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: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Leonard Cassini (piano)
Harvey Phillips String Orchestra
(Leader. Hugh Bean)
Conductor, Harvey Phillips

Contributors

Piano: Leonard Cassini
Piano: Harvey Phillips
Conductor: Harvey Phillips

: The Progress of Keyboard Music

Talk by Thomas Goff
Illustrations played by George Malcolm
During the next three months a series of recitals will be broadcast in the Third Programme under the above title, covering keyboard music from the Elizabethans to Chopin. AH this music will be played on instruments contemporary with the composers or on modern copies of such instruments. In this introductory programme Thomas Goff talks about virginals, harpsichords, and clavichords.

Contributors

Talk By: Thomas Goff
Played By: George Malcolm
Talks: Thomas Goff

: 'THE JUMBLIES AND THE DONG'

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 Cleverdon
(: programme previ>usly broadcast on December 26)

Contributors

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

: The Reith Lectures SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING

by J. Robert Oppenheimer
1—Newton: the Path of Light
In the first of his six lectures Dr. Oppenheimer gives an account, contrasted sharply with the present situation, of the impact of Newton's discoveries and of Newtonian physics on the philosophical and political thought of rh< succeeding centuries.

: ANTHONY LEWIS

' A Tribute of Praise
A Song of Thanksgiving; A Song of Love; A Prayer; A Blessing; A Psalm of Honour
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Hervey Alan (bass-baritone)
BBC Midland Chorus Conductor, John Lowe

Contributors

Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Bass-Baritone: Hervey Alan
Conductor: John Lowe

: MORE CREATURES OF THE RIO GRANDE

by Dona Salmon
Bitten by a giant centipede, pursued by a bear, intrigued by ' a thing like a ohitd's lollipop which made a noise like a jumping bean under the tiles ': Dona Salmon gives a further talk about beasts, insects, and reptiles of a New Mexican summer.

Contributors

Unknown: Dona Salmon
Unknown: Dona Salmon

: 'SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT'

A medieval narrative poem in four parts, translated into modern
English by J. R. R. Tolkien
Part 4

Contributors

Narrator: James McKechnie
Sir Gawain: Peter Augustine
Green Knight: Raf de la Torre
Squire: Ralph Truman

: Tercentenary of STAUNTON HAROLD CHURCH

John Betjeman talks about the historical importance of this church; and Cecil Clutton , about its seventeenth-century organ
(s)
(Continued in next column)
Seventeenth-Century Music performed by Alexander Young (tenor)
Susi Jeans (organ)

Contributors

Talks: John Betjeman
Talks: Cecil Clutton
Tenor: Alexander Young

: WALTER DE LA MARE

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

: SPANISH SONGS

Marina de Gabaraio
(mezzo-soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Frederick Stone








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