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Olive Rees and Mary Madden
(two pianos)
Richard Adeney (flute)
Myra Verney (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
English String Quartet:
Ruth Pearl (violin)
Lesley White (violin)
Marjorie Lempfert (viola)
Helen Just (cello)


Unknown: Olive Rees
Unknown: Mary Madden
Flute: Richard Adeney
Soprano: Myra Verney
Piano: Ernest Lush
Violin: Ruth Pearl
Violin: Lesley White
Viola: Marjorie Lempfert
Cello: Helen Just


1 — Ecology: a New Outlook by E. M. Nicholson , C.B.
Director-General of the Nature Conservancy
(The recorded broadcast of April 6)
Second talk: Thursday at 8.60


Unknown: E. M. Nicholson


A song-cycle by Gerald Finzi to poems by Thomas Hardy
Summer schemes: When I set out for Lyonesse; Waiting both; The phantom: So I have fared; Rollicumrorum: To Lizbie Browne : The clock of the years; In a churchyard; Proud songsters
Gordon Clinton (baritone) with Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Lizbie Browne
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Piano: Clifton Helliwell


by Max Beloff
Why is it that the United Nations has never managed to focus as much popular attention or get the same popular support in Europe as the old Geneva League? Why does no one talk about ' the New York spirit '? Max Bcloff, Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, considers such questions in the context of Dr. A. Loveday's recently published Reflections on International Administration.


Unknown: Max Beloff

: Beatrix Lehmann and Maurice Denham with Andree Melly and Allan McClelland in 'THE REPAIR OF HEAVEN'

by E. J. King Bull from ' The Dream of the Red Chamber ' by Tsaoh Hsueh-Chin and Kao Ngoh as translated from the Chinese by Chi-Chen Wang
Music composed and conducted by Peter Crossley-Holland
Production by E. J. King Bull
Characters in order of speaking:
with Felicity Askew , Diana Campbell and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
The Dream of the Red Chamber, the first Chinese novel, provides a vivid picture of aristocratic life during the flowering period of the eighteenth century, in the foreground of which unfolds the love story of Pao-Yu and Black Jade.
In writing the music the composer has made use of the Chinese five-note scale, using unusual combinations of woodwind and percussion to suggest features characteristic of oriental music.
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.30-9.40 app.): Gramophone records of Trio Sonata in D (Alessandro Stradella, ed. Montanari), played by the Trio di Bolzano


Unknown: E. J. King Bull
Unknown: Tsaoh Hsueh-Chin
Unknown: Kao Ngoh
Unknown: Chi-Chen Wang
Conducted By: Peter Crossley-Holland
Production By: E. J. King Bull
Unknown: Felicity Askew
Unknown: Diana Campbell
The Stone: Allan McClelland
Chia Pao-Yu: Allan McClelland
The Bonze: John Glyn-Jones
The Priest: Anthony Jacobs
Chen Shih-Ying: Maurice Denham
The Blade of Grass: Andrée Melly
Black Jade: Andrée Melly
Purple Cuckoo: Sheila Grant
The Dowager: Beatrix Lehmann
Phoenix: Yang Lian-Shin
Lady Wang, mother of Pao-Yu: Madeleine Christie
Lady Chin-Shih: Dilys Hamlett
Pervading Fragrance: Denise Bryer
The Goddess of Monitory Vision: Dilys Hamlett
Precious Virtue: Mary Law
Chia Cheng, father of Pao-Yu: Felix Felton
Doctor Chang: John Glyn-Jonea
Chia Yung: Hugh Manning
Patience: Beryl Calder
Chia Jui: Roger Delgado
Palace Official: Alan Wheatley
Snow Duck: Annette Kelly
Big Sister Silly: Mary Law


Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121
Winifred Roberts (violin)
Edith Vogel (piano)


Violin: Winifred Roberts
Piano: Edith Vogel

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