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Margaret Kitchln (piano)
The Purcell Singers
Conductor, Imogen Hoist Clifton Helliwell (piano)
The Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys , Trevor Williams
Watson Forbes , Derek Simpson
(The choral items are recorded)
RICHARD BENNETT , who is twenty years old, is a pupil of Lennox Berkeley and Howard Ferguson. His Piano Sonata (1954) is in the twelve-note idiom. MALCOLM WILLIAMSON, a twenty-five-year-old Australian, has studied with Elisabeth Lutyens and Matyas Seiber. His two motets were first performed at an Arts Council concert in London last year. ALFRED SWAN (born 1890) is a British-Russian composer who lives in America. His Quartet, written five years ago, is in three movements: The Martyrdom of Saints Cosmas and Damian, The Nativity, and The Miracle of St. Anthony of Padua. GHEDINI'S Cantata, written three years ago, is a letting of a passage from Virgil's Georgics, translated by Quasimodo. D.C.


Piano: Margaret Kitchln
Conductor: Imogen Hoist
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Sydney Humphreys
Unknown: Trevor Williams
Unknown: Watson Forbes
Unknown: Derek Simpson
Unknown: Richard Bennett
Unknown: Howard Ferguson.
Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens
Unknown: Matyas Seiber.
Unknown: Alfred Swan


Statements by representative French speakers


Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen


Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Hermann Scherchen


by Emma Smith
Miss Smith tells why her third novel was, and remains, unfinished. ' One of the worst reasons, and the most compulsive, for writing a book is having written one already.'
Quotations from the novel read by Mary Wimbush


Unknown: Emma Smith
Read By: Mary Wimbush


Part 2
Four Tone Poems after Bocklin... Reger Der geigende Eremit; Im Spiel der
Wellen; Die Toteninsel; Bacchanal


by Schiller
Translated by Joseph Mellish
Adapted for radio and produced by Julius Gellner
Music composed by Roberto Gerhard


Translated By: Joseph Mellish
Produced By: Julius Gellner
Composed By: Roberto Gerhard
Hannah Kennedy: Gladys Young
Sir Amias Paulet: Brewster Mason
Mary Stuart: Barbara Jefford
Sir Edward Mortimer: Laurence Payne
Lord Burleigh: Max Adrian
Queen Elizabeth: Margaret Rawlings
Count Aubespine: Olaf Pooley
Count Belliovre: Denis Goacher
The Earl of Shrewsbury: Harcourt Williams
The Earl of Leicester: Marius Goring
O'Kelly: Allan McClelland
Sir William Davison: Gordon Davies
Officer: Trevor Martin
Page: Julian Yardley
Melvil: Simon Lack
Margaret Curl: Janette Richer


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

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