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: Mozart

Sonata in B flat (K.454)
played by Erich Gruenberg (violin) Celia Arieli (piano)


Violinist: Erich Gruenberg
Pianist: Celia Arieli

: Work to Be Done

Roger Wilson gives the first of three talks on the tradition of social service in a changed society.
The speaker is head of the Department of Social Studies, University College of Hull.

The British tradition of social work has always challenged the policy of leaving the devil to take the hindmost. The 'hindmost' were once the poor, but today the nation provides safeguards against extreme poverty. Can it provide official means of dealing with today's hindmost, the maladjusted? If not, do their problems call for the work of the same kind of pioneering and imaginative individuals who in the past built up the social services to fight poverty? Such individuals were drawn from a leisured class: where can they be drawn from today and what should be their work?
(Second talk: Wednesday)


Speaker: Roger Wilson


Settings of poems by Morike
Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Dag verlassene Magdlein; Der Knabe und das Immelein; Zitronenfalter im April; In der Friihe; Im Fruhling; An eine Aeolsharfe; Nimmersatte Liebe; Elfenlied


Soprano: Irmgard Seefried
Piano: Ernest Lush

: Scott the King-Maker

George IV's Visit to Edinburgh in 1822 by Lord Kinross
[Starring] Norman Shelley
with Andrew Cruickshank and Walter Hudd

In this programme Lord Kinross recalls George IV's visit to Edinburgh, the first visit of a British king to Scotland since the coronation of Charles II, and one of the most spectacular events of George IV's career thanks to the magnificent stage-management of Sir Walter Scott. Under the comedy this visit had an undeniable political importance which was of lasting value. Scotland henceforth officially forgot Jacobitism which she had in fact renounced long before. George IV's visit allowed her to quit the unhappy past without a sense of humiliation but with a sense of acting rightly and proudly.
(To be repeated on Wednesday)


Writer/Presenter: Lord Kinross
Producer: Christopher Sykes
Sir Walter Scott: Andrew Cruickshank
King George IV: Norman Shelley
Lady Conyngham: Avice Landone
Rev George Crabbe: Walter Hudd
[Actor]: Alec Finter
[Actor]: Anthony Shaw
[Actor]: Christopher Hodge
[Actor]: Willoughby Gray
[Actor]: John Turnbull
[Actor]: Duncan McIntyre
[Actor]: Murdo Morrison
[Actor]: Lewis Stringer
[Actress]: Jacqueline Lacy
[Actor]: John Sharp


Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Jack Brymer (clarine-t)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Maurice Clare (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Marie Korchinska (hanp)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Oboe: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Violin: Maurice Clare
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Cello: Marie Korchinska
Piano: Wilfrid Parry


A talk by Thomas Mann
(This talk was recorded in California for the Third Programme)


Talk By: Thomas Mann

: Rubbra

Symphony No. 3
played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Musicians: The BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: About Food

National Food by Alan Pryce-Jones
Second of three talks


Speaker: Alan Pryce-Jones

: Sixteenth Century English Church Music

Choir of Hampstead Parish Church
Conductor, Martindale Sidwell


Singers: Choir of Hampstead Parish Church
Conductor: Martindale Sidwell

: Prospect: The New Towns

by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, A.M.T.P.I.


Speaker: Jaqueline Tyrwhitt

: Bach and Schumann

Myra Hess (piano)


Pianist: Myra Hess

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