by Henry James
Part 2: 'The Princess'
For details see page 11
Ernst Wallfisch (viola) Lory Wallfisch (piano)
Talk by Kathleen Nott
In this talk Miss Nott refers to discussions on this subject in a recent number of the Political Quarterly entitled ' The Revolt Against Reason' and to Peter Nathan 's book Retreat from Reason.
A farce in one act
Words by Nino Music by Jacques Ibert
(sung in French)
Neighbours: Charles Daguerressar ,
Andre Noël. Andree Gabriel , Ginette Claverle , and Agnes Leger Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale
Conducted BY JEAN FOURNET
Scene: A square outside the china shop, Au bonheur fragile, owned by Boniface.
In a quaint French seaport the tourists will buy anything; of this Chariot was convinced. So he suggested to Boniface that the obvious way to solve his difficult matrimonial problem was to sell his wife, Angelique. The scheme, alas, failed, although three gentlemen from other countries and one from another world did show an interest. And so they lived unhappily ever after.
Boniface, her husband:
Charlot, their friend:
A series of six lectures by K. C. Wheare
Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration in the University of Oxford 1 — ' They do as they do'
Taking as his title Mr. Podsnap's grave comment on the way foreign countries conduct their government, Professor Wheare suggests that a closer examination of democratic procedures abroad might lessen our own tendencies towards Mr. Podsnap's constitutional chauvinism.
Symphony No. 1, in C
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Felix Weingartner on gramophone records
This Is the first of a series of programmes in which all Beethoven's Symphonies, conducted by Weingartner and Toscanini, are to be broadcast from gramophone records.
Written and narrated by John Lehmann
John Lehmann speaks of three young poets, all friends of his, who died before the end of the last war. Demetrios Capetanakis , Yura Soyfer , and Julian Bell never met each other, and came from widely differing backgrounds; but as Mr. Lehmann points out-and the letters and poetry of his three friends that he has selected corroborate-they held much in common. Indeed, the Greek, the Russian exile, and the Englishman bear striking witness to the homogeneity of that literary generation of which they were all, in their several ways, such notable representatives.
Derek Hirt. Gerik Schjelderup and Robert Rietty
London Harpsichord Ensemble
A group of four illustrated talks by W. H. George , Ph.D., F.Inst.P.
Department of Physics,
2-The Piano: a sustaining instrument?
In his treatise on orchestration, Cecil Forsyth describes the piano as ' an essentially non-sustaining box of wirrs and hammers.' Using special recordings made with modern electronic equipment, Dr. George analyses this statement.
Next talk: October 12