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Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)
Emelie Hooke (soprano)
Malipiero's Quartet No. 7, which is dedi- cated to the late Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, was completed in 1950; it is in one continuous movement. Respighi's // Tramonto (1918) is a setting of an Italian translation of Shelley's poem The Sunset (' There late was One within whose subtle being.... Genius and death contended ').


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore
Soprano: Emelie Hooke
Unknown: Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague


A series of six talks
1-Richard Cobden by W. D. Grampp
Assistant Professor of Economics in the University of Illinois, Chicago
This is the first of a series of talks intended to illustrate the development of a social conscience which was in many respects peculiar to England and to the nineteenth century.


Unknown: W. D. Grampp

: Handel 'SOSARME'

An opera in three acts
Libretto by Matteo Noris
(sung in Italian)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
John Wills (harpsichord)
BBC Singers
St. Cecilia Orchestra
(Leader. Thomas Carter )
From the Goldsmiths' Hall, London
(by permission of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths) This performance is given in collaboration with the City Music Society. A second performance, from the studio, will be broadcast tomorrow evening at 6.0.
Act 1


Unknown: Matteo Noris
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Harpsichord: John Wills
Leader: Thomas Carter
Conducted By: Anthony Lewis


A talk by Cecil Gould , who visited the Reni exhibition at Bologna last autumn.


Talk By: Cecil Gould


Denis Goacher , who has recently re- turned from Washington where he was on a long visit to Ezra Pound, discusses the question, once raised by T. S. Eliot , of ' What Mr. P. believes.'


Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: T. S. Eliot


(Neiphila's Tale on the Third Day)
Second of twelve stories from Boccaccio's Decameron in the anonymous translation of 1620 Arranged for broadcasting by Sasha Moorsom and Rayner Heppenstall (Continued in next column) with Ilona Ference and Barbara Trevor
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Broadcasting By: Sasha Moorsom
Broadcasting By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Ilona Ference
Unknown: Barbara Trevor
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Neiphila: Prunella Scales
Juliet: Carol Marsh
Bert rand: David Markham
King: Harold Scott


Prelude and Theme with Variations, for unaccompanied violin (1923)
Sonata No. 2, for violin and piano
(1912) played by Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Celia Arieli (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Celia Arieli


by Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Sir John Slessor G.C.B., D.S.O., M.C. ,
This is the first of two talks based on the Pollak Lecture which Sir John Slessor delivered at Harvard University at the end of last year. In this talk Sir John considers the effect of the hydrogen bomb on war as an instrument of policy and the value of air power as a deterrent in Western Europe.


Unknown: Sir John Slessor G.C.B., D.S.O., M.C.
Unknown: Sir John Slessor

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