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Sonata In C minor, Op. 45 played by Frederick Grinke (violin)
Kendall Taylor (piano)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Kendall Taylor

: Godfrey Tearle and Fay Compton in the 'OEDIPUS REX*

of Sophocles
English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Raymond Raikes
Music composed by Anthony Bernard
Chorus of Theban Elders: Laidman Browne (leader
William Devlin ) , Valentine Dyall
Tom Hemsley (baritone) London Chamber Singers with the London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Unknown: Dudley Fitts
Unknown: Robert Fitzgerald
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Composed By: Anthony Bernard
Leader: Laidman Browne
Leader: William Devlin
Leader: Valentine Dyall
Baritone: Tom Hemsley
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Oedipus: Godfrey Tearle
A Priest: Leon Quartermaine
Creon: James McKechnie
Teiresias: Cecil Trouncer
Iocasta: Fay Compton
A messenger from Corinth: James Dale
Shepherd of Laios: Allan Jeayes
A messenger from the palace: Deryck Guyler
Antigone: Margaret Ward
Ismene: Dorothy Smith


Excerpts from the Greek text
Readers: Cecil Trouncer
Deryck Guyler , Heather Brown
Denis McCarthy , Philip Vellacott
Programme introduced by Raymond Raikes and edited by Heather Brown


Readers: Cecil Trouncer
Readers: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Heather Brown
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Introduced By: Raymond Raikes
Edited By: Heather Brown


Louis Kaufman (violin)
George Malcolm (harpsichord) Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader Manoug Parikian )
Conducted by Patrick Savill


Violin: Louis Kaufman
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Leader: Manoug Parikian
Conducted By: Patrick Savill


Talk by E. M. Forster
Just over a hundred years ago Macaulay stated that Indian art was hideous, grotesque, and ignoble. In his review of the recently published volume in The Pelican History of Art: the Art and Architecture of India by Professor Benjamin Rowland , Mr. Forster comments on the distance we have travelled in our understanding of that art since Macaulay's day.


Talk By: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Professor Benjamin Rowland


Songs and Dances of Death sung by Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano) with Leonard Bernstein (piano) on gramophone records


Mezzo-Soprano: Jennie Tourel
Piano: Leonard Bernstein


A selection from
' The Sea and the Mirror'
A commentary on Shakespeare's ' The Tempest'
Reginald BeckwMh , Laidman Browne
Beryl Calder , Andrew Faulds
Michael Flanders , Hallam Fordham
Garleton Hobbs , Joseph O'Conor
Production by Frank Hauser


Readers: Reginald Beckwmh
Readers: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Beryl Calder
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Hallam Fordham
Unknown: Garleton Hobbs
Unknown: Joseph O'Conor
Production By: Frank Hauser


Missa Caput
The Ambrosian Singers with James Whelan (trombone)


Unknown: James Whelan


Talk by Norman Baynes
Emeritus Professor of Byzantine
History in the University of London
This is the first of three talks commemorating the quincentenary of the fall of Byzantium. The second talk will be broadcast on Thursday at 10.50 and the last on Friday at 11.40. See also Tuesday at 6.25.


Talk By: Norman Baynes

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