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A broadcast version of the Tamer Lectures, 1953 by Gilbert Ryle
7-Formal Logic versus Informal Logic


Unknown: Gilbert Ryle


Symphony No. 2
(The Four Temperaments) played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Royalton Kisch


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Royalton Kisch


Illustrated talk by Frank Pelleg
In recent weeks Fritz Rothschild 's theories on how eighteenth-century music was performed have been the subject of several broadcasts. The speaker, the well-known Israeli barpsiohord player, believes that such theories are irrelevant as far as the modern executant is concerned, and that the harpsichord should be played in a modern way and not treated as a museum piece.


Talk By: Frank Pelleg
Unknown: Fritz Rothschild


An anatomy of eighteenth-century melancholy by Eric Ewens
Narrator, Hugh Burden
Reader, Valentine Dyall with Denys Blakelock
Dorothy Black , Jessarnay Gibb John Caaabon , John Glyn Jones Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Narrator: Eric Ewens
Reader: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Denys Blakelock
Unknown: Dorothy Black
Unknown: Jessarnay Gibb
Unknown: John Caaabon
Unknown: John Glyn Jones
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Edward Young: Edgar Norfolk
James Boswell: Peter Claughton
Samuel Johnson: Norman Shelley
Dr George Cheiyne: Felix Felton
William Cowper: Alan Wheatley
Thomas Gray: Arthur Young


A musical dramatic poem in one act and a prologue
Poem by W. B. Yeats
Greek paraphrase by Veta Pezopoulos English adaptation by Geoffrey Dunn
Music by Manolis Kalomiris
The sailors of the galley voices of women
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The New London Orchestra
(Leader. Leonard Hirsch )
Producer, Geoffrey Dunn Repeititeur,George Coop
Scene: The deck of an ancient ship


Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: Veta Pezopoulos
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Music By: Manolis Kalomiris
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conductor: Alec Sherman
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Unknown: George Coop
Forgael (tenor): Richard Lewis
Dectora (soprano): Jennifer Vyvyan
Aibric (baritone): John Cameron
First sailor (bass): Norman Lumsden
Second sailor (tenor): Alexander Young
Third sailor (bass): George Steam Scott
Prologue (mezzo-soprano): Marjorie Thomas
First bird voice (soprano): Margaret Ritchie
Second bird voice (mezzo-soprano): Marion Lowe


A study in nineteenth-century environment
Robert Furneaux Jordan considers the lives and characters of Cardinal Manning and Cardinal Newman as people profoundly influenced by environment-the former by Rome, the latter by Oxford


Unknown: Robert Furneaux Jordan


Ilse Wolf (soprano)
London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Albert Waggett (flute) Lionel Solomon (flute)
Olive Zorian (violin)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntiett (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Soprano: Ilse Wolf
Flute: John Francis
Flute: Albert Waggett
Flute: Lionel Solomon
Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Peter Mountain
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntiett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver

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