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Talk by Douglas Cooper on the French painter Jacques-Louis David
This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary of David's birth, and an exhibition of his work is at present being held at the Tate Gallery


Talk By: Douglas Cooper
Unknown: Jacques-Louis David


Henry Cummings (baritone)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Philharmonic String Trio


Baritone: Henry Cummings
Accompanist: Frederick Stone

: Marjorie Westbury Alfred Deller and the Dolmetsch Consort of Viols in ' SHAKESPEARE AND HIS MUSICIANS'

An enquiry into
Shakespeare's use of music
Written and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
The Players: Marjorie Westbury. Alan Wheatley , Dennis Arundell , Geoffrey Dunn , Dudley Jones. Nicolette Bernard. Yvonne Coulette , Julian Orde , Anthony Jacobs , Mary O'Farrell , Gavin Gordon , and Brian Nissen
The Musicians: The Dolmetsch Consort of Viols and Recorders (led by Carl Dolmetsch ); with Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Diana Poulton (lute), Joseph Saxby (virginals). and John Wills (harpsichord)
Music supervised by Elizabeth Poston (A new production of Music in Shakespeare,' first broadcast . on January 27. 1947)


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury.
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Dennis Arundell
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Unknown: Dudley Jones.
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard.
Unknown: Yvonne Coulette
Unknown: Julian Orde
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Gavin Gordon
Unknown: Brian Nissen
Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Unknown: Joseph Saxby
Harpsichord: John Wills
Unknown: Elizabeth Poston


H. N. Brailsford gives personal recollections of his friend H. W. Nevinson -scholar, journalist, and man of action


Unknown: H. N. Brailsford
Unknown: H. W. Nevinson


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: From Our Own Correspondent

A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent


Music and the Nineties
Illustrated talk by Constant Lambert


Talk By: Constant Lambert


Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) Alexander Henderson (bass)
Frederick Grinke (violin)
David Martin (violin)
James Whitehead (cello)
Arnold Goldsbrough
(organ and harpsichord)
Sonata of four parts, in F (The
Golden Sonata)
In guilty night (Saul and the Witch of Endor)
Violin Sonata in G minor
Song on a ground: Solitude
Sonata of four parts. in, A 'minor
The first two items (ed. Britten) are to be repeated on December 29


Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Bass: Alexander Henderson
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Violin: David Martin
Cello: James Whitehead
Cello: Arnold Goldsbrough


Second of two talks by O. D. Darlington , D.SC., F.R.S.
Dr. Darlington holds that the acceptance and application of scientific research and discovery can help our society to adjust Itself to rapidly changing conditions-an adjustment on which the survival of our nation and of our culture may depend
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 22)


Unknown: O. D. Darlington

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