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The Wigmore Ensemble:
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Richard Walton (trumpet)
Jean Pougnet (violin) Thomas Carter (violin) Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello) Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Bassoon: Richard Walton
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Thomas Carter
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Wilfrid Parry


A discussion between
Clovis Maksoud and David Kessler
The theme of this discussion, in which a Lebanese Arab and an English Jew state their cases as simply as they can, is that both sides in the conflict are right. The suggested implication is that neither side can compromise.


Unknown: Clovis Maksoud
Unknown: David Kessler


A folk opera in one act
Words by Stephen Vincent Benét
Music by Douglas Moore
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Producer, C. Denis Freeman
Repetiteur, Vida Harford
Scene: The home of Jabez Stone, Cross Corners', New Hampshire, in the 1840s


Unknown: Stephen Vincent Benét
Music By: Douglas Moore
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Nicholas Goldschmidt
Producer: C. Denis Freeman
Repetiteur: Vida Harford
Jabez Stone, a New Hampshire farmer: Scott Joynt
Mary Stone, his wife: Marion Lowe
Daniel Webster, Secretary of State: Jess Walters
A fiddler (spoken part): Denys Graham
Mr Scratch, a Boston lawyer: Parry Jones
Justice Hathorne (spoken part): Allan Jeayes
Clerk: Ronald Evans
Voice of Miser Stevens: Jan van Der Gucht
Blackbeard Teach: Victor Utting
King Philip: Roland Izzard
Simon Girty: John Duncan


Talk by the Rev. S. C. Carpenter, D.D. sometime Dean of Exeter
Celebrations are being held throughout the Church of England today to mark the twelfth centenary of the death of St. Boniface. Dr. Carpenter, whose book The Church in England 597-1688 was published last year, talks about the place of Boniface in the great missionary movement of the eighth century.


Unknown: Rev. S. C. Carpenter, D.D.


(' II Paese delle Vacanze ')
An idyll by Ugo Betti
Translated from the Italian and adapted for radio by Henry Reed
Produced by Donald McWhinnie


Unknown: Ugo Betti
Radio By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Francesca: Gwen Cherrell
Cleofe her,aunt: Barbara Couper
Alberto: Oscar Quitak
Ofelia, his aunt: Sylvia Coleridge
The Doctor: Carleton Hobbs
Noemi: Christine Pollon
Guido Consalvo Benede Nicola: Howieson Culff
Adelaide, a servant: Beth Boyd
A Commercial Traveller: Denis Goacher
A Postman: Peter Claughton
A Farmer: Michael Meacham


French Suites:
No. 3, In B minor: No. 4, In E flat played by Alexander Borovsky (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Alexander Borovsky


Arnold Noach talks about the French eighteenth-century architect Jacques-Francois Blondel , leading spirit in the battle of the austere new classicism of the 1750s against unregenerate rococo. This battle of the styles found its expression in a now little-known novel by Blondel, which shows the Man of Taste wooed by two lady loves.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. U)


Unknown: Francois Blondel

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