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Herbert Downes (viola)
Clifton Helliwell (harpsichord)
Reger's Opus 131, written during 1914 and 1915, consists of preludes and fugues for unaccompanied violin, duos for two violins, and suites for both unaccompanied ceMo and viola. This is the first of three recitals in whioh Herbert Downes is to play the three suites for viola. The second programme in this series will be broadcast next Tuesday.


Viola: Herbert Downes
Harpsichord: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Herbert Downes

: Imaginary Conversations 'THE WORM IN THE ROSE'

or Ruritania Revisited by Marghanita Laski


Unknown: Marghanita Laski


A romantic melodrama based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Libretto by Cedric Cliffe
Music by Arthur Benjamin
Prologue and Act 1
Dennis Arundell writes on page 9


Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Music By: Arthur Benjamin
Unknown: Dennis Arundell


Look what we stand on, the bone-rich soil of England
It has thrust us together, it is stronger than we
In it our separate sorrows are a single hope
Third of four lectures by Bomamy Dobrée
Professor of English Literature in the University of Leeds
By permission of the Master and Council of Trinity College, Professor Dobree is broadcasting a shortened version of four of the Clark Lectures for 1953 recently delivered in Cambridge. In the lectures he illustrates his thesis of the development of certain ' great impersonal themes ' in English poetry by tracing the course of two of them: stoicism and patriotism.


A taJk by E. A. Payne , General Secretary of the Baptist Union
Since 1732 twenty-one elected laymen of the London congregations of three dissenting bodties (Presbyterians, Congregational-ism, and Baptists) have worked to protect the civil right of Protestant dissenters. Before his death in 1941 B.rnard Lord Manning edited the very full minutes of their meetings and prepared 'a manuscript on the history of these Dissenting Deputies. This work has recently been published, edited by Ormerod Greenwood. In his talk Dr. Payne reviews the book and speaks of the work of the Deputies.


Unknown: E. A. Payne
Edited By: Ormerod Greenwood.


Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Danzas Espanolas : No. 11, No. 3
Goyescas: Coloquio en la reja. El fandango de candil. El pelele


Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Piano: Danzas Espanolas


by Count Benckendorff
The speaker was a member of the local government of the Tambov province until the outbreak of the first world war, when he returned to active service in the Russian Navy. In this talk he relates what happened after his demobilisation under the Soviet Government in 1917 when he went back to the family estate in Tambov.


Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)
William Parsons (baritone)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
An die Hoffnung (first version); Mailied; Der Kuss; Ich liebe dich; L'amante impaziente (buffa version and serioza version); In questa tomba oscura; Vom Tod; Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur


Mezzo-Soprano: Flora Nielsen
Baritone: William Parsons
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell

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