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George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Ian Wilson (oboe)
Recorded from a concert given by the National Trust Concerts Society at Osterley Park, Middlesex, on April 29, 1960


Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Oboe: Ian Wilson


An account of a recent visit to Poland by A. ALVAREZ including recorded interviews with representatives of Poland's intellectual and political life Produced by Christopher Holme : second broadcast


Unknown: A. Alvarez
Produced By: Christopher Holme


Peter Schidlof (viola)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz


Viola: Peter Schidlof
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


The End of an Era by J. M. Richards
The London County Council, which the Government has just announced is to be disbanded, has done remarkable work in creating a new urban landscape in many parts of London. Housing Estates at Roehampton, in the East End, and south of the Thames have aroused admiration all over the world. J. M. Richards asks whether splitting the work of the L.C.C. Architect's Department among the London boroughs, as is now proposed, will allow anything like the same standards to be kept up; he discusses the conditions in which good architecture is possible in local government.


Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: J. M. Richards




An illustrated talk by H. C. Robbins Landon
During the first six months of the new year all of Haydn's piano sonatas are to be broadcast in the Third Programme. Tonight H. C. Robbins Landon discusses the growth of Haydn's keyboard style during the fifty years covered by the sonatas.
The illustrations, specially recorded by Charles Spinks , include the first performance in modern times of a newly discovered sonata movement and a fragment of the lost D major piano sonata.


Talk By: H. C. Robbins Landon
Unknown: H. C. Robbins
Unknown: Charles Spinks


Madrigals and Organ Works
The Elizabethan Singers
Conductor, Louis Halsey
Geraint Jones (organ)
Fancy in A Re
I weigh not fortune's frown I tremble not at noise of war
I see Ambition never pleased I feign not friendship Organ
Running Fantasia Voluntary
Oh that the learned poets
Trust not too much, fair youth
Fantasia of 4 parts
What is our life?
Organ pieces recorded at
Adlington Hall, Cheshire


Conductor: Louis Halsey
Conductor: Geraint Jones

: Closedown

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