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: Bach: Das wohltemperierte Clavier

Forty-eight Preludes and Fugues
G, G minor (Book 1); G, G minor (Book 2)
Maurice Cole (piano)
(BBC recording)
Eighth of twelve recitals.
Next programme: July 18


Pianist: Maurice Cole

: Evolution in Action: 4: The Natural History of Man

by C.D. Darlington, F.R.S., Professor of Botany, University of Oxford.
Four talks marking the centenary of the first announcement of the Theory of Natural Selection.
Like other living things, man is subjected to natural selection. What might we predict about him in our present state of knowledge of the evolutionary mechanism?
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Professor C.D. Darlington, F.R.S.

: Orchestral Concert

on gramophone records
Symphony in D (Arriaga): London Mozart Players, conductor Harry Blech
La Captive, Op. 12 (Berlioz): Eleanor Steber (soprano), with Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Morel
Symphony in C (1940) (Stravinsky): Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by the composer

: The Triumphs of Oriana

A problem of patronage examined by Elizabeth Cole.
No one seems ever to have questioned the theory advanced in the eighteenth century that this famous set of madrigals was written in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Miss Cole offers evidence to support a very different explanation.
The programme includes:
sung by the Deller Consort
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 3)


Presenter: Elizabeth Cole
Singers: The Deller Consort

: Herbert Murrill

Stephen Waters (clarinet), Christopher Bunting (cello), Josephine Lee (piano)
BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Prelude, Cadenza, and Fugue, for clarinet and piano
Part Songs: In youth is pleasure; Come away, death; O mistress mine; Love me not for comely grace; Humpty Dumpty
Capriccio, for cello and piano
(The part songs are recorded)


Composer: Herbert Murrill
Clarinettist: Stephen Waters
Cellist: Christopher Bunting
Pianist: Josephine Lee
Singers: BBC Chorus
Conductor (BBC Chorus): Leslie Woodgate

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