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Gerda Steen (soprano)
Karl Dan Sorrensen (tenor)
Borge Lovenfalk (bass)
The Church Male Voice Choir of Copenhagen
Conductor, Arne Bertelsen
Thou Danish man, sing out with all thy might; Jens the roadman; The daffodil; My Jesus let my heart: Evening mood; The mild day: Come, God's angel, silent death; Like a fleet wanting to travel


Soprano: Gerda Steen
Tenor: Karl Dan Sorrensen
Bass: Borge Lovenfalk
Conductor: Arne Bertelsen
Conductor: Thou Danish


An impression of literary Rome by Bernard Wall
Including interviews with three leading Italian writers: Alberto Moravia , Carlo Levi , and Mario Soldati


Unknown: Alberto Moravia
Unknown: Carlo Levi
Unknown: Mario Soldati


Quartet: Pour la Fin du Temps Liturgie de cristal; Vocalise, pour l'ange qui annonce la fin du Temps; Abtme des oiseaux; Intermède; Louange a l"éternité de Jesus; Danse de la furour, pour les sept trompettes; Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel pour l'ange qui annonce la fin du Temps; Louange à l'immortalité de Jesus played by the Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Olivier Messiaen , one of the most prominent and controversial figures in French music of recent years, has composed a large number of works, many of which derive their inspiration from religious sources. His Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps was written in 1940-41 while the composer was a prisoner-of-war at Gorlitz, Silesia. The work is inscribed: ' En hommage a I'Ange de I'Apocalypse, qui lève la main vers le eel en disant " II n'y aura plus de Temps." ' It was performed at the twentieth festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, held in London in 1946. Harold Rutland


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Edmund Rubbra
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen


Peter Abrahams , who has recently visited Kenya, speaks about a man who greatly impressed him, ex-Senior Chief Koinange of the Kikuyu. and of his problems.


Unknown: Peter Abrahams


A young girl's life in the Provinces and her discovery of the works of Walter de la Mare
Written by Dorothy Baker Produced by Terence Tiller
(A new production of the programme first broadcast in the Midland Home Service in 1946)


Written By: Dorothy Baker
Produced By: Terence Tiller


La Cetra, Op. 9
Concertos 7-12 played by Louis Kaufman (violin)
John Wills (harpsichord)
Martindale Sidwell (organ)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Walter Goehr


Violin: Louis Kaufman
Harpsichord: John Wills
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


A Question of Dating
Talk by G. R. Driver
Professor of Semitic Philology at Oxford University
This is the first of two talks by Professor Driver on the scrolls discovered in 1947 in a cave at the north-western end of the Dead Sea. These scrolls have aroused considerable interest since their discovery and the publication of parts of them. Professor Driver discusses the various dates that have been ascribed to the scrolls and gives reasons why he places them somewhere between the second and fifth centuries A.D.


Talk By: G. R. Driver


sung and played by Hillel and Aviva
Traditional songs of the Yemenite. Spanish, and Persian Jews, with some modern shepherd songs
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon


Played By: Hillel
Unknown: Aviva
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon


Talk by Basil Taylor
A collection of essays by Herbert Read was published earlier this year under the title 'The Philosophy of Modern Art.'


Talk By: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Herbert Read


Sonata in A minor. Op. 143 played by Lili Kraus (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Lili Kraus

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