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John Hunt (piano)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
Martmu's Symphony No. 3: May 18


Piano: John Hunt
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins


compared with an actor's
As an experiment in comparative interpretation, Michael Hordern and C. Day Lewis have recorded independent readings of the latter's poem The Album. In this programme they meet to hear them and discuss them with James Reeves.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 16)


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: C. Day Lewis
Unknown: James Reeves.


The Third Book of Airs
The third of four programmes devised and introduced by John Beckett
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Desmond Dupré (lute)
I must complain; Me, me, and none but me; Weep you no more, sad fountains; It was a time when silly bees


Introduced By: John Beckett
Introduced By: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Desmond Dupré


A series of eight talks
8-Police Forces and the Central Government by R. M. Jackson
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Unknown: R. M. Jackson


(Neiphila's Tale on the Sixth Day)
Eighth of twelve stories from Boccaccio's Decameron in the anonymous translation of 1620 Arranged for broadcasting by Sasha Moorsom and Rayner Heppenstall with Ann Kindred
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Broadcasting By: Sasha Moorsom
Broadcasting By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Ann Kindred
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Neiphila: Prunella Scales
Chichibio: Charles Leno
Currado: Robert Marsden


Irmgard Seefried (soprano) with Erik Werba (piano)
Spanisches Liederbuch:
Ach, des Knaben Augen ; Herr, was tragt der Boden hier; MUhvoll komm' ich und beladen; Ftihr' mich, Kind, nach Bethlehem
Gebet; An eine Aeolsharfe; Das verlassene Magdlein; Elfenlied; Der Knabe und das Immlein; Mausfallen-Sprtlchlein; Nimmersatte Liebe
First of a series of ten recitals


Soprano: Irmgard Seefried
Piano: Erik Werba
Unknown: Knaben Augen


Six studies in African anthropology by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
3-The Estrangements of Kinship
By custom, among the TaUensi of the Gold Coast, a man and his eldest son may not -eat together; similarly, among the Tsonga of Mozambique, youths and maidens must not discuss their marital affairs with their parents. 'The details of custom and taboo may vary,' says the speaker, ' but there is this constant general difference between African domestic relations and our own-in Africa there is a whole series of rules to regularise relations within the family. It is striking,' he goes on, ' that while on the one hand the members of the family are brought together by these rules, on the other hand they are forced apart and estranged from one another.' In this lecture Professor Gluckman shows how these estrangements within the family are related to the cohesion of the larger society.


Unknown: Max Gluckman


Octet in F, Op. 166 played by the Melos Ensemble:
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)


Clarinet: Gervase De Peyer
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Horn: Neill Sanders
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil
Double-Bass: Adrian Beers


Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany
(The recorded broadcast of April 23)


Talk By: Terence Prittie
Talk By: Manchester Guardian


Sonata in G minor played by Florence Hooton (cello)
Ross Pratt (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 7)


Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Ross Pratt

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