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Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano) Marjorie Thomas (contralto) George Rizza (counter-tenor)
John Kentish (tenor)
Henry Cummings (baritone)
Owen Brannigan (bass)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Covent Garden Chorus
Douglas Robinson )
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Constant Lambert


Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Contralto: George Rizza
Tenor: John Kentish
Baritone: Henry Cummings
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Constant Lambert


Occam and Scientific Thought by F. G. Young F.R.s., Sir William Dunn Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Cambridge
Third of four talks


Unknown: F. G. Young F.R.S.,
Unknown: Sir William Dunn


(Concert continued)
Masque In Diociesian'
Third of four concerts arranged under the direction of Anthony Lewis


Unknown: Anthony Lewis


A group of talks examining some aspects of the influence of the U.S.A. on European life and thought
1-The Political and Cultural Influence by Bertrand Russell


Unknown: Bertrand Russell


Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola) Colin Hampton (cello)
First of six recitals by the Griller String Quartet


Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Viola: Philip Burton
Cello: Colin Hampton

: Roger Livesey and Hermione Hannen in ' AMPHITRYON 38'

by S. N. Behrman
Adapted from the French of Jean Giraudoux
Music composed and directed by John Hotchkis
Adaptation and production by E. J. King Bull
Cast in order of speaking:


Unknown: S. N. Behrman
Unknown: Jean Giraudoux
Directed By: John Hotchkis
Production By: E. J. King Bull
Jupiter: Roger Livesey
Mercury: Leonard Sachs
Sosie servant to Amphitryon: Leonard Sachs
Trumpeter: Olaf Podley
Warrior: Rupert Davies
Alkmena: Hermione Hannen
Amphitryon: Roger Livesey
Kleantha: Joan Hart
Nenetza: Denise Bryer
Leda: Virginia Winter


An entertainment for speaking voice and seven instruments
Poems byEdith Sitwell
Music by William Walton
Speaker. Constant Lambert Edward Walker (flute)
Bernard Walton (clarinet)
Wilfred Hambleton (bass clarinet)
Walter Lear (alto saxophone)
Harold Jackson (trumpet) James Blades (percussion)
Raymond Clark (cello)
Conducted by Leighton Lucas


Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Music By: William Walton
Unknown: Constant Lambert
Flute: Edward Walker
Clarinet: Bernard Walton
Bass: Wilfred Hambleton
Clarinet: Walter Lear
Unknown: Harold Jackson
Unknown: James Blades
Cello: Raymond Clark
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas


by Geoffrey Taylor
Geoffrey Taylor talks about the invention of the lawn-mower in 1831, and its effect on the nineteenth century's attitude to 'green grass kept finely shorn.'


Unknown: Geoffrey Taylor
Talks: Geoffrey Taylor

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