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Sonata No. 2, In D played by Frederick Grinke (violin)
Eric Harrison (piano)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Eric Harrison


by Andrew Shonfield
Foreign Editor of the Financial Times Mr. Shonfield comments on the new trend in British official thinking about the need for closer relations with Western Europe, and examines the implications of a common market.


April Cantelo (soprano)
Lloyd Strauss-Smith (tenor)
Melos Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute) Lawry Sanders (flute)
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Eli Goren (violin)
Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello) with Clifton Helliwell
'(harpsichord and piano)


Soprano: April Cantelo
Tenor: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Flute: Richard Adeney
Flute: Lawry Sanders
Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil
Harpsichord: Clifton Helliwell


Three talks by Helen Gardner
Fellow of St. Hilda's College, Oxford
3-The Historical Sense
In the last of her talks, Miss Gardner considers two of the most characteristic procedures of modern criticism, particularly as they have been used in the field of seventeenth-century studies: the search for meaning through the examination of patterns of imagery, and the study of the ' climate of opinion' in which a writer lived and wrote.


Unknown: Helen Gardner

: Maxine Audley and Timothy Bateson in 'THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA'

by Henry James adapted for radio in three parts by Mary Hope Allen
1—' The Making of a Revolutionary '
The action takes place in London and at Medley Hall in the 80s of the last century
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Mary Hope Allen
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Miss Pynsent: Susan Richmond
Mrs Bowerbank: Gladys Young
Millicent Henning: Denise Bryer
Hyacinth Robinson,a child: Douglas Hankin
Mr Vetch: John Ruddock
Florentine Vivier: Janette Richer
Hyacinth Robinson,a man: Timothy Bateson
Eustache Poupin: Malcolm Hayes
Madame Poupin: Molly Rankin
Paul Muniment: Nicholas Parsons
Rose Muniment: Patricia Hayes
Lady Aurora Langrish: Hester Paton Brown
Captain Sholto: Brewster Mason
The Princess Casamassima: Maxine Audley
Madame Grandoni: Dorothy Holmes-Gore

: Composer and Interpreter BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 1, in C
Artur Schnabel (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent on gramophone records
First of a series in which Schnabel's recordings of the Beethoven Piano Concertos can each be compared with that of a different pianist.


Piano: Artur Schnabel
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Talk by Martin Braun
This talk is a psychological study of the historian of the Jewish War; an analysis of his motives and of his philosophy of history.


Talk By: Martin Braun


Concerto for string quartet
Sinfonia; Siciliana: Minuetto, recita:ivo, aria: Canzone played by the Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore

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