by Walter Lippmann
A shortened version of the second of the Sir George Watson Chair lectures on ' Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in the United States,' arranged by the Sulgrave Manor Board, delivered in May in Oxford and Cambridge.
Ruth Dyson (harpsichord)
London Symphony Orchestra
Talk by Michael Ventris , A.R.I.B.A.
The Minoan documents discovered by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos fifty years ago have been edited by Sir John Myres and were published this spring. Michael Ventris , who for several years has been working towards their decipherment, describes the process and progress of the work, and speaks of some of the historical and linguistic questions that arise.
Messe pour les Paroisses sung by the Choir of Buckfast Abbey with Ralph Downes (organ)
From Buckfast Abbey
Three programmes of French organ music. Couperin's two organ masses (of which La Messe pour les Paroisses was the first) were written during the years immediately preceding 1692, when a royal privilege for the publication was granted. They represent the culminating point of a great French tradition in liturgical music for choir and organ in alternation, which saw its earliest effective beginnings in the organ masses of Attaingnant and was continued throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by De Grigny, Marchand, Le Begue, and Gigault. D. S.
Talk by Sean O'Faolain
Maria Rosina Giberne , says Sean O'Faolain , was well, if wickedly, described as the prima donna of the Oxford Movement. He gives an account of her remarkable personality and the variety of episodes, sometimes moving, sometimes bizarre, in her complicated, life-long friendship with Cardinal Newman.
Sean O'Faolain on Newman and his brother Charles: July 9
by Henry Reed with music composed by William Wordsworth conducted by Patrick Savill
Production by Douglas Cleverdon Other parts played by Thea Wells , Robert Beaumont and Henry Searle with Marjorie Westbury (soprano)
Anna Pollak (contralto) Martin Boddey (tenor)
Denis Dowling (baritone)
Stanley Riley (bass)
BBC Chorus (women's voices)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Gareth Morris (flute) Marie Goossens (harp)
Ajax, the first mate:
Osiris, the second mate:
The Cabin Boy:
A Chief of the Ancient Britons:
Chief of the Cassiterides Isies:
An Old Man:
Sonata No. 1, in F minor played by Raymond Cohen (violin)
Franz Reizenstein (piano)
Talk by Robert Furneaux Jordan
' The Stones of Venice ' appeared during the years 1851-53-a century ago. Robert Furneaux Jordan , who recently visited Venice for the first time, interprets it through Ruskin's hfe and work there.
String Quintet in E flat, Op. 97 played by The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
Frederick Riddle (viola)