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by Ulli Beier
Reader: Banjo Solaru
The great sculpture of the Yoruba of Western Nigeria has become famous, but there has always been a barrier to the wide appreciation of their poetry — no less developed, rich, and various. In presenting these translations, Ulli Beier reveals that this is due not only to the complexity of the Yoruba language but to the fact that during centuries of literacy in Europe we have forgotten many of the possibilities of poetry, qualities still retained by Yoruba poets today.


Reader: Ulli Beier
Unknown: Ulli Beier


The Smetana String Quartet Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola)
Antonin Kohout (cello) Part 1


Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout


Disruption and Creation by Michael Tippett
An examination of Professor Wind's definition of anarchy in respect of art and society.


Unknown: Michael Tippett


Part 2
Quartet in C, Op. 59 No. 3.Beethoven Recorded at a public concert at Dartington last August
Last of three programmes including Beethoven's ' Rasuroovsky Quartet.


A series of monthly programmes In which different interpretations on gramophone recorda are compared
Sttme of SCHUBERT'S SONGS discussed by Basil Douglas and Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Chairman, Roger Fiske
All the songs to be discussed can be found in volume 1 of the Peters edition.


Unknown: Basil Douglas
Unknown: Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Unknown: Roger Fiske

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