' The Market Town ' by W. G. Hoskins
Reader in Economic History In the University of Oxford
Whatever their origin, the survival and growth of most English towns has depended on their capacity to attract trade. In the last of his three talks Dr. Hoskins shows how the size and shape of its trading centre has variously affected the modern landscape of the market town.
(second set) sung by the Renaissance Singers
Conductor. Michael Howard
Fifth of a series of nine programmes
Palestrina made four settings of the lessons, taken from the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah, which belong to the nocturnal offices of Holy Week. The first book (or set), the only one printed in his lifetime, appeared in 1588. The second book, to be sung tonight, ends with a particularly fine movement in eight vocal pant*. H.R.
Talk by Geoffrey Barraclough
' The conception of European history which underlies all standard accounts in our own language,' says the speaker, 'goes back to the great German historian Leopold von Ranke.' Today Ranke's assumptions are no longer valid, and because contemporary tlhought about politics is bound up with an outworn conception of historical development there is need for a radical revision of current views on European history. In th;s talk Geoffrey Barraclough, Professor of Medieval History at Liverpool University, suggests a basis on which such a necessary revision should rest.
Four illustrated talks by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
3-The Voice of France
The characteristic timbre and art of French singers are discussed, with illustrations from the records of Ninon Vallin, Alice Raveau, Edmond Clement, Vanni-Marcoux,
Pol Plançon and Reynaldo Hahn.
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