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String Quartet in G, Op. 106 played by The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello)


Violin: Ernest Element
Violin: Kenneth Page
Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Oliver Brookes


by Jean Cocteau


Unknown: Jean Cocteau


(Leader. Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins


Conductor: John Hopkins


The Changes in Indian Society
Second of three talks by Sardar K. M. Panikkar Indian Ambassador Designate to France
The speaker considers the wide extent of the breaking down of the caste system, as distinct from its formal and constitutional abolition, and analyses the social and political factors which have enabled such radical changes to occur without any violent upheaval.


Unknown: Sardar K. M. Panikkar

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

A rhythmical bacchanalia from the Irish of Bryan Merryman
Translated by Frank O'Connor
Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Translated By: Frank O'Connor
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith


Piano Music played by the composer
Kaleidoscope, Op. 86 Suite, Op. 102
Prelude; Scherzo; Intermezzo: Rondo
Sonata No. 5, Op. 77
Niels Viggo Bentzon, the Danish composer and pianist who was born in Copenhagen in 1919, belongs to a musical family which dates back, on his mother's side, to the early eighteenth century. His great-grandfather, Johan Ernst Hartmann, was one of the most prominent Danish composers of the nineteenth century; his cousin, Jorgen Bentzon (1897-1948), also played a leading part in Danish musical affairs Despite these links with the past, Niels Viggo Bentzon follows his own independent line, and is more indebted to Bartok and Hindemith than to earlier Danish composers such as Nielsen. H.R.


by E. M. Forster, c.H.
Mr. Forster. who knew Lowes Dickinson for nearly thirty years, gives a personal appreciation of his work as a writer and a humanist


Unknown: E. M. Forster, C.H.
Unknown: Lowes Dickinson

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