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: Choral and Orchestral Concert: Part 1

Eric Parkin (piano)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz


Pianist: Eric Parkin
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


G. V. Plekhanov (1856-1918)
Isaiah Berlin, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, speaks on the life and death of the master of Russian Marxists.


Unknown: G. V. Plekhanov

: Concert

Part 2
Lento: chapter 17, vv. 12-14
Andante cantabile: chapter 26, vv. 20, 21; chapter 27, vv. 1-4, 6, 12, 13
Interlude: lento
Moderato: chapter 12; chapter 54, vv. 4-8
Fugue: allegro deciso
Interlude: lento Vivo: chapter 35

: Prospect: Finland - the Best of Both Worlds

A monthly series on current questions in architecture and town planning

J.M. Richards, who has recently been to Finland to look at some of the newest buildings there, talks about what he considers to be Finland's special contribution to modern architecture.
An exhibition of photographs and models called' Architecture in Finland ' has recently opened in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

(To be repeated on April 16)
(A talk by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto: April 18)


Speaker: J.M. Richards

: The First Stage

A chronicle of the development of English drama from its beginnings to the 1580s
Arranged for broadcasting and introduced by John Barton
Edited and produced by Raymond Raikes
6-Moralities: Allegorical Drama
' The Pride of Life' (c. 1405)
(Continued in next column)
Extracts from 'The Castle of Perseverance' (c. 1425)
Extract from 'Mind, Will, and Understanding' (c. 1460)
Extract from 'Mankind' (c. 1475)
'Everyman' (c. 1495)
Music composed by John Hotchkis with the BBC Chorus and the Goldsbrough Orchestra conducted by the composer
(The recorded broadcast of March 17)

(Moral Interludes-Secular Entertainment: April 16 and 18)
Full details of the thirteen programmes in the series are contained in The First Stage, a handbook by John Barton which may be obtained through newsagents and booksellers or post free by crossed postal order for 2s. 6d. from [address removed]


Presenter/Arranged for broadcasting by: John Barton
Editor/Producer: Raymond Raikes
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Prolocutor: Carleton Hobbs
King of Life: John Glen
Sir Strength: Trevor Martin
Sir Health: Godfrey Kenton
Queen: June Tobin
Sir Mirth and Solace: Charles Leno
Bishop: Norman Shelley
Vexillator: Carleton Hobbs
Mankind: John Glen
Lechery: June Tobin
Sloth: Trevor Martin
Belial: Anthony Jacobs
Covetousness: Haydn Jones
God: Deryck Guyler
Mind: Godfrey Kenton
Understanding: Haydn Jones
Will: Eric Anderson
Lucifer: Anthony Jacobs
Mercy: Norman Shelley
Mischief: Allan McClelland
Nowadays: Haydn Jones
Nought: Eric Anderson
Newguise: Charles Leno
A Doctor: Carleton Hobbs
Confession: Carleton Hobbs
Adonai: Deryck Guyler
Death: Ralph Truman
Everyman: Godfrey Kenton
Fellowship: Michael Hordern
Kindred: Vivienne Chatterton
Cousin: Eric Lugg
Goods: Gordon Crier
Good-Deeds: Louise Hutton
Knowledge: Hermione Hannen
Strength: Kelty MacLeod
Five Wits: Jill Balcon
Beauty: Nicolette Bernard
Discretion: Margaret Vines
The Angel: Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)

: Chamber Music

Hirsch String Quartet: Leonard Hirsch, Leonard Dight, Stephen Shingles, Francisco Gabarro

Second of three programmes including Haydn's three quartets. Op. 54, together with contemporary quartets


Violinist: Leonard Hirsch
Violinist: Leonard Dight
Violaist: Stephen Shingles
Cellist: Francisco Gabarro

: A Matter of Conscience

A talk by Iulia de Beausobre on letters written shortly before their execution by some Germans who defied Hitler. These letters have recently been published under the title Dying We Live.


Speaker: Iulia de Beausobre

: Dufay

Missa Sine Nomine
Henri Arque, Stanislas Boutry and Fernand Marin (trombones)
The Philippe Caillard Vocal Ensemble
Director, Philippe Caillard

(on gramophone records)

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