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Some early Welsh poetry selected, translated, and introduced by Sir Idris Bell , F.B.A.
Donald Houston. Clifford Evans
Sian Phillips
Produced by Elwyn Evans


Unknown: Idris Bell
Readers: Donald Houston.
Readers: Clifford Evans
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Produced By: Elwyn Evans


The Wigmore Ensemble:
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Frederick Riddle (viola) Maria Korchinska (harp)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Horn: Dennis Brain
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Harp: Maria Korchinska

: Donald Wolfit Esme Percy and Robert Eddison in ' THE FROGS'

by Aristophanes
A new English version by Dudley Fitts with music composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen
Chorus of Frogs: Janette Richer ,
June Tobin , Rosalind Knight , and Rachel Keen
Chorus of Initiates: Trevor Ray ,
Emerton Court. Malcolm Hayes , and Allan McClelland
Produced by Donald McWhinnie


Unknown: Dudley Fitts
Conducted By: Christopher Whelen
Unknown: Janette Richer
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Rosalind Knight
Unknown: Rachel Keen
Unknown: Trevor Ray
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Xanthias a slave: Charles Leno
Dionysos: Esmé Percy
Herakles: Christopher Rhodes
A Corpse: Allan McClelland
Charon: Peter Claughton
Leader of the Chorus: Jack May
Aiakos, a doorkeeper: Denis Goacher
A maidservant: Janette Richer
A barmaid: June Tobin
Plathane, a waitress: Rosalind Knight
A servant to Pluto: Malcolm Hayes
Euripides: Robert Eddison
Aischylos: Donald Wolfit
Pluto: Martin Lewis


Nathan Milstein (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Violin: Nathan Milstein
Piano: Ernest Lush


Talk by C. R. Popper
Professor of Logic and Scientific Method in the University of London
Professor Popper raises some questions of inductive logic and discusses some of the views of David Hume.


Unknown: David Hume.

: Composer and Interpreter MAHLER

Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n; Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Ftammen; Wenn dein Mtitterlein tritt zur Tiir herein; Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen I ; In diesem Wetter, in diesem Braus
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Bruno Walter on gramophone records
See also 10.25


Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conducted By: Bruno Walter


by William Plomer
1-The Wilds of Johannesburg
This summer, after thirty years, William Plomer returned as a visitor to South Africa, where he was born. As a boy he used to enjoy wandering on a wild rocky place outside Johannesburg, which was still a mining town; this year he found Johannesburg a metropolis, and the rocks now part of a park, ' The Wilds,' within it. In this change he found much meaning, and he tells of his impression that the real wilds of South Africa are now to be found in the busy centres of its industrial revolution.


Unknown: William Plomer
Unknown: William Plomer

: Composer and Interpreter MAHLER

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe on gramophone records


Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe

: Patience Collier and Ronald Simpson in ' THE MEMOIRS OF MRS. CRAMP'

Being episodes in the family life of a professional man of letters
Episode 2 by Christopher Sykes
Production by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Production By: Christopher Sykes


String Quartet, Op. 32
Allegro con moto; Lento sostenuto;
Allegro molto e ritmico
(first performance) played by the Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
This is the first of a number of chamber works by British composers commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Third Programme.


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson

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