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Sonata for viola and piano
Bernard Shore (viola) and Gerald Moore (piano)


Viola: Bernard Shore
Piano: Gerald Moore


by Professor J. L. Brierly
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights opened its meeting at Lake Success on May 24. Professor Brierly, lately Professor of International Law at Oxford, and now appointed to the newly instituted
Chair of International Relations at Edinburgh University, considers the problems involved in putting questions of human rights within the scope of international law


Unknown: Professor J. L. Brierly


Maurice Clare (violin) Léon Goossens (oboe)
Archie Camden (bassoon) The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet


Violin: Maurice Clare
Oboe: Léon Goossens
Bassoon: Archie Camden
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet


by George Farquhar
Adapted for broadcasting by Ronald Simpson
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham with Leslie French, Violet Loxley
Ronald Simpson, Lydia Sherwood
Frederick Lloyd, Heron Carvic


Unknown: George Farquhar
Broadcasting By: Ronald Simpson
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Unknown: Leslie French
Unknown: Violet Loxley
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Lydia Sherwood
Unknown: Frederick Lloyd
Unknown: Heron Carvic


by Marc Blitzstein
Robert Shaw (narrator) Charles Holland (tenor) Walter Scheff (baritone)
R.C.A. Victor Chorale New York City
Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Leonard Bernstein on gramophone records
Introduced by Lionel Salter


Unknown: Marc Blitzstein
Narrator: Robert Shaw
Tenor: Charles Holland
Baritone: Walter Scheff
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Introduced By: Lionel Salter


by Albert Camus
This talk was recorded in French by the writer and philosopher Albert Camus on his return to Paris from a recent visit to this country. In his own words, Camus never wrote anything that did not deal, implicitly or explicitly, with capital punishment


Unknown: Albert Camus
Unknown: Albert Camus


Partita No. 1, in B flat
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue played by Lucille Wallace (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: Lucille Wallace

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