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Pro Musica Antiqua
Director, Safford Cape on gramophone records


Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Director: Safford Cape


First of two talks by Frank Kermode
The seventeenth-century ' dissociation of sensibility ... from which we have never recovered' (in T. S. Eliot 's very successful formulation) should be seen, Mr. Kermode suggests, as a local variant of the doctrine of the Renaissance as a great spiritual disaster. * The myth of catastrophe,' he argues, 'was imposed upon English literature, not after a dispassionate survey of the facts, but in order to satisfy certain needs that became urgent in the nineteenth century.' In his first talk he considers the myth itself, in the second the needs it was invented to satisfy.


Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: T. S. Eliot


A work for radio
Adapted from the ' Chanson de Guillaume
Words by René Hague
Music by Peter Racine Fricker
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
(Continued in next column)
Sinfonia of London with male chorus conducted by the composer Repetiteur, Bryan Balkwill
(Another performance of the programme first broadcast on May 6)
Rene Hague has taken the words for Peter Racine Fricker 's music from the ' Chanson de Guillaume,' one of the eleventh-century poems which celebrate the devotion of Count William of Orange and his nephews.


Unknown: René Hague
Music By: Peter Racine
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Repetiteur: Bryan Balkwill
Unknown: Rene Hague
Unknown: Peter Racine Fricker
Jongleur: Alexander Young
Count William of Orange: Thomas Hemsley
Vivien, his nephew: Denis Quilley
Girart: Francis Loring
Tedbalt: Norman Shelley
Esturmi: Alan Reid
Guiboure, Count William's wife: Rachel Gurney
Guy Vivien's young brother: Patricia Hayes
Messenger: Francis Loring


Renata Tarrago (guitar)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Pedro de Freitas Branco
Part 1
(Continued in next column)


Conducted By: Pedro de Freitas Branco


Two talks by Steven Runciman
In this second talk on Christian minorities Steven Runciman examines their political background.


Unknown: Steven Runciman
Unknown: Steven Runciman


A monthly series of talks on current problems and thought in the educational world
1-The Futureof the Humanities by J. P. Corbett
Tutor in Philosophy and Jowett Lecturer in Philosophy at Balliol College. Oxford


Unknown: J. P. Corbett
Unknown: Jowett Lecturer


Part of ' La Chanson du Mal Aimé' with seven short poems, read by Edwige Feuillere , Sylvia Monfort , Jean Vilar and Daniel Gelin


Read By: Edwige Feuillere
Read By: Sylvia Monfort
Read By: Jean Vilar
Read By: Daniel Gelin


The Jacobean Ensemble :
Neville Marriner (violin)
Peter Gibbs (violin)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba) Dennis Nesbitt (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart
(organ and harpsichord)
Fantasy No. 7 (four parts)
Sonata No. 5, in A minor, for two violins, and continuo
Suite No. 2. for harpsichord Fantasy No. 8 (four parts)
Sonata No. 6 in C, for two violins and continuo
Suite No. 3, for harpsichord Fantasy No. 9 (four parts)
Third of six programmes of music by Purcell


Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Peter Gibbs
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Viola: Dennis Nesbitt
Unknown: Thurston Dart


Titta Ruffo by Joseph Hislop
Mr. Hislop talks about the great Italian baritone whom he knew when they were both singing with the Chicago Opera Company in the twenties.
The illustrations include arias from
'Hamlet' (Thomas), ' Dinorah ' (Meyer-beer), and ' Chatterton' (Leoncavallo)
(The recorded broadcast of July 15)


Unknown: Titta Ruffo
Unknown: Joseph Hislop

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