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Symphony No. 4, in E minor played by the NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Arturo Toscanini on gramophone records


Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini


by Sir Ivor Jennings
Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
1-A Great Experiment
This is the first of two talks by Sir Ivor Jennings on what he calls ' the greatest political experiment of all time.' The two talks together form an introduction to a series of lectures which he will broadcast later this year on constitution-building in the nations of the British Commonwealth.
Second talk: May 17


Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings
Unknown: Ivor Jennings
Unknown: British Commonwealth.


The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Leonard Dight (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)


Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro


Personal memories and evocations by Esme Percy


Unknown: Esme Percy


Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Der Schafer; Gleich und Gleich: Anakreons Grab; Die Bekehrte; Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte; Kennst du das Land?
Spanisches Liederbuch:
Auf dem griinen Balkon; Bedeckt mich mit Blumen; In dem Schatten meiner Locken: Sie blasen zum Absmarsch: Mogen alle bosen Zungen; Da nur Leid und Leidenschaft
Third of ten recitals of songs by Wolf


Mezzo-Soprano: Flora Nielsen


A talk by Robert Donington occasioned by J. A. Westrup 's recent book An Introduction to Musical History, which contrasts old and new methods of writing musical history and discusses the sources that should be used.


Talk By: Robert Donington
Unknown: J. A. Westrup


A portrait of D. H. Lawrence drawn from the memories of his relatives, neighbours, and friends
His early days remembered by his sister, Mrs. Emily King , and Nottinghamshire people who knew him. Other memories recalled by Lady Cynthia Asquith , David Chambers , Helen Corke , Mollie Skinner , Mrs. Julian Vinogradoff , Richard Aldington , J. Middleton Murry , and the writer's wife, Mrs. Frieda Lawrence Ravagli.
Narrator, Norman Claridge
The programme edited and introduced by Hardiman Scott
Produced by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Mrs. Emily King
Recalled By: Lady Cynthia Asquith
Recalled By: David Chambers
Recalled By: Helen Corke
Recalled By: Mollie Skinner
Recalled By: Mrs. Julian Vinogradoff
Recalled By: Richard Aldington
Unknown: J. Middleton Murry
Narrator: Mrs. Frieda Lawrence Ravagli.
Narrator: Norman Claridge
Introduced By: Hardiman Scott
Produced By: Christopher Sykes


The Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble:
Edward Walker (flute)
Roger Lord (oboe)
Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Archibald Jacobs (clarinet)
Ronald Waller (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
Andrew McGavin (horn)
David Martin (violin)
Gwynne Edwards (viola)
Willem de Mont (cello)
George Yates (double-bass)


Flute: Edward Walker
Oboe: Roger Lord
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Clarinet: Archibald Jacobs
Bassoon: Ronald Waller
Horn: John Burden
Horn: Andrew McGavin
Violin: David Martin
Viola: Gwynne Edwards
Cello: Willem de Mont
Double-Bass: George Yates

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