by Bernard Lewis
Professor of the History
Of the Near and Middle East.
University of London
1-The Northern Barbarians
This is the first of two programmes, based on Professor Lewis's recent researches into medieval Islamic literature, in which he introduces selected readings to illustrate the gradual growth of Muslim knowledge of Europe. In this programme he presents the East's view of the West in the centuries preceding the Crusades.
The Dolmetsch Ensemble Director, Carl Dolmetsch
Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
(recorder and treble viol)
(recorder and viola da gamba)
Marie Dolmetsch (bass recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
Christine Ring (recorder)
(harpsichord and recorder) with Jean Pougnet (violin) Michael Dobson (oboe)
(Continued in next column)
The programme has been chosen from music to be performed at this year's Haslemere Festival.
Talk by Geoffrey Sawer
Professor in the Australian National University. Canberra. Research School of Social Sciences
Australia, standing both inside and outside the complex of problems in East Asia, gives a good index of their significance—the rise of Asian nationalism, the advance of Communism, the leavings of the war and the defeat of Japan. These are illustrated in the questions raised by the Indonesian crises, and especially the question of West New Guinea.
Libretto by Louis Gallet and Edouard Blau
Music by Bizet
(sung in the original French)
A talk by A. J. P. Taylor , Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, on the private papers of Fricdrich von Holstein , the German Foreign Ministry official in the years before the first world war.
A. J. P.
(' Die Abrcise ')
An opera in one act: libretto by A; von Steigentesch , In collaboration with Ferdinand von Sporck
English version by David Harris
Music by Eugen d'Albert
The action takes place in a large country house in Germany towards the end of the eighteenth century.
by Leonid Andreyev
Arranged by Sasha Moorsom
Production by Christopher Sykes
Seven people, five revolutionaries and two criminals, are condemned to die. Their thoughts on the night before execution provide the theme of Andreyev's book, perhaps the most important of his works.
Sonata played by Clive Lythgoe (piano)
A talk by the Rer. Norman Goodall , D.phil., Secretary of the Joint Committee of the World Council of Churches and International Missionary Council.