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' Nicholas Hilliard ,' by Sir Eric Mac lagan. (An exhibition of Hilliard's work is at present being given at the Victoria and Albert Museum)
Patrick Heron gives the last of three talks reviewing recent exhibitions and books


Unknown: Nicholas Hilliard
Unknown: Sir Eric Mac
Unknown: Patrick Heron


Nocturne. Op. 43 No. 2; L'Absent, Op. 5 No. 3: Jacques Bastard (baritone). with Joseph Benvenuti at the piano
Le Jardin clos, Op. 106: Noemie Perugia (soprano), with Joseph Ben venuti at the piano
Exaucement: Quand tu plonges tes yeux dans mes yeux; La messagere; Je me poserai sur ton coeur: Dans la nymphSe; Dans la pénombre; II m'est cher, amour; Inscription sur le sable on gramophone records


Unknown: Jacques Bastard
Unknown: Joseph Benvenuti
Unknown: Joseph Ben


M. R. Ridley , for many years Tutor in English Literature at Balliol College, Oxford, gives the last of three talks in which he comments on dramatic productions in the Third Programme.
Tonight he deals principally with ' The Man who was Thursday'


Unknown: M. R. Ridley


Trio in B, Op. 8 played by the Trio di Trieste :
Renato Zanettovich (violin), Libero Lano (cello), Dario de Rosa (piano)


Violin: Renato Zanettovich
Violin: Libero Lano
Cello: Dario de Rosa

: From Our Own Correspondent

A weekly talk on international affairs by a BBC staff correspondent


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conduotor, Sir Adrian Boult
Betsy de la Porte (mezzo-soprano)
These three songs, which date from 1903, are settings of poems by the French writer who chose to be known as Tristan Klingsor. They were originally written for voice and piano, and afterwards orchestrated by the composer. The first song, ' Asie,' gives expression to a longing for the East, with its mysterious beauty, its mandarins, princesses, and enchanted palaces. In the second song, ' La Flute Enchanted,' -the melody of a flute is heard, whose notes, now sad now joyous, fall on the poet's ear ' like soft kisses on the cheek.' The third song. ' L'Indifferent,' tells of the loveliness and charm of one who passes by with a graceful gesture of indifference. HAROLD RUTLAND


Leader: Paul Beard
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult


Extracts from Langland's poem
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghill .
Produced by Stephen Potter
With Valentine Dyall as Narrator and Cecil Trouncer as Piers Plowman


Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghill
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Cecil Trouncer
Unknown: Piers Plowman


String Quartet in F, Op. 92 No. 2
(Prokofiev): Gordon String Quartet
Concertino for String Octet (
Eugene Goossens ): International String Octet
Quartet in quarter-tones. Op. 12 No. 2
(Alois Haba ). Prague String Quartet on gramophone records


Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Alois Haba

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