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A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes
John Bowen on Friedrich Durrenmatt's play 'The Visit' at the new Royalty Theatre, London


Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Friedrich Durren


Chosen and introduced by Francis Meynell
Read by Francis Meynell and Valentine Dyall
In commemoration of the centenary of Francis Thompson 's birth on December 18, 1859, Sir Francis Meynell (who was his godchild) combines a critical commentary on the poems with his personal recollections of the poet.
(: second broadcast)


Introduced By: Francis Meynell
Read By: Francis Meynell
Unknown: Francis Thompson
Unknown: Sir Francis Meynell


Neville Marriner (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
A section of the Ambrosian Singers
Conductor, Denis Stevens
Programme devised by Nigel Fortune


Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Conductor: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Nigel Fortune


A consideration of the liturgical idea
In four talks and a discussion
4-The idea of a Moral Society by Owen Chadwick
Master of Selwyn College and Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the University of Cambridge
If something of the liturgical consecration of a people does not remain, we can only mean-when we talk about the idea of a moral society-that while we all behave badly, some of us behave worse than others.


Henriette Canter (violin)
Natalia Karp (piano)
Amici String Quartet:
Lionel Bentley (violin) Sylvia Cleaver (violin) Harold Harriott (viola)
Joy Hall (cello)
Bonata No. In E minor, Op. 29, for violin and piano
String Quartet in C, Op. 19
First of two programmes of Busoni's chamber music


Violin: Henriette Canter
Piano: Natalia Karp
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Violin: Sylvia Cleaver
Viola: Harold Harriott

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