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John Wain , Lecturer in English Literature at Reading University, talks about William Empson 's book, published last summer
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 28)


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: William Empson


by C. F. Ramuz
Translated by D. F. Aitken
Music by Igor Stravinsky Conducted by Paul Sacher
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Max Rostal (violin)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Harold Jackson (trumpet) James Whelan (trombone)
James Merrett (double-bass)
James Blades (percussion)
In 1918 Stravinsky was living in Switzerland. Cut off from the outside world and without any prospect of seeing his largeicale works performed, he determined to write something for the limited resources at his immediate disposal. Having secured the backing of Werner Reinhardt , the assistance of Ernest Ansermet , and the collaboration of the Vaudois poet Ramuz, he wrote and produced there The Soldier's Tale. It is based on the old Russian story of the army deserter whose soul is claimed by the devil, but, says the composer, ' although the character of the subject is specifically Russian, the situations and sentiments unfold a moral so common to the human race as to make an international appeal.' Deryck Cooke


Translated By: D. F. Aitken
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Conducted By: Paul Sacher
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Violin: Max Rostal
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Cecil James
Bassoon: Harold Jackson
Unknown: James Whelan
Double-Bass: James Merrett
Double-Bass: James Blades
Unknown: Werner Reinhardt
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Deryck Cooke
The Soldier: Deryck Guyler
The Devil: Max Adrian
The Princess: Isabel Dean
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs


Talk by C. J. Hamson
Reader in Comparative Law in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College
This is the first of a series of talks defining and illustrating the comparative method of studying law. The other speakers wiU be Professor T. F. T Plucknett of London University, and Professor John Hazard of Columbia University, New York.
To be repeated on Feb. 4. See page 3
Next talk: February 8


Talk By: C. J. Hamson
Unknown: Professor T. F. T Plucknett
Unknown: Professor John Hazard


Symphony No. 6, in D (Le Matin) Symphony No. 7, in C (Le Midi) Symphony No. 8, in G (Le Soir) played by the London Mozart Players
(Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conductor, Harry Blech
Symphony No. 28, in A: February 6


Leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: Harry Blech

: Mai Zetterling Michael Hordern, Norman Shelley and Carleton Hobbs in ' THE UNTAMED'

(* La Sauvage ') by Jean Anouilh
Translated from the French by Kitty Black
Music composed and arranged by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Characters in order of speaking:
From the Maison Laperouse:
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 30)


Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Hartman: Carleton Hobbs
Florent France: Michael Hordern
Monsieur Lebonze: George de Warfaz
A waiter: Jean Driant
Jeannette: Betty Baskcomb
Thérèse: Mai Zetterling
Monsieur Tarde: Norman Shelley
Gosta: Philip Leaver
Madame Tarde: Gladys Spencer
The housekeeper: May Hallatt
The scullery-maid: Molly Lawson
Madame Marguerite Bazin, Florent's aunt: Dorothy Lane
The vendeuse: Violet Loxley
The little apprentice: Marianne Chapman
Marie, Florent's sister: Nicolette Bernard


A programme of drinking songs arranged and introduced by Jeremy Noble
The Deller Consort: April Cantelo (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Eric Barnes (tenor)
Norman Platt (baritone)
Desmond Dupre
(tenor viol and lute)
John Alexandra (bassoon)


Introduced By: Jeremy Noble
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Alexander Young
Tenor: Eric Barnes
Baritone: Norman Platt
Tenor: Desmond Dupre
Bassoon: John Alexandra


Thirty-sixth of a series of reports on the Soviet point of view as expressed in the Soviet Press and broadcasts to the U.S.S.R.


Piano Sonata
Allegro; Nocturne: Finale played by Gordon Watson


Played By: Gordon Watson

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