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A talk on Jean Cocteau by Owen E. Holloway
Cocteau is basically a Romantic. His aesthetic is one of misunderstanding. But he has no desire to be a ' monument, glorious but unread.' What he is most exercised about, says Mr. Holloway, is 'to vindicate the truth behind all the ties about himself ... to vindicate the truth of his lie.'


Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Owen E. Holloway


or Puss in Boots


String Trio No. 5 (1945)
Sonata for timpani (1947)
(first broadcast performance)
String Quartet No. 9 (1957)
(first broadcast performance)
James Blades (timpani)
The Wang String Quartet:
Alfredo Wang (violin)
Stanley Popperwell (violin)
Gordon Mutter (viola)
George Isaac (cello)
First of three programmes of chamber music by Daniel Jones
String Quartet No. 8 and piano music: April 15


Unknown: James Blades
Violin: Alfredo Wang
Violin: Stanley Popperwell
Viola: Gordon Mutter
Cello: George Isaac
Music By: Daniel Jones

: Whose Shop is Closed?

Boris Gussman, anthropologist and industrial welfare consultant, has been studying trade unionism among Africans in the Federation and East Africa. He believes that divisions and disputes are bound to increase disastrously for industry as a whole unless employers, in particular, make certain radical, but practicable, changes.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 2)


Speaker: Boris Gussman


Vier ernste
Gesange Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh; Ich wandte mich und sahe; 0 Tod, wie bitter bist du; Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelzungen redete sung by David Couzyn (bass)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
First of seven programmes of songs by Brahms Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: April 9


Unknown: Gesange Denn
Bass: David Couzyn
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Songs By: Brahms Dietrich

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