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Colin Horsley (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Masters of the Twentieth Century
Part 1


Piano: Colin Horsley
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall


... are the chief families living along the Demerara river in British Guiana: between Georgetown and the Great Falls 150 miles up river there are people of every race, colour, and creed bearing these names. Jan CAREW , who recently revisited British Guiana, got to know tome of them.


Unknown: Jan Carew


Masters of the Twentieth Century
Part 2


A play on words and music
The words by Donald Cotton
The music by James Stevens
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer
In this hyper-sophisticated variation of the legend, Narcissus, ignorant of his true parentage, fondly imagines that he was begotten by Jove in the form of a swan. Enamoured of his almost unique chromosome structure, he cannot love any nymph who has not a similar genetic history.
(The recorded broadcast of August 15)


Unknown: Donald Cotton
Music By: James Stevens
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Narcissus: Denis Quilley
Echo: Stella Chapman
Jove: Alan Dudley
Chorus: Max Adrian


Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2
(Rasumovsky) played by the London String Quartet:
Granville Jones (violin)
Carl Pini (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)


Violin: Granville Jones
Violin: Carl Pini
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron

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