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Talk by J. R. Firth
Professor of Linguistics in the University of London
Translation has assumed an altogether new importance during the last thirty years. It has also been subjected to scientific analysis, with many important results for the study as well as for the practice of communication.
(The recorded broadcast of March 11)
First of three talks
Next talk, by R. H- Richens: Sept. 19


Talk By: J. R. Firth


The Vegh String Quartet:
Sandor Vegh. Sandor Zoldy Georges Janzcr , Paul Szabo


Unknown: Sandor Vegh.
Unknown: Sandor Zoldy
Unknown: Georges Janzcr
Unknown: Paul Szabo

: Hugh Burden in ' DWARFS AND EGGS'

A poem by Elisabeth Ayrton
At the palace of the Conde de Olivares in the year 1627 his dwarf, known as Dun Sebastian de Morra , writes, to comfort his own sad heart, the following account of the death of his friend, the female dwarf known as Her Highness Maria el Paisano.


Unknown: Elisabeth Ayrton
Unknown: Dun Sebastian de Morra
Unknown: Highness Maria El Paisano.


Janos Starker (cello) Iris Loveridge (piano)
Charles Spinks (organ)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfltt )
Conducted by Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1
Eric Mason writes on page 4


Cello: Janos Starker
Piano: Iris Loveridge
Piano: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Harold Parfltt
Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Eric Mason


Talk by Max Beloff
Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
Earlier this year a study group composed of representatives of the Council of Europe met at Strasbourg to study, and if possible define, the foundations of European unity. Mr. Beloff was appointed rapporteur-general and has been invited to write a report of the group's conclusions. In this talk he speaks about some of the difficulties with which both the study group and he have been presented.


Talk By: Max Beloff


Second of three illustrated talks by K. P. Wachsmann. Ph.D.
Curator of the Uganda Museum,
Out of what he calls the ' kaleidoscopic variety' of musical traditions in Uganda Dr. Wachsmann illustrates harp music, in which Uganda is richer than any other country in the world. This music shows no trace of the influence of the popular music of the towns, and Dr. Wachsmann illustrates the varying instruments and musical forms which constitute a living tradition of folk music.


Unknown: K. P. Wachsmann.


Four socratic dialogues written by Nirad C. Chaudhurt
4-The State of the Nation
In this programme, the last in the series he wrote following his first visit to England in the spring of last year, Mr. Chaudhuri discusses the English social scene as he found it and offers some general conclusions on his impressions of contemporary Britain.
The part of Nirad Chaudhurl is played by Hugh Griflith and his two sons by Basil Jones and Richard Bebb
Produced by Gemrd Mansell
(Recording: originally broadcast In the General Overseas Service in April)
See page 7


Written By: Nirad C. Chaudhurt
Played By: Hugh Griflith
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Richard Bebb
Produced By: Gemrd Mansell


Helga Mott (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Soprano: Helga Mott
Piano: Ernest Lush

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