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Conductor, Renato Fasano
Overture: II fllosofo di campagna
Concerto in C, for two mandolins and strings (Vivaldi) mandolins. Giuseppe Anedda and Flavio Cornacchia
Sonata No. 1, in G (Rossini) on gramophone records


Conductor: Renato Fasano
Unknown: Giuseppe Anedda
Unknown: Flavio Cornacchia


Susan Bradshaw questions
Anthony Asquith
Sir Adrian Boult
Deryck Cooke
Denis Stevens and poses a puzzle for the listener to be answered at 8.55
Devised by Susan Bradshaw and Hans Keller


Unknown: Susan Bradshaw
Unknown: Anthony Asquith
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Deryck Cooke
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Susan Bradshaw
Unknown: Hans Keller


Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Herbert Downes (viola)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)
Songs with viola obbligato:
Gestillte Sehnsucht
Geistliches Wiegenlied
Auf dem Kirchhofe
Unbewegte laue Luft Sonata in F minor for viola and piano
Zigeuner Hochgetiirmte Rimaflut
Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen Lieber Gott , du weisst
Brauner Bursche fiihrt zum Tanze Roslein dreie in der Reihe
Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn Rote Abendwolken


Mezzo-Soprano: Christa Ludwig
Viola: Herbert Downes
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Unknown: Zigeuner Hochgetiirmte Rimaflut
Unknown: Kindchen Lieber Gott
Unknown: Brauner Bursche
Unknown: Tanze Roslein

: Exercises in Style

by Raymond Queneau
English version by Barbara Wright with music by Pierre Philippe conducted by Charles Mackerras
[Starring] Max Adrian and Denis Quilley

Production by Douglas Cleverdon
The Quartet:
Denis Quilley, Andrew Downie, Alan Dudley, David Rees
The Stylists:
Max Adrian, Norman Shelley, Frank Duncan, George Hagan and Michael Turner
The Episode: A young man on the platform of a bus gets his feet trodden on by an older man whenever passengers get on. Later, the young man is seen on the corner of the street in conversation with a friend, who is advising him to have the top button of his overcoat lowered.
The Exercises: In the original version. Raymond Queneau explored the possibilities of language by relating this episode in ninety-nine different ways — as a dream, a cross-examination, an ode, in botanical terms, in various grammatical forms, and so forth.
The English Version: The programme consists of thirty of these Exercises, freely adapted to the English tongue.


Author: Raymond Queneau
English version by: Barbara Wright
Music: Pierre Philippe
Conducted by: Charles MacKerras
Production: Douglas Cleverdon
Quartet: Denis Quilley
Quartet: Andrew Downie
Quartet: Alan Dudley
Quartet: David Rees
Stylist: Max Adrian
Stylist: Norman Shelley
Stylist: Frank Duncan
Stylist: George Hagan
Stylist: Michael Turner


Susan Bradshaw solves the puzzle posed in the programme at 6.30


Unknown: Susan Bradshaw


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen )
Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Part 1


Leader: Raymond Cohen
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham

: Robert Eddison . reading 'BEPPO'

A Venetian Story by Lord Byron
Arranged for broadcasting by D. G. Bridson


Broadcasting By: D. G. Bridson


Part 2
Symphonic Poem: Don Quixote
Richard Strauss solo viola, Frederick Riddle solo cello, Anthony Pini


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: Anthony Pini

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