallery, talks about the Impressionist school of painting