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The Present Economic Development of the Sahara by Francois Duchene
Correspondent of the Economist
(The recorded broadcast of March 30)


Unknown: Francois Duchene


Margaret Kitchin (piano)
Quartet Pro Musica: Patrick Hailing (violin) Roger Raphael (violin)
Peter Sermon (viola) Peter Halling (cello)
Piano Sonata
Allegro; Andante molto tranquillo; Presto: Rondo giocoso
String Quartet No. 1
Allegro; Lento cantabile; Allegro assai
The first of four programmes of chamber music and songs by Tippett


Piano: Margaret Kitchin
Violin: Roger Raphael


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.
It is hoped to include contributions on two plays by Samuel Beckett , Fin de Partie and Acte sans Paroles, at the Royal Court Theatre, London; and an exhibition of work by Gio Ponti at Liberty's, London.


Unknown: Samuel Beckett

: Anthony Jacobs reading 'MODERN LOVE'

by George Meredith
Part 1: Sonnets 1-24
Part 2: Friday at 8.10


Symphony in D minor played by the Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor, Eugene Ormandy on a gramophone record


Conductor: Eugene Ormandy


Three talks by A. N. Prior
Professor of Philosophy,
Canterbury University College,
New Zealand
1-The Necessary and the Possible
Whether or not ' Lewis Carroll was the best logician that the University of Oxford has turned out since the Middle Ages,' his fancy was certainly logical. Logic, like other games, is a strict exercise in combined operations.


Unknown: A. N. Prior
Unknown: Lewis Carroll

: Cyril Cusack 'in 'STEPHEN DEDALUS'

An adaptation in two parts by Donald Jonson and Clifford Williams of James Joyce 's ' A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' and ' Stephen Hero '
Part 1
The sermon spoken by Paul Farrell
Singer, Edmund Donlevy
(Continued in next column) with John Beary , Brendan Caldwell
Donal Donnelly , Patricia Hayes
David Hemmings , Desmond Jordan Patricia Lehane , Michael Maguire
Norman Rodway , Sally Travers Music for the organ composed and played by Charles Spinks Orchestral music composed and conducted by Charles Mackerras played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
Production by David Thomson
(The recorded broadcast of October 2)


Unknown: Donald Jonson
Unknown: Clifford Williams
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Stephen Hero
Spoken By: Paul Farrell
Singer: Edmund Donlevy
Unknown: John Beary
Unknown: Brendan Caldwell
Unknown: Donal Donnelly
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: David Hemmings
Unknown: Desmond Jordan
Unknown: Patricia Lehane
Unknown: Michael Maguire
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Sally Travers
Played By: Charles Spinks
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Production By: David Thomson
Narrator: Cyril Cusack
Stephen Dedalus: Cyril Cusack
Stephen,a small boy: Marjorie Westbury
Simon, his father: Michael Golden
Mary, his mother: Pegg Monahan
Mrs Riordan (Dante): Shela Ward
John Casey: Jack MacGowran
Uncle Charles: Seamus Kavanagh
Father Dolan: Thomas Studley
Father Conmee: Jack Cunningham


Alexander Young (tenor) Frederick Stone (piano)
Der Gartner; Der Tambour; Verschwiegene Liebe; Jägerlied; Storchenbotschaft; Der Musikant; Der Feuerreiter; Seufzer; Der Rattenfanger


Tenor: Alexander Young
Piano: Frederick Stone


by Lucie Manen
More than a century ago Alessandro Busti published what he claimed to be the only authoritative collection of vocal exercises taught in the CoUegio Reale di Napoli. The late Dr. George Cathcart , who himself studied at the Neapolitan School, believed that Busti's exercises contained the secret of bel canto and that they were well known to Verdi, who based his vocal writing on the technique they taught. Lucie Manen's own researches support Dr. Cathcart's belief. (The recorded broadcast of Sept. 22)


Unknown: Alessandro Busti
Unknown: Dr. George Cathcart

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