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Piano Sonata No. 2 played by Alfred Kitchin


Played By: Alfred Kitchin

: Third Programme Story Competition-3 ' THE OXEN AND THE RING '

by H. L. Brereton


Unknown: H. L. Brereton


played by Aimee van de Wiele


Played By: Aimee van De Wiele


by Trevor Powell
Trevor Powell has lately returned from China where he has lived since 1924. He knows both the Interior and the large cities, has worked with Chinese and with British officials there, and knows the Chinese military and political leaders on both aides


Unknown: Trevor Powell
Unknown: Trevor Powell


Jonathan Swift
Satirist and Biographer by Eric Ewens , D.Litt.


Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Eric Ewens


(The Flying Dutchman)
Opera by Wagner
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Nordwesfdeutscher Rundfunk
(Chorus-Master, Max Thurn)
Conductor. Wilhelm Schuchter
Scene 1:
A rocky stretch of Norwegian coast
Scene 2:
A large room in Daland's house
Scene 3:
I An Inland creek by Daland'a house


Conductor: Wilhelm Schuchter
Daland, a Norwegian seaman: Theo Herrmann
Senta his daughter: Walburga Wegner
Erik, a hunter: Wilhelm Luckert
Mary, Senta's nurse: Maria von Ilosvay
Daland's steersman: Alfred Pfeifle
The Dutchman: Rudolf Bockelmann


Talk by W. F. Grimes , F.S.A., Director of the London Museum, who is one of the archaeologists supervising the diggings now going on in those areas of the city that were cleared by bombing


Talk By: W. F. Grimes


Sonata in C sharp minor played by Harold Darke (organ)
From St. Michael's, Cornhill, London
Today is the ninetieth birthday of Basil Harwood , who was born at Woodhouse, Gloucestershire. After studying at Bristol and Oxford he went to Leipzig and worked with Reinecke and Jadassohn. He held an appointment as organist in London for four years before going to Ely Cathedral and afterwards to Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, where he was organist from 1892 to 1909. He was the conductor of the Bach Choir at Oxford from its foundation in 1896 to 1900, when he became choragus of the University. His compositions include a number of choral works, anthems and services, and music for the organ. The Sonata in C sharp minor, the first of two for the organ, is perhaps his best-known work. — Harold Rutland


Played By: Harold Darke
Unknown: Basil Harwood


Talk by Humphry House based on the Diaries of William Hickey


Unknown: William Hickey

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