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: Japanese Music

by Michio Miyagi
Variations on Kazoeuta (A song from one to ten), for solo koto
Harunoumi (Spring sea), for koto and shakuhachi
Variations on Sakura (Cherry blossom), for three kotos
Michio Miyagi (koto)
Mamoru Miyagi
(shakuhachi and koto) Kiyoko Makise (koto)
The koto, or Japanese harp, is nearly six feet long, wirh silk strings (usually thirteen); it rests horizontally on two supports at knee-level. The player sits at one end, stopping the strings wit'h his outstretched left hand and plucking them with long artificial finger-nails fixed on his right hand. The shakuhachi, a kind of bamboo recorder, is about two feet long with a two-inch cylindrical bore.
Michio M'yagi, who is blind, is Professor of Music at the Japanese Arts University in Tokyo. Mamoru Miyagi is his adopted son and pupil, and Kiyoko Makise his niece by marriage.


Unknown: Michio Miyagi
Unknown: Michio Miyagi
Unknown: Mamoru Miyagi
Unknown: Kiyoko Makise


A discussion between
H. H. Price
Wykeham Professor of Logic in the University of Oxford and Stuart Hampshire
Fellow of New College, Oxford
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 6)


Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Sesto Bruscantini (baritone) Ernest Lush (accompanist)
An die Musik; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Gretchens Bitte
Pensa che queslo Isilante; L'incanrto degli occhi; II traditor deluso; II mode di prender moglio
Nachtviolen; Die junge Nonne


Baritone: Sesto Bruscantini


A play in one act by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
Adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen with Leon Quartermaine as Vassily Vassilyitch Svetiovidov and John Ruddock as Nikita Ivanitch
The action takes place on the stage of a provincial theatre after the performance tThe recorded broadcast of July 23)


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Unknown: Leon Quartermaine
Unknown: Vassily Vassilyitch Svetiovidov
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Nikita Ivanitch


BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1
Majesti du Christ demandant sa gloire a son Pere; Alleiu as sere:ns d'une ame qui desire le del; Alléluia sur la trompette. Alleluia sur la cymbale; Prierc du Christ montant vers son
Pere Deryck Cooke writes on page 27


Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Unknown: Pere Deryck Cooke


Talk by Philip Mayer
Professor of Anthropology at
Rhodes University, South Africa
Professor Mayer speaks about the place of cattle in the tribal cultures of South -and East Africa, and the reasons why it is difficult to persuade the African to reduce or improve his stock.


Talk By: Philip Mayer


Three illustrated talks by Ernest Borneman
2-The African Influence
The Afro-Cuban Dances: October 6


Unknown: Ernest Borneman


One of America's most distinguished young poets introduces himself and gives readings from his work


Sonatas of three parts
No. 7, in E minor; No. 8, in G played by Frederick Grinke (violin)
David Martin (violin)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba) Arnold Goldsbrough (harpsichord)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Violin: David Martin
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsbrough

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