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A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones


Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor played by the Aeoldan String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Colin Sauer (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello) with Lorraine du Val (violin) Trevor Williams (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola)
Vivian Joseph (cello)


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Colin Sauer
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Vivian Joseph

: A Problem of Evolution

Talk by Peter Bell
"Biologists," says Mr. Bell, "often find that problems of evolution which, on the face of it, look perfectly simple, have a way of turning out to be extraordinarily complicated." He describes one such complication he has studied in South America —the evolutionary problem presented by certain tropical trees and shrubs with which ants are always found associated.
The speaker is a Lecturer in Botany at University College, London.


Speaker: Peter Bell


Mozart—Strauss Concert
John Cameron (baritone)
Phyllis Selliick (piano)
Harry Danks (viola) Peter Muscant (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1: Mozart
Symphony No. 32, in G (K.318)
7.41 app. Piano Concerto No. 26, in D
(K.537) (Coronation)
8.13 app Aria: Deh vieni alia finestra
(Don Giovanni )
Recit. and Aria: Vedro. mentr'io sospiro (Le Nozze di Figaro)
8.23 app. Symphony No. 40, in G minor (K.550)
Joan Chissell writes on page 27


Piano: Phyllis Selliick
Viola: Harry Danks
Cello: Peter Muscant
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Joan Chissell


Philip Hope-Wallace reviews the collection of theatrical criticisms by Sir Max Beerbohm , recently published in a new edition


Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm


Part 2: Richard Strauss
Symphonic Poem: Don Quixote
Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Albert Hall


A study by Patric Dickinson


Unknown: Patric Dickinson


The Ambrosian Singers
Orpington Junior Singers
The New London Quarter:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba)
Julian Bream (lute)
Produced by Denis Stevens
Il Ballo dell'lngrate was composed by Monteverdi for the festivities at Mantua in June 1608. It is one of the few ballets in the French style to have been preserved in complete form, and owes its conception as well as its text to Ottavio Rinuccini, librettist and francophile.


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Unknown: Julian Bream
Produced By: Denis Stevens


Talk by C. H. Talbot co-editor of the complete edition of St. Bernard's works
During August and September the memory
.of St. Bernard, who died 800 years ago, will be celebrated in many parrs of Europe. Dr. Talbot discusses some aspects of his work, his method, and h:s influence. (The recorded broadcast of August 12)


Talk By: C. H. Talbot

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