Piano Sonata in A, Op. 120 played by Kathleen Long
Ninth of a series of recitals of piano music by Schubert
The Living Tradition
Talk by W. A. C. H. Dobson
This year the Chinese have been celebrating the 2,500th anniversary of the birth at Confucius. Mr. Dobson, who is Lecturer in Chinese to Oxford University, talks about the importance of Confucius to the China of today.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 29)
W. A. C. H.
by William Shakespeare with incidental music by Sibelius written for the theatre
The whole arranged for broadcasting by Dennis Arundell
Produced by E. A. Harding and Dennis Arundell
Symphonic poem: Orpheus played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt. on gramophone records
A production of Thomas Shadwell 's version of ' The Tempest.' with music by Purcell: January 6 and 8
"The Holy Sonnets of John Donne"
"Oh my blacke soule!"
"Batter my heart"
"O might those sighes and teares"
"Oh, to vex me"
"What if this present"
"Since she whom I loved"
"At the round earth's imagined corners"
"Thou hast made me"
"Death, be not proud"
Sung by Peter Pears (tenor) with Benjamin Britten (piano)
Talk by Philip Hendy
Dorothy Bond (soprano)
Margaret Good (piano)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
Jack-m-the-Box, which Satie regarded as one of his best works, was composed for a pantomime in 1900. To Satie's distress, however, the score (written out for piano) disappeared, and he believed he had lost it in a cab. After his death it was found among some old papers behind one of the pianos in his room. Marcelle Meyer played it at a memorial concert of Satie's music in 1926; It was orchestrated by Milhaud the same year and used for a divertissement by Diaghilev.
Henri Sauguet, who was born at Bordeaux in 1901, studied with Koechlin in Paris and wes laier associated with Satie. In his Cantara La Voyante we hear a fortune-teller giving a séance. The first part deals wilti fortune-telling by cards; the second part is concerned with astrology; and the last with palmistry. The composer's treatment ot his subject, it has been said, is ' lyrical and gently ironic.' Harold Rutland
A selection from his poetry chosen and introduced by George Rostrevor Hamilton
Pauline Letts , John Laurie
Production by Donald McWhinnie
String Quartet in C
Op. 33 No. 3 played by the Griller String Quartet