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Janet Fraser (mezzo-soprano)
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Ambrose Gauntlett
(viola da gamba)
James Whitehead (cello)
Arnold Goldsb rough (harpsichord) Sonata in A minor, for violin, viola da gamba. and continuo
Jubilate Domino: Cantata for alto, viola da gamba, and continuo
Sonata In E minor, for violin, viola da gamba. and continuo


Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Fraser
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Cello: James Whitehead
Cello: Arnold Goldsb


1 — Dante's View of the Universe
Herbert Butterfield , Professor of Modem History in the University of Cambridge, gives the first of sixteen talks by various speakers on the origins and results of the ' Scientific Revolution,' which culminated in the 17th century
This series is being broadcast for Schools in the Home Services (not Scottish) during autumn 1949 and spring 1950. The original programmes form part of the weekly series Talks for Sixth Forms,' and are intended for members both of the Science Sixth and the Arts Sixth in secondary schools. The talks are to be repeated each week in the Third Programme.


Unknown: Herbert Butterfield


Wind Ensemble of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra:
Hans Reznicek , Franz Schlaf (flutes)
Hans Kamesch , Hans Hadamovsky
Leopold Wlach , Franz Bartoschek
Karl Oehlberger , Ernst Pamperl and Otto Schieder (bassoons)
Gottfried Freiberg. Leopold Kainz Josef Lackner , Josef Keller (horns)


Unknown: Hans Reznicek
Flutes: Franz Schlaf
Flutes: Hans Kamesch
Oboes: Hans Hadamovsky
Oboes: Leopold Wlach
Clarinets: Franz Bartoschek
Clarinets: Karl Oehlberger
Clarinets: Ernst Pamperl
Bassoons: Otto Schieder
Bassoons: Gottfried Freiberg.
Bassoons: Leopold Kainz
Bassoons: Josef Lackner
Horns: Josef Keller


New production of an extended series of adaptations from Geoffrey Chaucer 's poem in fourteen weekly Instalments
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghlll
14-The Canon's Yeoman's Tale
Production by Stephen Potter


Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer
Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghlll
Production By: Stephen Potter
The Canon's Yeoman: Norman Shelley
Canon: Heron Carvic
Chaucer: Cecil Trouncer
Host: Malcolm Graeme
Priest: Andrew Churchman

: The English Opera Group presents THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA'

Opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Ronald Duncan after Andre Obey 's play
' Le Viol de Lucrece '
Cast in order of singing:
The English Opera Group
Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Manoug Parikian)
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
Produced by Eric Crozier
Act 1
Scene 1: The generals' tent at their camp 'outside Rome
Interlude: The Ride to Rome
Scene 2: Lucretia's house In Rome.
The same evening


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Ronald Duncan
Unknown: Andre OBEy
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Produced By: Eric Crozier
Male Chorus: Peter Pears
Female Chorus: Jennifer Vyvyan
Collatinus, a Roman General: George James
Junius a Roman General: Denis Dowling
Tarquinius, an Etruscan Prince: Otakar Kraus
Lucretia, wife of Collatinus: Nancy Evans
Bianca, nurse to Lucretia: Flora Neilsen
Lucia, maid to Lucretia: Margaret Ritchie


by A. P. Ryan
Patrick Ryan puts forward some ideas on the use and future of the middle classes-whose present condition was examined in a recent book by Angus Maude and Roy Lewis


Unknown: A. P. Ryan
Unknown: Patrick Ryan
Book By: Angus Maude
Book By: Roy Lewis


Act 2
Scene 1: Lucretia's bedroom. The same night
Interlude: A Chorale
Scene 2: Lucretia's house. The following morning


Written by himself, 1731
Reader, D. A. Clarke-Smith


Reader: D. A. Clarke-Smith


Nine Preludes, Op. 103 played by John Simons (piano)


Played By: John Simons


Mary Scrutton , Lecturer in Philosophy at Reading University, reviews Arthur Koestler 's new book ' Insight and Outlook '


Unknown: Mary Scrutton
Unknown: Arthur Koestler

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