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A conversation between
Yehudi Menuhin and Nicolas Nabokov on the future of improvisation in music


Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Nicolas Nabokov


London Baroque Ensemble
Conductor, Karl Haas
Sonatas for seven wind instruments
(C. P. E. Bach)
Serenade in D minor. Op. 44 for ten wind instruments, cello, and double-bass (Dvorak) on gramophone records


Conductor: Karl Haas


by John McGrath
Egypt-the Canal Zone: 1953 Produced by Alan Hancock
(: third broadcast) followed by an interlude at 8.0


Unknown: John McGrath
Produced By: Alan Hancock
Private Saul: David Andrews
'Tugs': Jon Rollason
Captain Dann: Ian Bannen


Act 2
Mozart's Die Zauberflöte':
August 14

: Robert Donat

reading five poems by JOHN KEATS
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode on Melancholy: Ode to psyche Ode to a Nightingale: To Autumn
Introduced by Derek Birch
The recordings of these poems were made by Robert Donat on various occasions over a number of years and are now collected for the first time.


Unknown: John Keats
Introduced By: Derek Birch
Unknown: Robert Donat


London Czech Trio: Jack Rothstein (violin)
Karel Horitz (cello)
Lisa Marketta (piano)


Violin: Jack Rothstein
Cello: Karel Horitz
Piano: Lisa Marketta


by Desmond Stewart
Living in the Middle East has brought Mr Stewart into contact with many Arab writers, not only established figures but the younger, more violent talents that have emerged since the Revolution. He describes the current Arab literary icene and gives his impressions ot writers he has known.


Unknown: Desmond Stewart
Unknown: Mr Stewart


Four Preludes and Fugues
(Das wohltemperierte Clavier)
E flat; E flat minor (Book 1) E flat; E flat minor (Book 2) played by Maurice Cole (piano)


Piano: Maurice Cole

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