A monthly series on current questions in architecture and town planning
Landscape in the Town by Peter Shepheard
President of the Architectural Association
Much of the character of a town resides in the landscape of the spaces between the buildings, in trees and grass, paving and water. The speaker considers that this aspect of town planning is much neglected in this country today, and that the principles of landscape design in towns are often misunderstood.
A young girl's life in the Provinces and her discovery of the works of Walter de la Mare
Written by Dorothy Baker
Produced by Terence Tiller with Jean Anderson , Denise Bryer
Anne Cullen , Yvonne Hills Oliver Burt , Martin Starkie
The Song of the Phoenix recorded by Denise Bryer
(May Season: sixth concert)
Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Norma Procter (contralto)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Marian Nowakowski (bass)
BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Bruno Walter
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Symphony No.96 in D (The Miracle) - Haydn
7.55 app. Et incarnatus est (Mass in C Minor) - Mozart
(Douglas Whitaker, flute)
(Janet Craxton, oboe)
(Richard Newton, bassoon)
8.6 app. Songs with orchestra - Mahler
Wo die schÃ¶nen Trompeten blasen; Ich atmet' einen Linden
Duft; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
Readings in intervals this week are extracts from the letters of John Keats, selected by Maryvonne Butcher.
A group of three talks by Harold Nicolson
3-The ideal of the beautiful and the good in fifth-century Athens, and the conception of chivalry and knightly service in medieval Europe.
Talk by the Rev. F. Bussby
Today there is an accepted pattern for the training of the Anglican ministry leading up to ordination. Hundreds of young men will have passed through this training to be ordained next Sunday morning. In this talk Mr. Bussby traces the development of this method of training back to its origin in the ear^y years of the reign of the first Queen Ehzabeth. The situation of the clergy which then confronted the bishops was critical, and steps were taken to insist upon a minimum training; this has now developed into the accepted standard of training in the Anglican ministry today. In particular, Mr. Bussby describes one of the books published in the sixteenth century, designed primarily for candidates for Holy Orders. The book is entitled 'A Preparation to the Most Holie Ministerie: also a livelie exhortation to all youth to give themselves to the study thereof: and a confutation of the objections which may be brought in any sort to touch the same.'
The Richards Piano Quartet:
Irene Richards (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello) Terence Beckles (piano)
Illustrated talk by Robert Irwin
The Irish tenor John McCormack , who died in 1945, made a world-wide reputation as a singer of opera, lieder, and ballads.
Illustrations include ' 0 sleep, why dost thou leave me? ' from Handel's Semele, 0 cease thy singing' by Rachmaninov, and ' II mio tesoro' from
Mozart's Don Giovanni.