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The Art of Fugue
Pietro Scarpini (piano)
Contrapuncti 12 and 13 (two mirror fugues)
Contrapunctus 14
(quadruple fugue)
(completed by Sir Donald Tovey )
Last of three recitals


Piano: Pietro Scarpini
Unknown: Sir Donald Tovey


by August Strindberg
A new English translation for broadcasting by Frederick Bradnum
Music composed by Tristram Cary
Cast in order of speaking:
The Orchestra conducted by Patrick Savill
The Student's Song sung by John Camburn
Production by Frederick Bradnum (The recorded broadcast of Oct. 23) followed by an interlude at 7.65


Broadcasting By: Frederick Bradnum
Composed By: Tristram Cary
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
Sung By: John Camburn
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
The Spectator: Rolf Lefebvre
The Student: Allan McClelland
A Milkmaid: Janet MacKenzie
Hummel, an old man: Cyril Shaps
Johansson, servant to Hummel: Jack Shaw
The Daughter: Cecile Chevreau
Bengtsson, servant to the Colonel: Oliver Burt
The Colonel's Wife: Betty Hardy
The Colonel: Eric Anderson
A Cook: Nan Marriott-Watson


A dramatic symphony
(Also broadcast on Friday)
Part 1


by R. B. Braithwaite
Knightbridge Professor of Moral
Philosophy, University of Cambridge A broadcast version in two parts of the ninth Eddington Memorial Lecture, delivered in Oxford on November 22, 1955.
Part I-Intentions
Part 2, Stories: January 13


Unknown: R. B. Braithwaite


The Reith Lectures by Nikolaus Pevsner
1-The Geography of Art
Dr. Pevsner is Head of the Department of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London, and was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge from 1949 to 1955-
In these seven lectures he examines the arts practised in this country-chiefly painting, architecture, sculpture, and drawing-to discover the characteristics peculiar to the English. In the first lecture he asks what all works of art of one people have in common whenever they have been made, and what the forces are that have moulded their expression.
Hogarth and Observed Life: Jan. 14


Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner


String Quintet in C, Op. 163 played by the Hollywood String Quartet:
Felix Slatkin , Paul Shure Paul Robyn , Eleanor Aller with Kurt Reher (cello) on gramophone records


Unknown: Felix Slatkin
Unknown: Paul Shure
Unknown: Paul Robyn
Unknown: Eleanor Aller
Cello: Kurt Reher

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