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: Background to Venice

by Hugh Nicol
The contemporary problem of soil erosion is one that for centuries threatened the maritime Republic of Venice. Silt from the mainland constantly endangered the waterways on which its sea-power was based. Hugh Nicol, Professor of Chemistry at the West of Scotland Agricultural College, describes the successful methods used by the Republic to combat this menace.

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Nicol
Unknown: Hugh Nico

: MONTEVERDI

Madrigals for solo voices and continuo
Annalies Gamper (soprano) Sylvia Gahwiller (soprano)
Margherita de Landi
(mezzo-soprano)
Ferry Gruber (tenor)
Ricoardo Manning (tenor)
Fernando Corena (bass)
Baci cari (for two tenors and continuo)
O, come sei gentile (for two sopranos and continuo)
Tu dornii (for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, and continuo)
Romanesca (for two sopranos and continuo):
Ohimè, dov' e il mio ben; Dunque ha potuto sol; Dunque ha potuto in me; And, sciocco mondo
(Recording made available by courtesy of Society Svizzera di Radiodiffusione)
Second of three madrigal programmes

Contributors

Soprano: Annalies Gamper
Soprano: Sylvia Gahwiller
Mezzo-Soprano: Margherita de Landi
Tenor: Ferry Gruber
Tenor: Ricoardo Manning
Bass: Fernando Corena

: THE CREATIVE CRITIC

Talk by D. S. Savage
The speaker, who is author of The Withered Branch and other literary studies, claims a place for the critic between the poet and theabstract thinker. He suggests that the critics's role is of special importance at a time like our own when there is no generality accepted system of values.

Contributors

Talk By: D. S. Savage

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Leonard Brain (cor anglais)
David Mason (trumpet)
The Jacques Orchestra
(Leader, Irene Richards )
Conductor, John Pritchard

Contributors

Unknown: David Mason
Leader: Irene Richards
Conductor: John Pritchard

: * BERLJOZ AND THE ROMANTIC CENTURY'

Phillip Hope-Wallace reviews Professor Jacques Barzun 's recently published study of Berlioz, on which he has been at work for twenty years

Contributors

Unknown: Phillip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Professor Jacques Barzun

: CHAMBER MUSIC

The Koeckert Quartet :
Rudolf Koeckert (violin)
Willi Buchner (violin)
Oskar Riedl (viola) Josef Merz (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Rudolf Koeckert
Violin: Willi Buchner
Viola: Oskar Riedl
Cello: Josef Merz

: VERGIL'S 'AENEID'

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

Contributors

Broadcasting By: C. Day
Broadcasting By: Lewis
Produced By: Basil Taylor

: DEBUSSY

Fétes Galantes (1892) (En sourdine;
Fantoches; Clair de June): Maggie Teyte (soprano), Cortot (piano)
Sonata for cello and piano:
Paul Tortelier (cello). Gerald Moore (piano?
Fetes Galantes (1904) (Les ingenus;
Le faune; Colloque sentimental): Maggie Teyte (soprano), Cortot (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Soprano: Cortot
Piano: Paul Tortelier
Cello: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Soprano: Cortot








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