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2-Metaphysical Arguments by B. A. 0. Williams
Fellow of New College, Oxford


Harold Clarke (flute)
Hubert Dawkes (piano)
John Tainsh (tenor)
Geoffrey Bush (piano)
The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


Flute: Harold Clarke
Piano: Hubert Dawkes
Tenor: John Tainsh
Piano: Geoffrey Bush
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards


2—' Dejection,' by S. T. Coleridge
Talk by A. Alvarez
The poem is read by Christopher Hassall before and after the talk
In this series critics are invited to take a single poem and examine it in as much detail as they see fit in order to bring out the full meaning.
' Modern poetry,' Mr. Alvarez says,
' has brought about a queer change in our tastes and reading habits. Nowadays we take the very obscure poetry of the seventeenth century quite in our stride. Romantic poetry, so much simpler in language and even in aims, we find more difficult.' In the ode Dejection, ' there is an informal intimacy, a coolness and candour which add up to the prime poetic virtue: creative objectivity.'


Unknown: S. T. Coleridge
Talk By: A. Alvarez
Read By: Christopher Hassall


Illustrated talk by Newell Jenkins
Brunetti was an Italian contemporary of Haydn. One of his symphonies is to be conducted by the speaker at 8.30 p.m.


Talk By: Newell Jenkins


Jean Decroos (cello)
Carlo Bussotti (piano)
Piccola Aceademia Musicale
Conductor, Newell Jenkins


Cello: Jean Decroos
Piano: Carlo Bussotti
Conductor: Newell Jenkins


Translated oy Peter Watts from
Denis Marion 's comedy
' Le Juge de Malte' and with Arthur Lawrence
Donald Pickering. John Scott and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Peter Watts
(Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)


Unknown: Peter Watts
Unknown: Denis Marion
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Donald Pickering.
Unknown: John Scott
Produced By: Peter Watts
Pietro, the baker: Charles Leno
Sergeant of the Watch: Bryan Powley
Two Constables: George Merritt
Two Constables: Brian Haines
The Clerk of the Court: Ronald Sidney
Judge Cambo: John Gabriel
Rita, Pietro's wife: Cecile Chevreau
The Grand Master of the Templars: Valentine Dyall
The Lawyer Biogio: Richard Williams
Renato, the forger: Hugh David


Three talks by Elena Gerhardt
Illustrated by the speaker's records and by her singing in the studio. accompanied by Joan Coombes
The songs: Auf einer Wanderung, Das verlassene Magdlein. and Begegnung (Mörike): Das Standchen (Eichendorff ) : Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst. and In dem Schatten meiner locken (Spanisches Liederbuch)


Unknown: Elena Gerhardt
Accompanied By: Joan Coombes

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