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Quartet in E minor
Op. 59 No. 2 played by the Hungarian String Quartet:
Zoltan Szekely (violin)
Alexander Moskowsky (violin)
Denes Koromzay (viola)
Gabor Magyar (cello)
First of three programmes


Violin: Zoltan Szekely
Violin: Alexander Moskowsky
Viola: Denes Koromzay
Cello: Gabor Magyar


Donald Mitchell compares developments in music, painting, and architecture since the turn of the century


Unknown: Donald Mitchell


Melodrama in three parts by Andre Gide
Music by Stravinsky (performed in French) on a gramophone record with the Chorale de l'Université de Paris and the Maitrise de la
Radiodiffusion-Télévision Francaise


Unknown: Andre Gide
Conducted By: Andre Cluytens
Persephone (reciter): Claude Nollier
Eumolpus (tenor): Nicolai Gedda


talks about his novels with Frank Kermode


Unknown: Frank Kermode


Sonata No. 6, In G played by Ernest Element (violin)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)


Played By: Ernest Element
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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