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Natural History and Natural Philosophy
Second of four talks by Stephen Toulmin
Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science in the University of Oxford
The speaker argues that logicians and philosophers have too often thought of all the science; as sophisticated kinds of natural history and so have obscured the role of theory in science.
(The recorded broadcast of May 31)
Next talk: tomorrow at 9.5


Unknown: Stephen Toulmin


Sonata for organ played by Philip Dore
From All Souls', Langham Place
See page 8


Played By: Philip Dore


Selections from a dramatic verse-fantasy for broadcasting by Hugh Gordon Porteus
Produced by Terence Tiller
Dog River-the Narh el Kelb of the Arabs -is a Syrian river associated with Tammuz and also with the Egyptian Dog-God, Anubis. It runs for much of its course through underground caverns, in which part of the action of this programme takes place, and which are haunted by the Dog himself.


Broadcasting By: Hugh Gordon Porteus
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Narrator: Derek Hart
Kenneth: John Slater
Sidney: Frank Duncan
The Dog: Norman Shelley


Sonata in F, Op. 10 No. 2 Sonata in E. Op. 14 No. 1 Sonata in E flat, Op. 81a (Les Adieux) played by Claudio Arrau (piano)
Sixth of sixteen recitals during which Claudio Arrau is playing all Beethoven's piano sonatas and the Diabelli


Piano: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: Claudio Arrau


Talk by Rev. Ivo Thomas , O.P.
Father Ivo, a student of modern logic, discusses the effect of Aristotle on the thinking of the Middle Ages.


Talk By: Rev. Ivo Thomas


Symphony No. 39, in G minor
Heiligmesse (1796)
Pamela Petts (soprano)
Elizabeth Cooper (soprano) Kathleen Coxon (contralto)
David Galliver (tenor)
Thomas Hemsley (baritone)
Michael Langdon (bass)
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Loader, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
Sixth of twelve programmes of Haydn's choral works. Another performance: tomorrow at 6.50. Next concert: July 21
(Michael Langdon broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lid.)
Although the Heiligmesse it sometimes referred to as the first of the six masses written by Haydn between 1796 and 1802, it is now believed to have been preceded by the Missa in tempore belli , which indeed stands as No. 1 in Haydn's own catalogue. The Heiligmesse owes its title to the fact that in the Sanctus Haydn has introduced into the inner parts, sung by the contraltos and tenors, the traditional hymn-tune ' Heilig heilig ' (' Holy, holy '). H R. followed by an interlude at 9.30


Soprano: Pamela Petts
Soprano: Elizabeth Cooper
Contralto: Kathleen Coxon
Tenor: David Galliver
Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Bass: Michael Langdon
Unknown: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz
Unknown: Michael Langdon
Written By: Haydn

: Mary Ellis and Leon Quartermaine in 'SATURDAY NIGHT.

by Jacinto Benavente
Translated from the Spanish by John Garrett Underhill
Adapted for broadcasting by Derek Patniore and Helena Wood
Production by Archie Campbell
Derek Patmore on ' Spain's Greatest
Living Playwright '-page 10


Unknown: John Garrett Underhill
Broadcasting By: Derek Patniore
Unknown: Helena Wood
Production By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Derek Patmore


11th- and 12th-century Organa


A group of three talks
2-Limiting the Population by David Glass
Professor of Sociology in the University of London
The Malthusian theory-that population tended to increase faster than the means of subsistence—had widespread consequences. In this talk the speaker is concerned with those consequences among the Irish, in the States of Central Europe, and in the practice of birth control throughout the western world.
(The recorded broadcast of May 30)

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