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Yvonne Loriod (piano)


Piano: Yvonne Loriod


A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes:
J. R. Ackerley on the Oxford Playhouse production of Santha Rama Rau's adaptation of A Passage to India by E. M. Forster


Unknown: J. R. Ackerley
Unknown: Santha Rama
Unknown: E. M. Forster


Part 2
This is one of a series of weekly concerts given before an invited audience at the BBC's studios in Delaware Road, Maida Vale, London. Tickets may be obtained by applying to [address removed] enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.


A radio monologue by W. H. Auden
Music by Matyas Seiber with BEATRIX LEHMANN as the Old Woman and Harold Reese as the Goose
This work was first performed in the U.S.A. in 1940 in the Columbia Workshop Programme, a series distinguished for the experimental nature of its broadcasts. This is its first performance in this country.


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Music By: Matyas Seiber
Unknown: Beatrix Lehmann
Unknown: Harold Reese


Mirth and Melancholy
The Deller Consort:
Eileen Poulter , Mary Thomas Alfred Deller , Wilfred Brown Gerald English ,
Maurice Bevan London Consort of Viols:
Harry Danks , Stanley Wootton Desmond Dupre , Ysobel Danks
Henry Revell
Desmond Dupre (lute)
Fifth of six programmes devised and introduced by Jeremy Noble


Unknown: Eileen Poulter
Unknown: Mary Thomas
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Wilfred Brown
Unknown: Gerald English
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Unknown: Harry Danks
Unknown: Stanley Wootton
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Unknown: Ysobel Danks
Unknown: Henry Revell
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Introduced By: Jeremy Noble

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