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Sinfonietta played by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Rafael Kubelik on gramophone records


Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik


Talk by John Betjeman


Talk By: John Betjeman


Three programmes on acting for the stage, film, and radio
1-The Stage
A discussion by professionals on the fundamental qualities of the stage actor, the manner of acquiring his technique, its use and 'the purpose of playing.' with a foreword and summing-up by Sir Ralph Richardson ,, ,
Written and produced by Malcolm Baker Smith


Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Produced By: Malcolm Baker Smith
The Layman: Norman Edwards
The Producer: Michael MacOwan
The Actress: Lydia Sherwood
The Actors: Harold Scott
The Actors: Esmé Percy
The Actors: Ronald Simpson
The Actors: Geoffrey Wincott
The Actors: Michael Hordern
The Actors: Basil Rogers


Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Sonata in G, Op. 96 played by Max Rostal (violin)
Franz Osborn (piano)
Third of eight recitals


Violin: Max Rostal
Piano: Franz Osborn


on ' The Necessity of an Ethical Basis of Human Action'
Very Rev. Hilary J. Carpenter ,
O.P., Provincial
Rev. Drostan Maclaren , O.P.
Rev. Hugh Halton , O.P.
Introduced by a Member of Lincoln's Inn
From the Old Hall of Lincoln's Inn
A Medieval Disputation consists of the Attack and Defence of a thesis conducted in the strict logical form used by the scholastics in the Middle Ages. This was the ancient discipline of the Inns of Court, and the Old Hall of Lincoln's Inn must have been the scene of many such disputations in medieval times. The Moderator, who presides over the debate, is Superior of the English Province of the Dominican Order, anciently called Black-friars. The Defender and Objector belong respectively to the English and American Provinces of the same Order.


Unknown: Very Rev. Hilary J. Carpenter
Unknown: Rev. Drostan MacLaren
Unknown: Rev. Hugh Halton


Fantasy In F minor, Op. 49 Nocturne in B, Op. 62 No. Waltz in E flat, Op. 18 Barcarolle, Op. 60
Scherzo in E, Op. 54 played by Claudio Arrau
(Claudio Arrau broadcasts by permission of Harold Holt, Ltd.)
Second of a series of programmes in commemoration of the centenary of Chopin's death (October 17, 1849)


Piano: Claudio Arrau
Piano: Claudio Arrau


Asia's Indispensable Contribution by Joseph Needham , F.R.s.
This is the first of two talks by Dr. Needham based on a lecture he gave to UNESCO at Beirut towards the end of last year. The first talk deals with Asiatic science and medicine, and the second, to be broadcast on October 24, with developments in technology.


Unknown: Joseph Needham


Songs by Gerald Finzi
Poems by Thomas Hardy Childhood Among the Ferns Before and After Summer The Self-unseeing
Overlooking the River Channel Firing
In the Mind's Eye
The Too Short Time Epeisodia Amabel
He Abjures Love sung by Robert Irwin (baritone) with Frederick Stone (piano)


Songs By: Gerald Finzi
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Sung By: Robert Irwin
Piano: Frederick Stone


Second Sestiad by Christopher Marlowe
Read by John Gielgud
Production by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Read By: John Gielgud
Production By: Mary Hope Allen


Violin Concerto played by Gyorgy Garay (violin)
Hungarian Radio Orchestra
Conducted by Laszlo Somogyi


Violin: Gyorgy Garay
Conducted By: Laszlo Somogyi

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