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The Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot MacKibbon , Lorraine du Val
Anatole Mines , Lilly Phillips
Akio Yashiro, one of the most promising young Japanese composers of his generation, studied music in Tokyo and m Paris. His String Quartet (1954-5) has four movements: Adagio ma non troppo; a short movement marked
Prestissimo in which the strings are muted; and Andante espressivo leading to Allegro giocoso.


Unknown: Margot MacKibbon
Unknown: Lorraine du Val
Unknown: Anatole Mines
Unknown: Lilly Phillips


by Terence Morris
Assistant Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics
Dr Morris examines the paradox of increasing crime and rising standards of living and social welfare. He suggests a partial explanation in the existence of a handicapped class who feel the stick of competition but for whom the carrot is for ever out of reach.


Unknown: Terence Morris


Abbey Simon (piano)
Sonata in G, Op. 14 No. 2 Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 Sonata in E, Op. 109


Verdi's ' Otello
Philip Hope-Wallace compares interpretations, on gramophone records, of the three main roles in Verdi's opera
Singers include Melba, Elisabeth Reth berg. Lotte Lehmann, Claudia Muzio
June 8: Jago


Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Elisabeth Reth
Unknown: Claudia Muzio


by Boris Pasternak Reader, Marius Goring
Thirty years ago Pasternak wrote Safe Conduct, which he now describes as an experiment in autobiography. In the middle 'fifties, after finishing Dr.
Zhivago, he wrote a new autobiographical essay. It has not been published in the U.S.S.R., but has recently come out in an English translation by Manya Harari. The extracts to be read are Pasternak's reminiscences of the day Tolstoy died and of the composer Scriabin.


Reader: Boris Pasternak
Reader: Marius Goring
Translation By: Manya Harari.

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