Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
The Jacques Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, John Pritchard
by C. F. Powell F.R.S.
Professor of Physics in the University of Bristol
In the second of two talks Professor Powell reviews the present state of our knowledge of matter and mesons, and refers particularly to recent discoveries in this field. (This is a revised version of a talk given in November.)
A recorded programme of the festival of St. George in the Greek village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus
Recorded and described by Amice Calverley
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Robert Masters String Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)
(The songs are recorded)
First of a series of programmes of chamber music by Schumann and songs by Faure .
Talk by Gordon Childe
Professor Childe argues that the progressive changes in human culture disclosed by archaeology differ both from the parallel lines of growth Herbert Spencer called ' social evolution,' and from organic evolution proceeding by variation and differentiation as described by Darwin. He illustrates his argument by reference to the cultural sequence in Britain down to Roman times.
A masque for broadcasting by W. S. Merwin with music composed and directed by John Hotchkis
Chorus: Bee Duffell , Eric Phillips ,
Jacqueline Thompson , Neil Tuson , and Marjorie Westbury
Production by Terence Tiller
Serbisches Liederspiel , Op. 32
Schlimm für die Manner; Das bose Jahr; An die Nachtigall; Der Knabe an die Mutter; Unter dem Mandelbaum; Todtliche Krankheit ; Ich vergonn' es ihm; Die Braut; Der bezauberte Knabe; Die gefangene Nachtigall
'Music for Awhile ' Ensemble :
June Wilson (soprano)
Lily Kettlewell (contralto)
Alexander Young (tenor) Gordon Holdom (baritone)
Robert Keys (piano)
Talk by J.M. Cocking
Lecturer in French
In King's College, London
Baudelaire, quoting E. T. A. Hoffmann and Swedenborg, maintained that all art is mystic revelation of the symbolism of the universe, which is a reflection or ' correspondence ' of God. J. M. Cocking discusses the importance of this idea to Symbolism and Impressionism.
E. T. A.
Eclogue for orchestra
(after Mallarme) by Debussy followed by Mallarme' poem read in French by Jean Vilar and in Aldous Huxley 's English translation by Martin Starkie
The programme ends with Debussy's ' Syrinx'