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Talk by Max Lerner


Talk By: Max Lerner


BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by John Pritchard
Symphony No. 78, in C minor... Haydn Concerto for Orchestra
Hilding Rosenberg
(first performance in this country)
Haydn's ' Mass in Time of War ' and Symphony No. 22: May 11
Hilding Rosenberg, one of the leading Swedish composers of today, was born in 1892, and studied in Stockholm, Dresden, and Paris. A number of his works have been broadcast in this country, including The Revelation of St. John, Symphony No. 3, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, and a suite from the opera Journey to America. His Concerto for Orchestra, written in 1949, has three movements: Allegro energico, Adagio (in which a Lapp folk tune is introduced), and Andante moderato leading to Allegro assai. H.R.


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: John Pritchard
Unknown: Hilding Rosenberg


A selection from his verse made and introduced by Raymond Mortimer
Read in the original by Roger Blin and Jean Yonnel , and in translation by Nicolette Bernard and Dennis Arundell. (Translations by Frances Cornford , R. J. P. Hewison , and L. E. Jones. )


Introduced By: Raymond Mortimer
Unknown: Roger Blin
Unknown: Jean Yonnel
Translation By: Nicolette Bernard
Translation By: Dennis Arundell.
Unknown: Frances Cornford
Unknown: R. J. P. Hewison
Unknown: L. E. Jones.


Mewton-Wood (piano)
Consolations Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Eglogue; Pastorale; Valine d'Obermann (Annees de Pelerinage: Premiere AnnSe, La Suisse)


Talk by Renford Bambrough
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
Although Plato himself wrote voluminously on philosophy he uttered severe strictures on writing as a means of philosophical expression. Renford Bambrough comments on this apparent contradiction with particular reference to the Phaedrus. In this dialogue Plato likens books to mere ' gardens of Adonis,' pots in which plants are forced to a specious maturity only to wither and die without bearing fruit: the only proper method of philosophic communication is the converse of true minds.
A new translation of Plato's Phaedrus by Professor R. Hackforth , with introduction and commentary, has recently been published.


Talk By: Renford Bambrough
Unknown: Professor R. Hackforth


Quartet No. 1 played by the Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Hailing (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Fourth of six programmes each including a quartet by Bartok
Quartet No. 4: May 14


Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro

: Michael Redgrave with Catherine Lacey in ' IVANOV'

by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Cynthia Pughe from the translation by Constance Garnett
During the interval in the performance of ' Ivanov ' (10.0-10.10 approx.) the following will be broadcast:
The Star; Night
(arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) sung by Mascia Predit (soprano) with Gerald Moore (piano) on gramophone records


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Translation By: Constance Garnett
Sung By: Mascia Predit
Piano: Gerald Moore


The Virtuoso Wind Quintet:.
Edward Walker (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Paul Draper (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)


Flute: Edward Walker
Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Bassoon: John Burden


Sir John Rothenstein , Director of the Tate Gallery, talks about the Impressionist school of painting


Unknown: Sir John Rothenstein

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