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Divertimento in B flat (K.270)
Serenade in E flat (K.375) played by the London Wind Players:
Terence MacDonagh and Leonard Brain (oboes)
Stephen Waters and Jack Brymer (clarinets)
Dennis Brain and Ian Beers (horns)
Edward Wilson and Vernon Elliot (bassoons)
Conductor, Harry Blech


Unknown: Terence MacDonagh
Oboes: Leonard Brain
Oboes: Stephen Waters
Oboes: Jack Brymer
Clarinets: Dennis Brain
Horns: Ian Beers
Horns: Edward Wilson
Bassoons: Vernon Elliot
Conductor: Harry Blech


In this month's programme Michael Ayrton talks about Marc Chagall , an exhibition of whose work is at present being held at the Tate Gallery


Talks: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Marc Chagall


' Lie strewn the white flocks'
Gladys Ripley (contralto)
Gareth Morris (flute)
St. Michael's Singers
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Harold Darke


Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Flute: Gareth Morris
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Harold Darke


John Summerson on 1851: A New Age-a New Style
Mr. Summerson, curator of the Soane Museum, talks about mid-Victorian conceptions of the fine and applied arts
Next talk in series: tomorrow at 10.0


Unknown: John Summerson


A philosophical romance written and produced by Robert Gittings
. We imperceptibly advance from youth to age without observing the gradual, but incessant, change of human affairs ; and even in our larger experience of history, the imagination, is accustomed, by a perpetual series of causes and effects, to unite the most distant revolutions. But if the interval between two memorable eras could be Instantly annihilated; if it were possible, after a momentary slumber .. to display the new world to the eyes of a spectator, who still retained a lively and recent impression of the old. his surprise and his reflections would furnish the pleasing subject of a philosophical romance.' (Gibbon. ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.' Chapter 33)
Cast, in order of speaking:
The scene is laid in and about the small town of Sorrento on the Bay of Naples. The time is the middle of the present century
(Continued in next column)


Produced By: Robert Gittings
Narrator: Alexander Gauge
Carlo, the baker's apprentice: Richard Longman
Tonina the baker's daughter: Jane Wenham
The Bishop of Sorrento: Carleton Hobbs
Judge Fassini: Howieson Culff
Minna Meisener, the baker's house-keeper: Nuna Davey
Maganugo Chief of Police: Lionel Stevens
Annunciata, the baker's second wife: Elizabeth Sellars
Augusto Cargiuio,the baker: Alexander Gauge
Eduardo, the baker's brother-in-law: Charles Mason
Marco a stranger: Robert Eddison
A porter: Paul Rogers


Preludes and Fugues from Book 1 of Das wohltemperirte Clavier:
No. 2. in C minor No. 15. in G
No. 13, in F sharp No. 9. in E
No 17, in A flat
No. 8. in E flat minor played by Harold Craxton (piano)
(This programme was previously played on the clavichord by Ralph Kirkpatrick last Friday)


Piano: Harold Craxton
Unknown: Ralph Kirkpatrick

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