(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Talk by Czeslaw Milosz author of The Captive Mind
In this talk Mr. Milosz takes the nineteenth-century Russian critic Belinski to represent the pressure of reality which destroys the vision of the future; and he takes the Unicorn in James Thurber's cartoon to represent a private dream dear to the Western world.
Quartet No. 4 (1928) played by the Juilliard String Quartet:
Robert Mann. Robert Koff
Raphael Hillyer , Claus Adam
A sequence of lyrics by Archibald MacLeish with James McKechnie , Cecil Bellamy Norman Claridge , Edwina Rendell
Introduced by D. G. Bridson
Liisa Linko (soprano) with Frederick Stone (piano)
Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote; Den Forsta Kyssen ; Sommarnatten; Im Feld ein Madchen singt; Varen flyktar hastigt; Bollspelet I Trianon; Dolce far niente: Illalle: Pa verandan vit halvet; Aus banger Brust: Demanten pa Marssnon; Var det en drom?
A series of five talks
4-Metaphysics and Ethics by Iris Murdoch
Tutor at St. Anne's College. Oxford
Since G. E. Moore, the questions asked by moral philosophers have changed and they are still changing. 'A moral change shows in our vocabulary. How we see and describe the world is morals, too-and the relation of this to our conduct may be complicated.' 'Can the moral philosopher, once he stops being critical and begins to be positive, establish anything at all in the nature of a universal truth? '
A radiophonic poem for voices and orchestra by David Gascoyne with music by Humphrey Searle
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon and Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer with James Blades (percussion)
The subject of Night Thoughts is indicated by a verse of Holderlin which Martin Buber quotes in his book Eclipse of God:
The poem is written for a number of voices, and is divided into three parts or movements. The collaboration between poet and composer has involved some tentative experiments in musique concrete which, though highly developed in Continental radio, has not been fully exploited in this country.
The Voice of the Solitary:
Voice of the Mortal Soul:
A Soul in Anguish:
The Night Watchers:
The Night Watchers:
A V I P:
A Master of Spring Opening Ceremonies:
Voice of a Mask:
A City Dweller:
Ralph Downes (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Chorale Prelude and Fugue on 0 Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid
0 wie selig seid ihr doch; 0 Gott, du frommer Gott; Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
A series of four talks on the desirability of economic change
1—The Arrogance of Austerity by Anthony Crosland
In this talk Anthony Crosland , an economist and former Member of Parliament, argues that the benefits of a higher material standard of living far outweigh any possible ill effects.