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Sonata No. 2, in E minor
Op. 36a played by Max Rostal (violin)
Mewton-Wood (piano)


Violin: Max Rostal


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues 1
–The Question of Damages for Shock
by A. L. Goodhart , K.B.E., Q.C.
Master of University College,


Unknown: A. L. Goodhart


Large-scale Sacred Compositions
Transcribed and edited by Manfred F. Bukofzer
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Norman Platt (baritone)
Charles Spinks (organ) The Ambrosian Singers
An Instrumental Ensemble
Gloria and Credo 0 rosa bella
0 rosa bella (organ intabulation)
Vent sancte spiritus-Veni creator spiritus—Mentes tuorum
Programme introduced by Jeremy Noble


Edited By: Manfred F. Bukofzer
Edited By: Alfred Deller
Baritone: Norman Platt
Baritone: Charles Spinks
Introduced By: Jeremy Noble

: Duncan Macrae as YOUNG JOHN OF ISLAY

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An introduction to the life of John F. Campbell of Islay, collector of the ' Popular Tales of the West Highlands' (published 1860-1862)
Drawn mainly from his unpublished journals, with examples from the stories and heroic lays
' The Lax of the King of Britain' sung by Mrs. Patrick McCormick of Benbecula, and recorded by Calum MacLean for the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh; ' Lay of Fraoch ' sung by William Matheson of North Uist with John Bannerman
Duncan Mclntyre , Alex Mackenzie
Marietta MacLeod , Neil Brown
Arranged and produced by David Thomson
In the BBC's Scottish studios
John F. Campbell (1822-85) was regarded by his contemporaries asan eccentric. As a result of his friendship with G. W. Dasent, who was responsible for English translations of traditional Norwegian folk tales, Campbell decided to find out if such stories existed in Scotland. Together with helpers he gathered a mass of stories, and a selection was published in tihe four volumes of his Popular Tales of the West Highlands.


Unknown: John F. Campbell
Sung By: Mrs. Patrick McCormick
Unknown: Calum MacLean
Sung By: William Matheson
Unknown: John Bannerman
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Alex MacKenzie
Unknown: Marietta MacLeod
Unknown: Neil Brown
Produced By: David Thomson
Unknown: John F. Campbell


London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick )
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
Part 1
Schumann's Introduction and Allegro


Leader: Joseph Shadwick
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar


Second of three talks by Basil Taylor on picturesque taste and practice in English painting, architecture, and design
In this talk he speaks of the revival of picturesque taste in the last twenty-five years


Unknown: Basil Taylor

: The Lower Rungs of the Evolutionary Ladder

by Kenneth A. Bisset, D.Sc., Reader in Systematic Bacteriology in the University of Birmingham
The first of two talks in which Dr. Bisset looks at the problem of evolution as applied to micro-organisms: fungi, algae, bacteria, and protozoa.


Speaker: Kenneth A. Bisset, D.Sc.


String Quartet in C minor
Op. 17 No. 4 played by the Schneider Quartet:
Alexander Schneider (violin)
Isidore Cohen (violin)
Karen Tuttle (viola)
Madeline Foley (cello) on gramophone records


Violin: Alexander Schneider
Violin: Isidore Cohen
Viola: Karen Tuttle
Cello: Madeline Foley

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