A series of six programmes arranged and introduced by Egon Wellesz
1-An Introductionto Christian Chant
Written for broadcasting by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Music for piano composed and played by Arthur Oldham
The date is 1941. These characters from Proust's ' A la Recherche du Temps Perdu ' are imagined to be still in their heyday.
(Recording: a new production of the programme first broadcast in 1948) (Austin Trevor is appearing in ' Affairs of tate ' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)
Baron de Charlus:
Duchesse de Guermantes:
Due de Guermantes:
Mme de Villeparisis:
Comte Hannibal de Breautg-Consalvt:
de la Torre
M de Norpois:
The music of Purcell's opera
(A second performance of the programme broadcast yesterday)
Acts 1 and 2
Talk by R. H. Thouless , Ph.D.
Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Reader in Educational Psychology in the University of Cambridge
Dr. Thouless discusses the value of the historic creeds of Christendom. He points out that many Christians are in doubt about certain statements in the creed. Their doubts do not exclude them from membership of the Christian Church, but any convert to Christianity who wishes t become a member of the Church of England is required to accept the Apostles' Creed as a statement of his faith. Dr. Thouless questions whether this is a proper use of the creed and mainta ns it is indefensible that we should require a more rigid conformity of belief from catechumens than from those who hold high office in the Church.
Bright is the ring of words
When the right man rings them
Some reflections by ' Christopher Salmon on the character of spoken language
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)
Act 5, including Final Chaconne
F. R. Dale reads some passages from the choruses of Sophocles' ' Oedipus at Colonus ' in the original Greek and in a translation designed to illustrate the metrical pattern of the original
. See tomorrow at 9.45
Suite in G, Op. 131c for unaccompanied cello played by William Pleeth
Talk by Herbert Agar
The speaker has for many years divided his time between the U.S.A., of which he is a native, and Britain, where he has worked as a journalist, a political historian, and an officer of the American Embassy.
In the recent election campa:gn Mr.
Agar was in the U.S.A. working for Adlai Stevenson. In this talk he gives some of the conclusions he reached about the state of the Democratic Par'y and the future that lies before it in the changing scene of America.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 27)
Noctuelles: Oiseaux tristps: Une barque sur l'ocean; Alborada del gracioso; La valine des cloches played by Walter Gieseking (piano) on gramophone records