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Talk by Bernard Ashmole
Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, Oxford University The study of Greek vases, the identification of the painters who decorated them, and the appreciation of their different artistic personalities represent a field within the compass of classical scholarship which has been virtually transformed by Sir John Beazley. This talk is occasioned by the recent publication of his Attic Black-figure Vase-painters.


Talk By: Bernard Ashmole
Unknown: Sir John Beazley.


Leon Goossens (oboe)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begble )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Oboe: Leon Goossens
Leader: J. Mouland Begble
Conductor: Ian Whyte


Talk by B. J. Mason, D.sc.
Imperial College, London
It may seem inappropriate in some districts to talk at present about water shortage, but severe difficulties are still being faced in many areas. Dr. Mason considers some scientific aspects of this important national problem.


Talk By: B. J. Mason, D.Sc.

: Spes Israelis

A study of the resettlement of the Jews in England in the seventeenth century.
Written by Christopher Sykes in collaboration with Cecil Roth.
(BBC recording: a new version of the programme originally broadcast on September 9, 1951)


Writer: Christopher Sykes
In collaboration with: Cecil Roth
Reader: Valentine Dyall
Reader: Denis McCarthy
Production: Christopher Sykes
Narrator: Sebastian Shaw
Manasseh ben Israel: Anthony Jacobs
Oliver Cromwell: Felix Felton


Quartet No. 2 in D flat played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello)


Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Lilly Phillips


11-William Wordsworth's
' Elegiac Stanzas suggested by a picture of Peele Castle, in a storm, painted by Sir George Beaumont '
Talk by Donald Davie
The poem is read by John Glen before and after the talk
In this series critics are invited to take a single poem, or passage from a poem, and examine it in as much detail as they see fit in order to bring out the full meaning.


Unknown: Sir George Beaumont
Talk By: Donald Davie
Read By: John Glen


Thirty-three Variations on a waltz of Diabelli, Op. 120 played by Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Wilhelm Backhaus


John Freeman has lately visited Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, and in this talk he considers the impact made by the West on the peoples of these satellite states.


Unknown: John Freeman


La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61
Une sainte en son aureole; Puisque l'aube grandit; La lune blanche luit dans les bois: J'allais par des chemins perfides; J'ai presque peur, en vérité; Avant que tu ne t'en ailles; Done, ce sera par un clair jour d'été; N'est-ce pas?; L'hiver a cess6 sung by Myra Verney (soprano) with Margaret Good (piano)


Sung By: Myra Verney
Piano: Margaret Good

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