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Broadcast direct from the Main Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna
Part of the traditional annual concert of Viennese music given by the VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA led and conducted by Willi Boskovsky
(Part of this concert will be shown in colour on BBC2 tonight at 6.30) followed by an interlude

Contributors

Conducted By:
Willi Boskovsky

Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building a Library: Tchaikovsky's Serenade in c for string orchestra, by EDWARD GREENFIELD Records of pre-classical music: reviewed by CHARLES CUDWORTH

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Lade
Unknown:
Edward Greenfield
Reviewed By:
Charles Cudworth

A personal choice of records presented by Philip Jones including at 2.0* DENNIS BRAIN playing Strauss's first Horn Concerto (mono); at 2.17* RICHARD STRAUSS conducting Beethoven's Symphony No 5 (1928 mono record); at 3.31* Britten's Les Illuminations sung by HEATHER HARPER : and at 3.53* CHARLES MUNCH conducting C6sar Franck 's Symphonic Poem: Le chasseur maudit

Contributors

Presented By:
Philip Jones
Unknown:
Richard Strauss
Sung By:
Heather Harper
Unknown:
C6sar Franck

An opera In three acts
Libretto adapted from Sardou's drama by LUIGI ILLICA and GIUSEPPE GIACOSA Music by Puccini (sung in Italianfrom the Royal Opera House,
Covenl Garden Cast in order of singing:
Soldiers, police agents, ladies, nobles, citizens, artisans
COVENT GARDEN OPERA CHORUS chorus-master DOUGLAS ROBINSON COVENT GARDEN OPERA ORCHESTRA leader PETER GIBBS conducted by EDWARD DOWNES
The action takes place in Rome around 1800.
Act 1 The church of Sant' Andrea della Valle

Contributors

Unknown:
Giuseppe Giacosa
Unknown:
Covenl Garden Cast
Chorus-Master:
Douglas Robinson
Leader:
Peter Gibbs
Conducted By:
Edward Downes
Unknown:
Andrea Della Valle
Cesara Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner:
Gwynne Howell (bass)
A sacristan:
Eric Carrett (bass)
Mario Cavaradossi, a painter:
Placido Domingo (tenor)
Floria Tosca a prima donna:
Gwyneth Jones (soprano)
Baron Scarpia Chief of Police:
Kostas Paskalis (baritone)
Spoletta a police agent:
John Dobson (tenor)
Sciarrone, a police officer:
Paul Hudson (bass)
A shepherd boy:
David Pearl (treble)
A Jailer:
Paul Statham (bass)

as a Stase Producer
Calhleen Nesbitt played Pardita in Granville-Barker's production of The Winter's Tale in 1912. He virtually retired from active work in the theatre in 1921, but in 1940 he was persuaded to return to London to co-produce King Lear with Lewis Casson. and Miss Nesbitt played Goneril.
In conversation with MICHAEL ELLIOTT she recalls working with the now legendary man of the theatre,

Contributors

Producer:
Calhleen Nesbitt
Unknown:
Lewis Casson.
Unknown:
Michael Elliott

Introduced by Bryan Magee

This edition includes:
Laurence Olivier in the National Theatre production of Long Day's Journey Into Night: a discussion of this actor's art with Ronald Harwood. And Christmas shows including J.W. Lambert on Peter Pan, now in a new production by Robert Helpmann at the London Coliseum; and Frank Marcus on Charley's Aunt with Tom Courtenay, now at the Apollo Theatre, London.

Contributors

Presenter:
Bryan Magee
Speaker:
Ronald Harwood
Speaker:
J.W. Lambert
Speaker:
Frank Marcus
Producer:
Alan Haydock

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