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Toccata and Fugue in D minor
(The Dorian)
Two Chorale Preludes:
Nun komm' der
Heiden Heiland (S.659)
An Wasserflussen Babylon
Prelude and Fugue in D major
IVOR KEYS (organ)
From the Great Hall,
Nottingham University
The last of six recitals of organ music by Bach


Unknown: Heiden Heiland


In this illustrated programme RUDOLF FIRKUSNY talks to ROBERT LAYTON about Janacek with whom he studied during his childhood years in Brno
Second broadcast


Talks: Rudolf Firkusny
Unknown: Robert Layton


Lyrics by the distinguished Greek poet selected by PROFESSOR C. A. TRYPANIS who introduces them and reads them in Greek
English translations by Alexandra Placotarl and C. A. Trypanis read by Marius Goring
Produced by TERENCE Tiller


Unknown: Professor C. A. Trypanis
Unknown: Alexandra Placotarl
Unknown: C. A. Trypanis
Read By: Marius Goring
Produced By: Terence Tiller


Opera in three acts
Libretto by LUIGI ILLICA Music by Maseagni sung In Italian
Conducted by FULVIO VERNIZZI The action takes place in Japan in the nineteenth century.
Act 1
Recording made available by courtesy of the Netherlands Radio Union
First broadcast performance In this country


Unknown: Luigi Illica
Music By: Maseagni
Conducted By: Fulvio Vernizzi


Mary Stocks gives another commentary on current affairs in this series


Unknown: Mary Stocks


Act 2

: Harold Pinter

reads his short story Tea Party
Suspicion of the loyalty and devotion of those closest to him drives a man into bouts of psychosomatic blindness. As his grasp of objective reality loosens, his confidence in all the skills and abilities he had taken for granted is destroyed.


Act 3


Rkynkr BANHAM , who this year visited both the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects in St. Louis, and the International Design Congress in Aspen, Colorado, considers the stirrings of professional conscience over public affairs that were manifested at both. He suggests that Aspen might become for Industrial designers what the Pugwash conferences have become for scientist!.
Second broadcast


Unknown: Rkynkr Banham


: Closedown

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