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Eric Parkin (piano)
Gareth Morris (flute)
The London String Trio:
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello)
(first broadcast performances)
David Gow 's Four Tone Pictures are entitled Seascape, Fresco, Pastel, and Poster-Work (Holidays in Spain). Peter Hodgson 's Flute Quartet won the 1949 Clements Memorial Prize and was first performed at a concert in London last February by the artists who are giving it tonight. There are three movements: Molio adagio, Allegro motto, and Poco lento leading to Allegro con fuoco.


Piano: Eric Parkin
Flute: Gareth Morris
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Vivian Joseph
Unknown: David Gow
Unknown: Peter Hodgson

: Deryck Guyler and James McKechnie in 'THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING'

A study of the Fool
In Shakespeare's ' King Lear '
Written and produced by Terence Tiller , ,,,and


Produced By: Terence Tiller
A Producer: James McKechnie
Members of his cast:: John Cazabon
Members of his cast:: Patience Collier
Members of his cast:: Deryck Guyler
Members of his cast:: Basil Jones
Members of his cast:: Keith Pyott
Members of his cast:: Bernard Rebel
Members of his cast:: Prunella Scales
Members of his cast:: Jacqueline Thompson
Am Intruder: Ian Catford
A Concept: Gerik Schjelderup

: The English Opera Group presents ' LOVE IN A VILLAGE'

Eighteenth-century ballad opera in three acts in a new version by Arthur Oldham
Libretto by Isaac Rickerstaffe
Airs by Arne. Handel, Giardini, Geminiani, Galuppi, Paradies, Boyce, and others
English Opera Group
Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian)
Conductor, Norman Del Mar
Repetiteur, Robert Keys Producer, Basil Coleman
Act 1


Unknown: Arthur Oldham
Unknown: Isaac Rickerstaffe
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Sir William Meadows: Cecil Winter
Young Meadows, his son: Max Worthley
Justice Woodcock: Norman Lumsden
Lucinda, his daughter: Nancy Evans
Mrs Deborah Woodcock, her aunt: Gladys Parr
Rosetta, friend to Lucinda: April Cantelo
Hawthorn, a neighbour: Peter Pears
Eustace, in love with Lucinda: Denis Dowling
Madge, a servant: Gladys Whitred
Hodge, a gardener: Trevor Anthony


First of two talks by Leo Kuper on some of the assumptions behind contemporary town planning Are the city planners' provisions for ' community spirit ' in neighbourhood units and centres a bucolic dream? Is not the desire for privacy and independence the real pattern of urban living? Leo Kuper , Lecturer in Sociology at Birmingham University, believes that the planner needs research of a kind deeper than the social survey to resolve his dilemma between shaping society and simply reflecting it.


Unknown: Leo Kuper
Unknown: Leo Kuper


Alfred de Musset
Talk by J. M. Cocking
Lecturer in French at King's College, London


Talk By: J. M. Cocking


by S. Potter
Some notes on (1) Businessmanship and (2) Carmanship


Unknown: S. Potter


An illustrated talk by Dr. Arnold Bake
At the Paris Exhibition in 1889 Debussy heard the popular music of many nations and was particularly impressed by the traditional Javanese orchestra or gamelan. The main features of its music are described, with gramophone records, by Dr. Bake, who has spent many years studying oriental music and who accompanied Rabindranath Tagore on a visit to the princely courts of Java and Bali in 1927


Talk By: Dr. Arnold Bake
Unknown: Rabindranath Tagore

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