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Chorale No. 2. in B minor, played by Jeanne Demessieux at the organ of the Victoria Hall, Geneva on gramophone records


Played By: Jeanne Demessieux


Two talks on modern legal realism by Graham Hughes
Lecturer in Law, University of Hull
Graham Hughes considers the judicial decisions in some cases and the relation of legal principles to actual situations.


Unknown: Graham Hughes


Frederick Grinke (violin)
Arnold Goldsbrough (harpsichord)
Terence Well (cello continuo)


Violin: Frederick Grinke
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsbrough
Cello: Terence Well


by John Bowen
'No one would expect to find a controversy among writers of science fiction, but in fact there is one. Which is better: to make one's fiction accurately scientific, or one's science agreeably fictional? ' John Bowen gives some reasons for resolving this controversy in favour of the second alternative.


Unknown: John Bowen

: Jill Balcon in ‘SAPPHO'

A play in verse by Lawrence Durrell
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Terence Tiller Incidental music composed by Anthony Smith-Masters with Marie Goossens (harp) and René Soames (tenor)
Cast in order of speaking:


Unknown: Lawrence Durrell
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Composed By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Harp: Marie Goossens
Tenor: René Soames
Narrator: John Bryning
Minos: Arthur Young
Chloe: Yvonne Hills
Joy: Ysanne Churchman
Doris: June Tobin
Diomedes: T St John Barry
Sappho: Jill Balcon
Kreon: John Cazabon
Phaon: Godfrey Kenton
Pittakos: Noel Johnson


Ellabelle Davis (soprano)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos


Soprano: Ellabelle Davis
Conducted By: Dimitri Mitropoulos


Two programmes, devised by Charles Mackerras and Fritz Spiegl , based on contemporary evidence showing how Mozart's music was performed by singers of his day
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Alexander Young (tenor)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Introduced by Fritz Spiegl
This second programme includes recently found decorated versions of the concert aria * Non so d'onde viene' (K.294), ' Wenn der Freude Thranen fliessen’ (71 Seraglio), and the Count's aria (Le Nozze di Figaro).


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Tenor: Alexander Young
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Freude Thranen


by William Sansom
Quotations read by Anthony Jacobs
Mr. Sansom talks about a novel he wrote many years ago called Baby Bountiful. ' Its first and fundamental fault was that it sprang from a funny idea largely unrelated to real life. It postulated an England where a half-mad prime minister introduced emergency measures to increase the population rate.....'


Unknown: William Sansom
Read By: Anthony Jacobs


Julian Bream (guitar)


Guitar: Julian Bream

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