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Quintet in A, Op. 146 for clarinet and strings played by the Denis East Quartet:
Denis East (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin) Kenneth Hannington (viola)
James Christie (cello)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)


Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Kenneth Hannington
Cello: James Christie
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston


A play in one act by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
Adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen with Leon Quartermaine as Vassily Vassilyitch Svetlovidov and John Ruddock as Nikita Ivanitch
The action takes place on the stage of a Provincial theatre after the performance


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Unknown: Leon Quartermaine
Unknown: Vassily Vassilyitch Svetlovidov
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Nikita Ivanitch

: William Tell

A tragic melodrama in four acts by Jouy and Bis
Music by Rossini
(sung In Italian)
Cast in order of singing:
Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Turin
Conducted by Mario Rossi on gramophone records
The opera is introduced by Francis Toye
The scene is laid in and around the village of Altdorf in Switzerland
Act 1
In front of William Tell's cottage by a mountain torrent


Conducted By: Mario Rossi
Introduced By: Francis Toye

: Toleration: 2: Understanding Between Races

Talk by the Rev. Michael Scott
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Rev. Michael Scott


Act 2
Nightfall in a mountain valley overlooking the Lake of Lucerne


Christopher Hollis , M.p., comments on John L. Myres ' book Herodotus: Father of History


Unknown: Christopher Hollis
Unknown: John L. Myres


Act 3
The square in Altdorf
-Act 4
Scene 1: A cottage
Scene 2: By the Lake of Lucerne


Arthur Waley chooses and introduces a number of poems
Read by Mary O'Farrell and Anthony Jacobs


Unknown: Arthur Waley
Read By: Mary O'Farrell
Read By: Anthony Jacobs


Sonata No. 3, in C for unaccompanied violin played by Endre Wolf


Played By: Endre Wolf

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