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General editor, Gerald Abraham
59—Opera Seria in the late eighteenth century
Ena Mitchell (soprano)
John Kentish (tenor)
Ernest Frank (bass)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Programme includes music by JomelH, Sarti, Salieri, Mayr, and Traetta


Editor: Gerald Abraham
Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Tenor: John Kentish
Bass: Ernest Frank
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Introduced By: Alec Robertson


Professor T. M. Knox of St. Andrews University reviews a collection of selected essays by Raymond Klibanski , from Croce's later writings
The essays are translated by E. F. Carrith , and published by Allen and Unwin


Unknown: Professor T. M. Knox
Unknown: Raymond Klibanski
Translated By: E. F. Carrith


(Winter Season)
Nancy Evans (contralto)
Jean Pougnet (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Contralto: Nancy Evans
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Frank Lloyd Wright
Some months ago the American Institute of Architects awarded its gold medal to Frank Lloyd Wright , one of the most disputed of modern architects. This is the speech he made in reply.
(Recording made by the Institute during its meeting at Houston, Texas, last March)


Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright
Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright


Heddle Nash (tenor)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
Kyla Greenbaum (piano)
Années de Pelerinage
Lyon (1835)
Au lac de Wallenstadt (1836) Pastorale (1836)
Three Sonnets of Petrarch (1836) II Pensieroso (1839)
Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este
(Andante, non troppo lento) (1877)
Second of a series of programmes of Liszt's music, devised by Humphrey Searle


Tenor: Heddle Nash
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Piano: Kyla Greenbaum
Unknown: Humphrey Searle


Adapted from ' Seven Men ' and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
(Continued in next column)
The hideous fiasco of Mr. Hilary Alahby's first, and only, visit to Keeb Hall occurred during that distant summer when ladies in billowing sleeves might be seen bicycling slowly up and down the paven terrace of many a great English country house, smiling with pride and rapture in the delicious new' form of locomotion. It was Mr. Maltby's own bicycle, alas, that precipitated his penultimate humiliation.


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Sir Max Beerbohm: James McKechnie
Mr Hilary Maltby: Charles E Stidwill
The Countess of Rodfitten: Gladys Young
The Duchess of Hertfordshire: Eileen Hartly Hodder
Lady Thisbe Crowborough: Julian Orde
The Duke of Mull: William Trent
The Duchess of Mull: Susan Richmond


Trio in E flat, Op. 40 for horn, violin, and piano played by Dennis Brain (hom)
Antonio Brosa (violin) Kathleen Long (piano)


Played By: Dennis Brain
Violin: Antonio Brosa
Piano: Kathleen Long


Mark Antony and Octavian
Talk by Professor F. E. Adcock
The background of these two portraits is one of the most crucial' periods in European history. When the young
Octavian (the future Emperor Augustus.) . defeated Antony and Cleopatra ' the Mediterranean world,' says Professor Adcock, ' was united, and the day of an Eastern and a Western Empire was deferred for centuries.'


Unknown: Mark Antony
Talk By: Professor F. E. Adcock

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