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Quintet in D (K.593) played by the Hungarian String Quartet and Frederick Riddle (viola)
Fourth of five recitals of Mozart's string quintets


Viola: Frederick Riddle


Tyrone Guthrie approaches the problems of the contemporary theatre from the standpoint of both playwright and producer
Mr. Guthrie's own play The Top oj the Ladder is to be produced at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre .during April, and he is himself at present engaged in the production of Henry VIII at the National Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon.


Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Henry Viii


Joan Cross (soprano)
Anne Wood (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Gareth Morris (flute) Dennis Brain (horn)
(Continued in next columni
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
London Chamber Players
(Leader. Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Soprano: Joan Cross
Contralto: Anne Wood
Tenor: Peter Pears
Flute: Gareth Morris
Horn: Dennis Brain
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


Talk by Professor Leslie Hotson
Professor Hotson's researches have resulted in several important literary discoveries. His work in the Elizabethan period has been especially fruitful, notably in regard to Shakespeare and Marlowe. In this talk Professor Hotson argues that, for the writing of literary history, one fact is worth more than a book of theory; and he comments on the various forms the discovery of new facts may take. As an example, he describes his discovery of the authorship of what he calls ' the most venomous personal libel in England's history '-the Elizabethan Leicester's Commonzvealth.


Talk By: Professor Leslie Hotson


Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
William Herbert (tenor) Robert Irwin (baritone)
BBC Singers:
Margaret Godley , Margaret Rees
Maude Baker. Margaret Rolfe
Bradshaw MacMillan , Emlyn Bebb
Stanley Riley , Leonard Hubbard
The London Choir
(Conductor. Maurice Vinden )
Douglas Cameron (solo cello)
Jean Stewart (viola) Bernard Davis (viola) Norina Semino (cello)
Bernard Richards (cello)
James Merrett (double-bass)
Gerald Gover (harpsichord)
Maurice Vinden (organ)
Conducted by Sir Steuart Wilson
Second of four performances


Unknown: Alfred Deller
Tenor: William Herbert
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Singers: Margaret Godley
Singers: Margaret Rees
Singers: Maude Baker.
Singers: Margaret Rolfe
Unknown: Bradshaw MacMillan
Unknown: Emlyn Bebb
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Leonard Hubbard
Conductor: Maurice Vinden
Conductor: Douglas Cameron
Viola: Jean Stewart
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Norina Semino
Cello: Bernard Richards
Double-Bass: James Merrett
Harpsichord: Gerald Gover
Harpsichord: Maurice Vinden
Conducted By: Sir Steuart Wilson


Sir Noel Ashbridge , BBC Director of Technical Services, explains why and how you will find BBC programmes on different wavelengths on and after Wednesday, March 15


Unknown: Sir Noel Ashbridge

: Grizelda Hervey, Andre Morell in the ' ALCESTIS '

of Euripides
Freely adapted by Ford Madox Ford


Adapted By: Ford Madox Ford


Twelve Preludes (Book 1)
Danseuses de Delphes; Voiles: Le vent dans la plaine; Les sons et les parfums: Les collines d'Anacapri: Des pas sur la neige: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest: La fllle aux cheveux de lin; La sérénade interrompue ; La cathédrale engloutie; La danse de Puck; Minstrels played by Walter Gieseking (piano)


Piano: Walter Gieseking


Selections from the letters of Flaubert read by Basil Taylor
Arranged and introduced by R. H. Ward


Read By: Basil Taylor
Introduced By: R. H. Ward

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