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Talk by Humphrey Searle
The speaker offers some opinions on the series of recitals of modern German music recently broadcast in the Third Programme.


Talk By: Humphrey Searle

: Fay Compton in THE DEATH OF A TOWN'

by Kay Cicellis
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens conducted by Edward Clark
On August ii and 12, 1953, the town of Lixouri in Cephalonia, in the Ionian islands of Greece, was entirely destroyed by an earthquake. Three months later
Kay Cicellis revisited the town, where she had spent her childhood. The Death of a Town is her imagined impression of the catastrophe as told in the recollections of six of the survivors.
The Storyteller, Yvonne Mitchell
Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Unknown: Kay Cicellis
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Elvira Gorgorini: Fay Compton
Kitso Battistato: Anthony Jacobs
Father Russello: Laurence Payne
-Napoleon Bourdouvano: Howard Marion Crawford
Marino Debonera: Michael Hordern
Rubina Bonanou: Vivienne Chatterton


Joseph Weingarten (piano)


Piano: Joseph Weingarten


A series of seven talks
1-F. H. Bradleyby Richard Wollheim Lecturer in Philosophy in the University of London
Many people today are mystified or irritated by contemporary philosophy: they feel that the traditional concerns have been shelved in favour of a trivial enquiry into words. This series is designed to remove such misgivings by showing the real motives and intentions which over the last fifty years have produced the analytical movement. In this first talk Richard Wollheim discusses the last great representative of the metaphysical tradition against which the younger thinkers revolted.


Unknown: Richard Wollheim


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Jean Martinon
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Jean Martinon


First of two talks by Geoffrey Barraclough , who has recently been revisiting Austria


Unknown: Geoffrey Barraclough


Poems by some of Dante's contemporaries


String Quintet in G. Op. 60 No. 5 played by the Quintetto Boccherini on gramophone records

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