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Third of four programmes featuring trends in the development of its repertoire over the past hundred years or so. Heather Harper (soprano) Manoug Parikian (violin)
Lamar Crowson (piano)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1


Soprano: Heather Harper
Violin: Manoug Parikian
Piano: Lamar Crowson
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


by Asa Briggs
Professor of Modern History in the University of Leeds
Professor Briggs considers how far preoccupation with status has become a feature of mid-twentieth-century society.


Unknown: Asa Briggs


Second of two talks by Sir Russell Brain, Bt.
Sir Russell suggests that works of art are images, asks what they are images of and how they fulfil this function. This brings him to the problem of communication and in particular to the difficulties people may have when they look at pictures or sculpture, especially those produced in the last few decades.


Partita No. 6, in E minor plaved by Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord) on a gramophone record


Harpsichord: Ralph Kirkpatrick


by Edmund Spenser
1 1552-1599
Introduced by Rayner Heppenstall (: second broadcast)


Unknown: Edmund Spenser
Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Willy: Frank Duncan
Thomalin: Richard Hurndall

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