Elsie Morison (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
William Herbert (tenor)
Owen Brannigan (bass)
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
(Chorus-Master, J. E. Wallace )
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Henry Datyner )
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
From the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Part 1: Brahms
Tragic Overture Alto Rhapsody
Arthur Jacobs writes on page 4
Morris Carstairs , who is both an anthropologist and a psychologist, speaks about the reasons why different peoples have chosen different drugs or intoxicants. ' Pharmacological analysis,' he says, can tell us about the properties of a given drug, but only a study of the emotional values of a society can explain why it is used in some societies and rejected in others.'
The Allegri String Quartet::
Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)
This is the first of a series of programmes that will include the six string quartets of Elizabeth Maconchy. Quartet No. 2 will be broadcast on February 24.
Elizabeth Maconchy has a number of large-scale works to her credit, but she regards her string quartets as the most important part of her output. They were written over a period of twenty years, No. I in 1933 and No. 6 in 1953.
The Language of Tomorrow
Magnus Pyke , Ph.D., describes some of the ways in which electronic computers could be used to translate from one language to another, and speculates on some of the consequences of any such development.
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