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Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Pamela Bowden (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Frederick Harvey (baritone)
Alvar Lidell (baritone speaker)
George James (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
Part 1


Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Contralto: Pamela Bowden
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Baritone: Alvar Lidell
Bass: George James
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar


Talk by the Rev. G. B. Bentley
The Report of the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce was published last March. The Rev. G. B. Bentley considers some of its findings as evidence of the status of marriage in this country at the present time.
(The recorded broadcast of October 18)


Unknown: Rev. G. B. Bentley
Unknown: Rev. G. B. Bentley

: Choral and Orchestral Concert: Part 2

Karl-Birger Blomdahl, a pupil of Hilding Rosenberg, belongs to the avant-garde group of Swedish composers; he was born at Vaxjo in 1916. In the Hall of Mirrors was written during 1951 and 1952.


A series of six talks
1-Eergy Changes and Chemical Cycles
by Ernest Baldwin
Professor of Biochemistry, University College, London
The speaker surveys the broader aspects of the exchanges of energy and cycles of chemical activity which are characteristic of living matter.


Unknown: Ernest Baldwin


Sonata No. 2, in D minor
Op. 121 played by Winifred Roberts (violin)
Edith Vogel (piano)


Violin: Winifred Roberts
Piano: Edith Vogel

: Anthony Jacobs and Norman Wooland in 'UNCLE VANYA'

Scenes from country life by Anton Chekhov
Translated from the Russian by David Tutaev
Music by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Introduction to the four acts spoken by Peter Wyngarde
Incidental music played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) conducted by the composer


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Tutaev
Music By: John Hotchkis
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Spoken By: Peter Wyngarde
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Alexander Serebryakov, a retired professor: Cyril Shaps
Helena, his second wife: Olive Gregg
Sonia, his daughter by his first wife: Adrienne Corri
Maria Voynitsky, mother of the professor's first wife: Kathleen Helme
Vanya (Uncle Vanya), her son: Anthony Jacobs
Dr Michael Astrov: Norman Wooland
Ilya Telegin (Waffles), an impoverished landowner: John Glyn-Jones
Marina, an old nurse: Molly Rankin


The Jacobean Ensemble:
Neville Marriner (violin)
Peter Gibbs (violin)
Desmond Dupré (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart (organ, harpsichord)
Fantasy No. 1 (three parts)
Sonata No. 1, in G minor, for two violins and continuo
Song-tune; Lesson; March- New
Minuet, for harpsichord
Fantasy No. 2 (three parts)
Sonata No. 2. in B flat, for two violins and continuo
Two Minuets; New Scotch Tune:
New Ground, for harpsichord
Fantasy No. 3 (three parts)


Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Peter Gibbs
Violin: Desmond Dupré
Unknown: Thurston Dart


A talk by Pierre Schneider , mainly about the faces illustrating banknotes


Talk By: Pierre Schneider

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