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Jan Sedivka (violin)
Tom Bromley (piano)


Piano: Tom Bromley

: Imaginary Conversations ' THE DUCHESS AT SUNSET'

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.


Broadcasting By: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Played By: Arthur Oldham
Narrator: Esmé Percy
Baron de Cnarlus: Austin Trevor
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs
Duchesse de Guermantes: Lydia Sherwood
Due de Guermantes: Oliver Burt
Mme de Villeparigis: Barbara Trevor
Comte Hannibal de Bréauté-Consalvi: Richard Hurndall
Footman: Joe Sterne
M Verdurin: Richard Williams
Mme Verdurin: Betty Hardy
Dr Cottard: Malcolm Hayes
Saniette: Bryan Powley
Professor Brichot: Roger Deigado
Mme Cottard: Gladys Spencer
Albertine: Olive Gregg
M de Norpois: Carleton Hobbs

: Visit to Nottingham of the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Paul Beard )
Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Albert Hall
Part 1
The National Anthem


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall


Bright is the ring of words
When the right man rings them
Some reflections by Christopher Salmon on the character of spoken language


(Concert continued)
Symphony No. 1, in C minor Brahms


Four programmes devised and presented by Ernest Borneman with recordings made in the field by Arthur S. Alberts
3-The Roots of American Negro Music
A programme of songs that are probably similar to those taken by African slaves to the New World, and of their American counterparts


Presented By: Ernest Borneman
Unknown: Arthur S. Alberts


Variations on Folk Songs
An Austrian Air, Op. 105 No. 3 (A Schuesserl und a Reinderl); An Irish Air. Op. 107 No. 4 (St. Patrick's Day); A Scottish Air. Op. 107 No. 8 (Mary Morison); A Scottish Air, Op. 107 No. 10 (The Highland Watch); A Tyrolean Air, Op. 107 No. 1 (I bin a Tiroler Bua) played by Peter Stadlen (piano)


Piano: Peter Stadlen


Three Riickert Songs
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen; Ich atmet' einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht sung by Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Bruno Walter on gramophone records


Unknown: Riickert Songs
Unknown: Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden
Sung By: Kathleen Ferrier
Conducted By: Bruno Walter

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