Two talks by W. M. S. RUSSELL
1: The Wild Ones
It is often said that man has inherited from his primate ancestors an incurable streak of aggression. Monkeys can certainly behave with violence in captivity, but what are they like in the wild? Recent field observations have given a surprising answer to this Question.
A short story by Machado de Assis
1839-1908 read by HUGH BURDEN and PAUL MAYERSBERG followed by an interlude at 8.25
NETHERLANDS STRING QUARTET Nap de Klijn (violin)
Jaap Schroder (violin) Paul Godwin (viola)
Carel Boomkamp (cello)
THE DENNIS BRAIN WIND ENSEMBLE
Gareth Morris (flute) Leonard Brain (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet) Cecil James (bassoon) James Brown (horn) with DAVID MASON (trumpet)
ALFRED FLASZYNSKI (trombone) JOHN WILSON (tuba)
IVOR BEYNON (accordion) HUGO D'ALTON (mandolin) ISABEL SMITH (guitar)
JOHN STEER (double-bass) ERIC ALLEN (percussion) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Conducted by Jacques-Louis Monoo Part 1
A commentary by PAUL MAYERS BERG
The Brazilian writer Machado de Assis was described by William L. Grossman as a ' shy, epileptic mulatto who achieved universality within the provincial confines of 19th-century Rio de Janeiro. '
Helen Caldwell , the translator of The Looking Glass, describes Machado's novel Dom Casmurro as 'perhaps the finest of all American novels of either continent.'
Paul Mayersberg examines The Looking Glass in the context of Machado's main themes and relates it to the role of the South American writer today as conceived by Borges.
Given before an invited audience in the Nuffield Theatre, University of Southampton. Applications for tickets, enclosing stamped addressed envelope, should be sent to [address removed]Next Invitation Concert, November 3, from Durham: Couperin, Ordre No. 22 (Colin Tilney); Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (William Bennett , Stephen Shingles , Maria Korchinska ); Debussy, Chansons de Bilitis ; Messiaen, Harawi (complete) (Marilyn Tyler and Geoffrey Parsons )
or the Street Fire King
An interview by Henry Mayhew adapted by COLIN THOMAS from
London Labour and the London Poor
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON followed by an interlude at 10.N
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