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Vier emste Gesange, Op. 121 sung by Alexander Kipnis (bass) with Gerald Moore (piano) on gramophone records


Bass: Alexander Kipnis
Piano: Gerald Moore


Written for broadcasting by Michael Innes
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Music composed by William Wordsworth played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Hamlet encounters a rationalising and psychological interpretation of his predicament such as has been brought to bear upon Shakespeare's tragedy in modern times


Broadcasting By: Michael Innes
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Composed By: William Wordsworth
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Doctor Mungo: John Laurie
His boy: Denise Bryer
Horatio: Frederick Lloyd
King Fortinbras: Baliol Holloway
Hamlet: Cyril Cusack
The mother of Ophelia: Hilda Schroder
First player (' Hamlet'): Laidman Browne
Second player (' Horatio'): Stanley Groome
Third player (' Fortinbras '): William Trent


Piano Sonata in B flat, Op. 106
(Hammerklavier) played by Louis Kentner


Played By: Louis Kentner


Julian Symons examines the adjustment of poets to the post-war world of the nineteen-twenties
See also Saturday at 10.30


Unknown: Julian Symons

: Henry Wood Concert Society ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick (two pianos)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London


Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


The author of a recent article under this title in The Times Literary Supplement replies to the talk by St. John Ervino broadcast last night


Unknown: John Ervino


Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
10.55 Interlude


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Violin: Siegmund Nissel
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

: Georges Bernanos

Talk by Robert Speaight on the French writer who died in July


Speaker: Robert Speaight

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