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Stefan Askenase (piano)
Scherzo No. 3, in C sharp minor
Nocturne in F sharp minor
Op. 48 No.2
Three Mazurkas
C major. Op. 24 No. 2; A minor. Op. 17 No. 4; G major, Op. 50 No.
Three Ecossaises
D major; G major; D flat major
Three Waltzes
G flat major. Op. 70 No. 1; D flat major. Op. 64 No. 1; A flat major, Op. 34 No.


Piano: Stefan Askenase

: Music 'That Goeth With a Whele'

Recordings of mechanical musical instruments collected and introduced by Fritz Spiegl.
Henry VIII's automatic spinet, 'an instrument that goeth with a whele, without playinge yppon,' does not survive, but similar instruments from the time of Shakespeare will be heard in this programme; also a barrel organ that plays operatic pieces by Handel, Arne, and others, a Mozartian mechanical organ and a Napoleonic trumpet machine. Such instruments provide fascinating evidence of how the music of the past actually sounded.
Programme produced by Roger Fiske : second broadcast


Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl
Introduced By: Henry Viii
Produced By: Roger Fiske


Elisabeth Robinson (soprano) Frederick Kiddle (viola)
Philomusica of London Leader, Carl Pini
Conductor, Granville Jones


Soprano: Elisabeth Robinson
Viola: Frederick Kiddle
Leader: Carl Pini
Conductor: Granville Jones


First part of a selection made and introduced by Michel Butor
Pof-ms by Villon, Maurice Scève, du Bellay Ronsard, Agrippa d'Aubign6 and Jean df Sponde read by Jacqueline Morane and Yves Furet
Translations by Naomi Lewis ,
G. W. Ireland, and John Petrie read by Alan Wheatley
Presented by Rayner Heppenstall
Three programmes devoted to M. Butar 's selection are to be followed by further programmes devoted to the selections of Jacques Prevert and Jean Cocteau.


Introduced By: Michel Butor
Read By: Jacqueline Morane
Read By: Yves Furet
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: John Petrie
Read By: Alan Wheatley
Presented By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: M. Butar
Unknown: Jacques Prevert
Unknown: Jean Cocteau.


Joseph Seiger (piano)


Piano: Joseph Seiger


New York Painter
Self Portrait Part 2
' You try to paint for yourself but there's a big tide and you go along with it. I'm being dragged, I keep saying. But they keep pulling.'
Second of two talka


A play for radio by PETER GURNEY
Music by Humphrey Searle with Margaret Rawlings , Robert Eddisoa
Voices of gravestones. dolphin. unicorn, griffin, winged horse, pelican, roof-boss, dog-tooth, gargoyles, churchgoers, boys. and searchers by John Cazabon , William Eedle
Denis Goacher. James Thomason Peter Wilde , Gabriel Woolf Beryl Calder , Sheila Grant
Eva Haddon , and June Tobin with Ian Wallace (baritone)
BBC Chorus
Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer
Production by RAYMOND RAIKES
: fourth broadcast


Unknown: Peter Gurney
Music By: Humphrey Searle
Unknown: Margaret Rawlings
Unknown: Robert Eddisoa
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Denis Goacher.
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Beryl Calder
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Eva Haddon
Baritone: Ian Wallace
Production By: Raymond Raikes


Philip Hope-Wallace introduces excerpts from the operetta by MESSAGER with the Raymond St. Paul Chorus and the Lamoureux Orchestra conducted by Jules Gressier on gramophone records


Introduces: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Raymond St.
Unknown: Paul Chorus
Conducted By: Jules Gressier
Helene de Solanges alias Veroniqua: Martha Angelicl
Vicomte Florestan de Valaincourt: Camille Maurane
Monsieur Coquenard, florist: Michel Roux

: Closedown

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