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Sonata for two violins
(first broadcast performance) played by Kathleen Washbourne and Patricia Lovell
This work was written at the request of Kathleen Washbourne and is dedicated to her and to Patricia Lovell , both colleagues of the composer in the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The sonata is in three movements, the last including a setting of the Christmas carol ' Star high, baby low.'


Played By: Kathleen Washbourne
Played By: Patricia Lovell
Unknown: Kathleen Washbourne
Unknown: Patricia Lovell

: Hugh Burden. John Ruddock and Mary Wimbush in 'THE DAMASK DRUM'

A Japanese Noh Play
A programme in two parts arranged by Geoffrey Bownas
Produced by David Thomson
Part I: THE MEDIEVAL PLAY attributed to Seami Motokiyo translated by Arthur Waley , with an introduction written by Geoffrey Bownas and illustrated by excerpts from a Japanese performance recorded at Hosho-Kai Noh Theatre, Tokyo
English cast in order of speaking:
Part 2: THE MODERN PLAY on the same theme by Yukio Mishima , translated by Donald Keene.
Cast in order of speaking:
The character Iwakichi corresponds to the gardener of the old play; Hanako Tsukioka corresponds to the Princess.
(: third broadcast)
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.0-9.10 app.>: A record of some of Dowland's Lachrimae, played by the Philomusica of London, directed by Thurston Dart


Arranged By: Geoffrey Bownas
Produced By: David Thomson
Unknown: Seami Motokiyo
Translated By: Arthur Waley
Written By: Geoffrey Bownas
Unknown: Yukio Mishima
Translated By: Donald Keene.
Directed By: Thurston Dart
Narrator: Ian Lubbock
A Courtier: Charles E Stidwill
An Old Gardener: John Ruddock
Chorus: Hugh Burden
A Princess: Mary Wimbush
Narrator: Ian Lubbock
Iwakichi, an old caretaker: John Ruddock
Kayoko: Martina Mayne
Shunnosuke Fujima: Charles E Stidwill
Toyama: Hugh Dickson
Kaneko: Eric Phillips
Madame, a couturiere: Janet Burnell
Hanako Tsukioka, her client: Mary Wimbush


Heleen Verkley (soprano)
Janny van Wering (harpsichord)
Dutch Radio
Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Maurits van den Berg


Soprano: Heleen Verkley
Harpsichord: Janny van Wering
Conducted By: Maurits van Den Berg


by V. S. Pritchett
In these talks Mr. Pritchett has described some impressions of his recent travels.
(: second broadcast)


Unknown: S. Pritchett

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