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Sextet: played by the Fine Arts Wind Players, with Leona Lurie (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Leona Lurie


Three lectures on poetry by W. H. Auden
3-On Writing Poetry Today
Having, in earlier lectures, discussed what poetry is about and how it is written, Mr. Auden now considers the special problem of writing poetry in our advanced technological society.
(The recorded broadcast of June 22)


Unknown: W. H. Auden

: Bach: The Art of the Fugue

Prepared for performance by Leonard Isaacs
Played by the London Harpsichord Ensemble
This version of The Art of Fugue was prepared for the London Harpsichord Ensemble. The various fugues and canons are scored for different combinations of instruments; the fourteenth fugue is omitted, as Bach left it unfinished.
Part 1
Part 2: Wednesday at 20.15 Part 3: Saturday at 22.35


Unknown: Leonard Isaacs


Talk by Peregrine Worsthorne
An analysis of the changes and difficulties in the situation of Catholic parties in Europe during the last ten years.
followed by an interlude at 7.50


Talk By: Peregrine Worsthorne

: Pearl Connor and Errol John in 'MA AND PA*

A Barbados dialogue
Adapted for radio by Norman Hudis from George Lamming 's novel
' In the Castle of My Skin'
Produced by R. D. Smith Narrator, A. E. T. Henry


Unknown: Norman Hudis
Unknown: George Lamming
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Narrator: A. E. T. Henry


Religious Music of the School of Versailles
Part 1
(Also broadcast on Sunday)
Alan Frank writes on page 4


Unknown: Alan Frank


A monthly review" of cultural and political trends in the U.S.S.R.
Moscow after Ten Years
A talk by John Lawrence , who lived in the Soviet Union from 1942 to 1945 as British Press Attache and Editor of The British Ally.
Mr. Lawrence has recently returned from a visit to Moscow.


Talk By: John Lawrence


Part 2
(Also broadcast on Sunday)


The Poetry of North American Indians
Introduced by E. Michael Mendelson with special reference to the Kwakiutl, Winnebago, Navaho, and Zuni.
Readers: Edric Connor
Martina Mayne, Inia Te Wiata


Introduced By: E. Michael Mendelson


The Melos Ensemble

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