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Works for unaccompanied violin played by Ruggiero Ricci
This is the first of six programmes of Paganini's music to be played by the distinguished American violinist.


Played By: Ruggiero Ricci


A talk about Condorcet by Noel Annan
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
A new translation of Condorcet's Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Spirit has tecently been published.


Unknown: Noel Annan

: Fay Compton in 'THE LAST OF THE WINE'

A play for radio by Robert Bolt
The time is the present. The place is the drawing-room of a terrace house in London.
Production by Donald McWhinnie


Production By: Donald McWhinnie
Mrs Violet Balfour: Fay Compton
Rupert, her grandson: Oscar Quitak
Percy, his brother: Simon Lack
Major Sebastian Collitt, a relative of the intermediate generation: Basil Dignam
Lucy, cousin to Rupert and Percy: Betty McDowall
Mr Whlteleg, a carpenter: Frank Atkinson
The Rev Samuel Broadbent, a retired clergyman: Edgar Norfolk
Margaret Broadbent, his wife: Belle Chrystall
A radio announcer: Peter Howell


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Part 1


Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik


A series of eight talks
I-Policemen and Police Authorities by R. M. Jackson
Fellow of St. John's College. Cambridge
Introducing the series, Dr. Jackson describes the legal status of a Police Constable and analyses the delicately balanced relations of central and local authorities and individual responsibility in maintaining order.


Unknown: R. M. Jackson


Unpublished poetry chosen and introduced by Jon Silkin
Contributions from:
C. Day Lewis , Clifford Dyment Ewart Milne. Alan Brownjohn and Dannie Abse
John Glen , Anthony Jacobs and Ewart Milne


Introduced By: Jon Silkin
Unknown: C. Day Lewis
Unknown: Clifford Dyment
Unknown: Ewart Milne.
Unknown: Alan Brownjohn
Readers: Dannie Abse
Readers: John Glen
Readers: Anthony Jacobs
Readers: Ewart Milne


Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 played by the Hollywood String Quartet:
Felix Slatkin (violin)
Paul Shure (violin) Paul Robyn (viola) Eleanor Aller (cello) with Victor Aller (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Felix Slatkin
Violin: Paul Shure
Viola: Paul Robyn
Cello: Eleanor Aller
Piano: Victor Aller


Illustrated talk by Walter Emery
Fifty years ago Albert Schweitzer elaborated and popularised the theory that much of Bach's music is symbolic. Since then, critics have tended to divide into two groups, one going even further than Schweitzer and attributing to Bach an interest in numerology, and the other feeling that the symbolism in Bach's music has been much exaggerated.


Talk By: Walter Emery
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer

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