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Quintet in C, Op. 163 played by the Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlot (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Terence Weil (cello)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlot
Cello: Martin Lovett
Cello: Terence Weil


and his Thesaurus Harmonieus'
Matyas Seiber talks about this sixteenth-century lutenist and his important collection of contemporary lute music
Illustrations by John Francis (flute)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
BBC Singers


Talks: Matyas Seiber
Flute: John Francis

: * STALIN '

E. H. Carr reviews the newly published biography by I. Deutscher


Unknown: E. H. Carr
Unknown: I. Deutscher


A Usyless Discussion on Hamlet or Hamnet
Arranged for broadcasting by John Keir Cross from a Shakespearian Dialogue by James Joyce
Production by Noel Iliff


Broadcasting By: John Keir Cross
Dialogue By: James Joyce
Production By: Noel Iliff
Mr Lyster: Harry Hutchinson
Stephen Daedalus: Cyril Cusack
John Eglinton: Nigel Fitzgerald
Richard Best: Denis Carey
George Russell (A E ): L A G Strong


Duo in B flat for violin and viola
(K.424) played by Jean Pougnet (violin) and Frederick Riddle (viola)


Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Frederick Riddle

: AUSTRALIA Talk by Tyrone Guthrie

Tyrone Guthrie returned recently from a seven weeks' tour of Australia. He brought back some varied but very definite impressions of the continent, and tonight he describes them


Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie


Opera in three acts based on Hans Andersen 's Fairy Tale
Music by Igor Stravinsky . and Chorus of Radiodiffusion Frangaise
(Directed by Yvonne Gouvernay )
Orchestra of Radiodiffusion Franchise
Conductor, Roger Desormifere
Act 1: A stretch of country by the sea. Night
Act 2: The Porcelain Palace of the Emperor of China
Act 3: A room in the Palace
From Paris.


Unknown: Hans Andersen
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Directed By: Yvonne Gouvernay
Conductor: Roger Desormifere
The fisherman: Pierre Glanotti
The nightingale: Janine Micheau
The cook: Genevieve Moizan
The chamberlain: Jean Vieuille
The bonze: André Vessieres
Japanese envoys: Michel Hamelle
Japanese envoys: Andre Vessieres
Emperor of China: Lucien Lovano
Death: Marie-Therese Holley


Aspects of his poetry discussed by Richard Hughes
Reader, John Laurie


Reader: Richard Hughes
Reader: John Laurie


New Italian Quartet:
Paolo Borclani (violin) Elisa Pegreffl (violin) Piero Farulli (viola) Franco Rossi (cello)


Viola: Piero Farulli
Cello: Franco Rossi


Talk by T. S. Gregory , President of the Aquinas Society and late Editor of the Dublin Review


Talk By: T. S. Gregory

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