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Gareth Morris (flute)
London String Trio:
Maria Lidka (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello)
Serenade in G, Op, 141a, for flute, violin, and viola
String Trio in D minor. Op. 141b


Flute: Gareth Morris
Violin: Maria Lidka
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Vivian Joseph


by Dr. Jonathan Swift
Produced by D. G. Bridson
The Three Dialogues that make up Dean Swift's ' Polite Conversation ' are intended to give satirical samples of the fashionably affected speech of the time. The cliches and catch phrases that they retail, however, make up a fascinating study of conversational usage in the Augustan Age


Unknown: Dr. Jonathan Swift
Produced By: D. G. Bridson
Dean Swift: Richard Hurndall
Lord Sparkish: Ronald Simpson
Lord Smart: Antony Holies
Sir John Linger: Malcolm Hayes
Mr Neverout: Alan Wheatley
Colonel Atwit: Ivan Samson
Lady Smart: Sybil Arundate
Miss Notable: Joan Hodson
Lady Answerall: Grizelda Hervey

: A History in Sound of European Music: 26: The Beginnings of Opera

First of a new series following a condensed version of the original twenty-five programmes.


General Editor: Gerald Abraham
Editor: Edward J. Dent
Soprano: Dorothy Bond
Bass: George James
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Singers: London Chamber Singers
Musicians: London Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Introduced by: Alec Robertson


A recording of the speech given on April 27 at the McEwan Hall after his installation as Rector of the University of Edinburgh


Unknown: McEwan Hall


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


Talk by Phyllis Bentley
Today is the centenary of the death of Anne Bronte , the most neglected member of a remarkable family. Phyllis Bentley discusses the work of ' Acton Bell,' and shows that the youngest Bronte, though overshadowed by the more robust talents of her two sisters, has herself a good claim to be considered a minor classic


Talk By: Phyllis Bentley
Unknown: Anne Bronte
Unknown: Phyllis Bentley


(Concert continued)

: Anthony Quayle reads ' BEPPO '

A Venetian story by Lord Byron


Story By: Lord Byron


Song-cycle by Gerald Finzi
Poems by Thomas Hardy
Robert Irwin (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)
Summer Schemes; When I set out for Lyonesse; Waiting both; The Phantom: So I have fared; Rollicum-Rorum : To Lizbie Browne : The Clock of the Years: In a Churchyard; Proud Songsters


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Piano: Frederick Stone
Unknown: Lizbie Browne


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

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