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Concertante for two flutes and orchestra played by Andre Jaunet and Peter Lukas Graf (flutes)
Collegium Musicum Orchestra ,
Conductor. Paul Sacher


Played By: Andre Jaunet
Flutes: Peter Lukas Graf
Flutes: Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Sacher


Talk by Lord Percy p.c ,
Lord Percy , late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durham, is author of Democracy on Trial and Government in Transition. In this talk he refers particularly to the collection of essays Problems of Nationalised Industries edited by W. A. Robson , published last year. Whilst the book seeks mainly to answer the question whether nationalisation is good for the industries concerned, Lord Percy is more concerned to discuss whether nationalisation is compatible with free parliamentary institutions of the British type.


Talk By: Lord Percyp.C
Talk By: Lord Percy
Edited By: W. A. Robson


Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli, Op. 120 played by Artur Schnabel (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Artur Schnabel


Talk by Manya Harari
In the speaker's view, present-day parents have not onfty lost confidence in the value of what they can give their children but have developed a paralysing feeling of guilt towards them. As a result they have abdicated their authority and the children's normal revolt against authority has tunned into a revolt against life itself.


Talk By: Manya Harari

: A Tale of Two Cities

A romantic melodrama based on the novel by Charles Dickens

The action of the opera takes place at the time of the French Revolution; the action of the prologue, some years earlier.

Prologue: The wine shop, Paris
Act 1
Scene 1: Dr. Manette's garden in Soho, London
Scene 2: The wine shop, Paris

Dennis Arundell writes on page 9

Libretto by Cedric Cliffe
Music by Arthur Benjamin
BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum)
Conducted by the Composer


Libretto: Cedric Cliffe
Music/Conductor: Arthur Benjamin
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: David McCallum
Producer: Dennis Arundell
Repetiteur: George Coop
Therese Defarge (soprano): Marjorie Westbury
Ernest Defarge, her husband, keeper of the wine shop (bass): Norman Lumsden
Dr. Manette (tenor): Heddle Nash
Lucie Manette, his daughter (lyric soprano): April Cantelo
Lorry (baritone): Stanley Pope
Miss Pros (contralto): Catherine Lawson
Sydney Carton (baritone): Frederick Sharp
Charles Dawnay (tenor): Alexander Young
The Marquis St. Evremonde (baritone): Fabian Smith
Gabeile, his steward (baritone): Edmund Donlevy
Jacques I (baritone): Douglas Craig
Jacques 2, a cripple (bass): Ian Wallace
Jacques 3 (baritone): Emrys Lloyd
Jacques 4 (tenor): John Carolan
First woman (soprano): Olivia Rossi
Second woman (mezzo-soprano): Monica Warner
Third woman (contralto): Elsie Boardman
The gaoler (tenor): Jan van dex Gucht
The old Marquis (baritone): Fabian Smith
The young Countess (lyric soprano): Beryl Hatt
The hurdy-gurdy man (baritone): Edmund Donlevy
An apple-seller (contralto): Alison Reid
A corporal (spoken part): Christopher Rhodes


George Barker introduces and reads passages from his poem
' True Confession '


Introduces: George Barker


Act 2
The Revolutionary Tribunal, Paria
Act 3
Scene 1: A prison Cell, Pans
Scene 2: The Place de la République
There will be a second performance of the opera tomorrow at 7.15, and a third performance next Monday


Talk by D. M. MacKinnon Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen


Talk By: D. M. MacKinnon


Quartet in D minor played by the Amadeus String Quartet

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