Quartet in A minor. Op. 29 played by the Vegh String Quartet on gramophone records
Talk by Donal O'Donnell
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. David McCallum )
Conducted by Paul Sacher
Karl Amadeus Hartmann , who was born in Munich in 1905, studied for a time with Anton von Webern. His Symphony No. S is in fact a Symphonie Concertante, scored for full woodwind, trumpets, trombones and tuba, cello and basses. The three movements are contrapuntal throughout, with a lively opening Toccata, a carefully-coloured slow Melodie (into which, just before the end, is inserted a tiny Scherzo of some twenty bars), and a final Rondo, as cheerful and energetic as may be. B.B.
A monthly review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R.
Soviet Books for Children
Talk by Helen Rapp, Lecturer in Russian at Oxford University
The speaker discusses some aspects of literature for the young in Soviet Russia, and points out what Russian children read and what they do not read.
Intimations of Immortality from
Recollections of Early Childhood * by William Wordsworth
Read byC. Day Lewis
Yvonne Lefebure (piano)
Seventh of thirteen programmes devised and introduced by Edward Lockspeiser.
Iain òg Ile
An introduction to the life of John F. Campbell of Islay
Frederick Fuller (baritone)
The Marsyas Wind Quintet:
Clifford Seville (flute)
John Barnett (oboe)
Basil Tschaikov (clarinet)
William Waterhouse (bassoon)
Ian Beers (horn)
John Cockerill (harp)
Talk by Helmut Ruhemann
The speaker, who is Consultant Restorer to the National Gallery, describes how and why Giorgione's picture ' The Adulteress before Christ ' was cleaned and restored, and with what results.
This picture, which belongs to Glasgow
Corporation, is at prMent on show in London at the National Gallery.