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: Chinese Music

Louis P.T. Chen (Chinese harp)
Lu Cheng-yu (Chinese balloon guitar)

Traditional music for harp: Hungry, a horse shakes its bells; The lament of Chao Chun; Winter - a bird on the water
Traditional music for balloon guitar: The Ambush
(BBC recording)


Chinese Harp: Louis P. T. Chen
Chinese balloon guitar: Lu Cheng-Yu

: The Control of Military Power: 1: Soldiers and Governments

by Michael Howard, Lecturer in Military History at King's College, London

Four talks on the problems of civil-military relationships as they have developed in the major states of the world: based on papers read last autumn at the Universities of Oxford and London.

A talk on the general problem of civil-military relationships in time ot war during the past fifty years.


Speaker: Michael Howard

: All That Fall

A new play for broadcasting by Samuel Beckett
[Starring] Mary O'Farrell, J.G. Devlin


Author: Samuel Beckett
Production: Donald McWhinnie
Mrs. Rooney (Maddy): Mary O'Farrell
Christy, a carter: Allan McClelland
Mr. Tyler, a retired bill-broker: Brian O'Higgins
Mr. Slocum Clerk of the Racecourse: Pat Magee
Tommy, a porter: Jack MacGowran
Mr Barrell, a station-master: Harry Hutchinson
Miss Fitt, a lady: Shela Ward
A Female Voice: Peggy Marshall
Mr. Rooney (Dan): J.G. Devlin
Jerry, a small boy: Terrance Farrell

: Orchestral Concert

Moura Lympany (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1
Another performance of the works by Gounod and Saint-Saens: Sunday at
2.30 (Home)


Piano: Moura Lympany
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Emma

Lionel Trilling speaks about the novel by Jane Austen.
'We never know where to have it. If we finish it at night and think we know what it is up to, we wake the next morning to discover that it is up to something else. It has become a different book. The effect is extraordinary, perhaps unique. This book is like a person -not to be comprehended fully and finally by any other person. Perhaps it is to the point that it is the only one of Jane Austen's novels that has for its title a person's name...'


Speaker: Lionel Trilling

: Some Doubts About the Free Trade Area

by R.F. Kahn, Professor of Economics in the University of Cambridge

Professor Kahn believes that while on balance Britain will almost certainly be better off by being associated with the common market than by remaining aloof, it is by no means clear that this represents anything better than the lesser of two evils. Much will depend on the manner in which a free-trade area is organised and operated.


Speaker: Professor R.F. Kahn

: Five Great Odes: 4: The Muse who is Divine Grace

by Paul Claudel
Translated from "Cinq Grandes Odes" and introduced by Geoffrey Brereton.


Author: Paul Claudel
Translated by/Presenter: Geoffrey Brereton
Reader: Valentine Dyall
Reader: Margot van der Burgh
Production: Christopher Sykes

: Chamber Music

Georgina Dobree (clarinet)
Anatole Mines (viola)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Duo for clarinet and viola - Gordon Jacob (first broadcast performance)
Marchenerzahlungen, Op. 132, for clarinet, viola, and piano - Schumann


Clarinettist: Georgina Dobree
Viola player: Anatole Mines
Pianist: Ernest Lush

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