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: Max Beerbohm 'QUIA IMPERFECTUM '

An essay on the portrait of Goethe in the Campagna
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
In his ' Italian Journey ' Goethe frequently refers to the painting of his portrait by his indefatigable compatriot Johann Wilhelm Tischbein. When ' Quia Imperfectum ' was written in 1918 Max Beerbohm was unaware that the finished portrait hangs in the Stadel Institute at Frankfurt, and allowed his fancy to play upon its possible inclusion in a gallery of unfinished master-pieces.


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Johann Wilhelm
Unknown: Quia Imperfectum
Unknown: Max Beerbohm
Sir Max Beerbohm: James McKechnie
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Dennis Arundell


Dorian Singers
Conductor, Matyas Seiber


Conductor: Matyas Seiber


First of six discussions between three Members of Parliament, to be broadcast weekly
Sir Arthur Salter (Chairman) (Independent, Oxford University)
Quintin Hogg
(Conservative, Oxford City)
Austen Albu
(Labour. Edmonton)
In the course of these programmes the speakers will survey the field of our economic difficulties and the remedies that have been suggested.


Unknown: Sir Arthur Salter
Unknown: Quintin Hogg
Unknown: Austen Albu


Jan Smeterlin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1


Piano: Jan Smeterlin
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: Fireworks and the Fifth

Jocelyn Brooke talks about fireworks and their history, which is described in a new book by Alan Brock.
Jocelyn Brooke's own recently published book 'A Mine of Serpents' revealed him as a lively devotee of this traditional cult.


Presenter: Jocelyn Brooke


A selection of passages from the Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A ., and from the annotations made by William Blake in his copy of the book
Compiled and introduced by Basil Taylor
Felix Aylmer and Harold Scott


Unknown: Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A
Unknown: William Blake
Readers: Basil Taylor
Readers: Felix Aylmer
Readers: Harold Scott


Das musikalische Opfer played by the London Harpsichord Ensemble


' Porphyrias Lover'
' The Grammarian's Funeral'
Read by Paul Scofield
'The Patriot'
' Master Hugues of Saxe-Gotha '
Read by Michael Flanders
Production by Frank Hauser
Second of two programmes of dramatic monologues by Browning


Read By: Paul Scofield
Read By: Michael Flanders
Production By: Frank Hauser

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