Talk by G.L. Wood, Professor of Commerce in the University of Melbourne
The sharp rise in wool prices has brought Australian finance into the limelight. Professor Wood, who has recently been visiting London, discusses present inflationary pressures in Australia and some possible measures of control.
'Alissa' by Andre Gide for voice and piano sung by Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano) with Michael Mullinar (piano)
Alissa is a setting for voice and piano by Darius Milhaud of passages from Andre Gide's novel La Porte etroite, originally written in 1913 and revised in 1931. The novel is concerned with the love of Alissa for her cousin Jerome. Being of an ascetic nature she renounces this love, preferring to live, and to die, in a state of 'single blessedness.' The work consists of eight sections, the first six of which, drawn mainly from letters and dialogue, suggest Alissa's reserved attitude to Jerome. Then, after an instrumental prelude, fragments of her journal are sung, expressing her inmost thoughts. The work opens with a setting of the words 'Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. I would be among them... '
('La Fin des Temps')
A radio-drama by Gabriel Marcel
[Starring] Catherine Lacey
(First broadcast by Radiodiffusion Francaise during last year)
English version by Rosalind Heywood and E. J. King Bull
(Recording of broadcast on Dec. 17)
English version by:
English version by/Production:
Hans Henkemans (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton )
Conducted by Royalton Kisch
Hans Henkemans, who is broadcasting tonight for the first time in this country, was born at The Hague in 1913 and studied with Willem Pijper. He originally intended to become a doctor and did in fact take a medical degree at Utrecht University; but after a short time as a practising physician he devoted himself entirely to music, as pianist and composer. Two of his works, a Flute Concerto and a Sonata for two pianos, have been broadcast in the Third Programme from Festivals of the International Society for Contemporary Music. His 'Passacaglia en Gigue' was written during 1941 and 1942. (Deryck Cooke)
by John Lehmann
The speaker considers the question whether a literary editor must remain a passive purveyor of space for short-story writers, poets, and critics, or whether he can take a creative part in shaping the literary development and taste of his age.
(To be repeated on January 16)
by Harold Nicolson
Last of three talks
'Birds, Beasts, and Flowers'
Poems chosen and introduced by R.D. Smith
Read by Sheila Burrell, John Richmond and Dylan Thomas
(Recording of Wednesday's broadcast)
Presenter/Poems chosen by:
Quartet in B flat, Op. 168
played by the Busch String Quartet
on gramophone records
by Owen Barfield