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Tibor Varga (violin)
Aloys Kontarsky (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard Conducted by Hans Rosbaud From the Royal Festival Hall, London Part 1
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Violin: Tibor Varga
Piano: Aloys Kontarsky
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Hans Rosbaud


by William Taylor
Senior Lecturer in Education at St. Luke's College, Exeter
The speaker argues that the secondary modern school has become something very different from what it was planned to be at the time of the 1944 Act. Consideration of this necessary and inevitable development ought to encourage a tone of greater realism than has been evident in some of the woolly and benevolent generalisations of educational thinking in the past.


Unknown: William Taylor


Part 2


A programme of poems and commentary containing 'Sailing to an Island,' and The Last Galway Hooker' Written and read by Richard Murphy
Mr. Murphy describes his discovery of Inishbofin, an island off the West coast of Ireland, where he now lives on his own fishing boat, the Ave Maria. : part of this programme was originally broadcast on February 6


Read By: Richard Murphy


Janet Baker (contralto)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Komm bald Treue Liebe Meine Liebe ist griln
In Waldeseinsanikeit Liebliches. Kind
Ein Sonett Lerchengesang Maienkatzchen Sonntag Der Gang zum Liebchea


Contralto: Janet Baker
Piano: Ernest Lush

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