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Sofcata for unaccompanied cello
Op.8 played by André Navarra


Played By: André Navarra


by Dorothy Johnson
An episode from her book
' Giuliano the Innocent '
Music composed by Matyas Seiber Production by Frederick Bradnum
The action takes place in Florence in the middle of the fifteenth century


Unknown: Dorothy Johnson
Composed By: Matyas Seiber
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Lorenzo de' Medici: Anthony Jacobs
Piero de' Medici: John Turnbull
Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici: Lydia Sherwood
Mariotti: Robert Marsden
Beppo Giuliano de' Medici Warren Hearnden: John Charlesworth
Giorgio from Peretola: Aubrey Richards
Giovanni from Castello: Bryan Powley


Symphony No. 22, in E flat Mass in Time of War
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano) Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Hervey Alan (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Charles Spinks (organ)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Fifth of twelve programmes of Havdn's choral works. Another performance: Wednesday, 7.10. Next concert: June 3
It was in 1796, when Napoleon's army was advancing irom Italy and threatening Vienna, that Haydn wrote his Mass in C major, to which he gave the Latin title Missa in tempore belli. The work is also sometimes known as the ' Kettledrum ' Mass. The background of war is suggested in the Agnus Dei by the use of trumpets and drums (thus anticipating Beethoven's employment of them in his Missa Solcnnis), and by the fanfare of wind instruments at the beginning of the Dona nobis pacem. H. R.


Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Hervey Alan
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Chorus-Master: Charles Spinks
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


Second of two talks by Leo Kuper on some of the assumptions behind contemporary town planning The planner's efforts to provide for the growth of a community may be frustrated by the cpnflicting attitudes and needs of actual tenants, as the speaker found during recent research in a Midlands city: is a sociological kind of tenant selection the answer, or is there an alternative to such an extension of the powers of local authorities? Leo Kuper is Lecturer in Sociology at Birmingham University.


Irma Kolassi (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
William Armon (violin)
Henry Bronkhurst (piano)


Soprano: Irma Kolassi
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Violin: William Armon
Piano: Henry Bronkhurst


Talk by Basil Taylor
A collection of essays by Herbert Read has recently been published under the title ' The Philosophy of Modern Art '


Talk By: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Herbert Read


String Quartet No. 4 played by the New London Quartet: Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron


P. R. Bell , Lecturer in Botany In the University of London, talks about the history of the ferns from the beginnings of land plants to the present day. and describes some research that took him to the Andes


Unknown: P. R. Bell


Jeanne Demessieux (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in D (Bach) Fantasy in A (Franck) on gramophone records


Unknown: Jeanne Demessieux

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