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Pro Musica Antiqua Ensemble
Director, Safford Cape

: Maurice Denham Harold Warrender. May Agate in THE ROAD TO RUIN'

by Thomas Holcroft
Adapted for broadcasting by Ronald Simpson
Introduced by Compton Mackenzie
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: Thomas Holcroft
Broadcasting By: Ronald Simpson
Introduced By: Compton MacKenzie
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Mr Dornton: Frederick Lloyd
Mr Smith: Tarver Penna
Mr Sulky: Ronald Simpson
Harry Dornton: Harold Warrender
Mr Milford: Roger Snowdon
Jenny: Diana Maddox
Sophia Milford: Violet Loxley
Widow Warren: May Agate
Goldfinch: Maurice Denham
Silky: Stephen Jack


by C. F. Powell , F.R.s., Professor of Physics in the University of Bristol
During the last three years there have been important advances in our knowledge of the most transient forms of matter yet discovered-the mesons. Professor Powell describes the behaviour of these particles and their relation to cosmic rays, and outlines some of the problems still to be solved


Unknown: C. F. Powell


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1
Schubert's Grand Duo is one of the mysteries of music. The autograph manuscript, said to be one of the most flawless fair copies Schubert ever wrote, is laid out for piano duet; and the work dates from [he year 1824, when he was staying with the Esterhazys at Zseliz in Hungary. Yet its style is undeniably orchestral; as Tovey puts it, ' an arrangement of Beethoven's C minor symphony would hardly make the players feel more as if they were trying to play cricket with ping-pong bats.' It is known that Schubert wrote, probably in 1825, a Grand Symphony in C which has completely disappeared; it has therefore been conjectured that the Grand Duo and the Symphony are one and the same work. This belief, however, lacks the support of the special authorities on Schubert. Anyhow, whatever the origin of the Grand Duo may be, Joachim (with, one gathers, Brahms at his elbow) arranged it for orchestra. The work has, incidentally, been orchestrated by several other musicians in recent years. — Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


by Robert Speaight
Personal recollections and appreciation of a French critic and diarist who was distinguished for his understanding of English literature


(Concert continued)


introduces a selection of his own poems
Reader, Cathleen Nesbitt


Reader: Cathleen Nesbitt


Partita in E, for solo violin played by Max Rostal
Last of three recitals of Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin


Played By: Max Rostal


Talk by William Townsend


Talk By: William Townsend

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