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Piano Sonata No. 2
Alerte; Leger; Doucement; Rapide played by Monique Haas
(first performance)
Darius Milhaud comes from an old Jewish family long settled in Provence. There is consequently a Mediterranean brilliance and gaiety in his music, and with it a tender, nostalgic strain, reflective and sensitive A many-sided personality, Milhaud is one of the most naturally gifted composers of our time. He has been a great traveller, readily assimilating into his individual style the influences of popular music—jazz rhythms, Mexican dances, and South American banjos. In his youth he was a member of the Paris group of composers known as ' Les Six/ and his music of that time displays a delightful, sometimes pawky sense of humour that persists still in the more elaborate works of his maturity. His second piano sonata, dedicated to Monique Haas , was written last year during his visit to Mills College. California.
Edward Lockspeiser


Played By: Monique Haas
Unknown: Darius Milhaud
Unknown: Monique Haas

: Scer.es from the 'OEDIPUS AT COLONUS'

of Sophocles in Greek
Acted by members of Cambridge University and recorded from the Arts Theatre. Cambridge
Music by Robin Orr , organist of St. John's College
Scenes introduced by the producer,
J. T. Sheppard. Litt.D.,
Provost of King's College
Presented for radio by Raymond Raikes


Music By: Robin Orr
Unknown: J. T. Sheppard.
Radio By: Raymond Raikes


Mascia Prédit (soprano)
Boris Christoff (bass)
Ernest Lush (piano)
The Tempest
Songs and Dances of Death:
Trepak; Lullaby; Serenade; The Field-Marshal


Soprano: Mascia Prédit
Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Ernest Lush


Robert Speaight reads his translation of Jacques Maritain 's lecture
This translation will be printed in The Listener dated March 9. The lecture recorded in French by Jacques Maritain will be broadcast on Mar. 10


Unknown: Robert Speaight
Unknown: Jacques Maritain
Unknown: Jacques Maritain


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Roger Desormiere
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Roger Desormiere


T. Wilson , Fellow of University College, Oxford, reviews ' The Principles of Economic Planning' by W. Arthur Lewis , Professor of Economics in the University of Manchester


Unknown: T. Wilson
Unknown: W. Arthur Lewis


Part 2
Symphonie Expiatoire .Henri Sauguet
(first performance in England)


A talk on the Russian singer by his daughter, Marfa Gardner


Unknown: Marfa Gardner


Quartet in E flat, Op. 125 played by the Barylli String Quartet:
Walter Barylli (violin)
Wolfgang Poduschka (violin)
Alfons Grueniberg (viola)
Hans Czegka (cello)
Third of a series of recitals of Schubert's string quartets


Violin: Walter Barylli
Violin: Wolfgang Poduschka
Viola: Alfons Grueniberg
Cello: Hans Czegka


Chekhov's story read by Michael Redgrave


Read By: Michael Redgrave

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