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Piano Trio in A minor played by the Loveridge-MarUn-Hooton Trio:
David Martin (violin)
Florence Hooton (cello) Iris Loveridge (piano)


Violin: David Martin
Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Iris Loveridge


Talk by J. W. N. Watkins Lecturer in Political Science at the London School of Economics
The subject of this talk is Professor F. A. Hayek's book, published in America in 1952, which discusses the application of the method employed in the natural sciences to the study of human society.


Talk By: J. W. N. Watkins


Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Im wunderschonen Monat Mai; Aus meinen Tranen; Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube; Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'; Ich will meine Seele; Im Rhein, im helligen Strome; Ich. grolle nicht; Und wussten's die Blumen; Das ist ein Floten und Geigen; Hbr ich das Liedchen klingen; Ein Jüngling liebt ein Madchen; Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen; Ich hab' im Traum geweinet; Allnachtlich im Traume seh' ich dich: Aus alten Märchen; Die alten bosen Lieder sung by Hans Hotter (baritone)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)


Baritone: Hans Hotter
Accompanist: Frederick Stone

: The Reith Lectures THE WORLD AND THE WEST

by Arnold Toynbee
6-The World and the Greeks and Romans
In this lecture Professor Toynbee compares the world's reaction to the Greeks and Romans with the contemporary world's reaction to the West.


Unknown: Arnold Toynbee


A ballad by Lynette Roberts


Unknown: Lynette Roberts


Arda Mandikian (soprano)
Parry Jones (tenor)
Roderick Jones (baritone)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Chorus-Master. Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1
Bizet's only symphony was composed in 1855, when he was seventeen. It Jay un-performed in the library of the Paris Conservatoire until Felix Weingartner conducted it in 1935. If slight in substance, it is nevertheless a happy work of considerable charm. A.J.


Soprano: Arda Mandikian
Tenor: Parry Jones
Baritone: Roderick Jones
Chorus-Master: Frederick Haggis
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


A monthly review of current questions in architecture and town planning
High Paddington by Professor W. G. Holford
Professor Holford, Town Planning Consultant to the City of London, speaks about t'hc problems of high-density building which the recently published High Paddington scheme was designed to meet.


Unknown: Professor W. G. Holford


Four illustrated talks by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
1—' L'Eloge des Vieux '
In this programme (the title is that of song of Yvette Guilbert ) Desmond Shawe -Taylor discusses the fascination of performances given by certain great singera in Their old age. The illustrations are from the gramophone records of Blanche Marchesi , Lucien Fugere , Ernestine Schumann-Heink , Sir George Henschei , and Plunket Greene.


Unknown: Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Unknown: Yvette Guilbert
Unknown: Desmond Shawe
Unknown: Blanche Marchesi
Unknown: Lucien Fugere
Unknown: Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Unknown: Sir George Henschei
Unknown: Plunket Greene.


Andre Navarra (cello)
Dorel Handman (piano)


Cello: Andre Navarra
Piano: Dorel Handman


Edward. Hyams describes an encounter with a youth who lived by trapping the wild animals of the Kentish countryside


Unknown: Edward. Hyams

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