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JAMES GIBB talks about the twenty-four Preludes and Fugues for piano, to be broadcast during the next few weeks beginning on Wednesday at 9.50.


Talks: James Gibb


Julian Bream (guitar)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt
Denis Aplvor's Concerto (1954) was written for Julian Bream. It has three movements: Allegramente con agilita, Serenade, and Alia danza. In the first and last of these, the two percussion players are directed to take the bongos and conga drum respectively, as these best exemplify very high- and low-pitched tomtoms played with the hands.


Guitar: Julian Bream
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Berthold Goldschmidt

: The Mouth of God

The tragedy of Girolamo Savonarola, Monk of Florence (1452-1498)
Written for radio by H.A.L. Craig
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
[Starring] Stephen Murray
Street boys: M. Westbury (Salvatore), Douglas Hankin (Giorgio), and John Bull
(Alberto); with Nigel Lambert, David Langford, Howard Vaughan
The Weepers: Sheila Manahan, Olwen Brookes, Ian Lubbock, and Arthur Young
Street songs set by William Alwyn


Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Savonarola: Stephen Murray
Brother Domenico: Carleton Hobbs
Benedetto Nardi: Norman Shelley
Dosso Spini: Hugh Burden
Francesco Valori: Ian Lubbock
Ceccone, a notary: John Sharp
Simone Corsi: Alan Reid
Brother Silvestro: Arthur Young
Alberghettino, a torturer: Allan McClelland


Sonata in G sharp played by Raymond Cohen (violin)
Franz Reizenstein (piano)


Violin: Raymond Cohen
Piano: Franz Reizenstein

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