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: New Music

Vincent Groves (viola)
Denis Nesbitt (cello)
Ross Pratt (piano)
Quatuor Haydn: George Maes, Louis Hertogh, Louis Logie, Rene Pousseele
(The Suite is a BBC recording: the Quartet, a recording made available by courtesy of the Institut National Belge de Radiodiffusion)


Viola: Vincent Groves
Cello: Denis Nesbitt
Piano: Ross Pratt
Musician: George Maes
Musician: Louis Hertogh
Musician: Louis Logie
Musician: Rene Pousseele


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts : exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.
It is hoped to include contributions on Janacek's opera Jenufa at Covent Garden, and the Gaudier-Brzeska exhibition at the Arts Council, London.

: Visit to Birmingham

(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Town Hall, Birmingham
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Talk by Edward Hyams
Is it better to travel hopefully than to arrive? Listeners are invited to hear Edward Hyams ' conclusions after his search for the yellow asphodel, ' a plant with great spikes of sunny yellow flowers.'


Talk By: Edward Hyams
Unknown: Edward Hyams


Part 2
(Concert in association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) Another performance of the icorks by Walton and Shostakovich: Saturday

: Bussy d'Ambois

A tragedy by George Chapman
[starring] Anthony Jacobs and Margaret Gordon with John Dearth
with Ronald Fraser , Jill Nyasa and Anthony Sagar


Writer: George Chapman
Radio adaptation and production by: R. D Smith
[Actor]: Ronald Fraser
[Actor]: Jill Nyasa
[Actor]: Anthony Sagar
Music composed by: Elisabeth Lutyens
Music conducted by: Edward Clark
Bussy d'Ambois: Anthony Jacobs
Monsieur, brother to the King: Douglas Storm
Maffe, a steward: Arthur Ridley
King Henry III: Oliver Burt
Duke of Guise: Malcolm Hayes
Montsurry: John Dearth
Duchess of Guise: Catherine Salkeld
Tamyra, wife to Montsurry: Margaret Gordon
Beaupre niece to the Duchess: Pekoe Ainley
Enemies to Bussy: Barrisor: Leigh Crutchley
Enemies to Bussy: L'Anou: Richard Butler
Enemies to Bussy: Pyrot: Patrick Godfrey
Friends to Bussy: Brisac: Terence Brook
Friends to Bussy: Melynell: Tony Church
Nuntius: Laidman Browne
Pero, maid to Tamyra: Joan Peart
Friar: Cyril Shaps
Charlotte, maid to Beaupre: Betty Linton
Annabel, maid to the Duchess: Marion Mathie
Behemoth, a spirit: Norman Wynne
Cartophylax, his attendant: David Garth

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