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Sonata No. 2. in A minor for violin and piano played by Frederick Grinke (violin)
Kendall Taylor (piano)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Kendall Taylor


Richard Irvine Best, one-time Librarian of the National Library, Ireland, and inimitable Dublin raconteur, talks of his old friend George Moore


A lyric tragedy in a prologue and five acts
Words by Le Clerc de la Bruere
Music by Rameau
Radio version arranged by Edmond Appia
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville ) Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader, Manoug Parikian )
Conducted by Edmond Appia
Repetiteur. George Coop
The scene is laid in Phrygia in classical times
Prologue: The palace of love
Act 1: At the shrines of fallen heroes
Act 2: A deserted place near a temple


Arranged By: Edmond Appia
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Leader: Manoug Parikian
Conducted By: Edmond Appia
Iphise, daughter of Teucer: Rosina Raisbeck
Venus: Jennifer Vyvyan
Cupid: Margaret Ritchie
A phrygian woman: Margaret Ritchie
Dardanus son of Jupiter and Electra, in love with Iphise.: Richard Lewis
Antenor a neighbouring prince: Pierre Mollet
Ismenor a magician: Dennis Noble
Teucer, King of Phrygia: Ernest Frank
A Phrygian man: Ernest Frank
The voices of dreams: Margaret Ritchie
The voices of dreams: Elsie Boardman,
The voices of dreams: Dennis Noble


Second of two talks by Alexander Halpern
The speaker was General Secretary of the Russian Provisional Government of 1917


Unknown: Alexander Halpern


Act 3: A gallery in Teucer's palace Act 4: The sea-shore
Act 5: Before Teucer's palace overlooking the sea


by John Milton
A production by Nevill Coghill as presented at All Souls College during the Oxford Festival of 1951 and now performed by the Oxford University Dramatic Society in the Arlosh Hall, Manchester College. Oxford


Unknown: John Milton
Production By: Nevill Coghill


Trio in B flat, Op. 11
Allegro con brio: Adagio
Tema con variazionl played by the Waters-Pleeth-Gocd Trio:
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
William Pleeth (cello) Margaret Good (piano)


Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Cello: William Pleeth


John. Raymond compares some English and American literary critics' ideas about literature and society


Unknown: John. Raymond


Suite No. 2, Op. 4 played by the Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra
Conductor. Henry Swoboda on gramophone records


Conductor: Henry Swoboda

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