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Leon Fleisher (piano) Janet Craxton (oboe)
Oromonte String Trio Perry Hart (violin)
Margaret Major (viola) Bruno Schrecker (cello)
Part 1
Given before an invited audience in BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London. Tickets may be obtained by applying to [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.


Piano: Leon Fleisher
Oboe: Janet Craxton
Violin: Perry Hart
Viola: Margaret Major
Cello: Bruno Schrecker


Werner Pelz speaks about the Austrian author Robert Musil and in particular about his novel The Man Without Qualities
Mr. Pelz compares the Anglo-French tradition of writing, where man is measured against society, the possible and the obvious, with the Russian-German one, to which Musil belongs, where man is measured against the impossible and the elusive.


Unknown: Werner Pelz
Unknown: Robert Musil


Translated and read by W. S. MERWIN
The Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, is regarded in Latin America as one of the great figures in a great age of Hispanic poetry. The poems in this selection are translated from the three volumes Residence on Earth, published between 1934 and 1945.


Read By: W. S. Merwin


Madrigals sung and played by an ensemble directed by Nadia Boulanger
Hor che'l ciel e la terra
Chiome d'oro
Amor (Lamento della ninfa) Lasciatemi morire
Ecco mormorar l'onde
Zefiro torna on a gramophone record


Directed By: Nadia Boulanger

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