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by J. S. Kennedy , Ph.D.
According to Dr. Kennedy, locusts were the first recorded migrants. They are the most dreaded and therefore the most studied. In this talk he explains how special attention to the locust may throw light on some general problems of migration.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 1)


Unknown: J. S. Kennedy


Edward Walker (flute) Lionel Bentley (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
Osian Ellis (harp)


Flute: Edward Walker
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Harp: Osian Ellis


by Father M. C. D'Arcy, S.J .
In this account of what he saw on a visit to Japan earlier this year Father D'Arcy mainly dwells upon the extent to which tradition has been superseded by experiment and the demand for progress.


Unknown: Father M. C. D'Arcy, S.J


Nancy Evans (contralto)
Frans Vroons (tenor)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick )
Conductor, Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents


Contralto: Nancy Evans
Tenor: Frans Vroons
Leader: Joseph Shadwick
Conductor: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Albert Hall


Illustrated talk by Max Rostal
Francesco Gemini ani 's famous violin method first appeared in 1751. A facsimile of -this first edition has recently been published.


Talk By: Max Rostal
Talk By: Francesco Gemini Ani

: Leon Quartermaine in 'THE DEATH OF HECTOR'

by Patric Dickinson with music composed by James Bernard and conducted by John Hollingsworth
Produced by Val Gielgud


Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Composed By: James Bernard
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Priam: Leon Quartermaine
Hecuba: Eileen Thorndike
Helenus: T St John Barry
Cassandra: Mary Wimbush
Idaios: Allan Jeayes
Hermes: Frank Duncan
Achilles: Trevor Martin
Alcimus: Norman Mitchell
Antomedon: Ian Sadler
Briseis: Judith Dawson
Andromache: Joan Hart
Helen: Marion Berry-Hart
Paris: David Enders


La Bonne Chanson
Une sainte en son auréole; Puisque I'aube grandit; La lune blanche luit dans les bois; J'allais par des chemins perfides: J'ai presque peur. en vérité: Avant que tu ne t'en allies; Done. ce sera par un ciair jour d'ete; N'est-ce pas?; L'hiver a cesse sung by Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano) with Ernest Lush (piano)


Sung By: Flora Nielsen
Piano: Ernest Lush

: The Rake's Progress

by W.H. Auden
During his recent visit to this country Mr Auden made an extempore recording describing some of the problems he had to solve in converting Hogarth's famous series of paintings into a libretto for Stravinsky's opera.


Speaker: W.H. Auden


Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington


Unknown: Henry Washington

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