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Herbert Downes (viola)
Wilfrid Parry (piano) (BBC recording)
Last of three programmes of viola works by Reger and his contemporaries.


Viola: Herbert Downes
Piano: Wilfrid Parry


A Conversation
Written by Maurice Cranston
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
THOMAS HOBBES (1588-1679)
Felix Aylmer
Andrew MARVELL (1621-1678)
Marius Goring
JOHN EVELYN (1620-1706)
Hugh Burden
JOHN AUBREY (1626-1697)
Robert Eddison
The Voice of Oliver CROMWELL
Bernard Miles


Written By: Maurice Cranston
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Produced By: Thomas Hobbes
Produced By: Felix Aylmer
Produced By: Andrew Marvell
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: John Evelyn
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: John Aubrey
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Bernard Miles


See panel below
Eric Mason writes on page 8


Unknown: Eric Mason


by Roland Oliver, Ph.D. Reader in African History in the University of London
Dr. Oliver believes that in southern Africa the origins of true nationalism are to be found in African Christian movements; and that today, more than ever, the distinction between the things that are God's and the things that are Caesar's is, to the black Christian, academic and unreal.
His talk is occasioned by Independent
African, a biography of John Chilembwe , by George Shepperson and Tom Price.


Reader: Roland Oliver, Ph.D.
Unknown: John Chilembwe
Unknown: George Shepperson
Unknown: Tom Price.


Poems by Belli selected and introduced by Luigi Meneghello
Belli's sonnets, over 2,000 in number, paint a picture of Roman life in all its aspects during the latter days of Papal rule. Read in romanesco by Giorgio Vigolo
Translations by Robert Garioch read by Duncan Mclntyre


Introduced By: Luigi Meneghello
Unknown: Robert Garioch
Read By: Duncan McLntyre

: Handel in Italy

April Cantelo (soprano) Janet Baker (contralto)
Jacobean Ensemble : Neville Marriner (violin), Carl Pini (violin), Desmond Dupré (viola da gamba), Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
From St. Gabriel's, Cricklewood
Third of four programmes of music by Handel and his Italian contemporaries, devised by Basil Lam


Programme devised by: Basil Lam
Soprano: April Cantelo
Contralto: Janet Baker
Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Carl Pini
Viola da gamba: Desmond Dupré
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart


Reflections after Bayreuth by Martin Cooper
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 26)


Unknown: Martin Cooper

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