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The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards


Talk by the Rev. Dr. J. S. Purvis
Today, says the speaker, ' the historian, like the archaeologist, is entering upon a much fuller life; and a most welcome service is performed by any person or body that can open the riches of records and lead the way to understanding them.' In this context Dr. Purvis describes the establishment in York of the recently opened Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, of which he is the first Director.


Unknown: Dr. J. S. Purvis

: A Concert

Peter Pears (tenor)
John Francis (flute)
Joy Boughton (oboe)
Mewton-Wood and Noel Lee (two pianos)
William Bradshaw and James Blades (percussion)
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian )
Conducted by Imogen Holst and Benjamin Britten
Variations on an Elizabethan Theme by 20th-century English composers
(first performance)
The works in this concert are all to be performed at the 1953 Aldeburgh Festival. On page 27 Harold Rutland writes about the Variations on an Elizabethan Theme, by Lennox Berkeley, Benjamin Britten, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Michael Titppett, and William Walton. A concert of chamber music from Aldeburgh: June 23.


Tenor: Peter Pears
Flute: John Francis
Oboe: Joy Boughton
Piano: Mewton-Wood
Piano: Noel Lee
Percussion: William Bradshaw
Percussion: James Blades
Orchestra Leader: Olive Zorian
Conducted by: Imogen Holst
Conducted by: Benjamin Britten


Talk by Geoffrey Moore
The speaker distinguishes between two facets of Romanticism in English poetry in. connection with the recent publication of The True Voice of Peeling, essays in literary criticisim by Sir Herbert Read.


Talk By: Geoffrey Moore
Unknown: Sir Herbert Read.

: Michael Hordem with Maxine Audley and John Laurie in 'BEYOND HUMAN MIGHT'

by Björnstjerne Björnson
Translated by Edwin Bjorkman
Adapted by Helena Wood
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Björnstjerne Björnson
Translated By: Edwin Bjorkman
Adapted By: Helena Wood
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen


John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
The Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
Ralph Downes (organ)


Unknown: John Whitworth
Conductor: Michael Howard
Conductor: Ralph Downes


Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Quardian correspondent in Germany


Talk By: Terence Prittie
Talk By: Manchester Quardian


Nocturne No. 6, in D flat, Op. 63 Barcarolle No. 13, in C, Op. 116 played by Terence Beckles (piano)


Piano: Terence Beckles

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