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of the eighteenth century
London Baroque Ensemble
Director, Karl Haas
The Divertimento by Haydn, which is being played for the first time in This country, is a Feldparthie written for Prince Esrtenházy's harmonie band. It dates from 1761-4 and bas been copied out by Karl Haas from manuscripts in Germany.


Unknown: Karl Haas


Recent theories about the transmission of Greek and Gothic canons of proportion
Talk by Matila Ghyka


Talk By: Matila Ghyka

: 'The Rake's Progress'

An opera in three acts and an epilogue
The action takes place in eighteenth-century England
Act 1
Scene 1: The garden of Truiove's house in the country. Spring afternoon
Scene 2: Mother Goosed brothel, London.
Scene 3: The garden of Truiove's house.
Autumn night
7.50 app. ' Interval
8.0 app. Act 2
Scene 1: The morning-room of Rakewcll's house in London. Autumn morning
Scene 2: The street before Rakemell's house. Autumn dusk
Scene 3: The morning-room of Rakewell's house. Winter morning
Scene 4: The same. Spring afternoon.
9.10 app. Interval
9.20 app. Act 3
Scene 1: A churchyard. The same night
Scene 2: Bedlam
Another performance: September 2


by Louis MacNeice
The Island
Day of Renewal
Day of Returning
Readers: Robert Harris
Oliver Burt , Robert Marsden and Martin Starkie
These three -poeims are a second selection from a series written in Greece during 1950.


Readers: Robert Harris
Readers: Oliver Burt
Readers: Robert Marsden
Readers: Martin Starkie


Sonata No. 1, in E minor, Op 73 for piano and violin played by Suzanne Rozsa (violin)
Paul Hamburger (piano)


Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Piano: Paul Hamburger


Talk by Mozell Hill


Talk By: Mozell Hill

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