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Talk by T. S. Eliot , O.M. First of a group of talks arranged in connection with the broadcasts of C. Day Lewis' translation of the Aeneid
Next talk: tomorrow


Talk By: T. S. Eliot


The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Hailing (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello) with Jean Stewart (viola)
First of a series of programmes, each Of which will include a Mozart Quintet


Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro
Viola: Jean Stewart


Robert Speadght talks about Pierre Emmanuel 's autobiography Which has been published recently under this title in an English translation


Talks: Robert Speadght
Unknown: Pierre Emmanuel


BBC Northern Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, Charles Groves
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
The Enchantress, which was completed last June, is dedicated to Kathleen Ferrier , for whom it was specially written. The Second Idyll of Theocritus relates how Simaetha, a beautiful, well-born Syracusan girl, is deserted by her lover, and in despair resorts at night to sorcery to win him back.
Stravinsky wrote his First Symphony during the years 1905-7, when he was in his early twenties and still a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov. It was performed at St. Petersburg soon after it was completed; some years later Stravinsky revised it, and this new version was conducted by Ernest Ansermct at Montreux in 1914. The Scherzo from it introduces a nursery tune, Caw, Caw, Jackdaw, which Stravinsky also made use of in the last of his Three Little Songs, Memories of my Childhood, written in 1913.


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: Charles Groves
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Conducted By: Ernest AnsermcT

: Fay Compton, Robert Harris with Catherine Lacey Edmund Willard. Anthony Jacobs and Norman Shelley in ' CYMBELINE '

by William Shakespeare
(Fay Compton is appearing in ' Intimate Relations ' at the Strand Theatre, London) During the performance of the play there will be a ten-minute interval. beginning at 9.40 approx... when the following programme will be broadcast:
Early English Keyboard Music played by Elizabeth Goble (virginals) on gramophone records


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Fay Compton
Played By: Elizabeth Goble


The Golden Age Singers
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Eileen McLoughlin (soprano) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
René Soames (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone) with Alfred Hepworth (tenor)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
(The recorded broadcast of May 1)


Directed By: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Eileen McLoughlin
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: René Soames
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Tenor: Alfred Hepworth
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart


A monthly review of current questions in architecture and planning
The Heart of the City
Lionel Brett talks about some of the ideas dicussed at the recent meeting of the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne in Hertfordshire. with quotations from recordings made at the time


Talks: Lionel Brett

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