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Quartet in F sharp minor
Op. 121 played by the Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Sylvia Cleaver (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Norman Jones (cello)


Violin: Ernest Element
Violin: Sylvia Cleaver
Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Norman Jones


A series of five talks
1-Past Experience and Present Issues
by Vincent Harlow, C.M.G.D.Litt. , Beit Professor of the History of the British Empire and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford


Unknown: Vincent Harlow, C.M.G.D.Litt.


Sonata in F sharp minor
(Elegie harmonique) played by Otakar Vondrovic (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Otakar Vondrovic


Talk by Georges Friedmann
Professeur au Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers et Directeur d'Etudes a l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes de la Sorbonne
A talk suggested by the recent appearance in France of Bventail de I'Histoire Vivante , a collection of essays on the history of emotions, in honour of the seventy-fifth birthday of the historian Lucien Febvre.


Talk By: Georges Friedmann
Unknown: Histoire Vivante
Unknown: Lucien Febvre.


A radio programme to celebrate the bicentenary of Talleyrand's birth
Written and produced by Christopher Sykes
Others taking part:
Michael O'Halloran. Kenneth Connor Macdonald Parke , George de Warfaz
Alexander Gauge , John Sharp
Edgar Norfolk , Olive Gregg


Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Michael O'Halloran.
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: George de Warfaz
Unknown: Alexander Gauge
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Narrator: Norman Shelley
Voltaire: Robert Farquharson
Talleyrand: Robert Harris


Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Alec Whittaker (oboe)
George Eskdale (trumpet)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
The Denis East String Quartet:
Denis East (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin)
Paul Katz (viola)
James Christie (cello)


Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Oboe: Alec Whittaker
Oboe: George Eskdale
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Violin: Denis East
Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Paul Katz
Cello: James Christie


The second of two programmes introduced by A. Hyatt King with illustrations played by Robert Masters Piano Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jameson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Carter )
Conductor. Anthony Bernard
This programme includes fragments of concertos for oboe, for violin and piano, and for violin, viola, and cello; also two completed movements — the second Adagio for the Violin Concerto in A (K.2I9) and the second Finale for the Violin Concerto in B flat (K.207).


Introduced By: A. Hyatt King
Violin: Robert Masters
Viola: Nannie Jameson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Kinloch Anderson
Leader: Thomas Carter
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


Well-chosen Herbs
Wisdom with Wines
Talk by Lady Vischer


Talk By: Lady Vischer


A survey of Spanish music prepared by Roberto Gerhard and Lionel Salter
8-Emergence of the Solo Song
Conchita Badia d'Agusti (soprano)
Graciano Tarrago (vihuela de mano)
Introduced by Roberto Gerhard


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Unknown: Lionel Salter
Unknown: Conchita Badia
Soprano: Graciano Tarrago
Introduced By: Roberto Gerhard

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