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Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano played by Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Henry Bronkhurst (piano)


Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Piano: Henry Bronkhurst


Translated by Peter Watts from
Denis Marion 's comedy
' Le Juge de Malte' with Arthur Lawrence
Donald Pickering , John Scott and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
The Scene: A court of law in Malta in the early eighteenth century
Produced by Peter Watts
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 20)


Translated By: 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


Jakob Gimpel (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Piano: Jakob Gimpel
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Talk by W.John Morgan
Welsh correspondent of The Observer
The Welsh Rugby Union celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary last October, and this talk is broadcast on the occasion of the annual Rugby match between England and Wales, played today at Twickenham.
In his talk the speaker points out the striking absence in serious English fiction of characters expert in the popular sports, and comments on the behaviour of crowds and players at early Welsh Rugby matches.


Talk By: W.John Morgan


Part 2
Symphony No.1, in B fiat.Schumann


by Nikolaus Pevsner
3-Reynolds and Detachment
Sir Joshua Reynolds 's discourses to students of the Royal Academy express a doctrine which he himself never followed. Young painters, he said, were to study and imitate the antique and the historical, however wearisome this might seem at first, and thus avoid the vulgarity of the faithful portrait. Dr. Pevsner finds the discrepancy between precept and practice profoundly English.
Perpendicular England: January 28


Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner
Unknown: Sir Joshua Reynolds

: 'ZOO'

A sequence of poems by Esmi Hooton


Unknown: Esmi Hooton


String Quartet played by the Italian Quartet on gramophone records


Franklyn Kelsey talks about the French operatic bass who died in 1933. Illustrations include excerpts from
Gounod's Faust, Rossini's II Barbiere di Siviglia, Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots, and Charpentier's Louise, and Wotan's Farewell from Wagner's Die Walhiire.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 23) Rosa Ponselle , by Harold Rosenthal : Jan. 24


Talks: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Rosa Ponselle
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal

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