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A biologist's reflections on the human brain by J. Z. Young, F.R.S. , Professor of Anatomy at University College, London
7. — The Mechanistic Interpretation of Nature
Since the seventeenth century great advances have been achieved in biology because of the effective use of the comparison between men and machines to illustrate new discoveries. In this lecture Professor Young describes the historical importance of the comparison but emphasises that recent research has led to biological discoveries that cannot be adequately described in mechanistic terms.


Unknown: J. Z. Young, F.R.S.


Mary Jarred (contralto)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Vegh String Quartet:
Sandor Vegh (violin) Sandor Zoldy (violin) Georges Janzer (viola)
Paul Szabo (cello)
(Continued in next column)
Berg's Lyric Suite was written in 1925-6, between his Chamber Concerto and his second opera, Lulu. It consists of six movements arranged in pairs, a fast one followed by a slow one; but in each successive pair the fast movement increases in speed, whilst the slow one decreases: Allegretto gioviale — Andante amoroso. Allegro misterioso — Adagio appassionato, Presto delirando-Largo desolato. The Suite is in fact a subjective persona! document and it expresses Berg's innermost feelings. It has rightly been called a latent opera, for it is clearly based on n dramatic sequence of mood-pictures and even contains quotations from Tristan and the Lyrical Symphony of Zemlinsky, the teacher and brother-in-law of Schoenberg, Humphrey Searle


Contralto: Mary Jarred
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Violin: Sandor Vegh
Violin: Sandor Zoldy
Viola: Georges Janzer
Cello: Paul Szabo
Unknown: Humphrey Searle


The End of the Ancien Regimeby Noel Annan , Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
First of a series of seven talks
Future talks are by Robert Boothby on The Political Scene, Edward Sackville-West on The Cosmopolitan Spirit, Alan Pryce-Jones on The Creative Artist in the Twenties. V. S. Pritchett on Conversation in the Twenties, G. H. Bantock on The ' Private Heaven ' of the Twenties, and Noel Annan on The Last Stage.
Next talk: Saturday
See paragraph on page 3


Unknown: Noel Annan


reads and comments on some of his own poetry including ' Preludes,' ' La Figlia Che Piange,' two sections from ' The Waste Land,' ' Journey of the Magi,' 'Triumphal March,' four 'Landscapes, ' and a section from ' Little Gidding '


Piano Sonata in A, Op. 2 No. 2 played by Abbey Simon
Fourth of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's piano sonatas are being played


Played By: Abbey Simon


Recollections and evocations of a journey through the vineyards of Medoc, St. Emilion, and Sauterne at the time of wine harvest in October 1950
The Travellers : Andre Simon and Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Songs recorded by the Chorale des Jeunes de Bordeaux
Produced by Laurence Gilliam


Produced By: Laurence Gilliam


Richard Standen (bass)
London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Albert Waggett (flute)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
Hans Geiger (violin)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
Trio Sonata in G
Cantata No. 203: Amore traditore
Violin Concerto in E
(violin, Manoug Parikian )
First of three programmes of' music by Bach given by the London Harpsichord Ensemble


Bass: Richard Standen
Flute: John Francis
Flute: Albert Waggett
Violin: Manoug Parikian
Violin: Hans Geiger
Violin: Peter Mountain
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Double-Bass: Adrian Beers
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver
Violin: Manoug Parikian


Talk by James Hemming


Talk By: James Hemming


Asie; La flute enchantee; L'indifférent
(Sheherazade) (Ravel): Suzanne Danco (soprano), Paris Conserva toire Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Aubade; Pastorale; Mascarade (Petite
Suite) (Roussel): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone records


Soprano: Suzanne Danco
Soprano: Paris Conserva
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Charles Munch

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