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Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Celia Arieli (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Celia Arieli


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Including a note by Adriaan van der Veen on contemporary Dutch literature, and a review of Franco Venturi's Il Populismo Russo
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones

: Dufay

Missa Caput sung by the Ambrosian Singers with James Whelan (trombone)
Between, the Credo and Sanctus Robertson Alec talks about Dufay's Mass
(The talk was previously broadcast during a performance of Dufay's Mass on April 26, 1952)


Trombonist: James Whelan
Singers: The Ambrosian Singers


A monthly magazine of new poetry and prose, edited and introduced by John Wadn
Those taking part include
Donald Davie , Patrick Galvin Ewart Milne , Gordon Wharton
Other contributions from A. J. Bull , Geoffrey Hill
Philip Larkin , W. S. Merwin
John Morrall , John Saly
Denis McCarthy. Gerik Schjelderup


Introduced By: John Wadn
Unknown: Donald Davie
Unknown: Patrick Galvin
Unknown: Ewart Milne
Unknown: Gordon Wharton
Unknown: A. J. Bull
Unknown: Geoffrey Hill
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: W. S. Merwin
Unknown: John Morrall
Readers: John Saly
Readers: Denis McCarthy.
Readers: Gerik Schjelderup


Romeo's Reverie and Feast at the Capulets; Love Scene; Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17) played by the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone records


Conducted By: Charles Munch


Family reminiscences by Angus Wilson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
The introduction and commentary conducted by Angus Wilson and Beatrix Lehmann with Gabrielle Blunt , Denise Bryer
George Pastell , Eric Phillips
Roger Snowdon , Gladys Spencer
Raf de la Torre , Ann Totten and Marjorie Westbury


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Conducted By: Angus Wilson
Conducted By: Beatrix Lehmann
Unknown: Gabrielle Blunt
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: George Pastell
Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Unknown: Raf de la Torre
Unknown: Ann Totten
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Grandfather (' Tom Wilson '): Norman Shelley
Grandmother: Betty Hardy
Uncle Gerald: Ronald Simpson
Marcia, his wife: Lydia Sherwood
Aunt Evelyn: Diana Maddox
Jock, her husband: Lewis Wilson


Rene Soames (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
William PIeeth (cello) Margaret Good (piano)
Sonatina for piano (first performance) Two Songs:
A thanksgiving to God for his house To Music, to becalm his fever
Capriccio for cello and piano
Alia marcia; Aria; Toccata
Herbert Murrill died on July 25, 1952, at the age of forty-three. Although his output was small, his music, with its clarity and charm and distinction of style, holda an honoured place in the art of our time. Both the Sonatina and the Capriccio in tonight's programme are among his earlier works: the former was written in 1931 for Margaret Good, when she and rhe composer were fellow-students it the Royal Academy of Music; rhe Capriccio appeared in 1932. The two songs (both have worda by Herrick) were composed in 1938; the accompaniment of the first is based on the melody of ' Song 20 ' by Orlando Gibbons , who was a contemporary of Herrick.


Tenor: Rene Soames
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Cello: William Pieeth
Piano: Margaret Good
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons


Ernest J. Simmons , Professor of Russian Literature at Columbia University, compares contemporary and nineteenth-century Russian reaction to Gogol
This is a shortened version of the Ilchester Lecture given last November under the auspices of the Department of Slavonic Languages at Oxford University to mark the centenary of Gogol's death. (The recorded broadcast of April 3)


Unknown: Ernest J. Simmons


played by Walter Gerwig


Played By: Walter Gerwig

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