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Their Botany and History
Talk by George Taylor , D.Sc. , Deputy Keeper of Botany in the Natural History Museum, South Kensington
The first post-war Rhododendron Conference was held In London last month, after which seventy visiting experts made a tour of well-known British rhododendron gardens... Dr. Taylor. a Scottish botanist, has been on plant-hunting expeditions locating rhododendrons in south-east Tibet


Talk By: George Taylor
Talk By: D.Sc.


String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 played by the Busch String Quartet:
Adolf Busch (violin)
Bruno Straumann (violin) Hugo Gottesmann (viola)
Hermann Busch (cello)


Violin: Adolf Busch
Violin: Bruno Straumann
Viola: Hugo Gottesmann
Cello: Hermann Busch


by Alfred de Musset
Recorded by members of the Comedie Française and previously broadcast during the company's London season last autumn


on Goethe
During a short visit to London last week Thomas Mann recorded for British listeners this talk, which commemorates the bi-centenary of the birth of Goethe The talk is to be repeated later in the year during the series of Goethe broadcasts that follow the birthday. August 28


Unknown: Thomas Mann


(Leader. Alexander Hilsberg )
Conductor, Eugene Ormandy
From the Town Hall. Birmingham


Leader: Alexander Hilsberg
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy


Talk by P. H. Newby
The Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth died 100 years ago today. She was the first novelist of any real importance to emerge after the death of Smollett, and both Scott and Turgenev acknowledged their indebtedness to the pictures of Irish life that she gave in such novels as ' Castle Rackrent ' and ' The Absentee '


Talk By: P. H. Newby
Unknown: Maria Edgeworth


Opera by Purcell
(Edited by Edward J. Dent )
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Chorus-Master, John Clements )
Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Hirsch )
Conducted by Constant Lambert
Continuo: Boris Ord (harpsichord) and Raymond Clarke (solo cello) Narration written and spoken by Dennis Arundell
Production by Constant Lambert and Stanford Robinson
Scene 1: The palace at Carthage Scene 2: The cave Scene 3: The grove
Scene 4: The harbour


Edited By: Edward J. Dent
Chorus-Master: John Clements
Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Harpsichord: Boris Ord
Harpsichord: Raymond Clarke
Spoken By: Dennis Arundell
Production By: Constant Lambert
Production By: Stanford Robinson
Dido, or Elissa, Queen of Carthage: Joan Cross
Belinda, a lady-in-waiting: Bettine Young
Second lady-in-waiting: Esmé Smith
Sorceress: Elsie Boardman
First witch: Zilla Tregenna
Second witch: Gladys Palmer
A spirit, in the form of Mercury: Joan Alexander
A sailor: Trefor Jones
Aeneas, a Trojan prince: Denis Dowling

: John Gielgud reads 'THE WRECK OF THE " DEUTSCHLAND "

by Gerard Manley Hopkins


Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins


Fantasia Contrappuntistica:
Chorale variation on Allein Gott in der Hon set Ehr played by Franz Osborn and Eric Harrison
(two pianos)


Unknown: Allein Gott
Played By: Franz Osborn
Played By: Eric Harrison


Talk by D. W. Lucas , Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and University Lecturer in Classics


Talk By: D. W. Lucas

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