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played by Peter Wallfisch Sonata in C major
(Haydn Society No. 21) Sonata in E major
(Haydn Society No. 22)
Eleventh in a series of weekly recitals to include all Haydn's 52 piano sonatas Sonatas 23 and 24 played by Ronald Smith : March 18


Played By: Peter Wallfisch
Played By: Ronald Smith


Arnold Goldsbrough introduces his performance of Bach's B minor Mass to be broadcast tomorrow night


Introduces: Arnold Goldsbrough


Opera in four acts by VERDI
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni sung in Italian
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Tullio Serafin The action takes place at the time of the Pharaohs
Acts 1 and 2 on gramophone recorda


Unknown: Antonio Ghislanzoni
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin

: VIENNA 1900

by J. P. Stern
History and Histrionics
J. P. Stern , Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, believes that to see Vienna as an amalgam of lassitude and charm is not to see the whole picture.
: second broadcast


Unknown: J. P. Stern
Unknown: P. Stern


Acts 3 and 4 on gramophone recorda


by A. B. Clegg
Director of Education,
West Riding of Yorkshire
Education and the Working Class is the tide of a recently published survey by Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden. It documents the difficulties of 88 working-class children at grammar school in Marburton between 1949-1952. Mr. Clegg, in whose area of responsibility Marburton lies, has read the book and draws his own conclusions.


Unknown: A. B. Clegg
Unknown: Brian Jackson
Unknown: Dennis Marsden.


A Painting on Wood by INGMAR BERGMAN
Translated from the Swedish by Paul Britten Austin
Ingmar Bergman 's A Painting on Wood on which his famous film The Seventh Seal is based, takes figures from a 14thcentury wall painting in a Swedish country church, making of them a parable for our own time.
Production by JOHN GIBSON
This recorded programme has been made available to the BBC through the courtesy of the Swedish Radio, Stockholm.
: second broadcast


Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Unknown: Paul Britten Austin
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Production By: John Gibson
Narrator: Denys Hawthorne
The Girl: Freda Downs-
Jons: Toke Townley
The Knight: Norman Henry
The Witch: Dudy Nimmo
The Smith: Philip Cunningham
Maria: Pamela Alan
The Actor: Charles Lloyd Pack
Lisa: Betty Baskcomb
Karin: Ellen McIntosh


played by the Fine Arts Quartet
Leonard Sorkin (violin) Abram Loft (violin) Irving Ilmer (viola)
George Sopkin (cello)
: second broadcast


Violin: Leonard Sorkin
Violin: Abram Loft
Viola: Irving Ilmer
Cello: George Sopkin

: Closedown

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