Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by HAROLD GRAY
The story of Daudet's play relates how a young Provencal farmer is torn between a passion for a dancer of Aries, a neighbouring town, and his repulsion against what he realises has been her life in the past. He cannot forget her, nor can he overlook her unworthiness, and takes his own life as a way out of his tragic dilemma. The Prelude epitomises the dramatic elements of the play ; the Minuet is a solo for flute with harp accompaniment ; the Adagictto, for muted strings only, accompanies, in the play, the meeting of the hero's mother and her former lover whom she has not seen for fifty years.
' The Flight of the Bumble Bee' is taken from Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, The Legend of Tsar Sultan. It illustrates the flight of the mythical bumble bee, and is a brilliant solo for the flute with the slightest of accompaniments, a particularly happy example of Rimsky-Korsakov's whimsical manner.
in 'The Breadwinner' by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The action of the play is continuous, and takes place in the drawing-room of Charlie Battle's house in Golders
Green, during one summer afternoon.
There are two very short intervals during the play
Production by VAL GIELGUD
' The Breadwinner' was broadcast last night in the National programme
Margery, his wife:
Judy, his daughter:
Patrick, his son:
Dorothy, his wife:
Diana, his daughter:
Timothy, his son:
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