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Symphony No. 3 played by the Eastman-Rochester
Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Howard Hanson on gramophone records


Conducted By: Howard Hanson


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: James Frazer

: The Bath May Festival

An opera in two parts Words by Marmontel
Music by Gretry
(edited and arranged Beecham)
(sung in French)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Hugh Maguire )
SIR THOMAS BERCHYAM , BT. Producer, Anthony Besch
The action takes place in Persia, in Azor's enchanted palace and in Sander's house in the country.
8.5 app. INTERVAL
8.15 app. PART 2
From the Theatre Royal, Bath
Concert from the Guildhall, Bath: Friday at 7.30 (all Home Services except Scottish)


Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Berchyam
Producer: Anthony Besch
Zémire: Huguette Boulangeot
Azor: Michel Senechal
Sander, a merchant: Bernard Lefort
Ali, Sander's attendant: Michel Hamel
Sisters of Zemire:Fatmé: Arda Mandikian
Lisbe: Claire Duchesneau


First of two talks by John Buckatzsch
A change in economic method from classical economics which is really a ' branch of philosophy ' to the study of national income and actual situations gives a hope that economics may become useful as an applied science. This was the question to which John Buckatzsch was devoting his attention during the last years of his life. These talks were recorded shortly before his death last August.


Unknown: John Buckatzsch
Unknown: John Buckatzsch


A story by Anton Chekhov
Robert Marsden reads a new translation by H. 1. Forrester.


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Story By: Robert Marsden
Translation By: H. 1. Forrester.


Endre Wolf (violin)
Antoinette Wolf (piano)
Sonata in F. Op. 24
Sonata in A, Op. 30 No. 1
Sonata in D, Op. 12 No. 1, and Sonata in A, Op. 12 No. 2: May 27


Violin: Endre Wolf
Piano: Antoinette Wolf


A reading of his poetry by John Glen : arranged and introduced by James Reeves.


Unknown: John Glen
Introduced By: James Reeves.

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