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of the eighteenth century
Trio in E minor, for flute, oboe, bassoon, and continuo (Tafelmusik, Part 2) (Telemann) : Wiesbadener Collegium Musicum
Trio in G minor, for two oboes and harpsichord (J. H. Roman): Ingnd KellestrBm and Rolf Lannerholm (oboes). Erik Arnbom (harpsichord) on gramophone records


Oboes: Rolf Lannerholm
Oboes: Erik Arnbom


Excerpts in French from the Théâtre National Populaire production of ' Le Cid ' directed by Jean Vilar with Gerard Philipe as Don Rodrigue
Introduction and commentary by Merlin Thomas


Directed By: Jean Vilar
Unknown: Gerard Philipe
Unknown: Don Rodrigue
Commentary By: Merlin Thomas
The King: Jean Vilar
Don Rodrigue: Gérard Philipe
Dona Chimene: Francoise Spira
Don Diegue, father of Don Rodrigue: Jean Deschamps
The Infanta: Monique Chaumette
Don Sanche: Jean Negroni
Don Arias: Jean-Paul Moulinot
Leonore: Genevieve Faure
Elvire: Lucienne Le Marchand


Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Talk by Arthur Calder-Marshall
' Since the, author of Tom Jones was buried, no writer of fiction among us has been permitted to depict to his utmost power a man..... Society will not tolerate the Natural in our Art.' So Thackeray explained away his limitations, in the preface to Pendennis. Arthur Calder-Marshall suggests that in the new material made available by the publication of Thackeray's letters and private papers another and mo.re personal explanation can be found.


Talk By: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: . Arthur Calder-Marshall


Four programmes devised and presented by Ernest Borneman with recordings made in the field by Arthur S. Alberts
4 — ' Cafe Music of Liberia '
A programme of modern African music which has its origin in British hymnody and ' the oom-pah jazz of the racoon coat era.'


Presented By: Ernest Borneman
Unknown: Arthur S. Alberts


Maggie Teyte (soprano)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Kendall Taylor (piano)


Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Kendall Taylor


Post-war Soviet Literature
Talk by Ernest Simmons
Professor of Russian Literature in the University of Columbia


Talk By: Ernest Simmons


Magnificat sung by the Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington with Ralph Downes (organ)


Unknown: Henry Washington
Unknown: Ralph Downes

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