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Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Nina Milkina (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conducted by Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Piano: Nina Milkina
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall


A Case of Ancestor Worship
CARL AMERY , the Bavarian novelist and critic, finds the political scene in Western Germany as puzzling to Germans as it is to outsiders. His approach to an explanation follows an unusual line.
(The recorded broadcast of April 20)


Unknown: Carl Amery


by Vernon Watkins with an introduction by the author
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
The Living:
William Squire , Rachel Thomas
Haydn Jones , Jeffrey Segal and William Eedle
The Dead:
Aubrey Richards , Basil Jones
Mari Lwyd-the Grey Mare , symbolised by a horse's skull hung with ribbons-is by tradition in Wales carried from house to house on New Year's Eve by a party of singers and impromptu poets.
In this dramatic ballad it is the Dead who return, carrying the Man Lwyd, and the Living who, warming themselves at the fire, refuse entrance to the lonely Dead.


Unknown: Vernon Watkins
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: William Squire
Unknown: Rachel Thomas
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Aubrey Richards
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Mari Lwyd-The Grey Mare


Das wohltemperierte Clavier
Forty-eight Preludes and Fugues
B flat; B flat minor (Book 1) B flat: B flat minor (Book 2) played by Maurice Cole (piano)
Eleventh of twelve recitals


Piano: Maurice Cole

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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