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Sonata in G, Op. 96 played by Erich Gruenberg violin)
Celia Arieli (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Celia Arieli


by Sir Thomas Malory , Knight
Adapted and produced by Douglas Cleverdon from the text of the Winchester ms edited by Eugene Vinaver with music composed and conducted by P. Racine Fricker
The narration of Sir Thomas Malory spoken by Norman Shelley with Neville Hartley , Ernest Jay Diana Maddox. Norman Mitchell Alan Reid , Richard Wordsworth
A string section of the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz )


Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Edited By: Eugene Vinaver
Conducted By: P. Racine Fricker
Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Spoken By: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Diana Maddox.
Unknown: Norman Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Reid
Unknown: Richard Wordsworth
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Sir Lancelot du Lake: Robert Harris
Sir Galahad: Frank Duncan
King Arthur: Carleton Hobbs
Queen Guenevere: Maxine Audley
Sir Gawayne: Deryck Guyler
Sir Percival: John Phillips
Sir Bors: Godfrey Kenton
The Gentlewoman: Susan Richmond
The Voice of the Holy Grail: Richard Ainley


Joan Alexander (soprano) Pamela Bowden (contralto)
Wilfred Brown (tenor) Ranken Bushby (bass)
Charles Spinks
(organ and harpsichord)
Eglesfield Musical Society
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Friedman )
Conducted by Bernard Rose


Soprano: Joan Alexander
Contralto: Pamela Bowden
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Bass: Charles Spinks
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conducted By: Bernard Rose


Talk by Robert Furneaux Jordan
Readers of The Golden Bough will remember that-according to Frazer— . Lake Nemi, set in the Alban Hills near Rome, was the scene of the oldest, darkest, and most mysterious of all pagan rituals — ' the priest who was the slayer and shall himself be slain.' To Robert Furneaux Jordan, who visited the lake this spring, it seemed as if time had stood still before its ancient shore.


Talk By: Robert Furneaux Jordan


David Gascoyne introduces some of the songs typical of the Parisian Cabarets


Introduces: David Gascoyne


Barbara Lowe interprets, not the incident of the tennis balls but a scornful reference of the Dauphin's to England, in Henry V, in the light of what is known about the Whitsun Morris dance in Shakespearean England.


Unknown: Barbara Lowe
Unknown: Whitsun Morris


Musica Callada played by the composer (piano) (first performance in this country) Federico Mompou was born in 1893 in Barcelona, where he now lives. The title Musica Callada has no exact equivalent in English: it means a kind of intimate music, intended for private rather than public performance, and especially suitable for radio.


Unknown: Musica Callada
Unknown: Federico Mompou
Unknown: Musica Callada


by Robert Graves
In this passage from the Clark Lec tures which he delivered last year at Cambridge, Mr. Graves speaks of the kind of independence a poet should seek.
(The recorded broadcast of March 27)


Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Clark Lec

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