A series of five talks
3—Metaphysics and History by Patrick Gardiner
Wadham College, Oxford
The Melos Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute)
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Eli Goren (violin)
Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)
Osian Ellis (harp)
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.
Duchess of Wellington
Read by the author with the clavichord played by Raymond Barnett
A Recital of Settings of his Poetry
Oda Slobodskaya (soprano)
Marian Zigmunt (bass) Frederick Stone (piano)
This programme consists of settings, by Polish, Russian, and German composers, of poems by the Polish poet and patriot, the centenary of whose death was marked last Saturday in a broadcast talk by L. R. Lewitter.
Mickiewicz lived for some years in Paris, where he knew Chopin; and the recital includes one of the two settings of Mickiewicz made by Chopin. Moniuszko is represented by three songs, one of which is a Polish translation of Goethe's ' Kennst du das Land? ' One of the two songs by Tchaikovsky, ' Moja pieszczotka,* has words which have been set by at least six other composers. Also included are settings of Mickiewicz's poems by Cui (the Russian composer who spent his youth in Poland), Loewe. Rimsky-Korsakov, and Paderewski.
Coronary Thrombosis and the Middle-Aged Man
Talk by J. N. Morris
Dr. Morris is Director of the Social Medicine Research Unit of the Medical Research Council. In this talk he explains that middle-aged men have recently become, in epidemiological terms, ' a vulnerable group '; in their case the death rate is now ninety per cent higher than it is for middle-aged women. The speaker briefly considers the changing character of public health problems.
Symphony No. 9, in D minor
Eileen Farrell (soprano)
Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Jan Peerce (tenor)
Norman Scott (bass)
The Robert Shaw Chorale NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Arturo Toscaninl on gramophone records
This is the last of a scries of programme* in which all Beethoven's Symphonies, conducted by Weingartner and Tosianini, have been broadcast from gramophone records.
A play in verse by James Merrill
Produced by Mary Hope Allen
by Gina Bachauer