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Piano Quartet in A minor played by the Robert Masters Piano Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)


Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Kinloch Anderson


Newton and his Universe by Herbert Butterfield , Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge
Seventh of sixteen talks by various speakers on the origins and results of the Scientific Revolution
(The recorded talk of Nov. 25 in the Schools series ' Talks for VI Forms ')


Unknown: Herbert Butterfield


Opera in a prologue and two acts Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
(revised Arrigo Boito )
English version by Norman Tucker
Music by Verdi
Cast in order of singing:
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leo Quayle )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, Walter Price )
Conductor, Michael Mudie
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (By arrangement with the Governors)
Scene: Genoa in the twelfth century
6.55 Prologue:
A square, with the Doge's Palace
7.30 Interval
7.40 Act 1
Scene 1: The garden of the Grimaldi Palace. Dawn, twenty years later
Scene 2: The Doge's Council Chamber. Next day
8.45 Interval


Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Unknown: Norman Tucker
Chorus-Master: Leo Quayle
Leader: Walter Price
Conductor: Michael Mudie
Paolo, Leader of the PlebeianParty: Frederick Sharp
Pietro, a Plebeian: Denis Dowling
Simone Boccanegra, Captain of theGenoese Fleet, later first Plebeian Doge of Genoa: Arnold Matters
Fiesco, reigning Patrician Doge, later disguised as Andrea: Stanley Clarkson
Amelia Grimaldi, Boccanegra's daughter, lost as a child: Joyce Gartside
Gabriele Adorno, a Patrician, in love with Amelia: Rowland Jones
Captain of the Guard: Rhys Williams


Act 2
Scene 1: A private room of the Doge.
Evening next day
Scene 2: Inside the Palace. A few hours later
Verdi's ' Falstaff 1: Thursday at 8.0


Professor E. Renoir , the nephew and godson of the painter, gives some early personal impressions


Unknown: Professor E. Renoir


Jan Smeterlin (piano)
Scherzo in E, Op. 54
Two Nocturnes: G. Op. 37 No. 2;
E flat, Op. 55 No. 2
Four Mazurkas: A minor. Op. 17
No. 4; B minor, Op. 33 No. 4; B, Op. 41 No. 3; G, Op. 50 No. 1
Two Waltzes: F, Op. 34 No. 3; D flat,
Op. 64 No.
Fantasy-Impromptu. Op. 66
Sixteenth of a series of programmes of music by Chopin


A story by R. K. Narayan
Read by Gerik Schjelderup


Story By: R. K. Narayan
Read By: Gerik Schjelderup


Wind Ensemble of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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