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Tessa Robbins (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Eugene Goossens
Part 1


Violin: Tessa Robbins
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Eugene Goossens


by A. J. P. Taylor F.B.A. ,
Fellow of Magdalen College. Oxford
On June 11, 1859, Metternich died; two Weeks after this the Austrian army was defeated by France and Sardinia at the battle of Solferino.


Unknown: A. J. P. Taylor F.B.A.

: Ernest Milton and Nigel Stock in 'DEAD LETTER'

by Robert Pinget
Translated from the French and produced by Barbara Bray
The school of modern French novelists, of Which Marguerite Duras , Robbe-Grillet, and Robert Pinget are leading members, has perhaps been less represented in this country than is its due; though Third Programme listeners will remember adaptations of Moderato Cantabile and The Square by Marguerite Duras. Of Dead Letter Barbara Bray writes: ' Pinget's style combines very sharp wit with profound compassion. From a realistic beginning he goes on to explore the deceptivenesi and stability of formal thought.'


Unknown: Robert Pinget
Produced By: Barbara Bray
Unknown: Marguerite Duras
Unknown: Robert Pinget
Unknown: Marguerite Duras.
Unknown: Barbara Bray
Monsieur Levert: Ernest Milton
The Barman: Nigel Stock
The Post-Offlce Clerk: Nigel Stock
Mademoiselle Lili: Marjorie Westbury
Monsieur Fred: Charles Leno

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