Three talks by John Holloway
I-Words in Judgment
The instrument of literary criticism is language. Mr. Holloway, University Lecturer in English at Cambridge, examines this instrument. Is it always under control or does it sometimes take on a life of its own? A preliminary difficulty is that the terms of literary criticism are not neutral: they are often judgments in themselves.
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 21)
Second talk: Friday at 6.45
The Vegh String Quartet Sandor Vegh , Sandor Zbldy Georges Janzer , Paul Szabo
Read by Richard Wordsworth and John Glen
Introduced by Peter Duval Smith from material supplied mainly by Milton Waldman
E (L.373: K.28); C (L.457: K.132): C (L.282:K.133); E (L.25:K.46); F minor (L.27 : K238): F minor (L.281: K.239) A (L.2.38: K.208): A (L.428: K.209); E (L.323: K.215); E (L. 273: K216) played by Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord)
See also Thursday at 9.30
The sonatas are given the Longo numbers, followed by those allotted to them in Ralph Kirkpatrick's comprehensive book on Scarlatti (published in 1953) in which he points out that many of the sonatas were conceived in pairs, with one of a pair sometimes in a minor key and the other in the major.
Robert Baldick speaks about Les Frères Goncourt, a new biographical study by Andre Billy , and considers the place of the Goncourts in French literary history.
Translated by F. Anstey
Adapted and produced by Martyn C. Webster
Characters in order of speaking:
Music composed by James Bernard conducted by John Hollingsworth
Madame Pernelle, Orgon's mother:
Elmire, Orgon's second wife:
Dorine, Mariane's maid:
Damis, Orgon's son by his first marriage:
Mariane, Orgon's daughter by his first marriage:
Cleante, Elmire's brother:
Orgon Elmire's husband:
Valere, in love with Mariane:
An Officer of the King's Guard:
Wilfred Smith (piccolo)
John Francis (flute and alto flute)
Lionel Solomon (flute)
Joy Boughton (oboe)
Cyril Chapman (clarinet)
The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello)
Introduction and Fugue, for piccolo, tiute, and alto flute
Three Inventions, for flute and oboQ Clarinet Quintet
Talk by Kenneth M. Smith , F.R.S.
Director. Virus Research Unit, Agricultural Research Council,
Twenty years ago not a single virus had ever been seen or isolated-they were known solely by their effects-whereas today scientists have some knowledge even of their internal structure. Dr. Smith describes how these changes have come about and what their implications are.