Divertimento in D (K.136) played by the Element String Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin) Sylvia Cleaver (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Norman Jones (cello)
C. P. FitzGerald, Reader in Far Eastern History in the Australian National University, reviews W.
MacMahon Ball's recently published book
Piano Sonata in B (1944) played by Ruth Bridburg
Franz Reizenstein's Piano Sonata in B, one of his most important compositions, was written towards the end of the war. It is a powerful and dramatic three-movement work; an unusual feature is that, in the Rondo-Finale, two of the themes are treated fugally throughout. It makes considerable demands on the player's technique: the composer gave the first performance in London in 1945 and has since performed and broadcast it in several European countries. Tonight it it being broadcast for the first time to listeners in this country. D.C.
Four illustrated talks by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
3 — ' The Voice of France '
The characteristic timbre and art of French singers: illustrations from the gramophone records of Ninon Vallin, Alice Raveau, Edmond altment, Vanni-Marcoux,
Pol Plançon, and Reynaldo Hahn.
A study of Sir Charles Napier by Harold Kurtz
Narration by Norman Shelley with Oliver Cox. Deryck Guyler
John Rorke , John Rutland
Lewis Stringer , Harry Towb
Production by Christopher Sykes
' History sometimes cheats, or at least tends to treat her children and charges with capricious and unaccountable shabbiness. Sir Charies Napier , for example, has deseived a rather more generous reward than the label of " The Conqueror of the Sind " which has clung so tenaciously to his name these hundred years since his death in August 1853
Basle Choral Society
Orchestra of the Basle Orchestral Society
Conducted by Hans MUnch
MASS No. 2, in E minor
by the Rev. Bruno Scott James
Eight hundred years ago St. Bernard of Oairvaux died. Father Bruno Scott James, who has recently edited the most complete edition of St. Bernard's letters to appear in English, talks about the kind of man that emerges from a study of the letters, and shows not only the greatness of thit dominant' figure but many of his human qualities.
Rev. Bruno Scott
SYMPHONY No. 9, in D minor
A talk by John Lehmann , who recently visited the island
Ruth Dyson (harpsichord)
London Symphony Orchestra