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6—' The Administrators' by R. L. James , Ph.D.
The Indian civil servant has often been thought of as a product of the English public school and university, and ' the public school type' has, in general, been considered to be the ideal imperial administrator. Dr. James discusses the reasons for this assumption with special reference to our experiences in India


Unknown: R. L. James


Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
On this Island: settings of five poems by W. H Auden :
Let the florid music praise!
Now the leaves are falling fast Fish in the unruffled lakes
Nocturne (Now thro' night's caressing grip)
As it is, plenty
Canticle (Francis Quarles ).
(First broadcast performance)


Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: W. H Auden
Unknown: Francis Quarles


by L. J. Witts
Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Oxford
In a reminiscent talk, based on half a lifetime of experience. Professor Witts examines the question: 'How heavy a price must practitioners and patients pay for the extension of medical knowledge and the ever narrower specialisation which inevitably ensues?'


Edited by Anthony Lewis
7-Sonotas of Three Parts and Duets
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
William Parsons (bass)
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Nona Lidell (violin)
Bernard Richards (cello)
Arnold Goldsbrough
(organ and harpsichord)
Sonata No. 10. in A
Duet for soprano and bass: Dulcibella Sonata No. 11, in F-minor
Duet for soprano and bass, with two violins: See where she sits
Sonata No. 12, in D
(The sonatas are edited by Arnold Goldsbrough and Basil Lam , and the duets by Arnold Goldsbrough)


Edited By: Anthony Lewis
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Bass: William Parsons
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Violin: Nona Lidell
Cello: Bernard Richards
Cello: Arnold Goldsbrough
Edited By: Arnold Goldsbrough
Edited By: Basil Lam

: Sonia Dresdel and Frank Lawton in 'LA PARISIENNE '

A comedy by Henry Becque
Adapted for broadcasting by Ronald Simpson from the English version by Ashley Dukes
Production by Felix Felton


Comedy By: Henry Becque
Broadcasting By: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Ashley Dukes
Production By: Felix Felton
Clotilde Dumesnil: Sonia Dresdel
Adolphe Dumesnil: Ivan Samson
Lafont: Frank Lawton
Simson: Frith Banbury
Adele: Denise Bryer

: Contemporary Composers ROBERTO GERHARD and EGON WELLESZ

Myra Verney (soprano)
George Pizzey (baritone)
Albert Ferber (piano)
Olive Zorian (violin)
Norina Semino (cello) Peter Stadlen (piano) Brain Wind Quintet:
Gareth Morris (flute) Leonard Brain (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Thomas Wightman (bassoon)
(Albert Ferber ) Although of Swiss descent. Roberto Gerhard is to be regarded as belonging to the modern Spanish school. Born in 1896 at Valls, Tarragona. he studied the piano with Granados and composition with Pedrell, who had so great an influence on the development of Spanish music in our time. Later, from 1923-8 he studied with Sfhonberg in Vienna. In 1939 he came to this country and settled at Cambridge. His works include several ballets. music for radio plays (including The Adventures of Don Quixote), a symphony, ' Hommage a Pedrell,' and a good deal of chamber music
(George Pizzey )
(Myra Verney. Stephen Waters. Olive Zorian , Norina Semino. and Peter Stadlen )
Egon Wellesz. one of the most renowned musical scholars of today, who speaks with special authority on Byzantine music, is also a very considerable composer. He has written six operas and a large number of orchestral and chamber works. He was born in Vienna in 1885 and studied with Schonberg. Since 1938 he has been living in Oxford, where, six years before, he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Music


Soprano: Myra Verney
Baritone: George Pizzey
Piano: Albert Ferber
Violin: Olive Zorian
Cello: Norina Semino
Piano: Peter Stadlen
Flute: Gareth Morris
Oboe: Leonard Brain
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Horn: Dennis Brain
Bassoon: Thomas Wightman
Unknown: Albert Ferber
Unknown: George Pizzey
Unknown: Myra Verney.
Unknown: Stephen Waters.
Unknown: Olive Zorian
Unknown: Norina Semino.
Unknown: Peter Stadlen
Unknown: Egon Wellesz.

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