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A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes
Clement Crisp on the Covent Garden production of Kenneth MacMillan 's new ballet The Invitation


Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan


Aeolian String Quartet
Sydney Humphreys (violin) Trevor Williams (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
First of three programmes including Beethoven's ' Rasumovsky ' Quartets, Op. 59


Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson


by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL First of a group of three imaginary conversations illustrating changes of belief and attitude in our time
The scene is a London club: a long room with a bar at one end. Coffee has just been served to Godfrey, a man of near fifty, and Nicholas, an undergraduate to whom he stands in loco parentis, at any rate for the moment.
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Roger Post-Mayhew: Geoffrey Wincott
John Godfrey: Ronald Baddiley
Nicholas Plant: Charles Hodgson
Tony Porringer: Derek Birch


Liza Fuchsova (piano)
A section of the London Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Raymond Leppard


Piano: Liza Fuchsova
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard

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