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Pierre Pierlot (oboe) with Annie d'Arco (piano)
Capriccio (Jacques Murgier )
Nina au matin bleu (Henry Barraud) Chant pour les piroguiers de l'Orenoque (Andre Jolivet )
Impromptu (Georges Auric) on a gramophone record


Oboe: Pierre Pierlot
Unknown: Jacques Murgier
Unknown: Andre Jolivet

: 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 Rene Soames (tenor)
Cast in order of speaking:


Unknown: Lawrence Durrell
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Composed By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Harp: Marie Goossens
Tenor: Rene 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

: Edinburgh International Festival

A section of the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union
(Chorus-Master, Herrick Bunney )
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor, Eduard van Beinum
From the Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Part 1


Chorus-Master: Herrick Bunney
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum


Translated and adapted from
Jules Huret 's Enquête sur l'Evolution Litteraire ' by Robert Baldick , D .Phil.
Lecturer in French at Pembroke College, Oxford
Fifth of six programmes


Unknown: Jules Huret
Unknown: Robert Baldick
Unknown: D .Phil.
Huret: Derek Hart
Sar Peladan: Max Adrian
Paul Adam: Anthony Jacobs


A commentary on the French political scene by Darsie Gillie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Paris


Unknown: Darsie Gillie
Unknown: Manchester Guardian


An experiment in functional analysis by Hans Keller
The Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys. Trevor Williams
Watson Forbes. Derek Simpson play
Mozart's Quartet in D minor
(K.421) and analytic interludes between the movements designed to show how the contrasting themes and movements hang together
The analysis is wordless and consists of a continuous score, except for a three-minute silence after the Minuet.


Unknown: Hans Keller
Unknown: Sydney Humphreys.
Unknown: Derek Simpson


A group of unpublished poems by Sacheverell Sitwell
Read by the author


London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute) Joy Boughton (oboe) Cecil James (bassoon)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
The second of three programmes of music by Rameau and Vivaldi


Flute: John Francis
Bassoon: Cecil James
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett

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