by Tamara Karsavina
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 13)
Eugenie Castle (soprano)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Marie Korchinska (harp)
Talk by 1. R. F. Calder
' The Great Conjuror of England ' was the phrase applied to John Dee by many of his contemporaries, and this picture of him has persisted ever since. The speaker, however, argues that far from being a conventional practitioner of magic ' Dee was an important sixteenth-century scientist whose contribution to the atudy of mathematics was of the greatest value. Mr. Calder is a Research Fellow at Reading University and was formerly on the staff of the Warburg Institute. He has for some years been studying Dee's life and his contribution to science.
with an Epilogue by John Wilmot , Earl of Rochester
Read by William Devlin
Rochester was the first of the English dandies: a famous rake and a wit. His poem * A Satire against Mankind,' a powerful attack on the egotism and vanity of the court of Charles II, was first printed as an anonymous broadsheet in 1679.
Margaret Rees (soprano) Maude Baker (contralto)
Emlyn Bebb (tenor)
Stanley Riley (baritone)
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conducted by Raymond Agoult
This work, which is tonight receiving its first performance, was written in 1948 and dedicated to Elspeth Grant. It is divided into thirteen sections, corresponding with those of the Requiem Mass. The text, by the composer herself, begins: Breathe in us, life, and breathing let us live, and living breathe to wake. D.C.
1889 and 1952 A review by Canon V. A. Demant
The original volume of Fabian Essays, edited by Bernard Shaw in 1889, was a landmark in British Socialist thought. ' New Fabian Essays ' has now been published under the editorship of R. H. S. Crossman , and in this talk Canon Demant discusses whether the new Fabian Essays have taken hold of the situation today as vividly as did the old.
Canon V. A.
R. H. S.
by Bernard Shaw
Introduced by St. John Ervine
The play produced by Esmé Percy
Part 1-' In the Beginning '
Das wohltemperierte Clavier
Six Preludes and Fugues:
C; C minor; C sharp: C sharp minor;
D; D minor played by James Ching (piano)
Kathleen Tillotson , Reader in English Literature in the University of London, talks about Harriett Mozley , who died a hundred years ago
Sonata No. 2, for violin and piano played by Ivry Gitlis (violin) and Ernest Lush (piano)