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Four Impromptus, Op. 90 played by Henry Jolles (piano)


Piano: Henry Jolles


'Gateman's Gift,' by R. K. Narayan
Read by Ronald Simpson
R. K. Narayan is an Indian writer living in Mysore whose earlier books, 'The English Teacher' and ' The Bachelor of Arts,' received much critical praise in this country. ' Gate-man's Gift' is a short story from Narayan's recently published collection, An Astrologer's Day '


Unknown: R. K. Narayan
Read By: Ronald Simpson
Read By: R. K. Narayan


Symphony No. 9 played by the Nordwestdeutscher
Rundfunk Orchestra
Conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


A series of programmes devised by Ernst H. Meyer
(Continued at top of next column)
1-Baroque Music of the Seventeenth Century
Orchestral music by Weiwanow sky , Biber, Harzebski, Pezel, Vierdanck, Diessner, Schmeltzer, and Buchner
Ernest Lush (harpsichord)
Maurice Vinden (organ)
Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough
Next programme in this series: July 18 Delving among the ancient manuscripts and prints of English and Continental libraries never fails to fill the discoverer with a spirit of excitement and adventure. The seventeenth century, in particular, produced countless gems both in the orchestral and in the operatic fields. Too often has all this music been regarded merely as a period of transition and of preparation for the age of the great classical masters-by which, indeed, the seventeenth century has until now been overshadowed. Yet the seventeenth-century is itself a period of great music in many countries-there is a limitless wealth of forms, expressive melodies, and exciting harmonies; there are striking orchestral effects: there is drama, intense joy, and sombre tragedy; there is highly evolved contrapuntal art and straightforward, gay, folk music.


Music By: Weiwanow Sky
Harpsichord: Ernest Lush
Harpsichord: Maurice Vinden
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough


A talk on tradition in book design, by a typographer, Sean Jennett


Unknown: Sean Jennett

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