A study of Court intrigue in Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars
Written by Stephanie Plowman with Patience Collier , Donald Gray Stephen Jack , John Rorke
John Sharp , Anithony Shaw
Norman Shelley , Martin Starkie
Lewis Stringer , Harry Towb and Francis de Wolff
Radio script partly based on 'Hibernian Strangford ' from ' They Wenit to Portugal by Rose Macaulay
Produced by Christopher Sykes
Sonata Op. 8 for unaccompanied cello played by John Shinebourne
A report on the Soviet point of View as expressed recently in the Soviet Press and broadcasts to the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC foreign news department
Bernard Demigny (baritone)
Gaspar Cassado (cello)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
Conducted by Jascha Horenstein 8.45 app. Interval
Alban Berg 's Five Orchestral Songs (settings of aphorisms sent to the composer on postcards by the poet Peter Altenberg ) were written in 1912. Two of them were performed in Vienna the following year, but the strange character of both words and music evoked so much hostility from the audience that the concert broke up in disorder. They are still unpublished: Berg's widow had tihe score sent to Jasoha Horenstein , who was a friend of the composer, and he gave the first performance of the songs in their entirely early this year. D.C.
David Gascoyne chooses and introduces a number of poems
Read by Hallam Fordham
Dorothea Braus (piano)
The Sonata in F minor is the second of three sonatas written by Beethoven when he was about eleven years old; they were published in 1783 with a high-flown dedicatory letter addressed to the Elector of Cologne. The second sonata, an astonish-in.g piece of work for a boy, foreshadows Beethoven's later ' Appassionata ' mood.
Hans Gal 's Sonatina is dedicated to
Dorothea Braus. There are four movements: Allegro con fuoco, Adagio, Andante capriccioso, and Vivace. H. R.
by Colin Clark
Director of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oxford University The speaker contends that rapid population increases should be regarded as an opportunity, not as a burden; that the Malthusian theory is wrong; and that the world has the capacity to feed a population vastly i.n excess of the present.
Mass for four voices sung by the Ambroaian Singers