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: Lennox Berkeley

Stabat Mater for six voices and chamber orchestra
(first broadcast performance)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Lesley Duff (soprano)
Nancy Evans (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Frederick Sharp (baritone)
Norman Lumsden (bass)
English Opera Group
Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Kessler)
Conductor, Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Stabat Mater
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Soprano: Lesley Duff
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Frederick Sharp
Bass: Norman Lumsden
Leader: Jack Kessler
Conductor: Benjamin Britten


A criticism by L. L. Whyte of Professor Northrop's book ' The Meeting of East and West'
followed at 6.55 by Interlude


Unknown: L. L. Whyte

: The Vienna State Opera

(under the auspices of the Covent Garden Opera Trust) in ' DON GIOVANNI '
Act 1


Unknown: Don Giovanni


Nikolaus Pevsner , who has recently returned from the U.S.A., talks about the problems of achieving monumentality in the planned city
(This talk was originally broadcast In ' The Visual Arts ' on July 10)


Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner


* Return Journey to Syler's Green ' A reminiscence in which Stevie Smith returns to scenes of her childhood
Produced by R. D. Smith
(The recorded broadcast of August 5 repeated)


Unknown: Stevie Smith
Produced By: R. D. Smith


String Quartet No. 4 played by the Garaguly Quartet on gramophone records

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