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Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Frederick Stone (piano)
William Pleeth (cello)
Allegretto. Op. 34 No. 2, for clarinet and piano... Heinrich Kaspar Schmid
Selanka Pastorale , Op. 16 (1945), for clarinet and piano.... Zdenik Fibich
Sonata for clarinet and cello
Phyllis Tate
Poco lento; Vivo; Adagio; Finale (quasi variazioni)
Next June the International Society for Contemporary Music will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its foundation by holding its Festival at Salzburg, .where it began in 1922; and this week the two British works chosen for performance there are both being played in the Third Programme: Humphrey Searte 's ' Poem for twenty-two strings ' on Tuesday and Phyllis Tate 's Sonata for clarinet and cello tonight The Sonata, which was completed in October 1947, is dedicated to Frederick Thurston and William Pleeth , who performed it for the first time at a London Contemporary Music Centre concert in December of that year. H. R.


Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Piano: Frederick Stone
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Heinrich Kaspar Schmid
Piano: Selanka Pastorale
Piano: Zdenik Fibich
Cello: Phyllis Tate
Unknown: Humphrey Searte
Unknown: Phyllis Tate
Unknown: Frederick Thurston
Unknown: William Pleeth
Unknown: H. R.


Story by Jack Seddon
Read by Martin Starkie
(The recorded broadcast of March 17)


Story By: Jack Seddon
Read By: Martin Starkie

: 'Musica Britannica * (Volume 3) * COMUS

Words by John Milton
(adapted by John Dalton )
Music by Thomas Arne
(edited by Julian Herbage )
Narrator, Alan Gordon
Elsie Morison (soprano)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
John Kentish (tenor)
Alexander Young (tenor)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Anthony Lewis
Part 1
The version of Comus for which Arne wrote the music was made by John Dalton and first presented at Drury Lane Theatre in 1748, more than a hundred years after the original production of the masque at Ludlow Castle. On the whole Dalton kept to Milton's text, though he added some scenes and lines of his own, with a view to making the masque more stageworthy; he also provided opportunity for the introduction of over twenty-five musical numbers Arne, who shortly before had been appointed composer to Drury Lane Theatre, was inspired to write some of his most charming music. The result drew the town and the piece was frequently revived. Harold Rutland


Unknown: John Milton
Adapted By: John Dalton
Music By: Thomas Arne
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Narrator: Alan Gordon
Soprano: Elsie Morison
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Tenor: Alexander Young
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: John Dalton


Back from North Africa by Pierre Frédérix
To be repeated on April 1


Part 2
(Postponed from Feb. 8) (John Kentish broadcasts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)


Unknown: John Kentish

: Stephen Murray and Laidman Browne with Claire Bloom in 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE'

by William Shakespeare
(Continued in next column)
The action takes place in the palaces, prisons, streets, public places, and religious houses of a medieval city called Vienna
' Take, 0 take those lips away' sung by Alfred Deller accompanied by Desmond Dupr é
The play arranged for broadcasting and produced by E. A. Harding
(The recorded broadcast of June 20)


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Sung By: Alfred Deller
Accompanied By: Desmond Dupr
Produced By: E. A. Harding
Vincentio, the Duke: Laidman Browne
Apgelo, the Deputy: Stephen Murray
Escalus, an ancient lord: John Turnbull
Claudio, a young gentleman: Anthony Jacobs
Lucio, a fantastic......: Dennis Arundell
Two other like gentlemen A provost: Patrick Troughton
A friar: Lawrence Baskcomb
Elbow, & simple constable: Frank Atkinson
Froth, a foolish gentleman: Frank Duncan
Pompey a clown, servant to Mistress Overdone: Norman Shelley
Abhorson, executioner: Malcolm Hayes
Barnadine, a dissolute prisoner: Richard Williams
Isabella, sister to Claudio: Claire Bloom
Mariana, betrothed to Angelo: Joan Matheson
Juliet, beloved of Claudio: Sarah Leigh
Francisca, a nun: Susan Richards
Mistress Overdone, a bawd: Nan Marriott- Watson


Fifteen Three-part Symphonies
(Inventions) played by Denise Lassimonne (piano)


Piano: Denise Lassimonne


Kathleen Bliss discusses the most recently published section of Karl Barth 's ' Dogmatik'
(Tuesday s recorded broadcast)


Unknown: Kathleen Bliss
Unknown: Karl Barth

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