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Variations and Fugue on a theme by Beethoven played by York Bowen and Harry Isaacs
(two pianos)


Played By: York Bowen
Played By: Harry Isaacs


by Jules Supervielle
Translated and adapted for radio by Patric Dickinson
The Narrator: Esmg Percy
Crusoe's draper's shop in a Cornish town
Scene: A desert island
(Continued in next column)
Scene: The Cornish town 18 years later
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: Jules Supervielle
Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Narrator: Esmg Percy
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Robinson Crusoe: Frank Duncan
Fanny, his cousin: Jill Bennett
Maggy, her sister, aged ten: Andrea Lea
Father Crusoe: Eric Anderson
Mother Crusoe: Hester Paton Brown
John Crusoe, known as Bighands: Wyndham Milligan
A Customer: Hamilton Dyce
A Sailor: John Cazabon
Robinson Crusoe: Frank Duncan
Uncle Innocent: Michael Gwynn
Friday: Marne Maitland
A Lion: Hamilton Dyce
A Naval Officer: John Cazabon
Fanny, daughter of Fanny: Jill Bennett
Maggy, now aged twenty-eight: Andrea Lea
A Fisherman: John Cazabon
Robinson Crusoe: Frank Duncan
Uncle Innocent: Michael Gwynn
Father Crusoe: Eric Anderson
Mother Crusoe: Hester Paton Brown
John Crusoe: Wyndham Milligan
The Mayor, known as Bigfeet: Victor Platt
Friday, arriving in the nick of time: Marne Maitland
The Lion, carrying Friday: Hamilton Dyce


Tone Poem: Luonnotar for soprano and orchestra
Symphony No. 4, in A minor, Op. 63
Sylvia Aarnio (soprano)
Finnish Radio
Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Jussi Jalas
(Recording from the 1953 Slbeldus Festival, Helsinki: made, available by courtesy of Yleisradio, Helsinki)


Soprano: Sylvia Aarnio
Conductor: Jussi Jalas


An impromptu conversation between two poets,
James Kirkup and James Reeves Of recent years Mr. Reeves's defective sight has prevented him from reading. The conversation, then, takes as its starting-point a discussion of the part played by sight in the appreciation of poetry.


Unknown: James Kirkup
Unknown: James Reeves


From the Royal Albert Hall, London Joseph Jongen, who died last month in his eightieth year, was Director of the Brussels Conservatoire from 1920 to 1939. Born in Liege, he won the Belgian Prix de Rome in 1897, and subsequently spent much time in various European countries before returning to settle in Belgium. His Sonata Eroica, which dates from 1930, is dedicated to the famous French organist Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944). It is in one continuous movement. There is a rhapsodical introduction before the main theme is heard, played quietly at first, and subjected to some ingenious development before it attains ' heroic ' stature, with massive chords and a fast-moving pedal part. H. R.


A German and a World Problem
Talk by N. S. Marsh
-Fellow of University College, Oxford
The occasion of this talk was the conference held at Konigswimer in March, in which German, French, American, and British university teachers discussed methods and problems of university education.


Talk By: N. S. Marsh


Cliifford Harker (organ)
BBC West of England Singers
String section of the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Luonon )
Conducted by Reginald Redman
From Bristol Cathedral


Leader: Frederick Luonon
Conducted By: Reginald Redman

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