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Antonio Brosa (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
Mozart wrote his Duo in B flat during a visit to Salzburg in 1783. The slender combination is handled with perfect assurance, and the introduction's witty pomp is a foil to the serious Allegro that follows. After a serene Andante cantabile the work concludes with a set of sparkling variations.
Honegger's sonata, dedicated to Ginette
Neveu and published in 1948, is in four movements. The work is healthily diatonic and ends with a gay Presto.
As a young man Johan Halvorsen, the Norwegian composer and conductor, was influenced by Grieg and Svendsen. He also toured as a violin virtuoso, and his affection for the instrument is enshrined in this duo, written in 1886. Using the passacaglia from Handel's seventh harpsichord suite as a springboard, he launches out into a display of exuberant virtuosity.
Harry Croft-Jackson


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Unknown: Harry Croft-Jackson


A talk by R. B. Braithwaite , Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, on the lectures delivered by Professor Erwin SchrSdinger of the Dublin Institute of Higher Studies


Talk By: R. B. Braithwaite
Unknown: Professor Erwin Schrsdinger


by Marenzio and Monteverdi
The Golden Age Singers:
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Eileen McLoughlin (soprano) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
René Soames (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde

O primavera; Ch'io t'ami; Deh bella e cara: Ma tu piu chemal. - Monterverdi
Ah dolente partita!; Deh Mirtillo, anima mia; Che se tu se'l cor mio - Marenzio
Quel augellin che canta - Monteverdi


Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Eileen McLoughlin
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: René Soames
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Directed By: Margaret Field-Hyde


Peter Abrahams speaks about his recent visit to the Union of South Africa after thirteen years in countries without a colour bar


Unknown: Peter Abrahams

: Sonia Dresdel in 'THE EXHIBITIONISTS'

(' Let Monstres Sacres ')
A comedy by Jean Cocteau
Translated and adapted for radio by Peter Watts
Produced by Peter Watts
The action takes place in Esther's dressing-room and in the famous Red . Room of her and Florent's country house at Chatou


Unknown: Peter Watts
Produced By: Peter Watts
Esther, an actress-manageress: Sonia Dresdel
Lulu, Esther's dresser: Elsa Palmer
Liane, a student at the Comedie Franchise: Ursula Howells
Charlotte, a character actress: Ann Codrington
Florent, of the Comedie Francaise: Valentine Dyall
An announcer: Garard Green
An old lady: Ella Milne


Talk by Leonard Miall


Talk By: Leonard Miall


Symphony No. 6, Op. Ill played by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Conducted by Ernest Ansermet on gramophone records


Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

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