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Sonata played by Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Played By: Alfred Cave
Violin: Leonard Dight
Piano: Ernest Lush


Natalie Moya reads a chapter from the novel by Turgenev. (The translation is by Gilbert Gardiner ) flee also Saturday at 8.50 and 9.50


Unknown: Natalie Moya
Unknown: Gilbert Gardiner


Historia Balthasar
Rex Assyriorum'
John Wynton (tenor) John Duncan (tenor)
Alexander Henderson (bass)
BBC Chorus
Martindale Sidwell (organ)
Jacques String Orchestra
(Leader, Irene Richards )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Giovanni Giacomo Carissimi (1604-1674) produced a remaikable number of Latin oratorios during his choirmastcrship at the church of S. Apollinare in Rome. He excelled in choral writing and made the most of what were essentially naive harmonic effects. This version of the story of Belshazzar has ample rhythmic vitality and a fresh and unique melodic charm. Tense dramatic situations such as Daniel's translation of the writing on the wall receive only the slightest musical stress: here Canssimi has been content to set the three mysierious words and their translauon on rising degiees of the scale.
Denis Stevens


Tenor: John Wynton
Tenor: John Duncan
Bass: Alexander Henderson
Unknown: Martindale Sidwell
Leader: Irene Richards
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Giovanni Giacomo Carissimi
Unknown: Denis Stevens


by R. S. J. Hawes
Dr. Hawes is an English scientist who has been concerned with studies, in the field and in the laboratory, on the ancient fauna found in the caves of southern Europe and especially in (he karst limestone of Yugoslavia. In this talk he discusses these creatures—mostly grotesque and blind and often colourless-and the ways in which they have been modified by an underground existence lasting millions of years.


Unknown: R. S. J. Hawes


Elsa Cavelti (contralto)
Max Rostal (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Paul Sacher
Part 1


Contralto: Elsa Cavelti
Violin: Max Rostal
Leader: Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Paul Sacher


Peter de Mendelssohn , lately returned from Germany, reports on some recent theatrical events and controversies in divided Berlin


Unknown: Peter de Mendelssohn


(Concert continued)
(Given before an Invited audience In the Concert Hall. Broadcasting House, London. Programme arranged In co-operatton with the London Contemporary Music Centre)


Comment on an American letter from Korea, by Christopher Salmon , who is at present lecturing at the Vanderbilt University, Tennessee


Unknown: Christopher Salmon


An excursion into literature and mythology
Written and produced by Terence Tiller with music composed and directed by John Hotchkis and Olive Gregg
The Bird's Song sung by Marjorie Westbury
The Orphan's Song sung by Molly Lawson
Gretchen's Song sung by Olive Greg


Produced By: Terence Tiller
Directed By: John Hotchkis
Directed By: Olive Gregg
Sung By: Marjorie Westbury
Sung By: Molly Lawson
Sung By: Olive Greg
The Nannie: Jacqueline Thompson
The Child: Molly Lawsun
The Mother: Marjorie Westbury
Marleen: Ysanne Churchman
The Mathematician: Charles E Stidwill
The Anthropologist: John Laurie
The Cosmopolitan: Martin Benson
The English Don: Basil Jones
The Classicist: Robert Farquharson
The Library: Arthur Bush


Piano Quintet in F minor played by Rudolf Serkin (piano) Busch String Quartet on gramophone records


Piano: Rudolf Serkin


Readings from
'The Prophecy of Famine

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