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during THE INTERVAL (5.45-5.55 app.): A record of the second movement of Tippett's Concerto for double string orchestra, by the Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Walter Goehr


Conducted By: Walter Goehr


Sonata for unaccompanied cello played by George Neikrug


Played By: George Neikrug


A sermon on the ambivalences of progress, rationality, liberty, equality, and fraternity by Ernest Gellner Reader in Sociology at the London School of Economics


Reader: Ernest Gellner

: The music from ' ZAIDE '

An unfinished opera in two parts by Mozart
(sung in German)
Mitchell Hodge , and Ian McGilvray
The narration linking the musical numbers spoken by Marjorie Westbury
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Producer, David Harris
The action takes place in the gardens and palace of the Sultan Soliman. PART 1


Unknown: Mitchell Hodge
Unknown: Ian McGilvray
Spoken By: Marjorie Westbury
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Producer: David Harris
Soliman, a Turkish Sultan: John Mltchinson
Zalde favourite slave of the Sultan: April Cantelo
Gomatz, a captured European noble man now in the service of the Sultan: Alexander Young
Allazim, captain of the slaves: Francis Loring
Osmin, a slave dealer: Bruce Boyce
Zaram, captain of the janis: Bruce Boyce
saries (spoken part) J: Bruce Boyce
Three Slaves: Thomas Rome,


' Ode to the Confederate Dead' and other poems by the American poet Allen Tate selected and read by the author


Unknown: Allen Tate


MAGNUS PYRE, F.R.S.E., reviews a recent American publication on the psychology, physiology, and chemistry of taste and smell.
That the subject provides ample scope for Dr. Pyke may be judged by the fact that one of the practitioners in the science carries the title ' Co-ordinating Odor Moderator.'


Humoreske, Op. 20 played by Svyatoslav Richter (piano) on a gramophone record


Piano: Svyatoslav Richter

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