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played by Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick


Played By: Cyril Smith
Played By: Phyllis Sellick


A monthly review of current questions in architecture and town planning
The People's Houses by Cleeve Barr
The speaker examines the specimen designs for council housing recently issued by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Mr. Barr is an architect in the housing department of a local government authority.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 3)


Unknown: Cleeve Barr


and music for harpsichord
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
BBC Midland Singers Conductor, John Lowe


Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Conductor: John Lowe


Michael Tippett reviews Arnold Schoenberg 's book of essays on music, published early in 1951 (The recorded broadcast of dct. 28)
Rudolf Kolisch on Schoenberg in America: March 14. See also Thursday at 9.45


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Arnold Schoenberg
Unknown: Rudolf Kolisch

: Swann in Love

A Proust reconstruction by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
with Heron Carvic Roger Delgado, Malcolm Hayes, Penelope Metaxas, Bryan Powley, Keith Pyott, Lydia Sherwood, Ronald Sidney, Gladys Spencer, Raf de la Torre, Anne Totten, Richard Williams
Music arranged and composed by Michael Head, and played by him with Winifred Small (violin)


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Roger Delgado
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes.
Unknown: Penelope Metaxas
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Keith Pvott
Unknown: Lydia Sherwood.
Unknown: Ronald Sidney
Unknown: Gladys Spencer.
Unknown: Torre Anne Totten
Composed By: Michael Head
Violin: Winifred Small
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs
Baron de Charlus: Arthur Young
Charles Swann: David King-Wood
Odette de Crecy: Diana Maddox
Mme Verdurin: Betty Hardy


London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. David Wise)
Conducted by Eduard van Beinum
' A medieval castle at daybreak. Reveille sounds from the tower; the gates open; knights on horseback appear and ride out into the forest. The magic of nature surrounds them.' That was Bruckner's own description of the opening of his Fourth Symphony, which he himself called the ' Romantic.' In the Scherzo huntsmen are heard approaching; the Trio is a ' dance strain during a repast at hunting.' The Symphony, completed in 1874 and revised later, was first performed in Vienna under Richter in 1881. H.R.


Conducted By: Eduard van Beinum

: Vienna-Zagreb: A Change of Climate

First of two talks by Honor Tracy
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 27)
Second talk: March 16


Quintet in B minor. Op. 115 played by Reginald Kell (clarinet)
The Busch String Quartet on gramophone records


Clarinet: Reginald Kell


by William Wordsworth
Read by Flora Robson
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 9)


Unknown: William Wordsworth
Read By: Flora Robson

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