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Talk by George Pendle
The speaker considers events in Argentina during the past twelve months and shows why the Argentina of tomorrow will not greatly resemble the country of the day before yesterday.


Talk By: George Pendle


played by Ravi Shankar (si tar)" with Chatur Lal (tabla)
Last of three programme*


Played By: Ravi Shankar
Unknown: Chatur Lal


by William Plomer
Mr. Plomer attributes the failure of his unfinished Memoirs of an Emigrant to his being himself a displaced person' without fixed roots in one society.


Unknown: William Plomer

: Cyril Cusack and Adrienne Corri in 'THE MIDNIGHT COURT'

A rhythmical bacchanalia from the Irish of Bryan Merryman
Translated by Frank O'Connor
The ' court ' is a fairy court at which the unmarried women of Munster present their case against the men of Munster.
Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Translated By: Frank O'Connor
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
The Poet: Allan McClelland
The Bailiff: Pegg Monahan
The Girl: Adrienne Corri
The Old Man: Cyril Cusack
The Queen: Mary O'Farrell

: Composer and Interpreter BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Emil Gilels (piano)
Parts Conservatoire Orchestra Conducted by Andrg Cluytens on gramophone record*


Piano: Emil Gilels
Conducted By: Andrg Cluytens


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
This month's Foreign Review includes accounts of two recent congresses at which Russian and Eastern and Central European delegates were present: Norman Birnbaum, Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics, speaks on the Sociological Congress at Amsterdam, and Miron Grindea on the Third Biennale of Poetry at Le Zoute in Belgium. Michael Kitson, Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, talks about the Carracci exhibition at Bologna and the change in taste in the visual arts.


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones


BBC Midland Chorus Conductor, John Lowe
Muriel Liddle (harp)
Arnold Richardson (organ)
From St. George's Church,
Edgbaston, Birmingham
First of a series of programmes of choral music by twentieth-century composers.


Conductor: John Lowe
Harp: Muriel Liddle
Harp: Arnold Richardson


Illustrated talk by Alec Robertson
Mr. Robertson discusses the imaginative use of the cadence in music mainly of the classical period.


Talk By: Alec Robertson


Sonatina No. 3. in F
Silhouettes played by Else Cross (piano)


Played By: Else Cross


A series of five talks on some instances of learned invention and forgery
2-A Pindaric Melodyby R. P. Winnington-Ingram
Professor of Greek Language and Literature, University of London
(King's College)
In 1650 a Jesuit scholar, Athanasius Kircher, published a rare specimen of ancient Greek music-a fragmentary melody to an ode of Pindar. He claimed to have found it in a manuscript in a Sicilian monastery, but no one else has ever seen the manuscript and it has been suggested that Kircher wrote the melody himself.


Unknown: R. P. Winnington-Ingram

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