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A programme of his keyboard music played and introduced by Alan Fen-Taylor
Canzona 3 (organ)
Capriccio 11 (harpsichord) Toccata 5 (organ)
Toccatas 19 and 17 (harpsichord) Ricercare 9 (organ) Suite 23 (clavichord)
Suite 18 (harpsichord)


Introduced By: Alan Fen-Taylor


by James Mellaart
Member of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
Last September Mr. Mellaart directed a small excavation at Hacilar, a village on the road from the Turkish town of Burdour to the west coast. He found rich stores of very early painted pottery among the remains of a spacious Chalcolithic village. In his view this discovery establishes the long-awaited link between the well-dated prehistoric sequence of Mesopotamia and the as yet unreliable chronology of the Greek Neolithic.


Unknown: James Mellaart


A radio opera in one act
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
Music by Martinu
(Also broadcast on Sunday)


Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn


The Origins of Life
Assuming the organic arose from the inorganic when the world was young, what are the possible and probable steps by which the synthesis took place?
Chairman: J. D. Bernal , F.R.S.
Professor of Physics,
Birkbeck College, London
P. D. Mitchell, Ph.D., F.R.P.S.
Zoology Department.
University of Edinburgh
L. E. Orgel, Ph.D.
University Chemical Laboratory,
N. W. Pirie , F.R.S.
Head of Biochemistry Department. Rothamsted Experimental Station
R. L. M. Synge , F.R.S.
Rowett Research Institute. Bucksburn. Aberdeenshire


Unknown: J. D. Bernal
Unknown: P. D. Mitchell, Ph.D., F.R.P.S.
Unknown: N. W. Pirie , F.R.S.
Unknown: L. M. Synge

: Heinrich Biber ' FIFTEEN MYSTERIES'

Sonatas for violin and continuo
The Annunciation; The Visitation; The Nativity of Christ; The Purification; The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
Jurgen Hess (violin)
Anthony Milner (harpsichord)
Desmond Dupre ' (viola da gamba)
The first of three programmes in which the fifteen Mystery Sonatas are to be played in sequence.


Violin: Jurgen Hess
Harpsichord: Anthony Milner
Viola: Desmond Dupre

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