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Sir Richard Livingstone , President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, describes an evening class held in Chicago under the Great Books Scheme
He gives some details of the Scheme itself, which was originated by Robert Hutchins , Chancellor of Chicago University.


Unknown: Sir Richard Livingstone
Unknown: Robert Hutchins


An entertainment for speaking voice, and seven instruments
Poems by Edith Sitwell
Music by William Walton
Speaker, Constant
Lambert Edward Walker (flute)
Bernard Walton (clarinet)
Wilfred Hambleton (bass clarinet)
Walter Lear (alto-saxophone)
Harold Jackson (trumpet) James Blades (-percussion)
Raymond Clark (cello)
Conducted by Leighton Lucas


Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Music By: William Walton
Flute: Lambert Edward Walker
Clarinet: Bernard Walton
Bass: Wilfred Hambleton
Clarinet: Walter Lear
Unknown: Harold Jackson
Unknown: James Blades
Cello: Raymond Clark
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas


Fifth of a series of Friday-evening commentaries on current affairs by the Editor of The Economist


Diana Vernon (soprano) Anne Wood (contralto) Richard Lewis (tenor) Bruce Boyce (baritone)
George James (bass)
Gioconda de Vito (violin)
Renzo Sabatini (viola d'amore)
Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Geraint Jones (organ, harpsichord)
London Chamber Singers
London Chamber Orchestra Conductor, Anthony Bernard
Part 1


Soprano: Diana Vernon
Contralto: Anne Wood
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Bass: George James
Violin: Gioconda de Vito
Viola: Renzo Sabatini
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Harpsichord: Geraint Jones
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


A Great Nineteenth-Century Gardener Geoffrey Taylor holds that William Robinson had as much influence on the cultural destinies of England as many a statesman and many a poet
Robinson produced two masterpieceshis book ' The English Flower Garden' and his own garden at Gravetye


Unknown: Geoffrey Taylor
Unknown: William Robinson

: Stephen Murray in scenes from ' PROMETHEUS UNBOUND'

A lyrical drama by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Part 1


Unknown: Percy Bysshe Shelley


Overture, Men of Prometheus
(Beethoven): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Felix Weingartner
Prometheus (Wolf): Freidrich Schorr
(baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Heger on gramophone records


Unknown: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conducted By: Felix Weingartner
Baritone: Freidrich Schorr
Conducted By: Robert Heger


Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano played by Yfrah Neaman (violin)
Howard Ferguson (piano)


Violin: Yfrah Neaman
Piano: Howard Ferguson

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