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Talk by V. S. Pritchett
See programme at 7.5


Unknown: S. Pritchett


born 1649
Third of a tercentenary series of four programmes of his music prepared by Anthony Lewis
Anthem: Praise the Lord, O my soul
Anthem: My God. my God
Organ: A Voluntary for ye Cornett
Anthem: Salvator mundi
Organ: Vers in G
Anthem: 0 Lord God of my salvation Antfcem with strings: Lift up your heads
St. Paul's Church. Knightsbridge
John Dykes Bower (organ)
A String Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Latham
From St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge


Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: John Dykes Bower
Conducted By: Richard Latham

: Voltaire's 'CANDIDE'

or The Philosophy of Optimism
Translated into a radio version and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Part 1


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Candide: Hugh Munro
Cunegonde: Cherry Cottrell
The Old Woman: Flora Robson
Dr Pangloss: Norman Shelley
Cacambo: Roger Snowdon
The Governor of Buenos Ayres: Alastair Duncan
The Jesuit Colonel: Basil Jones
The Oreillon Girl: Molly Lawson
The King of Eldorado: Preston Lockwood
Martin: Ernest Jay
The Abbé: Charles E Stidwill
The Marquise: Diana Marshall
The Man of Letters: Laidman Browne
Il Signore Pococurante: Robin Farquharson
The Englishman: Arthur Bush
Brother Giroflee: Malcolm Hayes
Paquette: Olive Gregg
The Levantine Captain: Ian Catford
The Turkish Farmer: George Owen
Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire: James McKechnie


String Quartet in A, Op. 55 No. 1 played by the Pro Arte Quartet on gramophone records


Piano Sonata in B flat, Op. 106
( Hammerklavler) played by Franz Reizenstein


Played By: Franz Reizenstein


Professor G. Barraclough speaks on the provincial and parochial elements in English history
His talk Is based on some recent books on local records


Unknown: Professor G. Barraclough


Symphony No. 1, in C minor played by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Hans Rosbaud
Symphony No. 2: March 7


Conducted By: Hans Rosbaud

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