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Lionel Salter (piano)
The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin)
Keith Cumniings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
(first broadcast performance)
The Toccatas by the Viennese composer Hanns Jelinek were written in 1948 as part of his ' Zwōlftonwerk,' a series of works for piano solo, various chamber ensembles, and orchestra, all based on the same note-series. Toccata Solenne is built on the series itself; Toccata Burlesca on the crab-form; Toccata Funebre on the inverted crab-form (inscribed in memoriam Alban Berg ,' it quotes the musical letters of Berg's name together with phrases from Wozzeck); and Toccata Frizzante on the inversion of the series. lain Hamilton, who was born in Glasgow in 1922, studied with William Alwyn at the Royai Academy of Music. His Second Symphony won the Koussevitzky Prize , and his Clarinet Concerto that of the Royal Philharmonic Society. The String Quartet, which won last year's Clements Memorial Prize, has four movements: Allegro calmo, Allegro mollo, Lento con molo, and Allegro rubato. Deryck Cookt


Piano: Lionel Salter
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cumniings
Cello: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Hanns Jelinek
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: William Alwyn
Unknown: Koussevitzky Prize
Unknown: Deryck Cookt


Talk by Arturo Loria ,
Italian author and critic


Talk By: Arturo Loria


A new translation for broadcasting by C. Day Lewis
Produced by Basil Taylor
Book 10


Broadcasting By: C. Day Lewis
Produced By: Basil Taylor
Narrator: Alan Wheatley
Jupiter: Robert Harris
Venus: Jill Balcon
Juno: Margaret Rawlings
Cymodoce: Simona Pakenham
Aeneas: Allan McClelland
Turnus: John Laurie
Tarchon: Michael Flanders
Pallas: Martin Starkie
Magus: Raf de la Torre
Liger: Denis McCarthy
Mezentius: Ralph Truman
Orodes: Michael Flanders


Opera in two acts
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
Music by Verdi
Knights, ladies, vassals Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Turin
(Chorus-Master. Rogero Maguini )
Conductor, Alfredo Simonetto
(Recording made available by courtesy of Radio Italiana, Turin)
The action of the opera takes place in and around the castle of Ezzelino at Bassano in the year 1228
Sc. 1: The countryside near Bassano
Sc. 2: A magnificent hall in the castle


Chorus-Master: Rogero Maguini
Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
Oberto Count of San Bonifacio: Tancredi Pasero
Leonora, his daughter: Maria Caniglia
Riccardo, Count of Salinguerra: Enzo Poggi
Cuniza, sister of Ezzelino da Romano: Elena Nicolai
Imelda, her confidante: Lidia Raan


A talk by Ortega y Gasset
Read in an English translation


Talk By: Ortega Y Gasset


Act 2
Sc. 1: Cuniza's apartment in the castle Sc. 2: Outside the castle grounds


by Sir William Hamilton Fyfe
Sir William Hamilton Fyfe comments on the relation of the citizen to the law, with particular reference to two recent books: The Shadow of the Gallows by Viscount Templewood and Arms of the Law by Margery Fry.


Unknown: Sir William Hamilton Fyfe
Unknown: Sir William Hamilton Fyfe
Unknown: Margery Fry.


London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Albert Waggett (flute)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
Hans Geiger (violin)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
Harry Danks (viola d'amore)


Flute: John Francis
Flute: Albert Waggett
Violin: Hans Geiger
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Viola: Harry Danks

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