'A Survivor from Warsaw'
Antonio Kurbinsky (baritone narrator)
Venetian Theatre Choir
Symphony Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Rome
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
Symphony Orchestra of Radio Italiana,
A biologist's reflections on the human brain by J.Z. Young, F.R.S., Professor of Anatomy at University College, London
In the first of eight lectures Professor Young suggests that doubt and certainty, the characteristics of scientific thinking, are also characteristic of human thought in general. He believes that this is the case because of the very nature of the human brain. Professor Young describes how, in these lectures, he will look at man from the point of view of a biologist, and he indicates the conclusions to which a study of recent work on the brain has led him.
Professor J.Z. Young,
Rene Soames (tenor)
Susi Jeans (harpsichord)
Illustrated talk by Michael Howard
(See tomorrow at 8.25)
Followed by an interlude at 7.30
A report by Merlin Thomas, with recorded excerpts from productions of Henry IV and Richard II, played by the Jean Vilar Company at the Annual Drama Festival at Avignon
Piano Sonata in G. Op. 14 No. 2
Piano Sonata in B flat. Op. 22
played by Louis Kentner
Second of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's piano sonatas are being played.
Talk by Max Lerner, American author, columnist, and University lecturer
Margaret Godley and Margaret Rees (sopranos)
Maude Baker and Margaret Rolfe (contraltos)
Bradshaw MacMillan and Emlyn Bebb (tenors)
Stanley Riley and Denis Weatherley (basses)
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Mass in G minor, for soloists and double chorus - Vaughan Williams
From the second part of the concert in the Royal Albert Hall, London
Tickets from 7/6 to 3/6 (Promenade, Arena or Gallery, 2/- at doors only) may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall and usual agents
Talk by Roger Fulford
For many years the Duke of Wellington had a close friendship with Mrs. Arbuthnot, whose Journals have recently been published for the first time. Roger Fulford comments on the records of this friendship and the light they cast on the character of the Duke.
A novel in verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by L.P. Hartley
Read by Margaret Rawlings and James McKechnie
(The recorded broadcast of Dec 25)
Presenter/Arranged for broadcasting by:
Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 played by the Amadeus String Quartet
Clifford Curzon (piano)
The Amadeus String
A disquisition by Geoffrey Grigson on grave worms from Aristotle to 'Ilkley Moor baht 'at'