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: Not a Drum Was Heard: The War Memoirs of General Gland

by Henry Reed
Deryck Guyler in...
Hilda Tablet's 'Rangoon March' realised by Donald Swann
Henry Reed writes: "These recollections, elicited with some difficulty from General Gland, are not to be regarded as a continuation of the Shewin-Tablet saga, which ended with The Primal Scene, as it were... They are to be considered merely as a parergon, if that"


Writer: Henry Reed
Production: Douglas Cleverdon
General Gland: Deryck Guyler
BBC Interviewer: Michael Flanders
BBC Interviewer: Dorothy Primrose
BBC Interviewer: Frank Duncan
Herbert Reeve: Hugh Burden
Hilda Tablet: Mary O'Farrell
Elsa Strauss: Marjorie Westbury
Stephen Shewin: Carleton Hobbs
Russian interrogator: Michael Flanders
Russian interrogator: Donald Swann


No. 8 by Hans Keller
The Unity of Contrasting Themes
Clifford Curzon (piano) and a section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Led by Peter Gibbs )
Conducted by Stanley Pope play
The movements are linked with analytic music designed to show how the contrasting themes and the movements themselves hang together. The analysis is wordless. After the analytic music that follows the first movement there is a short silent interval. The last analytic episode replaces the third movement cadenza


Unknown: Hans Keller
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Conducted By: Stanley Pope


George Steiner , the American literary critic, speaks on Georg Lukacs , the most important of Marxist literary critics and philosophers of art
(The recorded broadcast of March 29)


Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Georg Lukacs


René Soames (tenor) Desmond Dupre (lute)
Awake, sweet love; Come again, sweet love; Can she excuse my wrongs; I saw my lady weep; Fine knacks for ladies
First of three programmes


Tenor: René Soames
Tenor: Desmond Dupre

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