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Max Gluckman , Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester, talks about Livingstone and Africa by Jack Simmons , and The Way to Ilala: David Livingstone 's Pilgrimage by Frank Debenham.
' After long observation,' Livingstone wrote about the Makololo tribe, ' I came to the conclusion that they are just such a strange mixture of good and evil as men are everywhere else.' ' Livingstone brought to his observations of African life and society a balanced, open mind, plus the care with which he collected his geographical data. And it is these qualities,' Professor Gluckman comments, ' which make everything he wrote on Africa a century ago so valuable as records for both historian and anthropologist.'
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 18)


Unknown: Max Gluckman
Unknown: Jack Simmons
Unknown: David Livingstone
Unknown: Frank Debenham.


The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Erich Gruenberg ) Director, Thurston Dart


Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Director: Thurston Dart


Talk by Mom Rajwong Kukrid Pramoj
Head of the Siam State Publishing Firm, and Director of the Siam State
Daily News


Unknown: Rajwong Kukrid Pramoj


Gwendolen Mason (harp)
Dennis Brain , Neill Sanders
Edmund Chapman , Alfred Cursue
(first broadcast performance)
Hindemith's Sonata was written in 1952 and first performed, in Vienna, in the following year. It has three movements. Tippett's Sonata (1955) was written for an Institute of Contemporary Arts concert at the Wigmore Hall on December 20. It has four movements. followed by an interlude at 8.20


Harp: Dennis Brain
Harp: Neill Sanders
Harp: Edmund Chapman
Horns: Alfred Cursue


The novel by Anthony Powell
Adapted by Christopher Sykes


Novel By: Anthony Powell
Adapted By: Christopher Sykes


Vienna Philharmonia
String Quartet:
Gustav Swoboda , Siegfried Rumpold
August Pioro. Richard Harand


Unknown: Gustav Swoboda
Unknown: Richard Harand


Illustrated talk by David Harris
Meta Seinemeyer , who died young in 1929, was principal soprano of the Dresden State Opera.
Records include arias from La Forza del Destino and Manon Lescaut , part of the finale of Act I of Lohengrin, and the duets from Act 4 of Andrea Chenier and Act 1 of Otello (both with Pattiera).
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 12) Mariano Stabile , by the Earl of Harewood: January 13


Talk By: David Harris
Talk By: Meta Seinemeyer
Talk By: Manon Lescaut
Unknown: Andrea Chenier
Unknown: Mariano Stabile


Talk by M. W. Barley
Department of Extra-Murat Studies,
University of Nottingham
A detailed survey of minor domestic architecture in Monmouthshire has recently been completed by Sir Cyril Fox and Lord Raglan. Mr. Barley describes the way in which the archaeological material has been collected for this publication and talks about the bearing of this new evidence upon social conditions in rural England during the seventeenth century.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 11)


Talk By: M. W. Barley
Unknown: Sir Cyril Fox
Unknown: Lord Raglan. Mr.

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