Strings of the London Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire Conducted by Heinz Freudenthal
A conversation piece by ERIC EWENS based on ' Conversations on Religion with Lord Byron ' (published 1830) by JAMES KENNEDY. M.D.
In 1823 James Kennedy , medical officer to the British garrison in Cephalonia, made the acquaintance of Byron who was on his way to Greece. Kennedytried to convert Byron to Christianity. with John I.aurie as Kennedy Robert Eddison as George Gordon. Lord Byron
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall : third broadcast
Amadeo Baldovino (cello) Alfona Kontarsky and A!oys Kontarsky
Christoph Caskel and Heinz Konig (percussion)
Talk by Letitia Fairfield
In discussing the book of this title recently published by Norman St. John-Stevas , Dr. Fairfield considers such medico-moral subjects as sterilisation, artificial insemination, and euthanasia.
Recording of the THURSDAY INVITATION Concert on February 18
Eighth of twelve programmes including all
Michael Redgrave reads Sonnets LXXVIII-XC
Introduced by Rayner Heppenstall : second broadcast
Illustrated talk by Peter Stadlen
The adoption of atonality and the twelve-note system by Schoenberg and Webern was once considered by many musicians to be one of the most profound developments in twentieth-century music; but recent trends on the Continent have led to a reappraisal of this view. While the second Viennese school evolved a new approach to the technique of composition, the emergence of electronic music during the last decade has caused a reconsideration of the innermost nature of music itself.
The illustrations for this talk include recordings of both instrumental and electronic music made last year at the festivals of contemporary music at Darmstadt and Cologne.
Saul and the Witch of Endor
O I'm sick of life
Let mine eyes run down
Elsie Morison (soprano) Heather Harper (soprano) John Whitworth (counter-tenor) Wilfred Brown (tenor) Richard Standen (bass)
The Ambrosian Singers
Hubert Dawkes (organ)
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough
on a gramophone record