Marchenbilder played by Etienne Ginot (viola)
Joseph Benvenuti (piano) on gramophone records
by Sean O'Faolain with Bernard Braden , Patience Collier,
Harry Hutchinson , David Kossoff ,
Janet Morrison. Macdonald Parke
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Sean O'Faolain recalls twelve months in the United States, as they appeared to a young Irishman, a disillusioned romantic-
New York at the beginning of the slump, a student's life at Harvard, a Baptist settlement in the Appalachians, an apple orchard in New Mexico. But after he had toured America in a Model T Ford-one of the old ' Flying Bedsteads -the truth of Henry James ' words was borne in upon him: ' the flower of art blooms only where the soil is deep '; and soon he found himself once more in his native Ireland.
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Under the pond-weed do the great fish go: Red-skirted ladies robed for fairy-land: A light spring breeze; An old man selling charms: A gentle wind fans the calm night
(first broadcast performance)
The Literary Study of the Old Testament by the Rev. H. H. Rowley
Dr. Rowley is Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University of Manchester, and a secretary of the Society for Old Testament Study.
Rev. H. H.
Gareth Morris (flute)
Edward Walker (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Leonard Brain (oboe) Donald Bridger (oboe) Cecil James (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn) Aubrey Brain (horn)
Maurice Clare (violin)
Lucille Wallace (harpsichord)
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra
Conducted by Nadia Boulanger
The Social and Political Background by A. D. C. Peterson
The speaker describes the social and political framework that existed in South-East Asia before the imposition of Western rule, and the situation since the war.
A. D. C.
Piano Sonata in D. Op. 28 Piano Sonata in E. Op. 109 played by Backhaus
' The Ballad of Reading Gaol'
Read by Cecil Trouncer
Production by Hugh Stewart
String Quartet played by the Quatuor Haydn:
George Maes (violin) Louis Hertogh (violin)
Louis Logie (viola)
Rene Pousseele (cello)
A talk on this Cornish town by John Betjeman