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Frank Birch comments as a %ian of the theatre on recent dramatic productions in the Third Programme


Unknown: Frank Birch

: Contemporary British Composers WILLIAM WORDSWORTH and WILFRID MELLERS

Margaret Godley (soprano)
Margaret Rees (soprano)
Margaret Rolfe (contralto)
The Robert Masters String Trio
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
William Wordsworth , who was born in 1908. is a direct descendant of the poet's brother. After working with several masters, and also on his own. he went to Edinburgh in 1936 to study with Sir Donald Tovey, whose teaching he describes as a revelation. During the war he ran an agricultural settlement, and for a year or more music had to be set aside, until he met with an accident which forced him to take three months' rest. It was then that he wrote his first string quartet, which was awarded the Clements Memorial Prize in 1941 Wilfrid Mellers Is both a composer and a writer on music. Born at Leamington in 1914 he studied at Cambridge (where he now teaches English) and later worked with Egon Wellesz. He also received advice and encouragement from Edmund Rubbra. His books include 'Music and Society' and a comprehensive study of Couperin. He has composed a symphony, a great deal of chamber music, and several cantatas.


Soprano: Margaret Godley
Soprano: Margaret Rees
Contralto: Margaret Rolfe
Violin: Robert Masters
Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Unknown: William Wordsworth

: From Our Own Correspondent

A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent


(October 28 and 29, 1647)


A preview by Sir John Maud , K.C.B., C.B.E., of the Unesco Conference which opens at Mexico City on November 6
Sir John Maud is Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and a member of the United Kingdom delegation to the conference. He is also the United Kingdom member on the Executive Board of Unesco


Unknown: Sir John Maud


A series of five broadcasts
4-by Arnold Toynbee , Research Professor of International History in the University of London


Unknown: Arnold Toynbee


Missa Brevis sung by The Holy Cross Palestrina Choir
Conductor, Dermot McGuinness
From the Church of the Passionist Fathers. Holy Cross Retreat, Ardoyne, Belfast


Conductor: Dermot McGuinness


Sir Hubert Henderson , Professor of Political Economy in the University of Oxford, broadcasts the Rede Lecture which he gave originally in Cambridge last May


Unknown: Sir Hubert Henderson

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