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Trio in E flat, Op. 100 played by the 'Robert Masters Piano Trio:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)


Cello: Nannie Jamieson
Piano: Kinloch Anderson


Patric Dickinson introduces a selection from his poetry
Jill Balcon , Robert Sewell


Introduces: Patric Dickinson
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Robert Sewell


Edith Sitwell and Constant Lambert (speakers)
Mary Peppin and Gerald ine Peppin
(two pianos)
James Gibb (piano)
BBC Men's Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Wood gate)
A section of the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Leighton Lucas
Part 1


Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Constant Lambert
Unknown: Mary Peppin
Unknown: Gerald Ine Peppin
Piano: James Gibb
Chorus-Master: Leslie Wood
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas


Talk by Raymond Williams
Ibsen's plays ' Brand ' and ' Peer Gynt,' neither of them written for the theatre, present a kind of dramatic poem very different from the generally accepted idea of Ibsen as a realist and playwright of social issues. The social plays, in fact, are only a part of Ibsen's work-according to Raymond Williams , perhaps not the most important part. The last plays are as much poetic drama as Brand ' and ' Peer Gynt,' and the same recurrent themes run through the whole of Ibsen's work from ' Brand ' onwards.


Talk By: Raymond Williams
Unknown: Raymond Williams


(Concert continued)
Introductory talk by Edith Sitwell to


Talk By: Edith Sitwell


His Historical Significance by F. C. Copleston, s.Jv Professor of the History of Philosophy at Heythrop College
Last of four talks


Suzanne Danco (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Fetes galantes (Paul Verlaine ):
En sourdine Fantoches
Clair de lune
Mandoline (Paul Verlaine )
Noel des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison (Claude Debussy)
Ariettes oubliees (Paul Verlaine ):
II pleure dans mon coeur
Paysages belges-chevaux de bois
Trois Ballades de Francois Villon :
Ballade a s'amye
Ballade que Villon fait a la requeste de sa mere pour prier Nostre-Dame
Ballade des femmes de Paris


Soprano: Suzanne Danco
Piano: Ernest Lush
Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Unknown: Noel Des
Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Unknown: Francois Villon

: Cherry Cottrell in ' A YEAR I REMEMBER'

Greek Easter 1940
—Greek Easter 1941 by Olivia Manning
Produced by R. D. Smith
In August 1939 Olivia Manning married R. D. Smith (the producer of this programme). Immediately afterwards he was ordered to the Balkans, and she went with him. At Easter 1940 they returned to Rumania from leave in Athens to find the Balkan world collapsing around them. In October, after some weeks of German domination of Rumania, they made their way into Greece, just before the Italian declaration of war. On Good Friday 1941 they escaped from the blown-up port of Piraeus, three days ahead of the German advance. In tonight's programme Olivia Manning recalls these events.


Produced By: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Olivia Manning


Antonio Brosa (violin)
Eric Hope (piano)
Netherland Melodies , Nos. 1, 11, 8, for piano
Sonata for solo violin
Variations on an original theme, for piano


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Piano: Eric Hope
Piano: Netherland Melodies


Talk by Wilfred Thesis er
During his recent expedition u; man Wilfred Thesiger spent some time hawking with Arab sheikhs. His ta'k gives a picture of this traditional desert sport.


Talk By: Wilfred Thesis
Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger


Concerto Grosso in F. Op. G No. 2 played by the Boyd Neel string Orchestra with Louis Willoughby (violin)
David Martin (violin) Peter Beavan (cello)
Arnold Goldsbrough (harpsichord) on gramophone records


Violin: Louis Willoughby
Violin: David Martin
Cello: Peter Beavan
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsbrough

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