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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.


Unknown: Hugh Nicol
Unknown: Hugh Nico


Madrigals for solo voices and continuo
Annalies Gamper (soprano) Sylvia Gahwiller (soprano)
Margherita de Landi
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


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


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.


Talk By: D. S. Savage


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


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


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


Unknown: Phillip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Professor Jacques Barzun


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


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


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


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


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


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

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