The People Described Talk by G. R. Driver
Professor of Semitic Philology at Oxford University
Thit is the second of two talks by Professor Driver on the scrolls discovered in 1947 in a cave at the north-western end of the Dead Sea. Although the date of these scrolls is still being debated the people to whom they refer are clearly portrayed, together with their practices and doctrine. Professor Driver discusses the content of the scrolls from this point of view and gives his opinion of the people described.
Sextet in B flat, Op. 18 played by The Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Ruth Fourmy (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello)
Keith Cummings (viola)
Douglas Cameron (cello)
A series of eight talks on science and the supply of food
6-Nature's Cattle by Allan Fraser
Lecturer in Animal and Dairy Husbandry,
Dr. Fraser speaks about grazing and the conditions under which pastorahsm can exist and be extended.
by Björnstjerne Bjornson
Translated from the Norwegian by Edwin Björkman
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Scene: Professor Tygesen's house in a provincial town in Norway in the year 1885
Mrs Birgit Romer:
Miss Malla Rambek:
Arda Mandikian (soprano)
April Cantelo (soprano)
Monica Sinclair (mezzo-soprano)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader. Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
(Continued in next column)
In Socrate, which Satie wrote in 1918 towards the end of his life, the music has a grave beauty appropriate to the words, which are taken from Victor Cousin's French translation of Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Phaedo. Satie declared that in this work he had put ' the best he had in him.' Constant Lambert once suggested that the reason why Satie gave the part of Socrates to a woman was ' probably because a woman's voice blends more sympathetically with the clarity of the orchestration, and because it removes any tinge of the obviously dramatic character-drawing which Satic most wished to avoid.' H.R.
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