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: ADRIANO BANCHIERI

Festino nella sera del
Giovedi grasso avanti cena sung by the London Chamber Singers
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
The madrigal-comedies of Banchieri (1567-1634) follow closely the type of entertainment created by Orazio Vecchi. The Festino, written for the end of the pre-lenten festivities, provided spiced variety and plenty of buffoonery to amuse a carnival audience. It includes the well-known ' capriccio ' in which cuckoo, owl, cat, and dog noises form a ' contraponto bestiale ' over a dog-latin chant. A rhymed couplet announces each of the twenty little ' scenes.' We are warned that the singers will imitate the braying of donkeys and the squealing of pigs; we join in a tongue-twisting game, encounter some noisy match-sellers, and take part in a drinking bout. Banchieri's inspiration does not go very deep, but his able handling of his material g.ves us some sparkling pages and many amusing character sketches, Anthony Bernard

Contributors

Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Anthony Bernard

: THE METRONOME

Max Rostal gives an illustrated talk on the practical and artistic value of the metronome

Contributors

Unknown: Max Rostal

: CHAMBER MUSIC Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)

London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Ronald Gillham (flute) Albert Waggett (flute)
Olive Zorian (violin)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)

Contributors

Flute: John Francis
Flute: Ronald Gillham
Flute: Albert Waggett
Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Peter Mountain
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Double-Bass: Adrian Beers
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver

: A NEW USE FOR CITY CHURCHES

Talk by the Ven. 0. H . Gibbs-Smith
Archdeacon of London
The speaker considers 'the problems of reinstating the many fine City of London churches that have suffered not only from the blitz but from the change in the nature of the City's population. He discusses the solution offered by the recent City of London (Guild Churches) Bill.

Contributors

Unknown: Ven. 0. H Gibbs-Smith

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Herbert Downes (viola)
Margaret Good (piano)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas

Contributors

Viola: Herbert Downes
Piano: Margaret Good
Leader: Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: Donald Wolfit in 4 CONQUISTADOR'

A dramatic adaptation of the poem by Archibald MacLeish
Arranged and produced by D. G. Bridson with Howard Marion-Crawford
Peter Finch , Frederick Allen
Bryan Powley , Martina Mayne Incidental music composed by Roberto Gerhard

Contributors

Unknown: Archibald MacLeish
Produced By: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Martina Mayne
Composed By: Roberto Gerhard

: ARTUR SCHNABEL

(piano)
Rondo in A minor (K.511) (Mozart)
Impromptu in F minor. Op. 142 No. t
(Schubert)
Invitation to the Dance (Weber) on gramophone records

: 'LUCIFER AND PROMETHEUS'

W. W. Robson reviews the study ot
Paradise Lost' by Dr. Werblowsky

Contributors

Unknown: W. W. Robson
Unknown: Dr. Werblowsky

: PAGANIN'

Twenty-four Caprices, Op. 1 for unaccompanied violin
Nos. 19-24 played by Campoli








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