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Settings of seven poems by Robert Bridges sung by the Midland Singers
Conductor, James Denny


Unknown: Robert Bridges
Conductor: James Denny

: Sonia Dresdel and Sybil Thorndike in ' THE WHITE DEVIL'

A play by John Webster
(first published in 1612) Adapted for broadcasting by M. R. Ridley
Scene: Italy
Production by Felix Felton


Play By: John Webster
Broadcasting By: M. R. Ridley
Production By: Felix Felton
Montlcelso: Robert Farquharson
Francisco de Medicis: Ronald Simpson
Brachiano: Ralph Truman
Giovanni: Peter Scott
Lodovico: Russell Napier
His friends: Antonelli: Ewen Solon
Gasparo: Michael Hall
Camillo: Godfrey Tudor
Hortensio: William Bridger
Marcello: Richard Baldwyn
Flamineo: Geoffrey Wincott
Julio: George Owen
A lawyer: J Hubert Leslie
Isabella: Heather Stannard
Vittoria Corombona: Sonia Dresdel
Cornelia: Sybil Thorndike
Zanche: Maria Barry
Matron of the House of Convertites: Nora Nicholson
Narrator: Ian Cooper


played by the Hungarian String Quartet:
Zoltan Szekely (violin)
Alexander Moskowsky (violin)
Denes Koromzay (viola)
Vilmos Palotai (cello)


Violin: Zoltan Szekely
Violin: Alexander Moskowsky
Viola: Denes Koromzay
Cello: Vilmos Palotai


' The Communist Manifesto of 1848' A talk by Harold Laski


Talk By: Harold Laski


Six talks on the aesthetic of Gregorian Chant by Father Bernard McElligott. O.S.B., and Alec Robertson. With illustrations specially recorded by the Benedictine Monks of Quarr Abbey under the direction of Dom Aldhelm Dean
3-' Rhythm in Plainsong and Later Music '
by Father McElligott


Unknown: Father Bernard McElligott.
Unknown: Alec Robertson.
Unknown: Father McElligott


sung by Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) and Robert Irwin (baritone) with Frederick Stone (piano)


Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Contralto: Robert Irwin
Piano: Frederick Stone

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