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Harp Concerto played by Mireille Flour (harp)
Radio Luxemburg
Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Henri Plensis on gramophone records


Played By: Mireille Flour
Conductor: Henri Plensis


The Changes in Indian Society
Second of three talks by Sardar K. M. Panikkar
Indian Ambassador 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 that have enabled such radical changes to occur without any violent upheaval.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 31)


Unknown: Sardar K. M. Panikkar


Sonata No. 2. in D. for harpsichord and viola da gamba (S.1028)
Sonata No. 1. in B minor, for harpsichord and flute (S.1030) played by the London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Flute: John Francis
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver


First of two talks by H. N. Southern of the Bureau of Animal Population,
University of Oxford
The speaker explains why in a full ecological study it is essential to include the nocturnal animals.
In his second talk he describes some of the techniques he has evolved for watching animals at night, and explains why new information obtained in this way may call for a reorientation of one's ideas about the economy and ecology of a woodland community.


reading poems by W. B. Yeats , Walter de la Mare , W. H. Auden , D. H. Lawrence , Oliver St. John Gogarty , John Betjeman , Louis MacNeice , and others
This programme consists of edited versions of tape recordings made at the Poetry Center, New York.
followed by an interlude at 8.5


Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: Walter de la Mare
Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Oliver St.
Unknown: John Gogarty
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Louis MacNeice


April Cantelo (soprano)
BBC Singers
A section of the Kalmar Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Friedman )
Conductor, Colin Davis


Soprano: April Cantelo
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conductor: Colin Davis


The second of a group of Proust reconstructions by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
(Continued in next column)
Also taking part:
Denise Bryer , Laidman Browne
Sheila Byford. Felix Felton
Mary O'Farrell , Godfrey Kenton
Maureen Robinson , Barbara Trevor
Music composed and piano music played by Michael Head
Readers of Proust are familiar with the figure of the formidable Baron de Charlus. The fact that he had once been married may easily escape notice. There is, however, one reference to the late Mme. de Charlus in Part 2 of The Guermantes Way. In this programme the history of the marriage of M. de Charlus is at length revealed.


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Sheila Byford.
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Maureen Robinson
Unknown: Barbara Trevor
Played By: Michael Head
Unknown: M. De Charlus
M de Charlus: Max Adrian
Eugénie: Prunella Scales
Mlle de Guermantes: Lydia Sherwood
Willy Haydon: David Markham
Charles Swann: David King-Wood
Horace Pinaud, valet to Mr Havdon: David Pearl
Edmond de Goncourt: Carleton Hobhs
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs


Quartet No. 3, in A minor played by the Macgibbon String Quartet
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 4)


Mattia Battistini by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
The illustrations to this talk on the Italian baritone include gramophone records of ' * mio Lionel' (Martha), ' Vieni meco' (Ernant), and the Death of Rodrigo (Don Carlos ).


Unknown: Mattia Battistini
Unknown: Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Unknown: Don Carlos

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