(Leader, J Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Graham Whettam, who was born in 1927, has composed two symphonies, an Oboe Concertino (played at a Prom last year), a Concerto Scherzoso for harmonica (writ-ton for Larry Adler), and a Viola Concerto (to be performed at the Cheltenham Festival in July). His First Symphony dates from 1951 and is now receiving its first performance; it is a large-scale work in four movements, exuberant and even vehement in style. H.R.
Talk by Alexander Halpern
Alexander Halpern was General Secretary of the Provisional Government of Russia up to October 1917. The occasion of this talk is the publication last year of the book on Law and Social Change in the U.S.S.R. by Professor John Hazard of Columbia University, New York.
Illustrated talk by Sir Charles Tennyson
The voice of Alfred Lord Tennyson reading his own poetry was recorded on wax cylinders in 1890. In this programme the poet's grandson introduces fragments of the surviving recordings Listeners will be able to follow the voice better if they have in front of them the test of the following: . The Charge of the L:ght Br.gade '; sections 1, 2. and 3 of ' The Charge of ohe
Heavy Brigade '; stanzas 5 and 6 from ' The
Northern Farmer New Style) '; and the last two stanzas of ' Come into the garden, Maud.'
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