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Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Alfred Hepworth (tenor)
Erich Gruenberg (violin) Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Lionel Salter and Charles Spinks (two pianos)


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Tenor: Alfred Hepworth
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Piano: Lionel Salter
Piano: Charles Spinks


by Nontando Jabavu
Nontando Jabavu , formerly Assistant at the School of Oriental and African Studies, talks about her experience of re-learning her native language, Xhosa, and of the insight comparative language studies can give into the social and mental habits of a people.


Unknown: Nontando Jabavu
Unknown: Nontando Jabavu


Piano Sonata in D. Op. 10 No. 3 Piano Sonata in A, Op. 101 played by Franz Reizenstein
Fifth of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's piano sonatas are being played


Played By: Franz Reizenstein


Alexander Halpern reviews the first volume of E. H. Carr 's ' History of Soviet Russia,' published recently
The speaker was General Secretary of the Provisional Government in Russia until the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 16)


Unknown: Alexander Halpern
Unknown: E. H. Carr

: Dufay

The Deller Consort:
April Cantelo (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Max Wortbley (tenor)
Norman Platt (baritone)
Sohola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
An instrumental ensemble

Suipremum est mortabilis bonum Ave regina coelorum
La belle se siet au pied de la tour Adieu oes bons vins de Lannoys Que,l fronte signorille
Je ne vis oncques la pareilles
Kyrie (Mass: L'homme arme)
Ecclesiae militantis - Sanctorum arbitrio - Bella canunt - Ecce nomen Domini - Gabriel
Introduced by Denis Stevens
(To be repeated on February 25)

Guillaume Dufay (c. 1400-74) was one of the greatest musicians of the declining Middle Ages. A master of every kind of musical form, he possessed a style unique for its humanistic aspects, which appear in his sacred music as well as in his ballades and rondeaux. Thus the appearance of his own name in the text of 'Ave regina coelorum' has a poignancy akin to his fond farewell to the wines of Lannoys.


Soprano: April Cantelo
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Max Wortbley
Baritone: Norman Piatt
Baritone: Sohola Polyphoniea
Unknown: Henry Washington
Introduced By: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Guillaume Dufay

: Anne Cullen. Bernard Miles and Reginald Beckwith in 'LIVING SILENCE'

A morality for Liverpool Cathedral by Patric Dickinson with music by Lambert Williamson
Northern Voices
Verse Speaking Choir
Directed by Diana Fraser
Sale and District
Musical Society
Conducted by Alfred Higson
(Continued in next column)
Peter Heald (treble) George Oave (tenor)
Leslie Earl (bass)
William Hardwicke (organ)
Others taking part:
Isla Cameron , Jennifer Edmonds
Jacqueline Thompson , Margaret Young and Derek Birch
Production by Joe Burroughs
(A new production of the programme broadcast in North of England Heme Service last April.)
To be repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Music By: Lambert Williamson
Directed By: Diana Fraser
Conducted By: Alfred Higson
Unknown: Peter Heald
Tenor: George Oave
Bass: Leslie Earl
Bass: William Hardwicke
Unknown: Isla Cameron
Unknown: Jennifer Edmonds
Unknown: Jacqueline Thompson
Unknown: Margaret Young
Unknown: Derek Birch
Production By: Joe Burroughs


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


The Great Land-mass
Talk by G. F. Hudson
In the second of two talks on the Atlantic voyages that culminated in the discovery of America, G. F. Hudson , Fellow of Ail Souls College, Oxford, describes the course of the expeditions from southern Europe in the fifteenth century.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 20


Talk By: G. F. Hudson
Unknown: G. F. Hudson


String Quartet No. 2, in D played by the Pro Arte Quantet on gramophone records

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