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Harold Child (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)
Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst Ach, im Maien war's
Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen
Lebe wohl Erwartung
Der Scholar . Uber Nacht
Last of ten recitals of songs by Wolf


Piano: Josephine Lee


A talk by Francis Biddle , who was Attorney - General during President Roosevelt's War Administration and a member of the international military tribunal at the Nuremberg trials.
This is a shortened version of the Sydney Ball Lecture delivered at Oxford in May (The recorded broadcast of June 24)


Talk By: Francis Biddle


A programme about the oboe and Its music in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
James MacGillivray
(eighteenth-century and modern oboe)
Helen Watts (contralto) Alexander Young (tenor)
Donald Bridger (oboe)
Clifton Helliwell
(harpsichord continuo)
The Harvey Phillips String Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Bean )
Conductor, Harvey Phillips (Continued in next column)
The programme introduced by Philip Bate


Unknown: James MacGillivray
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Alexander Young
Oboe: Donald Bridger
Harpsichord: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Harvey Phillips
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor: Harvey Phillips
Introduced By: Philip Bate


Talk by the Hon. Sir Patrick Devlin
Judge of the High Court of Justice In this talk Sir Patrick Devlin comments on the talks broadcast earlier this year by M. Andre Bertrand and by Professor C. J Hamson on English and French legal methods.
followed by an interlude at 8.25


Unknown: Sir Patrick Devlin
Unknown: Sir Patrick Devlin
Unknown: M. Andre Bertrand
Unknown: Professor C. J Hamson


A radiophonic opera devised and composed by Henk Badings
Text by Jan Starink
English version by Ary van Nierop and Michael Flanders
Py lades (spoken part). Michael Flanders
Nederlandsche Radio Unie
Radio Choir (Chorus-Masters,
Antoon Krelage and Carel Laout ) and Radio Orchestra (Leader, Willy Busch)
Conducted by Henk Spruit
Radiophonic effects by Arie Brandon
Hajo Gras and Theo v. Woerkom under the supervision of the composer
Music control by Herman Kruyt
English production by Ary van Nierop with the assistance of Douglas Cleverdon
Orestes (commissioned by Nederlandsche Radio Unie) was awarded the 1954 Italia Prize for a musical work. The English production was recorded in Hilversum by courtesy of Nederlandsche' Radio Unie.
Another performance: Wed. at 6.66
Laurence Gilliam writes on page 3


Composed By: Henk Badings
Composed By: Michael Flanders
Chorus-Masters: Antoon Krelage
Chorus-Masters: Carel Laout
Conducted By: Henk Spruit
Unknown: Arie Brandon
Unknown: Hajo Gras
Control By: Herman Kruyt
Production By: Ary van Nierop
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Laurence Gilliam
Orestes (tenor): Lode Devos
Hermione (soprano): Corry Bijster
Apollo (baritone): Wim Lamme
Pallas Athene (mezzo-soprano): Catharina Hessels
Clytemnestra (contralto): Wilhelmina Matthes
The Delphic Oracle (contralto): Riek van Veen
Strophios (bass): Paul Hofstede
A Captain (bass): Harmen Wind
A Soldier (tenor): Frans Muller


K. de B. Codrington examines the question whether the methods of Western art history are applicable to the art of Ind'a. He refers to some recent publications such as The Art of India Through the Ages by Stella Kramrisch.


Unknown: Stella Kramrisch.

: Peter Coke in 'SCHWEIGER'

by Franz Werfel
English version for broadcasting by George Merritt
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Frederick Bradnum (The recorded broadcast of May 1)


Unknown: Franz Werfel
Broadcasting By: George Merritt
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Schweiger, a watchmaker: Peter Coke
Anna, his wife: Stella Richman
Frau Strohschneider, a spiritualist: Selma Vaz Dias
Father Baur, a priest,: Denis Goacher
Topas, an editor: Lan Lubbock
Travinik, a worker: George Merritt
Grund, a lunatic: John Gabriel
Viereck, a doctor: Richard Williams
Linerl, a little girl: Elaine MacNamara


Commotio, Op. 58 played by Georg Fjelrad (organ) on gramophone records


Played By: Georg Fjelrad

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