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Lisa Della Casa (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Richard Strauss
Der Stern: Schlechtes Wetter: Ich wollte ein Strausslein binden; Einerlei; Standchen; Befreit


Soprano: Lisa Della Casa
Piano: Ernest Lush
Piano: Richard Strauss


A Proust reconstruction by Pamela Hansford Johnson Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Music composed and piano music played by Michael Head
Readers of Proust are familiar with the figure of the formidable Baron de Charlus. The fact that he had once been married may easily escape notice. There is, however, one reference to the late Mme. de Charlus in Part 2 of The Guermantes Way. In this programme the history of the marriage of M. de Charlus is at length revealed.


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Played By: Michael Head
M de Charlus: Max Adrian
Eugenie: Prunella Scales
Mile, de Guermantes: Lydia Sherwood
Willy Haydon: David Markham
Charles Swann: David King-Wood
Horace Pinaud. valet to Mr. Haydon: David Peel
Edmond de Goncourt: Carleton Hobbs
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs


Douglas Whittaker (flute)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard)
Conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Part 1


Flute: Douglas Whittaker
Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


C. A. Fisher , Lecturer in Geography at University College, Leicester, has been making a special study of the political geography of South-East Asia. In this talk he suggests that many Anglo-American differences in this area ' stem from the British habit of viewing South-East Asia as part of the Indian Ocean theatre, while to the United States it seems more properly to belong to the Pacific.'


Unknown: A. Fisher


An Illustrated talk by Philip Hope-Wallace about the Italian baritone who died in 1950 Illustrations include part of the second act of La Traviata and part of the Nile scene from Aida


Talk By: Philip Hope-Wallace


The Melos Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute)
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Paul Draper (bassoon)
Neill Sanders (horn)
Eli Goren (violin)
Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)
Osian Ellis (harp)


Flute: Richard Adeney
Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Horn: Neill Sanders
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil
Harp: Osian Ellis


Talk by John Summerson
Curator of Sir John Soane 's Museum
The vanished palace of Theobalds in Hertfordshire, built by Lord Burghlev in 1564-85, was one of the greatest of Elizabethan houses and architecturally perhaps the most influential of all. Mr. Summerson, who has been working on a reconstruction of the house, describes some of the results of his investigations.


Talk By: John Summerson
Unknown: Sir John Soane


Sonata in A minor, Op. 143 played by Solomon (pipno)

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