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by Flor Peeters on the new organ in the Metropolitaanse Kerk.
Mechelen, Belgium


Unknown: Flor Peeters
Unknown: Metropolitaanse Kerk.


PETER PEARS introduces substantial excerpts from an unfinished. manuscript by the late Erwin Stein (1885-1958).
Listeners who possess a copy of Schumann's Trdumerei may like to refer to it the course of the talk.


Compiled and introduced by A. L. Lloyd
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
What music sounded like in neolithic bmes, or in Plato's Greece, or even in "early medieval Europe, we hardly know.
Yet there still survive in Europe today fragments of music and musical styles whose age can be measured not merely in hundreds but in thousands of years. The folklore collector with his tape-recorder can help to fill in a picture that the music historian and the archaeologist have to leave largely blank.


Production By: Douglas Cleverdon


3-Julian the Apostate
A.D. S61-363 by R. M. Ogilvie
Fellow of Balliol College,
Oxford Mr. Ogilvie illustrates how Julian's escapist fascination with Greek culture helped to Prevent him from coping with the bureaucratic and Ideological problems of his rcign. He suggests that ' the sickness of the Roman empire was primarily not one of organisation but of morale.'


Unknown: Oxford Mr.


Part 2


A sequence of his blues and poems read by Langston Hughes with jazz by The Horace Parian Quintet
Red Allen, Vic Dickenson
Sam (The Man) Taylor, Al Williams
Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson on a gramophone record
Introduced by D. G. Bridson
(: second broadcast)


Read By: Langston Hughes
Unknown: Vic Dickenson
Unknown: Al Williams
Unknown: Milt Hinton
Unknown: Osie Johnson
Introduced By: D. G. Bridson


Boris Christoff (bass)
Alexandre Labinsky (piano) on gramophone records


Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexandre Labinsky

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