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Eight talks on aspects of life in primitive communities
6-Political Institutions by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
Professor Gluckman speaks about the organisation of primitive states and the means by which less developed communities seek a poetical balance.


Unknown: Max Gluckman


Gran Sonata Brillante, in D
Op. 106 played by Robert Keys (piano)


Played By: Robert Keys

: Frank Pettingell tells the story of 'BARTLEBY'

by Herman Melville
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Leslie Stokes with Preston Lockwood as Bartleby and other parts, played by Harry Hutchinson, Eric Jones, Alan Keith, Charles Richardson and Norman Shelley
Moby Dick and Billy Budd May have given the impression that Melville always wrote about the sea. But Bartleby, first published as a short story In Putnam's Monthly in 1853, is a tale of a mysterious scrivener, or law-copyist, employed by a lawyer whose office is in Wall Street. The lawyer tells the story, in the course of which we learn more about him than about his subject. Although the story does not solve the mystery of Bartleby it reaches a climax of considerable pathos.


Unknown: Herman Melville
Produced By: Leslie Stokes
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Played By: Harry Hutchinson.
Played By: Eric Jones
Played By: Alan Keith
Unknown: Charles Richardson
Unknown: Norman Shelley


Raymond Cohen (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1


Violin: Raymond Cohen
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult


Talk by a Barrister


Six talks by William Empson
5 — Falstaff at Agincourt


Unknown: William Empson


Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
Gloria: Custodi nos Domine Credo: Custodi nos Domine Kyrie Gloria
(Music transcribed and edited by Hugh Baillie and Philip Oboussier )
A few years ago several leaves containing choral settings of the Ordinary of the Mass were discovered at York. Although most of rhe music is anonymous it does provide new and interesting evidence of the alternate method of singing certain Mass sections, the polyphony of a small choir being answered by plainsong. Much of this music from York is highly elaborate and points to rhe existence of a fully developed school of composition. D.S.


Unknown: Henry Washington
Edited By: Hugh Baillie
Edited By: Philip Oboussier


A monthly miscellany of new poetry and prose, edited and introduced by John Lehmann
Contributions front
George Barker , Frances Bellerby Charles Causley , Odysseus Elytis
Ernest Frost , David Gascoyne
Pierre Jean Jouve. Edith Sit well
Terence Tiller , Philip Toynbee and Vernon Waikins
Readers: John Glen , Denis McCarthy. Leonard Sachs , and Marvin Siarkie


Introduced By: John Lehmann
Unknown: George Barker
Unknown: Frances Bellerby
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Odysseus Elytis
Unknown: Ernest Frost
Unknown: David Gascoyne
Unknown: Pierre Jean Jouve.
Unknown: Edith Sit Well
Unknown: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Philip Toynbee
Unknown: Vernon Waikins
Readers: John Glen
Readers: Denis McCarthy.
Readers: Leonard Sachs
Readers: Marvin Siarkie

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