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by Alan Harverson on the medieval organ in the Museum at Malmo, Sweden
The organ on which Alan Harverson recorded this programme originally belonged to the church of St. Peter in Malmo. Documents show that it was in use in the sixteenth century, and the main parts are believed to date from the end of the fifteenth century. In 1937 the organ was acquired by Malmo Museum from a church to which it had been sold in 1799, and it has since been extensively restored.


Unknown: Alan Harverson
Unknown: Alan Harverson


Sir George Sansom talks about the first volume of Joseph Needham's book Science and Civilisation in China.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 12)


Talks: Sir George Sansom


'When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd'
A Requiem ' For those we love' on the poem by Walt Whitman
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)
George Hancock (baritone)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by the composer


Unknown: Walt Whitman
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe
Baritone: George Hancock
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate


No. 9
A monthly miscellany of comment and observation including:
Burns Singer
'Poets and their Public'
Anthony Quinton
' Science Fiction '
W. W. Robson
' A Classic of Modern Criticism


Unknown: Anthony Quinton


by Virginia Woolf
Excerpts from the novel selected and presented by Louis MacNeice
Louis MacNeice writes on page 5
During the interval (9.40-9.50 app.): Three three-part Fantasias (Purcell) played by the Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis on gramophone records


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Presented By: Louis MacNeice
Choral Voice: Robert Moonev
Bernard: Felix Felton
Neville: Robert Eddison
Louis: T St John Barry
Susan: Mary Wimbush
Jinny: Nicolette Bernard
Rhoda: Cecile Chevreau


Trio in E flat, Op. posth.
Trio movement in B flat, Op. posth. played by the Loveridge-iMartin-Hooton Trio


Talk by Leo Rabeneck
Chekhov died in 1904 at a hotel in Badenweiler in Germany. The speaker, who as a young student knew the Chekhovs well, was staying in the same hotel; he was present at Chekhov's death and assisted the widow with the funeral arrangements.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 3)


Talk By: Leo Rabeneck

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