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An illustrated talk by Ernest Newman
(.) (Previously broadcast on March 25, Signor Toscanini 's eighty-fifth birthday)


Talk By: Ernest Newman
Unknown: Signor Toscanini


Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano)
Ernest Lush (accompanist)
The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


Mezzo-Soprano: Nancy Evans
Accompanist: Ernest Lush
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron


Talk by James Joll
Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford
Mr. Joll, who has recently returned from a visit to the Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, speaks of the difficulties of judgment and the division of sympathies experienced by a foreign visitor.


Talk By: James Joll


by Andre Gide
Translated by Rayner Heppenstall
Music by Henri Sauguet directed by John Hotchkis
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall followed by an interlude at 9.0


Unknown: Andre Gide
Translated By: Rayner Heppenstall
Music By: Henri Sauguet
Directed By: John Hotchkis
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
The Prodigal: Robert Eddison
His Father: Carleton Hobbs
His Elder Brother: Howieson Culff
His Mother: Betty Hardy
His Younger Brother: Marjorie Westbury
The Narrator: Jill Balcon


Clifford Curzon (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent


Piano: Clifford Curzon
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Some Implications of a Cease-Fire
Talk by C. P. FitzGerald
Reader in Far Eastern History in the Australian National University


Talk By: C. P. Fitzgerald


Roy Campbell Introduces a selection from his translation of the poems of St. John of the Cross, read by Alan Wheatley


Introduces: Roy Campbell
Read By: Alan Wheatley


The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
Max Gilbert (viola)
Fantasia No. 2 a 3 Three Fantasias a 4: No. 2: No. 1; No. 3
Fantasia upon one note
(The music transcribed by Peter Warlock and edited by Andrg Mangeot ) Second of four programmes of Purcell's string music


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Viola: Max Gilbert
Edited By: Andrg Mangeot


First of two talks by A. Tilney Bassett
For a number of years Mr. Bassett has been occupied in sorting and cataloguing the 250,000-odd papers accumulated by Mr. Gladstone. These papers were originally stored at Hawarden and have now been presented to the British Museum. In this talk the speaker outlines the history of the collection and talks in particular about the contents of some of the many letters Mr. Gladstone received and preserved. On Thursday at 11.30 Mr. Bassett describes the ' miscellaneous ' section of the papers-mainly manuscripts in Mr. Gladstone's own hand.


Unknown: A. Tilney Bassett
Unknown: Mr. Bassett
Unknown: Mr. Gladstone.
Unknown: Mr. Gladstone
Unknown: Mr. Bassett


E flat, Op. 117 No. 1
B flat minor. Op. 117 No.
C sharp minor. Op. 117 No. 3 A minor, Op. 118 No. 1 A. Op. 118 No. 2
F minor. Op. 118 No. 4
E flat minor, Op. 118 No. 6 played by Wilhelm Kempff (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

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