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An Illustrated talk by Edward Lockspeiser , introducing a series of broadcasts in the Third Programme during which all Debussy's piano works will be played


Talk By: Edward Lockspeiser


Piano Sonata No. 45, in E flat
Piano Sonata No. 12, in A played by Shula Doniach
(The sonatas are numbered according to the Brcitkopf collected edition of Haydn's works)


Played By: Shula Doniach


Readings from the works of great preachers from 1500 to the present day
11-Henry Parry Liddon 's sermon, ' Five Minutes after Death.' preached at St. Paul's Cathedral on December 14, 1879
Read by Pierre Lefevre
In the summer of 1876 Dr. E. W. Benson. the future Primate, wrote:
' I have been hearing Liddon at St. Paul's — very beautiful and very eloquent, yet the art part of it does not seem so unattainable. But he unites many charms His beautiful look and penetrating voice are powerful over one, and then his reasoning Is very persuasive. He does not make leaps. and dismiss one with allusions, or assume that one knows anything. He tells it all from the beginning to end. and seems to assume nothing. But all his physical and intellectual structure Is quite swallowed up in spiritual earnestness, and he is different to other preachers, in that one feels this preaching in itself is a self-sacrifice to him—not a vanity or a gain. I do not mean that one feels others' preaching to be these, but with him one is conscious that it is the opposite '


Unknown: Parry Liddon
Read By: Pierre Lefevre

: Flora Robson with Gladys Young and Marjoric Westbury in ' THE TURN OF THE SCREW '

A version for broadcasting, by E. J. King Bull, of the story by Henry James
Music composed by Gerrard Williams
. London Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Anthony Bernard
Produced by E. J King Bull
(The recorded broadcast of December 5. 1946. repeated)


Story By: Henry James
Composed By: Gerrard Williams
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard


Sonata In A (K.526) Sonata in G (K.301)
Sonata in E flat (K.302) played by Antonio Brosa (violin) and Kathleen Long (piano)


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Violin: Kathleen Long


A reading of Frank O'Connor 's translation of the bacchanalian Irish poem written by Bryan Merryman , a County Clare teacher, in the eighteenth century
Produced by W. R. Rodgers
The ' court' Is a fairy court at which the unmarried women of Munster present their case against the men of Munster


Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Written By: Bryan Merryman
Produced By: W. R. Rodgers
The Girl: Madge Herron
The Old Man: Frank O'Connor
The Poet: Robert Mooney
The Bailiff: Maire O'Neill
The Queen: Mary O'Farrell


(soprano) with Frederick Stone (piano)


Piano: Frederick Stone


A talk by Salvador de Madariaga on the meaning of these two words
(The recorded broadcast of August 18 repeated)

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