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Compiled and narrated by Alan Lomax
I : The Pioneer Strain
In this, the first of four programmes bas;d on material collected during a long tour of the Southern States of tho U.S.A., Alan Lomax illustrates the heritage of folk music brought by the Bri ish colonists who swarmed into the rich American wilderness.
The second programme, on April 11, sketches the history of the white folk-song tradition of the Southern Mountains culminating in the contemporary mountain music known as ' Blue Grass.'
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
: second broadcast


Unknown: Alan Lomax
Unknown: Alan Lomax
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon


NDR Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Conducted by Igor Markevitch
Part 1
Recording made available by courtesy of Norddeutscher Rundfunk


Conducted By: Igor Markevitch


A Soviet View
Margaret Miller analyses the recent controversy in the Soviet Press about the problems created by the very considerable cuts in the working days


Unknown: Margaret Miller


Part 2


A dramatic monologue by LORD DE TABLEY
Introduced by Ian Fletcher
Read by Jill Balcon
The Victorian poet, numismatist, and botanist Lord de Tabley is now perhaps best remembered for his lyrical poems, but his narrative and dramatic work has some of the insight and power of Browning or Tennyson. Jael is a moving analysis of guilt and self-doubt.
: second broadcast


Introduced By: Ian Fletcher
Read By: Jill Balcon


The Nursery
With Nanny; In the corner; The beetle; Dolly's lullaby,; Evening prayer; The cat and the birdcage; The hobby-horse
Nina Dorlyak (soprano)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano) on a gramophone record


Soprano: Nina Dorlyak
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

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