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A weekly review of the arts
In each edition two or three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest: new productions in the theatre, art exhibitions, books, films.


Sonata in A minor, Op. 25 played by Peter Mountain (violin)
Angela Dale (piano)
Last of three programmes


Violin: Peter Mountain
Piano: Angela Dale


A. E. Housman (1859-1936) by D. R. Shackleton Bailey
Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge 'When I asked myself what it is that has made my readings of the Maniltus the most memorable intellectual experience of my life,' says
Mr. Shackleton Bailey , 'I look to a quality, which I find in no other comparable scholar to anything like the same degree. I mean his unremitting, passionate zeal to see each one of the innumerable problems m his text not as others had presented it or as he might have preferred it to appear but exactly as it was.'
Last of a group of three talks


Unknown: A. E. Housman
Unknown: D. R. Shackleton Bailey
Unknown: Mr. Shackleton Bailey

: Alessandro Scarlatti STABAT MATER

Rosanna Giancola (soprano)
Miti Truccato-Pace (contralto)
Orchestra of the Scuola Veneziana
Conducted by Angelo Ephrikian on a gramophone record


Soprano: Rosanna Giancola
Contralto: Miti Truccato-Pace
Conducted By: Angelo Ephrikian


An extract from
* Le Mystere de la Charité de Jeanne d'Are' by Charles Peguy tn a translation by Julien Green
Recited by Flora Robson
The programme adapted and produced by Christopher Sykes based on a suggestion by Alexander Dru
(A new production of the programme originally broadcast on April 6, 1955)
This Meditation is one speech from Charles Peguy 's poetic drama Le Mystère de la Charite de 7eanne d'Arc which occurs when the young Joan goes to 'Madame Gervaise,' a Franciscan nun, to know the Church's teaching on the doctrine of the loss of souls. In answer Madame Gervaise recites the events of the Passion with reference to the words of the psalm: ' My God, my God, look upon me, why hast thou forsaken me? '


Unknown: Charles Peguy
Translation By: Julien Green
Unknown: Flora Robson
Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Alexander Dru
Unknown: Charles Peguy


Wind Quintet in B flat
Op. 56 No. 1 played by the Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble:
Gareth Morris (flute) Leonard Brain (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Neill Sanders (horn)
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 13)


Flute: Gareth Morris
Oboe: Leonard Brain
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Neill Sanders

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