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: Concert of Contemporary Music

Joan and Valerie Trimble
(two pianos)
A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by John Pritchard
Part 1


Pianist: Joan Trimble
Pianist: Valerie Trimble
Conductor: John Pritchard


by Sir Ivor Jennings
Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
2-The Transition to Self-Government
This is the second 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.


Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings
Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings


Part 2
This concert is given before an invited audience: the programme has been arranged in collaboration with the Music Section of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

: A Concerned Spectator

Brian Wormald, Fellow of Peterhouse Cambridge, talks about "The Reformation in England" by Philip Hughes.
The author of this three-volume study quotes with approval the remark of a predecessor in Roman Catholic historiography, John Lingard, that the historian should view the events which pass before his eyes with the calmness of an unconcerned spectator. 'This approval is most surprising at first sight,' comments Mr. Wormald, 'for no one seems less like the calm, unconcerned spectator than Father Hughes. The explanation is, I think, that he has seen himself doing two things: on the one hand - and primarily - as exploring historical facts, and on the other as providing running commentary in the capacity of a keen partisan.'

(BBC recording)


Speaker: Brian Wormald
Author (The Reformation in England): Philip Hughes


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gerald Moore (piano)
Der Genesene an die Hoffnung; Neue Liebe; Wo find' ich TrostV; Auf ein altes Bild: Peregrina 1; Peregrina 2; Der Jager; Lied eines Verliebten; Auf einer Wanderung; Bogegnung; Heimweli (Anders wird' die Welt); Bei einer Trauung; Selbstgestandnis
Next recital, by Irmgard Seefried : May 24


Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Irmgard Seefried

: L'Arlesienne

A drama by Alphonse Daudet
Translated by Edward Sackville -West
Music by Georges Bizet
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
London Chamber Singers
London Chamber Orchestra
(leader, Thomas Carter)
Conducted by Anthony Bernard (who introduces the programme)
The music for this production is to be played as it was originally scored by Bizet for the first presentation of the play at the Theatre Vaudeville, Paris, on October 1, 1872.

Act 1
The courtyard of Le Castalet. a farm in Provence. May 1, 1860
Act 2
Scene 1: Near the Pool of Vaccares, in the aalt marshes of the Camargue. Towards the end of May
Scene 2: In the kitchen of the farmhouse of Le Castalet. A week later
Act 3
Scene 1: The courtyard of Le Castalet.
June 21
Scene 2: The room under the hayloft at
Le Castalet. Later that night


Author: Alphonse Daudet
Translated by: Edward Sackville
Music: Georges Bizet
Radio Adaptation/Production: Raymond Raikes
Singers: London Chamber Singers
Musicians: London Chamber Orchestra
Leader (London Chamber Orchestra): Thomas Carter
Conductor/Presenter: Anthony Bernard
Narrator: T. St. John Barry
Francet Mamai, a Provencal farmer: Francis De Wolff
Balthazar, a shepherd: Allan Jeayes
Jean, a simpleton, Francet's grandson: Oscar Quitak
Rose Mamai Francet's daughter-in-law: Gladys Young
Vivette Renaud: Dorothy Gordon
Frederi, elder brother of Jean: David Peel
Mark brother of Rose: Laidman Browne
Mitifio, a drover: Anthony Jacobs
Farm servant: Janet Burnell
Farm servant: Michael Turner
Farm servant: Edward Jewesbury
Farm servant: Peter Howell
Madame Renaud, grandmother of Vivette: Betty Hardy


Quartet in E flat played by the Martin String Quartet


Unknown: Martin String


by F. Kingdon-Ward , O.B.E.


Unknown: F. Kingdon-Ward

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