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Sonata, Op. 8 for unaccompanied cello played by Janos Starker on gramophone records


Played By: Janos Starker


Talk by Deben Bhattacharya
In July Deben Bhattacharya gave an illustrated talk on Indian classical music. This evening he speaks of the folk music of India and rhe part it plays in the lives oi the people.


Talk By: Deben Bhattacharya
Unknown: Deben Bhattacharya


Das wohltemperierte Clavier
(Book 1)
Six Preludes and Fugues:
F sharp; F sharp minor; G; G minor;
A flat; G sharp minor played by James Ching (piano)
Third of four programmes


Piano: James Ching

: Burl Ives presents Historical America in Song: 1: Songs of the Colonies

Introduced by D. G. Bridson
Burl Ives recently recorded more than 120 folk songs and ballads for Encyclopaedia Britannica Films. This series of six programmes is drawn from the six albums.


Introduced By: D. G. Bridson
Introduced By: Burl Ives


by the Hon. N. C. Havenga
Minister of Finance in the Union of South Africa
Mr. Havenga recently attended the annual conference of the International Monet iry Fund in Mexico City. He speaks about his attempt to secure a higher price for gold and of South Africa's present role in world economy as the chief gold producing country.


Unknown: N. C. Havenga


Symphony No. 9, in D played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
Mahler wrote his last complete symphony in 1909; two years later he died, without having heard it performed. It is not only a moving persona] testament but a landmark in musical history, being one of the last glories of the romantic movement, and also a foreshadowing of certain trends in modern music. Despite this, however, it is rarely played: there have been only two or three previous performances in this country. There are four movements: Andante; L&ndler; Rondo, Burleske; and Adagio. Deryck Cooke


Conducted By: Hermann Scherchen
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


by Edmund Spenser
Programme 1-' Error's Den;
Hypocrisy and Fair Falsehood '
(Being Cantos 1 and 2 of Book 1)
Produced by Louis MacNeice


Produced By: Louis MacNeice


Festino nella sera del
Giovedi grasso avanti cena sung by the London Chamber Singers
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Conductor: Anthony Bernard


1889 and 1952 A review by Canon V. A. Demant


Review By: Canon V. A. Demant

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