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A discussion between Dr. Harold Darke , Geraint Jones , Dr. H. Lowery , and Professor J. A. Westrup /
The advantages and disadvantages of the baroque organ have been hotly debated recently, in particular for the performance of Bach'. music.


Unknown: Dr. Harold Darke
Unknown: Geraint Jones
Unknown: Dr. H. Lowery
Unknown: Professor J. A. Westrup

: Imaginary Conversations Michael Redgrave and Angela Baddeley in 'THE LAST FLARE OF THE LAMP'

by T. C. Worsley
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
The Polonskys _ .
Angela Baddeley and Oliver Burt
Ivan Sergeyvitch Turgenev
Michael Redgrave
Madame Savin , an actress....Julia Lang with Lewis Wilson
The date is 1880. TuTgenev has returned to Russia for 'the first production of A Month in the Country. Behind hiim in France he leaves the woman who has dominated his life for more -than thirty years — Madame Viardot , otherwise known as Pauline Garcia , an- opera singer.
followed by an interlude at 7.40


Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Angela Baddeley
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Ivan Sergeyvitch Turgenev
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Madame Savin
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Lewis Wilson
Unknown: Madame Viardot
Unknown: Pauline Garcia


André Gertler (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Eduard van Beinum
Part 1


Conducted By: Eduard van Beinum


* The Black Legend'
P. E. Russell gives the second of a group of talks
The American historian W. H. Prescott said of sixteenth-century Spain that it was a land shut out from the light.' Opinions like this, widely held abroad, form part of what Spaniards call ' the Black Legend.' P. E. Russell, Professor of Spanish Studies at Oxford, draws attention to 'the legend's effect on Spanish life and letters; and, in an attempt to discover how far it is ttue, he examines some of the main features of the Renaissance in Spain.


Unknown: P. E. Russell
Unknown: W. H. Prescott


A monthly magazine of new poetry and prose, edited and introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Contributions from
James Reeves. Arthur Gore Vernon Scannell , Isabel Seed
S. Thomas Ansell , R. F. Willetts
Paul West , John Bain
Michael Hamburger
Sydney Goodsir Smith
L. A. G. Strong , Patrick O'Brian
Peter Augustine , Hugh Burden
William Devlin , Felix Felton
Ruth Lodge , Ian Stewart


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: James Reeves.
Unknown: Arthur Gore
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Isabel Seed
Unknown: S. Thomas Ansell
Unknown: R. F. Willetts
Unknown: Paul West
Unknown: John Bain
Unknown: Michael Hamburger
Unknown: Sydney Goodsir Smith
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Readers: Patrick O'Brian
Readers: Peter Augustine
Readers: Hugh Burden
Readers: William Devlin
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Ruth Lodge
Unknown: Ian Stewart


Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Fifth of twelve programmes


Talk by Geoffrey Barraclough
Geoffrey Barradough speaks about The Great Frontier, a book recently published by the Texan historian Walter Prescott Webb. In this book Professor Webb putt forward an interpretation of modern history based on a study of European expansion since the sixteenth century into the new territories beyond the seas.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 6)


Talk By: Geoffrey Barraclough
Talk By: Geoffrey Barradough
Unknown: Walter Prescott

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