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'From Cartoon to Portrait'
D. M. Davin reviews ' Stephen Hero ,' by James Joyce


Unknown: D. M. Davin
Unknown: Stephen Hero
Unknown: James Joyce


Frederick Riddle (viola)
Franz Reizenstein (piano)
New London Orchestra (Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by the Composer
Part 1
Five Pieces for strings
Funeral Music for George V, for viola and strings
Theme and Variations (The Four
Temperaments) for piano and strings


Viola: Frederick Riddle
Piano: Franz Reizenstein
Leader: Max Salpeter


Talk by Ian Cox
On May 19, 1845 Sir John Franklin. commanding H.M. ships Erebus and Terror, sailed from Greenhithe to seek a North-West Passage. On June 11. 1847 he died while still in the Arctic-presumably being buried beneath the ice off King William Land.
This evening, on the centenary of Franklin's death, Ian Cox-who himself has done exploration work in the Canadian Arctic-tells of the fate of the expedition and the part it played in leading to the discovery of the North-West Passage


Talk By: Ian Cox
Unknown: Sir John Franklin.
Unknown: King William Land.
Unknown: Ian Cox-Who


Part 2
Herodiade, for chamber orchestra
(First performance in England)


Adapted by Ronald Barton from the novel by G. K. Chesterton
Music composed by Denis Moonan
Produced by Peter Watts
Others taking part are Edward Brandon. Ann Codrington , Vernon Gibb. Peter Mizen , Bryan Powley. Raf de la Torre , Patrick Crean , and Marcel Poncin


Adapted By: Ronald Barton
Novel By: G. K. Chesterton
Composed By: Denis Moonan
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Edward Brandon.
Unknown: Ann Codrington
Unknown: Vernon Gibb.
Unknown: Peter Mizen
Unknown: Bryan Powley.
Unknown: Raf de la Torre
Unknown: Patrick Crean
Unknown: Marcel Poncin
Gabriel Syme (Thursday): Ronald Barton
Lucian Gregory: Heron Carvic
Mr Buttons: Stanley Drewitt
A Policeman: Leslie Handford
The Secretary (Monday): Malcolm Hayes
Sunday Cecil Trouncer ' The Marquis de St Eustache' (Wednesday) Abraham Sofaer ' Comrade Gogol ' (Tuesday): Lionel Stevens
Dr Bull (Saturday): Charles Leno
' Professor de Worms (Friday): Alexander' Sarner
The Ambassador: Deryck Guyler
The Valet: David Enders


A series of programmes arranged and introduced by Elizabeth Poston
2 — ' Saudades ' and ' The Curlew '
Pierre Bernac (baritone)
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Leon Goossens (cor anglais)
Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin). Leonard Dight (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), John Moore (cello)
Conducted by Constant Lambert
' Saudades ' and ' The Curlew ' belong to the same period of Peter Warlock 's life, and share a relationship of mood —' that haunting sense of sadness and regret for days gone by ' which lie quotes as Cranmer Byng 's definition of the Portuguese word saudades. for which there is no equivalent in English. The three settings comprising ' Saudades ' were composed in 1917. when Warlock was twenty-three, and and are strongly influenced by his friend. Van Dieren, to whom the first is dedicated.
Warlock spent the year 1917-18 in Ireland where he lived for several months on the Aran Islands. off the coast of Galway. studying the Irish language and reading. In Dublin he took part in the city's artistic life and made the acquaintance of W. B. Yeats , four of whose poems he linked together two years later as ' The Curlew,' with an impressionism that bears witness to his reaction to the Irish landscape. — ELIZABETHPOSTON
Other programmes in the series: June 17, 22, and 26


Introduced By: Elizabeth Poston
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Flute: Leon Goossens
Violin: Leonard Dight
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Cranmer Byng
Unknown: W. B. Yeats

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