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Philip Levi (piano)
William Pleeth (cello) Margaret Good (piano)
Sonatina No. 2
Suite for piano and cello. Op. 23:
Moderato ma energico; Andantino, con grazia; Moderato ma brioso; Sostenuto ed espressivo; Moderato ma con brio
Toccata. Adagio, and Fugue in C


Piano: Philip Levi
Cello: William Pleeth

: On the Gradual Construction of Thought During Speech

by Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811)
Translated by Michael Hamburger
Read by Basil Taylor

Von Kleist was a Prussian dramatist and short-story writer of genius. The present essay is an example of his intuitive approach to complex problems.


Author: Heinrich von Kleist
Translated by: Michael Hamburger
Reader: Basil Taylor


Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard

: Racial Problems in the Commonwealth

Talk by H.V. Hodson, Editor of the Sunday Times

The speaker examines situations in the Commonwealth where racial questions have become political ones and considers the suitability of existing forms of government to multi-racial societies.


Speaker: H.V. Hodson


Anne Wood (contralto)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
New London Quartet: Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
Second of a series of programmes of quartets by Haydn and songs by Schubert. Next programme : January 19


Contralto: Anne Wood
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron

: Paradise Street

A comedy by Antony Brown
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Writer: Antony Brown


Dorian Singers
Conductor, Matyas Seiber
Charles Spinks (organ)
Ricercar in the first tone
Ricercar in the second tone
Stabat Mater
Ricercar in the fifth tone
Ricercar in the seventh tone
Mori quasi il mdo core La cruda mia n-emiea Soave fia il morir


Conductor: Matyas Seiber
Conductor: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Stabat Mater

: New Light on Omar Khayyam

by A.J. Arberry, Sir Thomas Adams' Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 13)


Speaker: Professor A.J. Arberry


Serenade in G (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) played by the strings of the N.W.D.R. Symphony Orchestra
(BBC recording)


Musicians: The strings of the N.W.D.R. Symphony Orchestra [Nord-West Deutscher Rundfunk]
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

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