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Quartet No. 2, in E, Op. 45 played by the Pascal String Quartet:
Jacques Dumont (violin)
Maurice Crut (violin)
Leon Pascal (viola) Robert Salles (cello)


Violin: Jacques Dumont
Violin: Maurice Crut
Viola: Leon Pascal
Cello: Robert Salles

: The Irish Storyteller

'The Revolt of the Angels'; 'The Creation of the Sun, the Moon, and the Sea'; 'The Origin of Drink'; 'The Cat and the Candle'; 'The Wife Who Ate Nothing'; and other short pieces of oral tradition: originally told in Gaelic, now told in English by Duncan Mclntyre and Robert Mooney
Translation and introduction by Professor J. H. Delargy of the Irish Folklore Commission
Last of a series of six programmes


Storyteller: Duncan McLntyre
Storyteller: Robert Mooney
Translation and introduction: Professor J. H. Delargy
Production: David Thomson


Franz Reizenstein (piano)
Eighth of a series of programmes, each including a sonata by Hindemith


Piano: Franz Reizenstein


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
This month's review includes a talk by Lennox Berkeley on Stravinsky's new opera ' The Rake's Progress


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Talk By: Lennox Berkeley


or Major Cudlipp's Other Island' by Honor Tracy
A programme about the unhappy plight of English refugees in Eire with Harry Hutchinson , Seamus Kavanagh
Ian Sadler , Denis McCarthy
Gerald Maclernon , John Fabian and Eddie Byrne
Production by Douglas Cleverdon


Unknown: Honor Tracy
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Seamus Kavanagh
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Gerald MacLernon
Unknown: John Fabian
Unknown: Eddie Byrne
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Major Cudlipp, an economical gentle man: Carleton Hobbs
Miss Hypatia Fairbanks, an enthusiast: Diana Maddox
Tobias Barnicot, a matter-of-fact Englishman :: Norman Shelley
Gladys Barnicot, his wife, who aspires to gracious living: Marjorie Fielding
Mr O'Hooey, a political candidate: Tony Quinn
Mrs Clancy: Mary O'Farrell
Narrator: Ronald Simpson


BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
Schumann's Symphony in D minor exists in two forms. The one which is widely known, and which was given in the Third Programme last night, is the revi.sed version published in 1851 as Symphony No. 4. In its original form, however, it was written ten years earlier, immediately after the first symphony. This original version, to be heard tonight, was published in 1891 at the suggestion of Brahms. The music is very similar, the difference being largely a matter of orchestration: the persistent doubling which mars the second version is absent from the first.
Stravinsky's Symphony in C was written in response to a commission to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who played it for rhe first time in November 1940. Three years later it was given in this country at a BBC concert. The symphony consists of four movements
Deryck Cooke


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


by F. Ashton-Gwatkin , C.B., C.M.G., of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and formerly Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office
The speaker returned in mid-October from a lecture tou: in the Middle East undertaken on behalf of the Institute of Army Education. He gives his impressions of the situation in the Sudan and the Canal Zone as he observed it at the time.


Unknown: F. Ashton-Gwatkin


Hugues Cuenod (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)


Tenor: Hugues Cuenod
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell


by Louis MacNeice
The Island
Day of Renewal
Day of Returning
Readers: Robert Harris
Oliver Burt , Robert Marsden and Martin Starkie
Produced by Terence Tillfr
These three poems are a second section from a series written in Greece durmg 1950.


Readers: Robert Harris
Readers: Oliver Burt
Readers: Robert Marsden
Readers: Martin Starkie
Produced By: Terence Tillfr

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