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: New Music

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)


Pianist: Olive Rees
Pianist: Mary Madden
Flautist: Richard Adeney
Soprano: Myra Verney
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Violinist (English String Quartet): Ruth Pearl
Violinist (English String Quartet): Lesley White
Violaist (English String Quartet): Marjorie Lempfert
Cellist (English String Quartet): 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

: Earth and Air and Rain

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 Lizzie Browne: The clock of the years; In a churchyard; Proud songsters
Gordon Clinton (baritone) with Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Composer: Gerald Finzi
Poet: Thomas Hardy
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell

: From Geneva to New York

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 Beloff, Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, considers such questions in the context of Dr. A. Loveday's recently published Reflections on International Administration.


Speaker: Max Beloff

: 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
[Starring] Beatrix Lehmann and Maurice Denham
with Andree Melly and Allan McClelland

Characters in order of speaking:

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


Writer/Production: E. J. King Bull
Unknown: Tsaoh Hsueh-Chin
Unknown: Kao Ngoh
Unknown: Chi-Chen Wang
Music composed and conducted by: Peter Crossley-Holland
The Stone/Chia Pao-Yu: Allan McClelland
The Bonze: John Glyn-Jones
The Priest: Anthony Jacobs
Chen Shih-Ying: Maurice Denham
The Blade of Grass/Black Jade: Andree 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-Jones
Chia Yung: Hugh Manning
Patience: Beryl Calder
Chia Jui: Roger Delgado
Palace Official: Alan Wheatley
Snow Duck: Annette Kelly
Big Sister Silly: Mary Law
[Actress]: Felicity Askew
[Actress]: Diana Campbell
[Actors]: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Schumann

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


Violinist: Winifred Roberts
Pianist: Edith Vogel

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