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Henry Holst (violin)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
Symphony No. 91, in E flat Haydn
6.23 app. Violin Concerto. Carl Nielsen
Haydn's Symphony No. 86: May 31


Violin: Henry Holst
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Unknown: Carl Nielsen


A talk by Charles Stuart on the opinions of composers on composers, from Schumann to Benjamin Britten


Talk By: Charles Stuart
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Claudio Arrau

gives the first of sixteen recitals during which he will play all Beethoven's piano sonatas and the Diabelli Variations


A monthly review of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R.
A Visit to Moscow. April 1952
Talk by A. K. Cairncross
The speaker, who is Professor of Applied Economics in the University of Glasgow, attended the economic conference held last month in Moscow.
To be repeated on June 15


Talk By: A. K. Cairncross


Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 4
Seit ich ihn gesehen; Er. der Herrlichster von Allen; Ich kann's nicht fassen; Du Ring an mcinem Finger; Helft mir, Ihr Schwestern; Susser Freund , du blickest; An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust; Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan sung by Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) with John Newmark (piano) on gramophone records


Unknown: Susser Freund
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: John Newmark


As told by Pierce Peniless and now written by H. A. L. Craig


Told By: Pierce Peniless
Written By: H. A. L. Craig


Concerto Grosso No. 14, in E minor,
Op. 6 No.
Organ Concerto No. 4, in F
Chandos Anthem No. 5a: I will magnify thee
Adele Leigh (soprano)
Max Worthley (tenor)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
David Willcocks (organ)
Martindale Sidwell (harpsichord)
The Welbeck Orchestra
(Leader, Vera Kantrovitch ) Conducted by Boris Ord
Fifth of a series of concerts each including an organ concerto and one of the first six Chandos anthems.
(Adele Leigh broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Soprano: Adele Leigh
Tenor: Max Worthley
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Chorus-Master: David Willcocks
Leader: Welbeck Orchestra
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conducted By: Boris Ord
Unknown: Adele Leigh


Max Beloff , Reader in the Comparative Study of Institutions at Oxford University, reviews Sir Charles Webster 's latest work, The Foreign Policy of Palmerston, 1830-1841.' This is a study of Britain, the Liberal movement, and the eastern question. (The recorded broadcast of Nov. 20)


Reader: Max Beloff
Unknown: Sir Charles Webster


Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Maurice Clare (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Marie Korchinska (harp)
(The recorded broadcast of July 31)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Violin: Maurice Clare
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Harp: Marie Korchinska

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