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.
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
Nadine Sautereau (soprano)
Henri Becourt (tenor)
Bernard Demigny (baritone)
(Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
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
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