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: Matyas Seiber

Sophie Wyss (soprano), Harry Danks (viola d'amore), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Julian Bream (guitar)
Lyra String Quartet: Granville Casey, John Crossan, John Linn, John McInulty

Studies for two violins
Four medieval French Songs, for soprano, viola d'amore, viola da gamba, and guitar: Gentile galants de France; Pastourelle: A vous amanz (Chanson de croisade); Pourquoi me bat mon mari
String Quartet No. 3 (Quartette Lirico)
(The quartet is recorded)
Last of four programmes of music by Matyas Seiber


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Viola d'amore: Harry Danks
Viola da gamba: Ambrose Gauntlett
Guitar: Julian Bream
Musician (Lyra String Quartet): Granville Casey
Musician (Lyra String Quartet): John Crossan
Musician (Lyra String Quartet): John Linn
Musician (Lyra String Quartet): John McInulty
Composer: Matyas Seiber

: The Chemical Basis of Life: 4: The Role of Nucleic Acids

by E.F. Gale, Sc.D., F.R.S., Director of the M.R.C. Unit for Chemical Microbiology, Cambridge
A series of six talks

Ribonucleic and deoxyribonucleic acids (RNA and DNA) are the agents responsible for the synthesis of proteins in living tissues; the speaker gives an account of the way in which these acids act and describes some ingenious experiments which led to this knowledge.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 22)
Next talk: Friday at 8.60


Speaker: E.F. Gale

: Schumann

Kreisleriana. Op. 16 No. 6; Fantasy in C, Op. 17


Pianist: Jan Smeterlin

: The Second Chamber: The Prospect of Reform

Taking part in this discussion are four members of the House of Lords: Lord Balfour of Burleigh, Lord Clitheroe, Lord Pakenham, Lord Rea
Chairman: The Earl of Drogheda, K.C.M.G., Chairman of Committees, House of Lords
(BBC recording)
(To be repeated on Saturday at 10.10; see also Thursday at 7.30)

Followed by an interlude at 8.20


Panellist: Lord Balfour of Burleigh
Panellist: Lord Clitheroe
Panellist: Lord Pakenham
Panellist: Lord Rea
Chairman: The Earl of Drogheda

: Handel

Osian Ellis (harp)
Ralph Downes (organ)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones )
Director, Thurston Dart

Harp Concerto No. 6, in B flat
Harpsichord Suite No. 9. in G minor
Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 1 in B flat
Harpsichord Suite No. 10. in D minor
Organ Concerto No. 8, in A


Harpist: Osian Ellis
Organist: Ralph Downes
Harpsichordist: Thurston Dart
Orchestra: The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Leader: Granville Jones
Musical Director: Thurston Dart

: The Misanthrope

by Moliere
Translated from the French by John Ozell
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Norman Wright
Incidental music played by the London Chamber Orchestra
(leader, Lionel Bentley) conducted by the composer
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 2)


Author: Moliere
Translated from French by: John Ozell
Music/Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Radio Adaptation/Production: Norman Wright
Incidental Music played by: The London Chamber Orchestra
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Philinte: John Westbrook
Alceste: Marius Goring
Oronte: Alan Reid
Celimene: Geraldine McEwan
Basque: Norman Wynne
Eliante: Christine Finn
Clitandre: Charles Hodgson
Acaste: Jack May
Guard: Trevor Martin
Arsinoe: Sarah Leigh
Du Bois: James Thomason

: Choral Concert

John Caunce (tenor), Alfred Orda (baritone), BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate) Conducted by David Willcocks


Tenor: John Caunce
Baritone: Alfred Orda
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: David Willcocks

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