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Quintet for clarinet and string quartet played by Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
The New London Quartet


Clarinet: Frederick Thurston

: Willie Wastle's Account of his Wife

Adapted from Wilson's 'Tales of the Borders' and read by Laidman Browne
John Mackay Wilson began weekly publication of his 'historical, traditionary, and imaginative' tales in 1834. After his death the series was continued by his brother and Alexander Leighton.


Read By: Laidman Browne
Read By: John MacKay Wilson
Read By: Alexander Leighton.


Louis Kentner (piano)
Harmonies poetiques et religieuses
Reminiscences de Boccanegra de Verdi Apparition No. 1
Lyon: Vivre en travaillant ou mourir en combattant


Piano: Louis Kentner


A series of eight talks on science and the supply of food
4-The Desert and the Sownby E. W. Russell of the Department of Agriculture,
Oxford University
The subject of this talk is the extension of crop production in the uncultivated areas of the world.


Unknown: E. W. Russell


by Jacinto Benavente
Adapted by Helena Wood from the translation by John Garrett Underhiil
Produced by Peter Watts
The scene is a Spanish provincial town in 1901


Unknown: Jacinto Benavente
Adapted By: Helena Wood
Translation By: John Garrett Underhiil
Produced By: Peter Watts


Mass in E flat
Gisela Rathauscher (soprano)
Elfriede Hofstaetter (contralto)
Alfred Plangavsky (tenor)
Walter Berry (bass)
Vienna Academy Chamber Choir
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Rudolf Moralt


Soprano: Gisela Rathauscher
Contralto: Elfriede Hofstaetter
Tenor: Alfred Plangavsky
Bass: Walter Berry
Conducted By: Rudolf Moralt


Talk by John Berger
For several hundred years painters have made a regular practice of drawing from the nude model. The process serves as a discipline for training in the observation of form and structure and in the coordination of hand and eye. In this talk John Berger, a young painter and art critic, analyses his own reactions as they occurred while he was making a drawing from a model.


Talk By: John Berger

: 'LE LAC'

by Alphonse de Lamartine
(1790-1869) with a new verse translation by Terence Tiller
Read in English by Alan Wheatley and in French by Jean Yonnel
Programme arranged by Rayner Heppenstall


Unknown: Alphonse de Lamartine
Translation By: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Jean Yonnel
Arranged By: Rayner Heppenstall


The Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute) Jorgen Laulund (violin) Patrick Halling (violin)
Terence Weil (cello)
Basil Lam (harpsichord)


Flute: Richard Adeney
Violin: Jorgen Laulund
Violin: Patrick Halling
Cello: Terence Weil
Harpsichord: Basil Lam


Michael Grant , Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University, comments on Croce's theory of the nature of history


Unknown: Michael Grant

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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