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SANTHA RAMA RAO, who recently visited Leningrad, speaks about the bewilderment of the present inhabitants of Dostoevsky's flat who could not imagine why there was any interest in an author who wrote about ' such ordinary things.'


Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Erik Werba (piano)
The Budapest String Quartet on gramophone records
Nine songs from the Italian Song
Italian Serenade
Eleven songs from the Italian Song


Soprano: Irmgard Seefried
Piano: Erik Werba

: David Peel and June Tobin with Arda Mandikian (soprano) in THE 'HIPPOLYTUS '

of Euripides
The ' Hippolytus ' was first produced in Athens in 428 B.C. It won first prize.


played by Gordon Watson (piano)
The Amici String Quartet:
Lionel Bentley (violin)
Marta Eitler (violin)
Harold . Harriott (viola)
Joy Hall (cello)


Piano: Gordon Watson
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Violin: Marta Eitler
Viola: Harold . Harriott
Cello: Joy Hall


JOHN HOLLOWAY talks about Professor Frye's recent book, which attempts to provide literary criticism with a 'systematic basis'; and argues that the book may be a landmark even if it falls short of its intentions.


Talks: John Holloway


Aurele Nicolet (flute)
Edgar Shann (oboe)
Adolf Scherbaum (trumpet)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Heinz Kirchner (viola)
Ulrich Koch (viola)
Oswald Uhl (viola da gamba)
Franz Hammermayer
(viola da gamba)
Klaus Haussler (cello)
Franz Ortner (double-bass)
Karl Richter (cembalo)
Instrumental Ensemble of the Bach Festival, Ansbach
Conducted by Karl Richter Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Violin Concerto in A minor
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2


Flute: Aurele Nicolet
Oboe: Edgar Shann
Oboe: Adolf Scherbaum
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Viola: Heinz Kirchner
Viola: Ulrich Koch
Viola: Oswald Uhl
Viola: Franz Hammermayer
Cello: Klaus Haussler
Double-Bass: Franz Ortner
Double-Bass: Karl Richter
Conducted By: Karl Richter


Conversations with his great-nephew
Peter Ustinov


Unknown: Peter Ustinov

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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