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Trio No. 1, in B. Op. 8 played by Isaac Stern (violin) Pablo Casals (cello) Myra Hess (piano)
Gramophone records of a public concert given at the 1952 Prades Festival


Violin: Isaac Stern
Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Myra Hess


A diversion for lawyers and others
A. H. Campbell , Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Edinburgh, talks about the recent book by R. E. Megarry
(The recorded broadcast of March 24)


Unknown: A. H. Campbell
Book By: R. E. Megarry


Martha Lipton (mezzo-soprano) with Frederick Stone (piano)
Four Songs of Thomas Campion
Virgil Thomson
Follow your saint; There is a garden in her face; Rose cheek'd Laura, come; Follow thy fair sun
A Set of Old American Songs arr. Aaron Copland
Simple gifts (Shaker song); Long time ago (Ballad); I bought me a cat (Children's song); At the river (Hymn tune); The little horses (Lullaby); Chin-a-Ring-Chaw (Minstrel song)


Mezzo-Soprano: Martha Lipton
Piano: Frederick Stone
Unknown: Thomas Campion
Unknown: Virgil Thomson


10—'Ode to the West Wind' by Shelley
Talk by John Wain
The poem is read before the talk by Derek Hart and after by Gary Watson


Talk By: John Wain
Talk By: Derek Hart
Unknown: Gary Watson


Concertos and Suites
Ralph Downes (organ)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Led by Joshua Glazier )
Director, Thurston Dart
Organ Concerto No. 2, in B flat Harpsichord Suite No. 5
Concerto Grosso. Op. 3 No. 6 Harpsichord Suite No. 6
Organ Concerto No. 9, in B flat
Last of three programmes


Unknown: Ralph Downes
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Unknown: Joshua Glazier
Unknown: Thurston Dart


A series of five talks on some instances of learned invention and forgery
3-ossian: an eighteenth-century controversy by Robin Lorimer
When James Macpherson published his supposed translations of the ancient Gaelic poetry of Scotland there was an air of mystery about the circumstances which was enough to disconcert even those who, like Thomas Gray , were immediately impressed by the quality and originality of the writingt The deception was stridently exposed by Dr. Johnson and more urbanely by David Hume , but the Celtic twilight which Macpherson created caught the imagination of the early Romantics and has survived all the strictures of the learned.


Unknown: Robin Lorimer
Unknown: When James MacPherson
Unknown: Thomas Gray
Unknown: David Hume

: Eric Portman in ' THE RETURN'

by Walter de la Mare
Radio script by Barbara Bray
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston conducted by Douglas Robinson
Production by Donald McWhinnie
(The recorded broadcast of April 22)


Unknown: Walter de la Mare
Script By: Barbara Bray
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Production By: Donald McWhinnie
Arthur Lawford: Eric Portman
Ada: Sheila Grant
Sheila, Lawford's wife: Avice Landone
Mr Bethany, the vicar: Milton Rosmer
Mr Danton: Willoughby Goddard
Dr Simon: Gerald Blake
Miss Sinnet: Hester Paton Brown
Alice, Lawford's daughter: Janette Richer
Mr Herbert: Max Adrian
Grisel, his sister: Pamela Alan
A young woman: Janette Richer
Mrs Lovat: Sheila Grant


Wanderer Fantasia played by Ronald Smith (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of May 30)


Piano: Ronald Smith

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