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Manoug Parikian (violin) Lamer Crowsom (piano) Patricia Clark (soprano) Eileen Poulter (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) Gerald English (tenor) Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Roger Stalman (bass)
BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate London Chamber Orchestra Leader, Lionel Bentley
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord and organ) John Shinebourne (cello)
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
Part 1
Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday
(1692): Love's goddess sure... Purcell
Given before an invited audience in BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London. Tickets may be obtained by applying to [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.


Soprano: Patricia Clark
Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Bass: Roger Stalman
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Cello: John Shinebourne
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes
Jens Arup on John Whiting 's new play The Devils at the Aldwych Theatre, London


Unknown: Jens Arup
Unknown: John Whiting

: Primitive Survivals in European Music

Compiled and introduced by A.L. Lloyd

What music sounded like in neolithic times, or in Plato's Greece, or even in early medieval Europe, we hardly know. Yet there still survive in Europe today fragments of music and musical styles whose age can be measured not merely in hundreds but in thousands of years. The folklore collector with his tape recorder can help to fill in a picture that the music historian and the archaeologist have to leave largely blank.
(BBC recording: a new and extended production of the programme originally broadcast on February 11, 1960)


Compiled and introduced by: A.L. Lloyd
Production: Douglas Cleverdon

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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