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BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Nicolai Malko
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Nicolai Malko


A talk by Sir Philip Magnus on Mrs... Battiscombe's Life of Catherine Gladstone, published last autumn


Talk By: Sir Philip Magnus


Some reflections after six years of Italian land reform by Manlio Rossi-Doria
Professor of Agricultural Economics at Naples University
In 1950 the Italian Government embarked on a comprehensive programme of land reform involving the planned redistribution of 1,750,000 acres of land in southern, central, and northern Italy, as well as large-scale land improvement and reclamation. The speaker argues that the conception of agricultural life that underlies this programme, together with the pattern of earlier Italian land settlements, has largely conditioned the successes and failures in this field over the last six years.


Unknown: Manlio Rossi-Doria

: Stephen Murray Fay Compton and Ursula Howells in 'BRAND'

by Henrik Ibsen
A radio adaptation of the stage version in English of Ibsen's dramatic poem by James Forsyth from a literal translation by Evelyn C. Ramsden
Production by Val Gielgud
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.40-9.50 app.):
Harald Saeverud
Galdreslatten, Op. 20 on gramophone records


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Unknown: James Forsyth
Translation By: Evelyn C. Ramsden
Production By: Val Gielgud


Thomas Hemsley (baritone) with Josephine Lee (piano)
This is the first of a series of recitals of song-cycles by contemporary composers. Among those to be represented are Milhaud (Quatre poemes de Leo Latil), Poulenc (Tel iour, telle nuit), Willy Burkhard (Michelangelo-lieder), Frank Martin (Monologues from Jedermann),
Hindemith (Marienleben), Dallapiccola (Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado), Michael Tippett (The Heart's Assurance), and Benjamin Britten (The Holy Sonnets of John Donne).


Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Piano: Josephine Lee

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