Illustrated talk by Peter Stadlen
The metronome, though not invented by Maelzel, was developed by him during Beethoven's ' second period.' Beethoven welcomed it as a device for establishing tempo with certainty. Peter Stadlen discusses the advantages of adhering to Beethoven's metronome marks even in those movements where they are generally ignored in modern performances. (The recorded broadcast of July 28)
Arda Mandikian (soprano) pierre Mollet (baritone)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
Geraint Jones (organ)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate ) London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
Conducted by Edmond Appia
(Continued in next column)
Talk by the Rt. Rev.
Mgr. J. M. T. Barton , D.D.
A Papal encyclical of 1943 reaffirmed the traditional Roman Catholic teaching that the Bible is written by human authors but that behind them stands the Divine Author. This encyclical is one of a number of official statements that have covered a period of revival in Bible reading among Roman Catholics both in France and Britain. Various popular editions and modern translations have been the result of this revival; at the same time, Roman Catholic scholars have played their part in the Society for Old Testament Studies. The fruit of much of their work has been issued recently in a large one-volume commentary called A Catholic Commentary on the Holy Scriptures which gives, in English for the first time, a considerable statement of Roman Catholic biblical scholarship. In this talk Monsignor Barton, who has played a leading part in the development of these biblical studies, traces the emergence of the British school.
Talk by William Empson
It is often said that James Joyce 's Ulysses is not really an epic because nothing happens at the end. William Empson denies this: he claims that the implicit climax of the epic is an adulterous meeting arranged by Leopold Bloom between his wife and Stephen Dedalus. This encounter has a triumphant and life-giving influence on these three chief characters in the story.
(The recorded broadcast of June 16)
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