A programme of recordings made at the Gaelic Festival, introduced by Finlay J. Macdonald
The National Mod of An Comunn Gaidhealach (The Highland Association) is the Scottish counterpart of the Welsh Eisteddfod. It is a four-day festival, embracing the music, literature, drama, and art of the Scottish Highlands. The 1949 Mod has just ended at Inverness, and the programme this evening introduces excerpts from the proceedings.
Vienna Philharmonia Quartet:
Franz Samohyl (violin)
Siegfried Rumpold (violin)
August Pioro (viola)
Emanuel Brabec (cello)
A dialogue between Goethe and Professor Luden of Jena University, taken from original sources and arranged by Wilhelm Unger
Translated by Jack Lindsay andLeonora Unger
Production by'Robert Gittings
Song-cycle by Gabriel Fauré
Poems by Verlaine
Suzanne Danco (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Une Sainte en son auréole Puisque l'aube grandit
La lune blanche luit dans les bois J'allais par des chemins perfides J'ai presque peur, en vénté Avant que tu ne t'en ailles
Done. ce sera par un clair jour d'été N'est-ce pas?
L'hiver a cesse
A performance by Pierre Bernac (baritone) and Ernest Lush (piano): November 1
The Hebrew View of Man and his World by the Rev.
T. H. Robinson , Litt.D., D.D.
Dr. Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Semitic Languages at University College, Cardiff, and a member of the Society for Old Testament Study. In this talk he discusses some of the fundamental concepts that gave rise to the distinctive Hebraic pattern of social life.
Fourth of five talks
Gareth Morris (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
George Eskdale (trumpet)
Maurice Clare (violin)
Lucille Wallace (harpsichord)
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra
Conducted by Nadia Boulanger
G. M. Young repeats his Leslie Stephen Lecture , which he delivered at Cambridge in May
What, G. M. Young asks, are the elements in a civilisation that preserve the continuity .of its traditions from one generation to another? What can weaken or shatter that continuity of culture, what maintains its development? Readers of Mr. Young's work on Victorian England and in other historical fields will recognise these as questions to which he has long devoted much attention.
Hebrew Rhapsody: Schelomo played by Emanuel Feuermann (cello)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski on gramophone records
J. Isaacs gives an appreciation of Skelton's work and estimates his influence on contemporary poets
Conductor, Boris Ord