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The last of twelve programmes in which all Shakespeare's sonnets will have been read
Michael Redgrave reads Sonnets 127-152 introduced by Rayner Heppenstall RBC recording: second broadcast


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall


Piano Concerto No. 2, in B flat
Rudolf Serkin and the Philadelphia Orchestra
Conducted by Eugene Ormandy
Tanzwalzer (Busoni)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Igor Markevitch on gramophone records


Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch


by V. L. Allen
Lecturer in Industrial Economics in the University of Leeds
There is an increasing trend towards rational efficiency in industry and society at large. In the interests of technical efficiency people are organised, ordjred, made to conform. Yet at the same time they are motivated by the ethic of individualism. Dr. Allen considers that the social consequences which are emerging from this situation constitute grave danger to individual freedom which social analysts are largely ignoring.


Unknown: V. L. Allen


Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)
Mstislav Rostropovich (piano)
Songs and Dances of Death
Lullaby Serenade Trepak
Field Marshal Death
Five Poems by Anna Akhmatova
Sunlight streaming in the chamber There is nothing comparable to love
Thoughts of the sunlight Greeting!
The grey-eyed king


Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Piano: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova


Illustrated talk by Andor Foldes
Andor Foldes gives some personal reminiscences of Bart6k, with whom he studied, and talks about his approach to the piano : second broadcast


Talk By: Andor Foldes
Talk By: Andor Foldes

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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