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Antonio Brosa (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Viola: Frederick Riddle


Edward Shils talks about the Press and politics in the U.S.A.
The speaker is Professor of Social Sciences in the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 13)


Talks: Edward Shils


The Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
Introduced by Frank Harrison , who has transcribed and edited the music
From Eton College Chapel


Unknown: Henry Washington
Introduced By: Frank Harrison


by C. D. Darlington , F.R.S.
Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institution
The now familiar word heredity la lest than a century old: it dates from Darwin's day. Dr. Darlington explains how the idea of heredity evolved and he discusses the confusion that has existed throughout the ages concerning understanding of the connection between parent and offspring. He traces the concept through various vicissitudes to the new view of heredity based on the experimental investigations of Galton and Mendel and the microscopic study of germ cells and chromosomes.


Unknown: C. D. Darlington


The Countess of Pembroke and her Circle at Wilton Housa
Programme presented and edited by R. H. Ward from material supplied by Bertram Joseph
Godfrey Kenton. Phoebe Waterfleld
Douglas Leach. Roger Fox
Madrigals by William Byrd sung by the BBC West of England Singers
Conductor, Reginald Redman
Production by Robert Waller
(The recorded broadcast of August 7 in the West Home Service). See p. 8


Edited By: R. H. Ward
Readers: Bertram Joseph
Readers: Godfrey Kenton.
Readers: Phoebe Waterfleld
Readers: Douglas Leach.
Unknown: Roger Fox
Unknown: William Byrd
Conductor: Reginald Redman
Production By: Robert Waller


Nadine Sautereau (soprano)
Henri Becourt (tenor)
Bernard Demigny (baritone)
Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1
Elsa Barraine 's cantata was written in 1948 with the aim of providing radio with a lyrical work in which the orchestra allows the voice full scope without losing any of its own brilliance. The poem, by Paul Eluard , involves three people, the Man, the Woman, and the Author; and the theme is the double one of Love and Law. Before being united in universal love the Man and the Woman sing independently until, after the fifth section, their voices are united. Harold Rutland


Soprano: Nadine Sautereau
Tenor: Henri Becourt
Baritone: Bernard Demigny
Leader: Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Unknown: Elsa Barraine
Unknown: Paul Eluard
Unknown: Harold Rutland


A series of five talks
4—Georges Sorelby James Joll
Fellow of St. Antony's College. Oxford


Andrew Young reads and comments on a number of his poema


Unknown: Andrew Young


Fifteen Inventions of two volcea played by Eric Harrison (piano)


Piano: Eric Harrison

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