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Programme devised and introduced by A. Hyatt King
The piano writing in the slow movements of Mozart's concertos is often a mere outline of what he himself played. In 1802 Philipp Hoffmann published elaborated versions of the piano parts of six slow movements based on his memories of Mozart's style of performance. Those for the concertos in C (K.467), in A (K.488), and in C minor (K.491) are to be played in this programme. Listeners will find the scores useful.
Denis Matthews (piano)
The St. Cecilia Orchestra
(Leader, Lionel Bentley )
Conductor, Trevor Harvey


Introduced By: A. Hyatt King
Piano: Denis Matthews
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Conductor: Trevor Harvey


by Angus Wilson
The adventures of a political innocent in the 'thirties
Produced by Louis MacNeice


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Norman Spondee: Peter Nell
Tom Dactyl: Derek Hart
Mr Black: Francis De Wolff
Mrs Black: Molly Rankin
Francis Blark: Frank Duncan
Narrator: Richard Humdall
Dr Skink: Carleton Hobbs
Mrs Bloss: Cecile Chevreau
Miss Leatherby: Betty Linton
Father Mandrake: Laidman Browne
Anna Skink: Margaret Gordon
Mr Funicular: Robert Bernal
General Carper: Jeffrey Segal


Geza Anda (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader. Manoug Parikian )
Conducted by Otto Klemperer
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1


Piano: Geza Anda
Leader: Manoug Parikian
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer


Talk by David Sylvester
On the eve of the arrival in England of the Australian touring team David Sylvester speaks about the slowing down of Test cricket over the last twenty-five years.


Talk By: David Sylvester


Part 2: Wagner
Prelude: Lohengrin
Prelude to Act 3: Lohengrin
Prelude and Liebestod: Tristan und
Prelude: Die Meistersinger


Talk by R. C. Zaehner
Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics in the University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College
Professor Zaehner, who has himself taken mescalin, questions assumptions made by Aldous Huxley in his two recent books, and argues that neither mescalin nor mystical experiences are reducible to any single type.


Julian Bream (lute)
London Chamber Singers
Members of the London Chamber Players with Charles Spinks (organ)
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Unknown: Charles Spinks
Conductor: Anthony Bernard

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