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Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson
(two pianos)


Unknown: Ethel Bartlett
Unknown: Rae Robertson


(c. 600 B.C.)
Fragments of her poems read in English translation by Jill Balcon and in classical Greek by Elsa Verghis of the Greek National Theatre, Athens
Programme edited and introduced by Raymond Raikes


Translation By: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Elsa Verghis
Introduced By: Raymond Raikes


René Soames (tenor)
Harvey Phillips String Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Bean )
Conductor, Harvey Phillips

Sarabanda, Giga, e Badinerie - Corelli
Serenade for strings - Norman Fulton
Five Poems of Ernest Dowson, for tenor and string orchestra - Pamela Harrison
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 3 No. 2 - Geminiani


Tenor: René Soames
Tenor: Harvey Phillips
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor: Harvey Phillips


Talk by Stuart Hampshire
Fellow of New College, Oxford
The speaker discusses Professor Moore's method of clarifying philosophical problems, and particularly his emphasis on the ordinary uses and literal meanings of words.


Talk By: Stuart Hampshire


The Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
Motets (Song of Songs, Nos. 4-6):
Vineam meam non custodivi; Si ignoras te, o pulchra inter mulieres; Pulchrae sunt genae tuae
Mass: Ecce sacerdos magnus
In 1554 Palestrina's first printed volume appeared, a book of masses dedicated to Pope Julius III. The first of these, Ecce sacerdos magnus, in homage to the Pope, was based on the vespers antiphon for the commemoration of a pontiff-confessor.
This is the second of a series of nine programmes of music by Palestrina. The next programme, on February 4, wiU include motets and madrigals.


by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Radio script and production by Donald McWhinnie


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Production By: Donald McWhinnie
Nick Carraway: Arthur Hill
Daisy Buchanan: Maxine Audley
Tom Buchanan: John Bushelle
Jordan Baker: Helen Horton
George B Wilson: Harold Ayer
Myrtle Wilson: Miriam Karlin
Catherine: Elizabeth London
McKee: Jon Farrell
Mrs McKee: Mavis Villiers
Linda: Margaret Ward
Edgar: Michael O'Halloran
Gatsby: William Sylvester
Meyer Wolfsheim: Anthony Jacobs
Miss Willis: Virginia Winter
Sloane: Wyndham Milligan
Policeman: Danny Green
Mr Gatz: David Kossoff


Sonata in G. Op. 78 played by Georg Kulenkampff (violin)
Georg Solti (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Georg Kulenkampff
Piano: Georg Solti


Talk by Barbara Stewart, Ph.D.
Dr. Stewart was Lecturer in History at Rangoon University for seventeen years, and left the country in 1951. In the creation of the independent Union she sees implicit the first acceptance by the Burmese of the ' pohtical ' way of life. In this talk she considers some of the long-term implications of that acceptance.


Talk By: Barbara Stewart, Ph.D.

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