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by Peter Self author of Cities in Flood
Peter Self believes that another substantial instalment of new towns is urgently necessary, but that the function and character of the towns should be rather different.


Unknown: Peter Self
Unknown: Peter Self


Piano Sonatas
E flat (Haydn Society No. 62)
E minor (Haydn Society No. 34) played by Ronald Smith


Played By: Ronald Smith


Scenes from plays by Guillaume Apollinaire
Tristan Tzara , E. E. Cummings
Louis Aragon , Roger Vitrac and Pablo Picasso
Introduced by Jacques Brunius
Scenes translated by Barbara Wright performed by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Barbara Bray
Talk by Anton Ehrensweig : Tuesday followed by an interlude at 6.40


Unknown: Guillaume Apollinaire
Unknown: Tristan Tzara
Unknown: E. E. Cummings
Unknown: Louis Aragon
Unknown: Roger Vitrac
Unknown: Pablo Picasso
Introduced By: Jacques Brunius
Translated By: Barbara Wright
Produced By: Barbara Bray
Talk By: Anton Ehrensweig


: GERMANY TODAY A Visit to East Germany

by Erik Nohara who recently visited Leipzig as an observer at a students' seminar organised by the Communist Youth Federation of East Germany


Unknown: Erik Nohara


Act 2

: E. M. Forster

talks on George Crabbe
Crabbe, the creator of Peter Grimes , is a . poet of place '-the place is Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast. Mr. Forster tells how Crabbe 'escaped' fromAldeburgh to become a parson in the West Country; ' yet he never escaped from Aldeburgh in the spirit and it was the making of him as a poet.'
Quotations read by Duncan Mclntyre
9.15 ' Peter Grimes ': Act 3


Unknown: George Crabbe
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Read By: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Peter Grimes


by Hart Crane
A selection from this poem
(first published in America in 1930) made and introduced by Donald Hall
Donald Hall and W. S. Merwin


Unknown: Hart Crane
Introduced By: Donald Hall
Readers: Donald Hall
Readers: W. S. Merwin


Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1 played by the Neaman Trio:
Yfrah Neaman (violin) Eleanor Warren (cello) Lamar Crowson (piano)


Violin: Yfrah Neaman
Cello: Eleanor Warren
Piano: Lamar Crowson

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