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sung by JPhilip Hattey (bass-baritone) with Ernest Lush (piano)


Sung By: Jphilip Hattey


A programme of comment and observation
Peter Green
' The Historical Novel '
Arthur Calder-Marshall
' The Resort to the Supernatural'
Gene Baro
' American Writing and the University '


Unknown: Peter Green
Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall

: Lars-Erik Larsson

Violin Concerto, Op. 42
Louis Kaufman (violin)
Swedish Radio Orchestra
Conducted by Sten Frykberg
(Recording made available by courtesy of Radiotjänst. Sweden)
Lars-Erik Larsson, the Swedish composer, conductor, and teacher, was born in 1908. After studying at the Stockholm Conservatory of Music he went to Leipzig; later he became a pupil of Alban Berg in Vienna, though his music has remained exclusively tonal. His Violin Concerto, completed in 1952, is an unassuming work in three movements.


Violinist: Louis Kaufman
Conductor: Sten Frykberg


Talk by N. R. Hanson
Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge
There was a time when physicists could think about atoms only by visualising them. This implied a concept of atomic structure which scientific explanation has transcended. ' Only when the quest for picturability ended,' says Mr. Hanson, ' was the real nature of explanation within all Natural Philosophy made clear to us.'


Talk By: N. R. Hanson


Quartet No. 2, in D, played by the Hollywood String Quartet: on records


The story of a Welsh brass band that went to Paris by Gwyn Thomas
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
This new tale of the Rhondda by Gwyn Thomas differs from Gazooka and The Singers of Meadow Prospect in being a fiction rather than a reminiscence. Nevertheless, some of the heroes of those earlier programmes reappear: Willie Silcox the Psyche (' that dowser of mental decline '), Gomer Gough the Gavel (' when he passed a chapel the deacons were out with fresh distemper '), Edwin Pugh the Pang (' that melancholy hammer of the morally untidy '). This story tells of how the Meadow Prospect Jubilee Band was reconstituted, and of what glory it brought to the town.


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Willie Silcox
Unknown: Gomer Gough
Unknown: Edwin Pugh


James Whitehead (cello)
Arnold Goldsbrough


Cello: James Whitehead
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsbrough


A series of eight lectures by Sir Ivor Jennings , K.B.E., q.c.
5-Staffing the Public Services


Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings


Tomford Harris (piano)
Sonata No. 9, Op. 68
Five Preludes, Op. 74 Sonata No. 10, Op. 70 Study. Op. 66 No. 3

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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