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William McAlpine (tenor) BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1


Tenor: William McAlpine
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


Two talks by A. J. Marshall , D.Phil., D.sc.
Reader in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in the University of London I-The Rustle of Spring
Dr. Marshall has long been interested in the causes of seasonal behaviour in animals: In this talk he considers the mechanisms in animals normally living in regions where there are well-marked seasons.
Second talk: October 8


Unknown: A. J. Marshall


by John Hale
Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford
Commanders have at all times addressed their troops on the eve of battle, but during the Renaissance the military harangue assumed a particular importance. To judge from contemporary accounts, the soldier had some chance of not actually being shot at or hewn at, but very little of not being spoken at. With the aid of examples, John Hale tries to show what part was played by the military harangue, both on the battlefield and to encourage enlistment.
Francis de Wolff and Peter Wilde


Unknown: John Hale
Readers: Francis de Wolff
Readers: Peter Wilde


String Quartet No. 3, in E flat played by the Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin) Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothy Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello)
(The recorded broadcast of July 29)


Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Oliver Brookes


The first of four programmes of poems by Baudelaire to commemorate the centenary of ' Les Fleurs du Mal'
French readers:
Jean Vilar , Madeleine Renaud and Gerard Philipe
English readers:
Mary Wimbush and Stephen Murray
Translations by Frances Cornford and Naomi Lewis
Programme arranged and introduced by Rayner Heppenstall
(The recorded broadcast of June 16)
' Spleen ': October 12


Readers: Jean Vilar
Readers: Madeleine Renaud
Readers: Gerard Philipe
Readers: Mary Wimbush
Readers: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Frances Cornford
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall

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