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Frank Merrick (piano)
Eilidh McNab (soprano) Janet Fraser (contralto)
Lloyd Strauss-Smith (tenor)
George James (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1: John Field
Piano Concerto No. 2. in A flat


Piano: Frank Merrick
Soprano: Eilidh McNab
Contralto: Janet Fraser
Tenor: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Bass: George James
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


by John Wellens
Immediately after the war the birthrate In this country increased dramatically: from 15 births per thousand before the war to 20.7 per thousand in 1947. But this rise was only temporary, and by 1954 the birthrate was back to normal. This so-called ' bulge' in the population figures has already caused special problems in the schools. Before very long it will be having an effect on employment in industry.


Unknown: John Wellens


Part 2: Haydn MASS In B flat
(Harmoniemesse, 1802)


'St. Simeon Stylites
Read by Anthony Jacobs
Second of six programmes


Read By: Anthony Jacobs


The first of two programmes, devised by Charles Mackerras and Fritz Spiegl , based on contemporary evidence showing how Mozart's music was performed by singers of his day.
Jennifer Vyyyan (soprano)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord) The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Introduced by Fritz Spiegl


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Soprano: Jennifer Vyyyan
Tenor: Alexander Young
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl

: Civil War in the Psyche

In their recent book The Three Faces of Eve Drs. Thigpen and Cleckley have described a case of multiple personality even more remarkable than that of Morton Prince's celebrated Sally Beauchamp. The speaker, who is a psychologist and anthropologist, contrasts this case with the phenomena of 'possession' by alien spirits which are commonly found among primitive peoples.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 15)


Writer: Morris Carstairs

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