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Heather Harper (soprano)
Charles Spinks (organ)
New Music Ensemble
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent John Carewe
From the Royal Albert Hall , London Part 1 conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent


Soprano: Heather Harper
Soprano: Charles Spinks
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: John Carewe
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


by Michael Swann
On the eve of the opening of the 123rd Annual Meeting of the British Association, Professor Swann asks: ' Has not science, by providing the means for mass communication, global travel, genocide, and increased longevity, intensified beyond all belief political trouble throughout the world? ' What then, apart from their discoveries, can scientists offer the world outside their laboratories?


Unknown: Michael Swann


Part 2 conducted by John Carewe
The works by Webern and Boulez playedby the New Music Ensemble Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 10
Improvisation sur Mallarmé No. 2:
Une demtelile sabolit..................................Boulez
Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 10
Webern a second performance
Organ Concerto No. 10, in D minor


Conducted By: John Carewe


Second of two illustrated talks by Deben Bhattacharya based) on recordings he made in the Middle Elast In this programme he discusses the music of the Mevlevi order of Dervishes and includes a complete example of their prayer music.


Unknown: Deben Bhattacharya


Fantasia and Sonata in C minor (K.475 and K.457) played by Paul Baumgartner (piano)


Piano: Paul Baumgartner

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