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Last of three talks by Stuart Hampshire

: Alan Wheatley in ' THE BLASPHEMER'

by Thierry Maulnier
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by Christopher Sykes
Produced by Val Gielgud
Scene: Mantua during the early part of the thirteenth century


Unknown: Thierry Maulnier
Broadcasting By: Christopher Sykes
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Guido Roselli: Hugh Manning
Angelo Pozzi: Leon Quartermaine
Barbarossa: Richard Williams
Malaspina: Desmond Llewelyn
Aldo: Heron Carvic
Benvenuta: Rachel Gurney
Pio: Charles Leno
Count Wilfred: Alan Wheatley
Amata: Annabel Maule
Ulric: Aubrey Richards


La Cetra, Op. 9
Concertos 1-6 played by Louis Kaufman (violin)
John Wills (harpsichord)
Martindale Sidwell (organ)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Walter Goehr Concertos 7-12: tomorrow at 9.5
The twelve concertos Vivaldi published in 1728 under the title ' La Cetra ' (The Lyre) probably represent one of the highest peaks of his achievement in violin-writing. A character of luminous intricacy pervades the entire solo part, which is admirably set off by an orchestral texture of unsurpassed clarity. In the sixth and twelfth concertos Vivaldi makes use of -a technical device known as scordatura, or purposeful mis-tuning of the solo instrument, thereby obtaining decorative harmonic effects of great beauty. These concertos were rescued from more than two centuries of oblivion by Louis Kaufman , who gave the first modern premiere in Paris during last winter. Denis Stevens


Violin: Louis Kaufman
Harpsichord: John Wills
Harpsichord: Martindale Sidwell
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Unknown: Louis Kaufman
Unknown: Denis Stevens


A series of eight talks on science and the supply of food
5-Flesh is Grass by Norman Wright
Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Food
The speaker considers the efficiency of the animal as a converter of the plant into meat, milk, and eggs.


Unknown: Norman Wright


Abbey Simon (piano)
Intermezzo in B flat minor. Op. 117
No. 2
Capriccio in G minor. Op. 116 No. 3
Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel, Op. 24


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


Unknown: Alphonse de Lamartine
Translation By: Robert Conquest
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Jean Yonnel
Arranged By: Rayner Heppenstau


Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Max Worthley (tenor)
Ralph Downes (organ)
With a recorded introduction by Gilbert Reaney. who has transcribed and edited the music


Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Tenor: Max Worthley
Tenor: Ralph Downes
Unknown: Gilbert Reaney.


Talk by E. R. Dodds
Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Oxford
Professor Dodds analyses the failure of Greek Rationalism and considers to what extent this past experience of Western man is relevant for our own times.


Talk By: E. R. Dodds


String Quartet played by the Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

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