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With a special recording by Field-Marshal
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein,
G.C.B.. D.S.O.
Programme written by Chester Wilmot and Robert Barr
Produced by Laurence Gilliam
This programme gives an account ot the events that led from the evacuation of Dunkirk to the victorious storming of the Normandy beaches on Jane 6, 1944. From facts obtained from both Allied and German official documents of the time. it attempts to tell both sides of the story and to explain the problems, organisation. and planning that lay behind the British, and later Allied. determination to return to the Continent in sufficient strength to defeat the Germans


Unknown: Viscount Montgomery
Written By: Chester Wilmot
Written By: Robert Barr
Produced By: Laurence Gilliam

: Contemporary British Composers I-LENNOX BERKELEY

Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Lennox Berkeley (piano)
Watson Forbes (viola)
Alan Richardson (piano)
Albert Ferber (piano)
London String Trio
String Trio
Six Preludes, for piano
(first broadcast performance)
Songs :
D un vanneur de ble aux vents Ode du premier jour de mai The low lands uf Holland
Viola Sonata
(first broadcast performance)
The first programme of this new series is devoted to music by Lennox Berkeley, a composer who is recognised as possessing gifts of no common order His work has style and imagination and a fine, clear texture that recalls certain eighteenth-century masters He was born in 1903 and studied in Paris under Nadia Boulanger
Further encouragement of British composers has recently bten given by Dr Thomas Wood. Chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, and Mrs Wood. who have founded in the name ot the Society six prizes for composit on to be competed for annually by past and present students of the chief Schools of Music in England and So tland There are two prizes of £ 50 each and four of £ 30. and competitors must be under twenty-six. This is inueed a generous gesture which should do much to stimulate comfnisers and enrich our musical iterature HAROLD RUTLAND


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Piano: Lennox Berkeley
Viola: Watson Forbes
Piano: Alan Richardson
Piano: Albert Ferber


by Lady Gregory Performed by the Company of The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Produced by M. J. Dolan
Relayed by courtesy of Radio Eireann


Unknown: Lady Gregory Performed
Produced By: M. J. Dolan
Mike Maclnerney: Eric Gorman
Michael Miskell: M J Dolan
Mrs Donoghue: Brid Ni Loingsigh


The Brandenburg Concertos
John Francis (flute)
Leon Goossens (oboe)
Leonard Brain (oboe)
John Cruft (oboe)
Alan Hyde (horn)
Ian Beers (horn)
Norman Fawcett (bassoon)
Ruth Pearl (violin)
Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord)
Jacques String Orchestra
(Leader, Ruth Pearl)
Conductor, Reginald Jacques
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. in F. for three oboes, bassoon, two horns, violin solo, strings, and continuo
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, in G, for strings and continuo
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, In D. for flute, violin, and harpsichord
The remaining Brandenburg Concertos may be heard on Tuesday evening at 6.0
The story of Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos is an extraordinary one. Christian Ludwig. Margrave of Brandenburg, asked Bach to write them. presumably in 1719. and two years later Bach sent them to his patron with a highly flattering dedication in French. After the death of the Margrave they were valued in the inventory of his collection at four groschen each. and were not even included under Bach's name. but in two lots of concertos by various composers. They are now among the glories of our musical heritage


Flute: John Francis
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Oboe: Leonard Brain
Oboe: John Cruft
Horn: Alan Hyde
Bassoon: Norman Fawcett
Violin: Ruth Pearl
Harpsichord: Thornton Lofthouse
Conductor: Reginald Jacques


Talk by Nicholas Berdiaev
Professor Berdiaev. the Russian philosopher and writer, who recorded this talk in French during a recent visit to Britain, discusses the difficulty of modern man to adapt himself to rationalised industrialism. An English translation by Rayner Heppenstall will be read tomorrow evening at 10.15


Talk By: Nicholas Berdiaev
Translation By: Rayner Heppenstall


Symphony No. 1, in G minor
(' Winter Reveries ') played by the Santa Monica
Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Jacques Rachmilovich on gramophone records


Conductor: Jacques Rachmilovich


A review by Humphry House of the book by Helen Merrell Lynd


Book By: Helen Merrell Lynd

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