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A discussion between
Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins and Marcus Dick
Fellow of Balliol College. Oxford
The programme was recorded when Dr. Hutchins visited this country last October under the auspices of the Sulgrave Manor Board.


Unknown: Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins
Unknown: Marcus Dick


Sonata for organ
Vivo. energico ed agitato; Quasi lento, tranquillo; Allegro assai played by George Thalben-Ball
From Birmingham Town Hall


Played By: George Thalben-Ball


Talk by Kenneth M. Smith, F.R.S.
Director, Virus Research Unit, Agricultural Research Council, Cambridge
Twenty years ago not a single virus had ever been seen or isolated-they were known solely by th eir effects-whereas today scientists have some knowledge even of their internal structure. Dr. Smith describes how these changes have come about and what their implications may be.


Talk By: Kenneth M. Smith, F.R.S.

: Westmorland Music Festival SCHUBERT

Mass in G
Joan Alexander (soprano)
David Galliver (tenor)
Arthur Copley (baritone)
The Festival Chorus
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
From St. George's Hall, Kendal
(Also broadcast in the North of England and Northern Ireland Home Services)
Seventy years ago the Westmorland Music Festival was founded by Mary Wakefield , the singer, composer, and lecturer who lived from 1853 to 1910. The first meeting took place at her home at Keswick, but in the following year the Festival was transferred to Kendal. It is competitive and exclusively choral, the choirs being drawn from all over the county; after competing during the day, they all join in the evening concerts. The Festival, which lasts two days, is held every two years. Since 1941 the BBC Northern Orchestra has regularly taken part.
Schubert's Mass in G was composed in 1815, when he was eighteen, for the parish church of Liechtental, the district of Vienna where he was born. H.R.


Soprano: Joan Alexander
Tenor: David Galliver
Baritone: Arthur Copley
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Unknown: Mary Wakefield

: The 'Paradiso': Part 2 (Cantos 7-11)

The 'Paradiso' of Dante Alighieri
The third cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Produced by Peter Duval Smith

Part 2 (Cantos 7-11): After Beatrice has resolved some of the difficulties in Dante's thought concerning the Divine Order, they ascend together into the Heaven of Venus, where are the souls of those whose mortal love was marred by wantonness; Dante is recognised by Charles Martel, King of Hungary; he then speaks with Cunizza da Romano, a famous amorist, and with the troubadour Folquet, who eventually became a bishop; Dante and Beatrice are borne aloft to the Heaven of the Sun, where they meet the souls of those who sought wisdom on earth; one of these, Thomas Aquinas, names the others, and then tells Dante the story of the life of St. Francis of Assisi.


Author: Dante Alighieri
Translated by: Laurence Binyon
Producer: Peter Duval Smith
Justinian: Deryck Guyler
Dante: Marius Goring
Beatrice: Siobhan McKenna
Charles Martel: Denholm Elliott
Cunizza da Romano: Grizelda Hervey
Folquet: Richard Hurndall
St Thomas Aquinas: Robert Bernal


La Cheminee du Roi Rene played by the French Wind Quintet:
Jean Pierre Rampal (flute)
Pierre Pierlot (oboe)
Jacques Lancelot (clarinet)
Paul Hongne (bassoon) Gilbert Coursier (horn) on gramophone records


Unknown: Roi Rene
Flute: Jean Pierre Rampal
Oboe: Pierre Pierlot
Clarinet: Jacques Lancelot
Bassoon: Paul Hongne
Horn: Gilbert Coursier


Six studies in African anthropology by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
5-The Licence of Ritual
In his attempt to interpret the situation of the Roman priest-king who had to defend his life against his would-be successor, Sir James Frazer went on to consider ceremonies in which people of lower social categories are made temporary kings, in which women act as men and men act as women, and so forth. In this lecture Professor Gluckman interprets similar situations in African societies, showing how these rites of reversal-which include a protest against the established order-are intended to preserve and even to strengthen that order.


Unknown: Max Gluckman
Unknown: Sir James Frazer


Manoug Parikian (violin)
Lamar Crowson (piano)
Sonata in E flat, Op. 12 No. 3 Sonata in A minor, Op. 23


Piano: Lamar Crowson


Personal memories by Esme Percy


Unknown: Esme Percy


Sonata for clarinet and cello
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
William Pleeth (cello)


Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Cello: William Pleeth

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