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Sonata in G, Op. 96 played by Henry Hoist (violin)
Frank Merrick (piano)


Violin: Henry Hoist
Piano: Frank Merrick


A. L. Lloyd tells the story of the White spirituals, with recordings, most of which were made at a Sacred Harp Singing Convention at Birmingham, Alabama
The White spirituals, forerunners of the Negro spirituals, were evolved by pioneers in the American backwoods and are still sung by thousands of farmers in the uplands of South America.


Rene Soames (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
Desiree MacEwan (piano)
Five Songs (Walter de la Mare):
The Horseman Mistletoe
Poor Henry
The Song of the Soldiers Silver
Sonata for piano


Tenor: Rene Soames
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Piano: Desiree MacEwan

: James McKechnie as Goethe in ' OLYMPIAN MORNING'

Chapter 7 of ' Lotte in Weimar ' by Thomas Mann
Dramatised by Walter Rilla


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Dramatised By: Walter Rilla


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Eugene Goossens
Part 1
Like Goossen's earlier opera, Judith, Don Yuan de Manara (which was produced at Covent Garden in 1937) has a libretto by Arnold Bennett. Based on a play by the elder Dumas, it tells a different story from that of Mozart's opera. Its central figure is a libertine who lived in the seventeenth century and whose exploits are comparable with those of his more famous prototype. At the end he is confronted by the spectres of all the men and women he has killed and wronged. His life is forfeit and can only be redeemed by the love of a pure woman. She appears in the person of a nun who offers her life for his. The spectres then vanish; the Don, penitent at last, becomes a monk; and a choir of nuns proclaims the divine mercy. Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Arnold Bennett.


Robert Speaight discusses Louis Bonnerot's biography of the poet


1938 by John Pudney
The author reconstructs, from his own memory, the year of Munich with John Dodsworth , Frank Duncan
Grenville Eaves , Eric Francis Donald Gray. Malcolm Hayes
Basil Jones. David Kossoff
Bernard Rebel , Arthur Ridley
John Witty. Denise Bryer
Jennifer Edmonds , Helen Miller and Joanna Scott
Music composed and directed by Edward Williams
Production by W. P. Rilla


Unknown: John Pudney
Unknown: John Dodsworth
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Grenville Eaves
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Donald Gray.
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Basil Jones.
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Bernard Rebel
Unknown: Arthur Ridley
Unknown: John Witty.
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Jennifer Edmonds
Unknown: Helen Miller
Unknown: Joanna Scott
Directed By: Edward Williams
Production By: W. P. Rilla

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