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Nap de Klijn (violin) Alice Heksch (piano)


Violin: Nap de Klijn
Piano: Alice Heksch


Talk by the Earl of Lytton

: Lazarus

A performance in full of the surviving music of the Easter Cantata by Schubert
English translation by Richard Capell
Chorus of Birmingham University Musical Society
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Anthony Lewis
Part 1
In the garden of Lazarus' house
Part 2
By the tomb of Lazarus
From the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. (By permission of the Trustees)
The full title of this work is Lazarus, or the Feast of the Resurrection; it is not known whether Schubert composed it for any special occasion. A. H. Niemyer, professor of theology at Halle, was responsible for the text, in which fear of death is the dominating thought; the third part, dealing with the resurrection of Lazarus, was not set to music. The work as it -tands was written in February 1820, when Schubert was twenty-three. Richard Capell, who has provided a free English translation for tonight's performance, has adhered as far as possible to the note-values of Schubert's music. The work is to be repeated on March 22 Harold Rutland


Translation by: Richard Capell
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted by: Anthony Lewis

: Nobel Peace Prize SCIENCE AND PEACE

Speech by Lord Boyd-Orr
Recording of the speech made in Oslo on December 12, 1949, when Lord Boyd-Orr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize


Unknown: Lord Boyd-Orr


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1
Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony, which bears the date 1929, was commissioned by Koussevitzky for the fiftieth anniversary M the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which played it for the first time in 1930. It is largely a rearrangement of material from the ballet L'Enfant Prodigue, which Diaghilev had produced shortly before. The first movement, which begins Andante assai and leads to an Allegro eroico, is based on the music for ' The Dancers '; the second, Andante tranquillo, is derived from the finale of the ballet; the third movement, Moderate quasi allegretto, is a transcription of ' The Seductress '; and the final Allegro risoluto makes use of the opening theme of the ballet and one entitled' The Meeting.' Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


H. S. Deighton , Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, talks about this recently published collection of personal experiences of the Communist Party by Koestler, Gide, Silone, and others


Unknown: H. S. Deighton


Part 2


Passages from the plays of Shakespeare in their original pronunciation
Introduced by Daniel Jones ,
Professor Emeritus of Phonetics in the University of London
(Continued in next column)
Henry V Act 3 Scene 1. The King: Once more unto the breach, dear friends.' (Raf de la Torre)
Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 2. Cassius: 'I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus.' (Laidman Browne)
Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 4: Duke, Viola, Feste, Curio. (Andrew Faulds , Marjorie Westbury. Robert Eddison , Raf de la Torre)
King John Act 2 Scene 1, The Bastard: 'Mad world, mad kings'' (Raf de la Torre)
Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2, Juliet: ' Gallop apace, you Aery-footed steeds.' (Beryl Calder)
Henry V Act 4 Scene 3, The King: St. Crispin's Day. (Raf de la Torre)
Henry IV, Part 2 Act 3 Scene 2: Shallow, Falstaff, Bardolph. (Laidman Browne. Norman Shelley. Andrew Faulds )
The Tempest Act 5 Scene 1 Prospero: ' Ye elves of hills.' (Laidman Browne)
Phonetic advice by Professor Jones
Dramatic production by Mary Hope Allen
Harpsichord played by Cecil Dixon
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 28)
Listeners may find the text useful in occasional passages.


Introduced By: Daniel Jones
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury.
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Laidman Browne.
Unknown: Norman Shelley.
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Harpsichord: Mary Hope Allen
Played By: Cecil Dixon


Melodie (Gluck—Sgambati)
Sonata in F sharp, Op. 78 (Beethoven) Ricordanza (Liszt) on gramophone records

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