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Six lectures by K. C. Wheare
Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration in the University of Oxford
5 - Two Chambers: More or Less?


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.


Quartet in D minor Italian Serenade played by the Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello) followed by an interlude at 8.20


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore


by Lope de Rueda
Translated by W. S. Merwin
Production by Frederick Bradnum
(Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)


Translated By: W. S. Merwin
Production By: Frederick Bradnum

: Composer and Interpreter BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 5, in C minor
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Arturo Toseanini on gramophone records
Symphony No. 6: November 6 and 10


Conducted By: Arturo Toseanini


Second of two illustrated talks by Peter Pears
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 6)


Unknown: Peter Pears


A lighthearted programme of seriously comic and comically serious music : devised, directed, and introduced by Fritz Spiegl with the help of Marjorie Westbury (soprano)
Geraint Evans (baritone)
James W. Merrett (double-bass)
Josephine Lee (piano)
BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Liverpool Chamber Music Group
This programme, which is concerned with different types of musical arrangement, is the first of three in which will be heard various essays in musical aberration, quotation, prognostication, and combination. The other two programmes are to be broadcast early next year.


Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl
Soprano: Marjorie Westbury
Baritone: Geraint Evans
Double-Bass: James W. Merrett
Piano: Josephine Lee
Conducted By: Cyril Gell

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