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PART I With Cyril Shaps , Alan Red
Arthur Lawrence , Jack Gwillim Evelyn Moore , Elizabeth London Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Alan Red
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Jack Gwillim
Unknown: Evelyn Moore
Unknown: Elizabeth London
Produced By: Peter Watts
The Unknown Man: Valentine Dyall
The Lady: Catherine Salkeld
A Beggar (in disguise): Howieson Culff
The Doctor: John Glen
His Sister: Molly Lumley
' Caesar,' a madman: Anthony Jacobs
The Old Man: Stephen Jack
The Mother: Ella Milne
The Abbess: Molly Rankin


The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Jean Pougnet (violin) Thomas Carter (violin) Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)
Marie Korchinska (harp) with Janet Craxton (oboe)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Thomas Carter
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft
Harp: Marie Korchinska
Oboe: Janet Craxton


Talk by Robert H. Matthew
Professor of Architecture in the University of Edinburgh
Professor Matthew discusses the influence of science on the progress of architecture and makes a plea for a new experimental attitude to building.


Talk By: Robert H. Matthew

: Emily Butter

An Occasion Recalled


Sonata In B minor Funérailles
Valse Caprice played by Artur Rubinstein (piano)
This is the first of a series of eight recitals of piano music by Liszt.


Piano: Artur Rubinstein


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
Including a report by L. L. Whyte on a philosophical and scientific congress at Zurich and the Eranos meeting at Ascona; and a comment by Ian McCallum , A.R.I.B.A., on the architectural exhibition in Milan
followed by an interlude at 9.15


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: L. L. Whyte
Unknown: Ian McCallum


Alexander Young (tenor) with Rex Stephens (piano)


Tenor: Alexander Young
Piano: Rex Stephens


The story by James Joyce
Arranged for broadcasting and read by Robert Mooney


Story By: James Joyce
Read By: Robert Mooney


A survey of Spanish music prepared by Roberto Gerhard and Lionel Salter
6-Music at the Courts of Carlos V and Felipe II
Filharmonia Vocal Ensemble
Ars Musicae
Instrumental Ensemble
Directed by Jose Maria Lamafia
Introduced by Roberto Gerhard


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Unknown: Lionel Salter
Directed By: Jose Maria Lamafia
Introduced By: Roberto Gerhard


A light-hearted lesson for lyric writers : by Stanley Beale
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 16)

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