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Southern (Carnatic)
K. S. Narayanaswami (vina)
Ramnad Easwaran (mridangam)
Varnam (Kalyani raga. Ata tala)
Natta raga; Gowla raga; Arabhi raga; Varali raga; Sri raga.
Javali (Senjuruti raga)
The performance of a piece of Indian music is based upon a melody mode (known as raga) and a time measure (known as tala). It usually has more or Jess of the character of improvisation but occasionally a composition may be handed down orally.
First of six programmes devised by Narayana Menon


Unknown: K. S. Narayanaswami
Unknown: Ramnad Easwaran
Unknown: Narayana Menon

: Paul Scofield reading 'LENZ'

by Georg Biichner
Translated by Goronwy Rees
Music composed by Humphrey Searle played bv a section of the Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer
Production by H. B. Fortuin
In this analytical documentary story-begun about 1836 but unfinished because of other pressing literarv tasks-Büchner gives a moving picture of how the poet and playwright Reinhold Lenz (1751-1792) while staying in the Vosges with the kind Pastor Oberlin was engulfed by madness.


Unknown: Georg Biichner
Translated By: Goronwy Rees
Composed By: Humphrey Searle
Production By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Reinhold Lenz


Francis Haskell
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge on the current
Royal Academy Winter Exhibition
Italian Art and Britain
Mr. Haskell studies the changes in taste in the collecting of Italian art from the seventeenth century to the present day as shown in the exhibition.


Unknown: Francis Haskell


Part 2


with-piano accompaniment by Steve Allen
Jack Kerouac is one of the American writers associated with the so-called 'beat generation,' though he has never claimed to he its spokesman. For this reading from his own poetry he was accompanied by the jazz pianist Steve Allen in an unrehearsed recording made in New York.
Introduced by D. G. Bridson


Unknown: Steve Allen
Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Pianist: Steve Allen
Introduced By: D. G. Bridson


(soprano) with instrumental ensemble

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