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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


Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Margaret Good
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Flute: Edward Walker
Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Horn: John Burden
Unknown: 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.


Talk By: L. Harrison Matthews, Sc.D.


Mattiwilda Dobbs (soprano) Ernest Lush (accompanist)


Soprano: Mattiwilda Dobbs
Accompanist: Ernest Lush


New light on the composition of ' The Eve of St. Agnes '
Talk by Robert Gittings
Betty Hardy and Anthony Jacobs


Talk By: Robert Gittings
Readers: Betty Hardy
Readers: Anthony Jacobs

: Maurice Denham in ' LE MEDECIN MALGRE LUI'

by Moliere in an English translation by George Graveley
Adapted for radio by Helena Wood
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Translation By: George Graveley
Unknown: Helena Wood
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Sganarelle: Maurice Denham
Martine, wife of Sganarelle: Ella Milne
Monsieur Robert, neighbour of Sganarelle: Brian Hayes
Lucas: John Cazabon
Valere, Géronte's steward: Charles Llord Pack
Jacqueline, nurse in Géronte's house and wife of Lucas: Olive Gregg
Géronte, father of Lucinde: Richard Goolden
Leandre, lover of Lucinde: David Peel
Peasant Thibaut: Philip Cunningham
Peasant Perrin, his son: Alan Reid
Lucinde: Joyce Chancellor


(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.


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


A series of four talks
3-The Scientific World-Pictureby E. F. Caldin , D.Phil.
Lecturer in Chemistry at Leeds University


Unknown: E. F. Caldin


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.


Piano: Paul Badura-Skoda


An interview by Henry Mayhew
Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon from ' London Labour and the London Poor' with Ernest Jay and Carleton Hobbs


Unknown: Henry Mayhew
Adapted By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs


Symphony No. 6, in A
Maestoso: Adagio: Scherzo: Finale played by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Volkniar Andreae


Conducted By: Volkniar Andreae

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