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Bernard Leach talks to his fellow potter Michael Cardew and to John Lowe of the Ceramics Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Bernard Leach has been the greatest single influence in English pottery in our time. Born in Hong Kong, trained in Japan, practising his craft in St. Ives, Cornwall, his dream has been the marriage of two cultures. Has he made English potters lean too heavily on oriental influences?
An exhibition Bernard Leach : Fifty
Years « Potter is at present on view in London at the Arts Council Gallery.


Talks: Bernard Leach
Unknown: Michael Cardew
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Bernard Leach
Unknown: Bernard Leach


by Hans Dercksen


Unknown: Hans Dercksen


A record of meetings with post-war German writers by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
Do these writers feel themselves to be part of a ' problem ' or in the grip of a ' predicament '? Where do they place their literary allegiances, and what art they trying to do? Readers
Derek Birch , John Brynlng
Kermeth Dight , Penelope Lee Keith Williams


Unknown: Christopher Holme
Readers: Derek Birch
Readers: John Brynlng
Readers: Kermeth Dight
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Keith Williams


The Childhood of Christ
A sacred trilogy
Words and music by BERLIOZ
English version by Paul England JOAN HAMMOND (soprano)
Mary RICHARD Lewis (tenor)
Narrator and A Centurion
JOHN CAMERON (baritone) Polydorus and Joseph Joseph Rouleau (bass-baritone)
Herod and The Father of the Family BBC CHORUS
Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1: The Dream of Herod
Part 2: The Flight into Egypt


Unknown: Paul England
Soprano: Joan Hammond
Tenor: Mary Richard Lewis
Baritone: John Cameron
Baritone: Joseph Joseph Rouleau
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


JOHN KENNEDY , of the A.R.C. Unit of Insect Physiology, Cambridge, deplores the current neglect of Natural History. The laws by which we might hope to predict and control our biological future cannot be found in the laboratory alone. If only naturalists were also experimentalists ...


Unknown: John Kennedy


The Childhood of Christ
Part 3: The Arrival at Sais
Epilogue flutes: Douglas Whittaker , David Butt harp: Sidonie Goossens


Flutes: Douglas Whittaker
Harp: David Butt
Harp: Sidonie Goossens


As a young man EGON WELLESZ knew Mahler and attended many of the composer's own rehearsals of his symphonies. In this illustrated talk he recalls these occasions and gives some personal reminiscences.


Unknown: Egon Wellesz


Lyric Suite playied by the Juillard String Quartet Robert Mann (violin) Isidore Cohen (violin) Raphael Hillyer (viola) Claus Adam (cello)


Violin: Robert Mann
Violin: Isidore Cohen
Viola: Raphael Hillyer
Cello: Claus Adam

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