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by Gerald Sykes
A group of three talks in which Gerald Sykes describes some of the psychological effects of industrialisation, based on the evidence of his own country, the United States of America
1-Technology and the Mind
In this talk the speaker suggests that modern psychology is a collective response to a collective danger and that our lack of self-knowledge is now our most acute social problem.
Technology and Love: January 22

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerald Sykes
Unknown:
Gerald Sykes
Unknown:
United States Of America

Raga Kedara played by Ali Hussein (shahnai)
First of three programmes presented by William Coatea
In the music of classical Hindustan the ragas are not to be thought of as ' modes' in the normal sense but as 'moods' which by their nature and spirit determine the choice of certain notes and not others. The special character of the Raga Kedara is given it by a multitude of particularities in the handling of the tones, the most obvious of which is the use of the fourth above the tonic as a ' chief-note ' (vadi). The shahnai is a reed instrument similar to the oboe but with a distinctive tinge.

Contributors

Played By:
Ali Hussein
Presented By:
William Coatea

(edited by Walter Goehr )
Heather Harper (soprano)
Helen Watts (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
John Carol Case (baritone)
David Ward (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Obbligato parts played by Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Richard Adeney (flute)
Peter Graeme and Joy Boughton
(oboe d'amore)
Alan Civil (horn)
Continuo:
Charles Spinks (harpsichord, organ)
Terence Weil (cello)
John Alexandra (bassoon)
PART 1
Kyrie; Gloria

Contributors

Edited By:
Walter Goehr
Soprano:
Heather Harper
Contralto:
Helen Watts
Tenor:
Peter Pears
Tenor:
John Carol
Bass:
David Ward
Chorus-Master:
Leslie Woodgate
Leader:
Goldsbrough Orchestra
Leader:
Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By:
Walter Goehr
Violin:
Emanuel Hurwitz
Flute:
Richard Adeney
Flute:
Peter Graeme
Flute:
Joy Boughton
Harpsichord:
Charles Spinks
Cello:
Terence Weil
Bassoon:
John Alexandra

Three talks by Helen Gardner
Fellow of St. Hilda's College, Oxford
2-The Poetry of St. Mark
Commenting on some recent studies in the interpretation of St. Mark's Gospel, the speaker discusses what she believes to be the dangers of ' a literary criticism which substitutes for the conception of the writer as a man speaking to men the conception of the writer as an imagination weaving symbolic patterns to be teased out by the critic.'
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 12)
The Historical Sense: January 24

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Gardner

Seven Elegies
Meditation, Nach der Wendung ; In modo napolitano, All' Italia!; Chorale Prelude, Meine Seele bangt und hofft zur Dir; Intermezzo, Turandots Frauengemach ; Waltz, Die N&chtlichen; Nocturne, Erscheinung; Berceuse played by Tomford Harris (piano)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nach Der Wendung
Unknown:
Meine Seele
Unknown:
Turandots FrauengemacH
Piano:
Tomford Harris

Third Programme

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