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Ravi Shankar (sitar) accompanied by Alla-Rakha (tabla) with Prodyot Sen (tamboura)
RAGA Khamaj
Sitar solo:
Alap: Jor: Jhala Sitar and tabla:
Slow Gat ; Medium Gat


Unknown: Ravi Shankar


followed by an interlude at 8.10


April Cantelo (soprano) William Herbert (tenor)
John Cameron (baritone)
Trevor Anthony (bass)
BBC Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Tenor: William Herbert
Baritone: John Cameron
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


by Eric Linklater
Mr. Linklater discusses the differences between Orkney, Shetland, and the Faroes in terms of their history from the Stone Age to the present day. His reflections are prompted by Gordon Donaldson 's book Shetland Life under Earl Patrick , which concerns the northern archipelagoes in the early seventeenth century.


Unknown: Eric Linklater
Unknown: Gordon Donaldson
Unknown: Earl Patrick

: Marius Goring reading 'DON JUAN'

by Lord Byron
A shortened version in twelve weekly episodes arranged by Terence Tiller


Unknown: Lord Byron
Arranged By: Terence Tiller


Janet Baker (contralto)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Unbewegte, laue Luft; Der Tod, das ist die ktlhle Nacht; Therese; Auf dein Kirchhof: Auf dem See (An dies Schifflein); Veraagen; Immer l'eiser wird mcin Schlummer: Von waldbekranzter Hohe; Ich sah als Knabe Blumen bliihn; Nachtigall; Salome
Third of seven programmes of songs by Brahms


Contralto: Janet Baker

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