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The Peasant Cantata :
Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet
Ena Mitchell (soprano)
Richard Standen (base)
London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flutie) David Burditt (horn)
Mamoug Parikiain (violin)
Hans Gedger (violin)
Neville Marrineir (violin)
Bernard Davie (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (ceilo)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
(Recording of the broadcast on October


Soprano: Richard Standen
Unknown: John Francis
Horn: David Burditt
Violin: Hans Gedger
Violin: Neville Marrineir
Viola: Bernard Davie
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett


Talk by John Morris
Illustrated by recordings made from a stage performance in Tokyo of ' The Tale of Genii.' (These illustrations were specially recorded by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. N.H.K.. by permission of T Otani, President of the Schochiku Theatres, Tokyo)


Talk By: John Morris


Quintetto Chigiano :
Ricardo Bremgola (violin,) Mario Benvenwti (violin.)
Giovanni Leone (viola)
Lino Filiippini (cello)
Sergio Lorenzi (piano)
Shostakovich's Piano Quintet is his most important chamberwork to date. It was written in 1940, and was awarded the Stalin prize in the following year. The work certainly offers no special difficulties to the listener; form, rhythm, and harmony could hardly be more straightforward and the melodies are for the most part disarmingly unambiguous. Dcryck Cooke


Violin: Ricardo Bremgola
Violin: Mario Benvenwti
Viola: Giovanni Leone
Cello: Lino Filiippini
Piano: Sergio Lorenzi
Unknown: Dcryck Cooke


Third of six lectures by Jubian Huxley , F.R.S.
Biological Improvement:
The Second Evolutionary Equation
The theme of this lecture is that Natural Selection, plus adequate time, produces biological improvement. Dr. Huxley gives examples of the different kinds and degrees of biological improvement, and of rhe ways in which improvement is restricted and limited in different evolutionary circumstances. He discusses whether one can properly distinguish between ' higher * and lower ' animals. or speak of ' progress ' in evolution. He concludes that biological progress, though infrequent, is a fact, and in the long run the most important fact of evolution.


Unknown: Jubian Huxley


Dorothy Bond (sopramo)
Cyril Preedy (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Thomas Beeohiam , Bt.
Part 1


Piano: Cyril Preedy
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beeohiam


A talk on morticians in the United: States, by Dona Salmon


Unknown: Dona Salmon


An illustrated talk. by Rachel Bromiwich
Lecturer in Celtic at Cambridge University
Readers;: Mary O',Farrell and KeLty Macleod
The speaker traces the antiquity of the custom of keening for the dead in Ireland and in Gaelic Scotland. The talk is illustrated by readings from some of the laments, composed at different times and places in both countries, rhat indicate the existence of a common keening tradition.


Talk By: Rachel Bromiwich
Readers: Mary O',farrell


II pensienoso
Au lac de Wallenstadt
Les jeux d'eaux a La Villa d'Este
Après une lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi sonata)
(Anmées de Pèlerinage) played by Louis Kentner (piano)


Piano: Louis Kentner

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