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String Quartet in G minor played by the Italian Quartet:
Paolo Borciani. Elisa Pegreffl
Piero Farulli. Franco Rossi on gramophone records


Unknown: Paolo Borciani.
Unknown: Elisa Pegreffl
Unknown: Piero Farulli.
Unknown: Franco Rossi


or La Marguerite * by Jean Anouilh
Translated by Lucienne Hill and adapted for broadcasting by Helena Wood with Miles Malleson , Marjorie Stewart and Grizelda Hervcy
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Anthony Pelissier


Unknown: La Marguerite
Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Translated By: Lucienne Hill
Broadcasting By: Helena Wood
Unknown: Miles Malleson
Unknown: Marjorie Stewart
Produced By: Anthony Pelissier
Narrator: Geoffrey Matthews
Emily: Grizelda Hervey
The General: Miles Malleson
Ada: Marjorie Mars
Nathalie: Daphne Arthur
Toto: Colin Gibson
The Countess: Marjorie Stewart
The Count: Dennis Arundell
Villardieu: Ronald Ward
Nicholas: Owen Holder
Marie-Christine: Gillian Gordon-Inglis


Cor de Groot (piano)
Album Leaf. Op. 19 No. 3; Humoresque. Op. 10 No. 2; Nocturne. Op. 19 No. 4: Troika. Op. 37 No. 11: Dumka. Op. 59: Berceuse. Op. 16 No. 1; Scherzo. Op. 21 No. 6


A series of eight lectures by Sir Ivor Jennings K.B.E., Q.C ,
Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Constitutional Adviser to the Government of Pakistan
5—Staiffing the Public Services


Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings K.B.E., Q.C


Erich Gruenberg (violin)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Led by Eli Goren )
Conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt
Part 1
Juan Crisostomo Arriaga was born in Bilbao in 1806 and died in Paris at the age of twenty. His Symphony is in four movements, the first of which has a slow introduction.
Berthold Goldschmidt's Violin Concerto was completed in 1952. A short introduction leads into a brisk Allegro; the slow movement is marked Andante amoroso; and the finale is a graceful Gigue which (in the words of the composer) ' ends on a whimsical note.'


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Unknown: Eli Goren
Conducted By: Berthold Goldschmidt


Talk by E. H. Carr
In a recent talk Professor Seton-Watson described the Soviet ruling class as a ' State bourgeoisie ' and suggested comparisons with the bourgeois ruling class of Victorian England. In this talk E. H. Carr contends that it is confusing to equate the present Soviet regime with anything we have seen in the past.


Talk By: E. H. Carr
Unknown: Victorian England.
Unknown: E. H. Carr


Part 2 Gounod wrote his three symphonies in the early eighteen-fifties. He was some thirty-five years of age at the time and had yet to achieve his great operatic successes. The First Symphony, produced in 1854, is in four movements: Allegro motto, Allegretto moderato, Scherzo, and Adagio leading to Allegro vivace.


A selection of the poems of Andrew Marvell
Read by Robert Eddison. Anthony White and Diana Olsson
Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Read By: Robert Eddison.
Read By: Anthony White
Read By: Diana Olsson
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom

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