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Talk by Mark Abrams
Director of an Advertising Agency in charge of consumer research
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 8)
Last talk: Saturday at 9.55


Talk By: Mark Abrams


Joan Davies (piano)
Sonata in C. Op. 2 No. 1
Sonatina in D, Op. 37 No. 2
Sonata in B flat, Op. 2 No. 3 Sonata in D, Op. 39 No. 3


Piano: Joan Davies


A chronicle of the development of English drama from its beginnings to the 1580s
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by John Barton
Production by Raymond Raikes
John Barton describes the scope of the series, with extracts illustrating the beginnings of drama in England from the tenth to the fourteenth century. with Norman Shelley , Laidman Browne
Charles Leno , and a section of the London Chamber Singers
The music arranged and conducted by Anthony Bernard
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 18) Full details of the thirteen programmes in the series are contained in The First
Stage, a handbook by John Barton , which may be obtained through newsagents and booksellers or post free by crossed postal order for 2s. 6d. from BBC Publications, [address removed] Old Testament Mystery Plays: Dec. 21


Introduced By: John Barton
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Charles Leno
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: John Barton

: Stravinsky

Duncan Robertson (tenor)
Xavier Depraz (baritone)
London Bach Society
Elizabethan Singers
Members of the St. Cecilia Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Craft
Concert organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts
From St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Part 1
Symphonies of wind instruments
Mass, for mixed chorus and wind instruments
Canticum Sacrum (first performance in this country)
A second performance at 9.25
William Mann writes on page 4


Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Baritone: Xavier Depraz
Conducted By: Robert Craft
Unknown: William Mann


G. V. Plekhanov (1856-1918)
Isaiah Berlin, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, speaks on the life and death of the master of Russian Marxists
Today is the hundredth anniversary of Plekhanov's birth


Unknown: V. Plekhanov


Part 2
Instrumentation of Bach's variations on Vom Himmel hoch
(first performance in this country)
Canticum Sacrum
See also Saturday at 8.10


Second of two talks by Jeremy Sandford
Reader. Alun Owen
An illustrated investigation of a song, a poem, a string quartet, musiqite concrete, and some love letters, all of which have been composed ' recently by electronic computors; with earlier examples, including a method attributed to Mozart and a ' machine of remarkable aspect capable of improvising for a million years on a given theme.


Unknown: Jeremy Sandford
Reader: Alun Owen


(born November 25. 1856)
String Quartet No. 5, in A, Op. 13 played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon , Lorraine du Val
Anatole Mines. Lilly Phillips
Second of three programmes of chamber music by Taneyev
Piano Quintet, Op. 30: December 16


Unknown: Margot MacGibbon
Unknown: Lorraine du Val
Unknown: Anatole Mines.
Unknown: Lilly Phillips


Talk by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
An analysis of the function of gossip and scandal, from sources including Jane Austen and Dr. Colson's study of the Makah Indians, enables the speaker to assert * with,' he says, ' more assurance than I gain from my personal experience' that gossip is always far from idle He suggests that it is a crucial part of social living and offers a guide to its elaborate techniques for the better regulation of society.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 30)


Talk By: Max Gluckman
Unknown: Jane Austen


Sonata in B flat (K.378) played by the Amsterdam Duo: Nap de Klijn (violin) Alice Heksch (piano)


Violin: Nap de Klijn
Piano: Alice Heksch

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