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Anneke van Setten (soprano)
Dick Visser (guitar)


Guitar: Dick Visser


Richard Porson (1759-1808) by R. M. Ogilvie
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
It was Porson who first brought the necessary discipline and scientific criticism to the study of classical texts. He greatly admired Bentley; he once said that when he was seventeen he knew everything but when he was twenty-four and had read Bentlev he reatised that he knew nothing. Nonetheless, he saw that before using imagination or conjecture a scholar should establish the earliest recoverable state of the text.


Unknown: Richard Porson
Unknown: R. M. Ogilvie

: Bach

Paul Tortelier (cello)
Reginald Moore (organ)
Ernest Element (violin)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
Sonata No. 6, in D for unaccompanied cello
Trio-Sonata No. 6. in G for organ
Sonata No. In G for violin and harpsichord
The Trio-Sonata was recorded in the Church of St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
Last of six programmes of Instrumental music by Bach


Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Organist: Reginald Moore
Violinist: Ernest Element
Harpsichordist: Charles Spinks


Three talks by C. Wright Mills
Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
8-The Decline of the Left
In Professor Wright Mills's view there b a world-wide collapse of the left today. It is due, he thinks, to the ' establishment ' of the left in Western Europe; to the two-party system monopolising political activities in the U.S.A.; and to the lack of legal basis for any opposition in the U.S.S.R.


Unknown: Wright Mills


Variations on a Swiss Air
Variations In G
Variations and Fugue on a theme from Prometheus, Op. 35 played by Maurice Cole (piano)


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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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