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: Third Thoughts On The Industrial Revolution

by H.L. Beales, formerly Reader in Economic History in the University of London


Speaker: H.L. Beales

: Chamber Music

Dennis Brain (horn), Alan Civil (horn)
English String Quartet: Ruth Pearl, Lesley White, Marjorie Lempfert, Helen Just
with Anatole Mines (viola)

Beethoven: Sextet in E flat, Op. 81b, for two horns and string quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 14 No. 1
Mozart: Quintet in E flat (K.407) for horn, violin, two violas, and cello


Horn: Dennis Brain
Horn: Alan Civil
String player (English String Quartet): Ruth Pearl
String player (English String Quartet): Lesley White
String player (English String Quartet): Marjorie Lempfert
String player (English String Quartet): Helen Just
Viola: Anatole Milnes

: Western Germany and Eastern Europe

Talk by John Midgley
Recent events in Eastern Europe have had significant repercussions in Western Germany. Mr. Midgley, who has recently returned from a visit to the Federal Republic, considers their possible effects on the general elections later this year.


Speaker: John Midgley

: Job

A radiophonic oratorio by Ton de Leeuw with Chorus and Orchestra
(Chorus-Master, Antoon Krelage)
Conducted by Maurits van den Berg
(Recording made available by courtesy of Stichting Nederlandsche Radio-Unie)

This 'radiophonic oratorio' was awarded the 1956 Italia Prize for a musical work with text. In addition to the normal resources of chamber chorus and orchestra, the composer has made frequent use of superimposed recordings, transpositions of tones through speed changes, electro-acoustic filters, and electronic sound. The text (in French) is taken from the Book of Job.


Composer: Ton de Leeuw
Chorus-Master: Antoon Krelage
Conductor: Maurits van Den Berg
Job (bass): Guus Hoekman
Elihu (speaking part): Ton Lutz
Narrator (speaking part): Leon Combe

: A Concert

Dennis Nesbitt (viola da gamba)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good)
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Viola da Gamba: Dennis Nesbitt
Musicians: The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: The Overland Route To India: 3: Bedouin Music from the Desert

Seven illustrated talks by Deben Bhattacharya


Speaker: Deben Bhattacharya

: The Soldier and Death

A Russian folk tale told in English by Arthur Ransome


Storyteller: Arthur Ransome

: Brahms

Vier ernste Gesange: Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh; Ich wandte mich; O Tod, wie bitter bist du; Wenn ich mit Menschenund mit Engelzungen redete
Trevor Anthony (bass-baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)


Composer: Johannes Brahms
Bass-Baritone: Trevor Anthony
Piano: Frederick Stone

: The World of Industry: The Dilemma of the Personnel Officer

by J.O. Blair-Cunynghame, O.B.E.


Speaker: J.O. Blair-Cunynghame, O.B.E.

: Danish Piano Music

played by Margaret Kitchin


Pianist: Margaret Kitchin

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