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Broadcast Music in America
Talk by B. H. Haggin


Talk By: B. H. Haggin


(orr. Aaron Copland )
The boatmen's dance: Long time ago; The dodger: Simple gifts: I bought me a cat sung bv Peter Pears (tenor) with Benjamin Britten (piano) on gramophone records


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Piano: Benjamin Britten


* Manus
... So when he went into the forest he met with this man called Manus, and Manus says to Jack, ' Jack,' he says, ' what about a game of cards ...'
A folk tale told by Paddy Sherlock , chimney sweep of County Clare
With an introduction by Professor J. H. Delargy of the Irish Folklore Commission
Produced by David Thomson
(The recorded broadcast of July 25) First of a series of six programmes


Told By: Paddy Sherlock
Unknown: Professor J. H. Delargy
Produced By: David Thomson


Arnold Goldsbrough (harpsichord)
Suite in F sharp minor (No. 6, first collection) :
Prelude; Largo; Allegro; Gigue
Suite in G (No. 8, second collection):
Allemande; Allegro: Courante; Aria; Menuetto; Gavotta with variations; Gigue


The Machinery of Diplomacy by Harold Nicolson
Second of a group of talks
To be repeated on January 17
Later speakers in this series: R. H. S. Crossman on Anglo-American relations as they affect Britain's attitude to the Commonwealth (January 19), and Sir George Sansom on British relations with the Far East (January 26)


Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: R. H. S. Crossman
Unknown: Sir George Sansom

: Schoenberg GURRELIEDER

(Songs of Gurre)
Text by J. P. Jacobsen
English version by D. Millar Craig (mezzo-soprano)(bass-baritone)(tenor)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Bromley and District
Male Voice Choir
(Chorus-Master, Sidney Smith )
Thurrock Male Voice Choir
(Chorus-Master, Arthur Jones ) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum ) Conducted by Karl Rankl
Part 1
Composed in 1900-1, this is the most important work of Schoenberg's early period, being a setting of poems by the Danish poet Jens Peter Jacobsen ; the name is derived from Gurre, an ancient castle to the north of Copenhagen. The music combines the chromatic harmony of Wagner with the polyphonic complexity of Brahms; yet the thought is no pastiche of either", and the whole work is an astonishing production, especially for a young man of twenty-six. Humphrey Searle


Unknown: J. P. Jacobsen
Mezzo-Soprano: D. Millar Craig
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Chorus-Master: Sidney Smith
Chorus-Master: Arthur Jones
Leader: David McCallum
Conducted By: Karl Rankl
Unknown: Jens Peter Jacobsen
Unknown: Humphrey Searle
Waldemar: Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Tove: Sylvia Fisher (soprano)
Voice of the Wood Dove: Constance Shacklock
Peasant: Owen Brannigan
Klaus, the Foot: Dennis Stephenson
Speaker: Alvar Lidell


Talk by Professor E.M, Carlsen
The speaker is an acknowledged authority in the U.S.A. on the work of the Swedish Lutheran theologians in Lund. In this talk he develops a theme that is still being discussed there; in particular, he talks about the use of the grundmotiv. Professor Carlsen recorded this talk while on a short visit to Europe to take part in a meeting of world theologians in Switzerland last July.


Unknown: E.M, Carlsen


Parts 2 and 3 (Sylvia Fisher and Constance Shacklock broadcast by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
Another performance: tomorrow


Unknown: Sylvia Fisher
Unknown: Constance Shacklock


Introduced by John Lehtnann


Introduced By: John Lehtnann


Quartet in A, Op. 26 played by Norbert Brainin (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Clifford Curzon (piano)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Piano: Clifford Curzon

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