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Talk by J. M. Cocking
Professor of French at King's College, London
A shortened version of the Inaugural Lecture in the Chair of French given in March.


Talk By: J. M. Cocking

: C. P. E. BACH

London Harpsichord Ensemble :
John Francis (flute)
Alibeirt Waggett (flute) Peter Mounitiaiin (violin)
Colin Sauer (viollin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (ceilto)
Milicent Silver (hairsichord)
Sonatina in D minor, for harpsichord, two flutes, two violins, viola, cello.
Sonaita in E minor, for flute and comtinuo
Sonaita in C, for harpsichord, violin, and cello
Sonatina in E flat, for harpsichord, two flutes, two violins, viola, cello.
First of five programmes.


Flute: John Francis
Flute: Alibeirt Waggett
Violin: Peter Mounitiaiin
Violin: Colin Sauer
Viola: Bernard Davis
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Unknown: Milicent Silver


Illustrated balk by Antony Hopkins
See tomorrow at 6.40


Graham Greene reads an extract from a novel he is now writing
Set in Indo-China towards the end of 1951, the extract, which is a description of an incident in the Vietmin war, contains no fiction.


Unknown: Graham Greene

: Lulu

An opera in three acts presented by the Essen State Opera
Libretto after two tragedies by Frank Wedekind "Erdgeist" and "Büchse der Pandora"
Music by Alban Berg
(sung in German)
Essen State Orchestra
Conducted by Gustav König
(Recording of a performance broadcast from the 1953 Holland Festival: made available by courtesy of Stichting Nederandsche Radio Unie)
Act 1
Scene 1: An artist's studio
Scene 2: An elegant apartment
Scene 3: A theatre dressing-room
Deryck Cooke writes on page 27


Music By: Alban Berg
Lulu (soprano): Carla Spletter
Countess Geschwitz (mezzo-soprano): Trude Roeisler
A Theatrical Dresser (contralto): Helene Millauer
A Student (contralto): Helene Millauer
The Mediical Adiviser (spoken part): Karl Maria Brucklacher
Jack the Ripper (spoken part): Karl Maria Brucklacher
The Painter (tenor): Peter Offermanns
Dr Schön, editor (baritone): Julius Jüllich
Alwa, his son, writer (tenor): Peter Walter
Schigolch, an old man (character bass): Erwin Roetigen
Rodirigo, an athlete (bass): Heinrich Semmelrath
The Prince, an explorer (tenor): Hugo Zinkler
The Valet (character tenor): Willi Roeder
The Theatre Director (bass): Willi Müller
An Animal Tamer (bass): Hermann Abelmann


Talk by Stuart Hampshire
Stuart Hampshire, Fellow of New College, Oxford, discusses the principles and altitudes revealed in Mr. Stevenson's recently published speeches and their significance in contemporary politics.


Talk By: Stuart Hampshire


Act 2
Scenes 1 and 2: A large hall in the German Renaissance style
Act 3
An attic in London


6-Justice and Toleration
Talk by A. H. Oampbell Professor of Jurisprudence in the University at Edinaburgh
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 7)


Talk By: A. H. Oampbell


Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 played by Kenneth Essex (viola)
Dennis Murdoch (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of July 3)


Played By: Kenneth Essex
Piano: Dennis Murdoch

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