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played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Jeam Stewart (viola.) Lilly Phillips (cello)


Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Jeam Stewart
Cello: Lilly Phillips

: Recorded in New York THE REVOLT OF THE AUTHORS

Talk by Mary McCarthy about the Muse and the Academy
A picture of American writing in its current uneasy relation with the university: the short story seminar; the writers' conference; the critical exegesis: the courses in how to 'understand' fiction and poetry; and the modernised classroom ae host to a new blight of conformity
(Yesuerday's recorded broadcast)


Talk By: Mary McCarthy


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
The Czech composer, Karcl Boleslav Jirak, who was born in Prague in 1891, studied with Novak and J. B. Foerster. During the First World War and the nineiteentwenties he held several conductor's posts in Czechoslovakia and Germany, and from 1930 to 1934 was professor at the Prague Conservatoire. Shortly after the last war he settled in the United States, and is at present living in Chicago, where he is a professor at the Roosevelt College of Music.
His Fifth Symphony was written between
October 1948 and March 1949, and was awarded a prize in the Edinburgh International Festival Competition (the other prizewinner being William Wordsworth, with his Second Symphony). Jirak's symphony, like Wordsworth's, was first performed at the 1951 Festival by the Scottish National Orchestra, under Walter Susskind. Less uncompromising in style than many of his works, it is scored for a large orchestra and is in four movements. The first, in orthodox sonata-form, has a slow introduction; the second, an Andante, is a strict passacaglia; the third is a Scherzo; the last opens with a slow introduction based on that of the first movement, and makes use of themes heard earlier in the work. Deryck Cooke


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


Discussion by the Epiphany Philosophers


L. 418 in D: L. 103 in G L. 205 in C; L. 381 In F played by Fernando Valenti (harpsichord) on gramophone records


Harpsichord: Fernando Valenti

: Love and Freindship

by Jane Austen
Adapted for radio and produced by Terence Tiller
Music composed and conducted by Anthony Smith-Masters


Author: Jane Austen
Adapted for radio and produced by: Terence Tiller
Music composed and conducted by: Anthony Smith-Masters
Isabel: Thea Wells
Laura: Brenda Dunrich
The young Isabel: Sarah Caisley
The young Laura: Prunella Scales
Laura's father: Neil Tuson
Edward: Frank Duncan
Augusta: Patricia Brent
Sophia: Susan Kennaway
Augustus: David Spenser
Gustavus: Alexander Davion
Lord St Clair: Reginald Thorne


Julius Patzak (tenor)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Alinde (Rochlitz); Spnache der Liebe (Schlegel); Ganymed (Goethe); Litaney auf das Fes-t Alter S-**len (Jaeobi); Sei mir gegriiselt (Rückert); Du liebst mich nicht (Platen); Die Liebe hat gelogen (Platen); An den Mond (Hölty): Rastlose Liebe (Goethe)
The eighth of a series of twelve Schuben Lieder recita-ls, devised by Richard Capell.


Tenor: Julius Patzak
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Unknown: Richard Capell.


An observer's impressions of current life and opinion
A series of eight talks by Christopher Salmon
1-Beginning the Journey
In 'his openng ta'k Mr. Salmon suggest that narional life should b: descr bed not in political or economic terms but as a fabric made up of personal relations.

: Choral Concert

Choir of Salisbury Cathedral
Conductor,Douglas Guest


Conductor: Douglas Guest

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