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Harold Hobson. the dramatic critic, comments on this week's dramatic productions in the Third Programme. He deals in particular with Vanbrugh's The Provoked Wife,' ' Imaginery Conversations ' by Michael Innes , and ' No Such Constant Lover ' by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: Harold Hobson.
Unknown: Michael Innes
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon


Zorian String Quartet:
Olive Zorian (violin). Marjorie Lavers (violin), Winifred Copperwheat (viola), Norina Semmo (cello)
Anatole Mines (viola)
Part 1
Purcell's Fantasias for Strings were written in 1680 when he was twenty-one. In the words of Peter Warlock, who transcribed them, they are ' the last heirs of the sixteenth century rather than the ancestors of the eighteenth.'
It is fitting that three of them should precede Quartets by Tippett and Britten, since both these composers are Purcell enthusiasts. Britten's Second Quartet was, in fact, written in homage to Purcell and first performed .on November 21, 1945, the 250th anniversary of his death. The last of its three movements is a Chaconne, a favourite form with Purcell himself. Tippett's Quartet No. 2, in F sharp (1943), consists of four movements, the second of which is a short fugue. Both works were played for the first time by the Zorian String Quartet.


Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Violin: Winifred Copperwheat
Cello: Norina Semmo
Viola: Anatole Mines

: From Our Own Correspondent

A weekly talk on international affairs by a BBC staff correspondent


by Vanbrugh. Adapted for broadcasting by Ronald Simpson. Produced by Felix Felton


Unknown: Ronald Simpson.
Duced By: Felix Felton
Sir John Brute: Norman Shelley
Lady Brute: Lydia Sherwood
Belinda: Jean Wilson
Lady Fanciful: Ellen Pollock
Cornet: Billie Love
Mademoiselle: Anna Korda
Heartfree: Richard Longman
Constant: Leslie Sanders
Razor: Malcolm Graeme
Lord Rake: Charles Maunsell
Colonel Bully: Fred Yule
Justice: Bryan Powley


played by Robert Collet


Played By: Robert Collet


First of four illustrated talks by William Glock on his recent visit to Munich, Vienna. Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen


Unknown: William Glock

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