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Octet in F, Op. 166 played by the Vienna Octet:
Willi Boskovsky (violin) Philipp Matheis (viol,in) Gunther Breitenbach (viola)
Emanuel Brabeg (cello)
Johan Krump (double-bass) Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)
Rudolf Hanzl (bassoon)
Josef Veleiba (horn)
This programme was recorded during the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's visit to this country to Cake pant in the 1953 Edinburgh Festival. A recording of Mozart's Divertimento in D (K.334), played by the Octet, will be broadcast in the Third Programme on December 31.


Violin: Willi Boskovsky
Violin: Philipp Matheis
Viola: Gunther Breitenbach
Cello: Emanuel Brabeg
Double-Bass: Johan Krump
Clarinet: Alfred Boskovsky
Bassoon: Rudolf Hanzl
Horn: Josef Veleiba
Unknown: Edinburgh Festival.


reads ' The Riddle,' a story he wrote many years ago
He prefaces the reading with his poem ' England ' and concludes with ' The Little Salamander '


Isaac Stern (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Manoug Parikian)
Conducted by Igor Markevitch
Part 1


Violin: Isaac Stern
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch


Talk by Gordon Craig


Talk By: Gordon Craig


A musical entertainment for solo Dong, chorus, and orchestra
Verses by Edward Lear
Music by Max Saunders with an orchestra and chorus conducted by the composer
Production by Douglas Cleiverdon


Unknown: Edward Lear
Music By: Max Saunders
Production By: Douglas Cleiverdon
The Dong with the Luminous Nose: Scott Joynt
The Jumbly Girl: Marjorie Westbury
A Jumbly Voice: George Hancock
The Storyteller: Michael Flanders

: Frank Pettingell tells the story of 'THE APPLE-TREE TABLE'

by Herman Melville
Adapted for broadcasting by Preston Lockwood with Catherine Fleming
Harry Hutchinson , Sulwen Morgan
Mary O'Farrell , Hilda Schroder
Produced by Leslie Stokes


Unknown: Herman Melville
Broadcasting By: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Catherine Fleming
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Sulwen Morgan
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Produced By: Leslie Stokes


The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (tiute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Jean Pougnet (violin) Thomas Carter (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Marie Korchinska (harp)


Unknown: Geoffrey Gilbert
Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Horn: Dennis Brain
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Thomas Carter
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Harp: Marie Korchinska

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