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: SEASON 1959-60

Clifford Curzon (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard)
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1
PRELUDE: Tristan und Isolde... Wagner Piano CONCERTO No. 23. in A (K.488)


Piano: Clifford Curzon
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


by Andrew Forge
Marcel Duchamp 's painting ' Nude Descending a Staircase of 1912 was a landmark in the heroic period. Soon after he completed it the artist abandoned painting yet the influence of his rare utterances has continued to grow until now we see him as one of the key figures in the art of this century.
Andrew Forge 's remarks are occasioned by the appearance of the first monograph on Duchamp by Robert Lebel.
(: second broadcast)


Unknown: Andrew Forge
Unknown: Marcel Duchamp
Unknown: Andrew Forge
Unknown: Robert Lebel.


Relativistic Theories by W. B. Bonnor , Ph.D. Queen Elizabeth College ,
University of London
In the first of a group of three talks Dr. Bonnor describes what cosmological theoriet based on relativity have to say about the history of the universe. He argues that these theories are superior to the steady state theory, which will itself be the topic of a talk by Professor Hermann Bondi on December 18.
On December 22 there will be a talk by R. A. Lyttelton on ' An Electric Universe and on December 28 a discussion between the three speakers in this series.
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Unknown: W. B. Bonnor
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth College
Talk By: Professor Hermann Bondi
Talk By: R. A. Lyttelton


Mass for four voices:
Sine Nomine sung by the Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
From St. George the Martyr,
Queen Square, London
(: second broadcast)


Unknown: Sine Nomine

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