William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
The Virtuoso Wind Quintet:
Edward Walker (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Paul Draper (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
Burrill Phillips was born in Omaha in 1907. His sonata is in three movements— Allegro, Adagio, and Allegro assai—the questing beauty of the middle section providing a spacious foil to the rhythmic intricacies and élan of the Allegros.
Max Saunders came to this country twenty years ago from Auckland, New Zealand. He has composed music for films and broadcast plays. ' Fancy ' is an old English term for short pieces written in an impromptu manner, which aptly describes the style if no: the content of this duo. The titles are Preamble, Interlude, Pastiche, PastoraJ, and Buffo.
Doreen Carwithen was born at Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, and studied at rhe Royal Academy of Music. The Diversions, written in 1951 for rhc Virtuoso Wind Quintet, comprise a Scherzo, Sarabande and Variations, Hornpipe, Luilabye, and Polka. Harry Croft-Jackson
Talk by L. Harrison Matthews, sc.D.
The Zoological Society of London
The speaker compares the movements of mammals with the much freer and exten-Mve migrations of many birds and insects.
Mattiwilda Dobbs (soprano) Ernest Lush (accompanist)
New light on the composition of ' The Eve of St. Agnes '
Talk by Robert Gittings
Betty Hardy and Anthony Jacobs
by Moliere in an English translation by George Graveley
Adapted for radio by Helena Wood
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Martine, wife of Sganarelle:
Monsieur Robert, neighbour of Sganarelle:
Valere, GÃ©ronte's steward:
Jacqueline, nurse in GÃ©ronte's house and wife of Lucas:
GÃ©ronte, father of Lucinde:
Leandre, lover of Lucinde:
Peasant Perrin, his son:
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson
Gounod wrote his three symphonies in the early eighteen-fifties. He was some thirty-five years of age at rhe time and had yet io achieve his great operatic successes, Faust (1859) and Romeo and Juliet (1867). The first symphony, produced in 1854, is in four movements: Allegro molto, Allegretto moderato, Scherzo, and Adagio leading to Allegro vivace. D.C.
A series of four talks
3-The Scientific World-Pictureby E. F. Caldin , D.Phil.
Lecturer in Chemistry at Leeds University
Sonata in A, Op. 101 played by Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)
This is the first of a series of five programmes of Beethoven's late piano sonatas.
An interview by Henry Mayhew
Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon from ' London Labour and the London Poor' with Ernest Jay and Carleton Hobbs
Symphony No. 6, in A
Maestoso: Adagio: Scherzo: Finale played by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Volkniar Andreae