Act I of Franco Alfano 's opera from the Rome studios of E.I.A.R. (Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche)
The E.I.A.R. Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor, Edoarde Vitale
Caterina Lubova Katiusha:
Prince Dmitri Ivanovitch:
Sam Henry with vocal illustrations by James McCafferty
A quotation from Walter Raymond '* ' Book of Simple Delights '.gives the idea of this programme:
' There's no tunes like the old tunes. They do go to the heart, like, in particular if you've heard them when you were young. The songs you do hear now be silly, I do call, and the tunes be but a tin pot rattle ... There's nothing so good as used to be when I were a boy, and really if things hadn't changed so much, I don't believe I should be as old as I be ... I do feel my cough better a'readv for the thought of old times, I do.'
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