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: BEETHOVEN AND SIMPSON

† AEOLIAN String QUARTET
Sydney Humphreys (violin) Robert Cooper (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Robert Cooper
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson

: POEMS BY PABLO NERUDA

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. 1 Second broadcast

Contributors

Read By: W. S. Merwin

: HISTORIC PERFORMANCES

on Record
WANDA LANDOWSKA (harpsichord)
Scarlatti Sonatas
G minor (L.338) D major (L.208)
E flat major (L.142) F minor (L.475) F major (L.479)
Couperin
Pieces de clavecin
La Commere Le Moucheron
Le Dodo ou, I'Amour au berceau
Musette de Taverny
Les folies franchises ou les dominos
Recorded in 1934

Contributors

Harpsichord: Wanda Landowska

: MYTH, REALITY AND FICTION

... ' reality '-one of the few words which mean nothing without quotes.... (Vladimir Nabokov On a book entitled Lolita ')
FRANK KERMODE introduces recorded conversations with Iris MURDOCH , GRAHAM GREENE Angus WILSON
Ivy COMPTON -BURNETT
C P . SNOW , JOHN WAIN MURIEL SPARK
Professor Kermode has asked these novelists to consider the relationship between ' reality ' and the worlds of their novels. tSecond broadcast

Contributors

Introduces: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Ivy Compton -Burnett
Unknown: C P Snow
Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Muriel Spark

: CONCERT

GALINA VISHNEVSKAYA
(soprano)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH
From the Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Part 1 Cradle Song
The Magpie Night
Where art thou, little star? Ragamuffin
On the Dnieper

Contributors

Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch

: * GENTLY DIP BUT NOT TOO DEEP ...

† ANNE Ross tells how she discovered close links between two ancient Celtic traditions: the cult of the human head and the faith in the powers of springs and wells
George Peele 's short poem from his Old Wives' Tale. which provides the title for the talk, reflects this combined belief.

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Ross
Unknown: George Peele

: * CONCERT

Part 2

: CHILDSPLAY

A Fragment of Autobiography by EDA LORD adapted from her book published last spring recalling a childhood spent in the American west and south-west fifty years ago with Hilda Kriseman
Marcella Spencer Mavis Villiers
Robert Ayres Marvin Kane
Production by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
Third broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Unknown: Marcella Spencer
Unknown: Mavis Villiers
Unknown: Robert Ayres
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Production By: Christopher Holme
Narrator: Jane Jordan Rogers
Narrator as child: Susan Lee
Jimmy: Kaplan Kaye
Grandmother: Natalie Lynn
Grandfather: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Father: Errol MacKinnon
Motheranne: Tucker McGuire

: Closedown









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