Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
Including a talk by Czeslaw Milosz on the change in the official attitude towards the visual arts in Poland today; and two comments--one on the December number of Esprit, dealing exclusively with Italy; the other on an article in Die Welt about the Communist Parties in France, Italy, and Germany.
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 24)
Hugues Cuenod (tenor)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Talk by John Holloway
Modern literary criticism, the speaker suggests, in its concern with the detailed analysis of individual passages and with those elements that can be discussed under the heads of 'imagery' or ' theme,' has overlooked a whole dimension of literature. Any successful piece of writing, he says, is essentially a sequence and structure in time, and he proposes an approach in terms of a work's ' path ' or ' trajectory.'
This talk was occasioned by Donald Davie 's recent study of the role of syntax in poetry, Articulate Energy.
by Julius Isserlis
by Hugh J. Schonfield D.s.Litt. , Dr. Schonfield, who is a Jew, has recently undertaken a translation of the New Testament, which appeared as The Authentic New Testament. In making his translation he noticed the accuracy of the Gospels in quoting Jewish prayers current in the first century. In this talk he discusses some of the forms of benediction and doxology employed in the synagogue and in daily life, and illustrates from the New Testament their use by Jesus and in the Epistles of Paul.
Lois Marshall (soprano)
Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Eugene Conley (tenor) Jerome Hines (bass)
The Robert Shaw Chorale (Conductor, Robert Shaw ) NBC Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTED BY ARTURO TOSCANINI on gramophone records
by Wolfgang Weyrauch
Translated from the German by Harold Kurtz and Terence Tiller
Special effects devised by Tristram Cary
Produced by Terence Tiller
Others taking part:
Cecile Chevreau , Ysanne Churchman
Yvonne Hills , Ella Milne
Peter Claughton , Brian Haines
Dafydd Havard. Allan McClelland
George Merritt , Olaf Pooley
Gerik Schjelderup , Leonard Trolley
In 1954 some Japanese were fishing in an area of the Pacific which, unknown to them, had been selected for nuclear experiments. They and their catch, and eventually almost the whole of their village, were infected by the fission-products. Herr Weyrauch has woven a highly stylised but moving tragedy around a possible but fictitious aftermath.
Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble
by Robert Baldick , D. Phil.
3-The Despair of the Decadents