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Joseph Szigeti (violin)
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Artur Schnabel (piano)
Part 1
The Brahms-Schubert commemoration concerts of 1047 provided an excellent opportunity of comparing the two composers as writers of chamber music. Over the whole series one perhaps felt inclined to award first place to Brahms, for a continuous record of solid worth (always remembering that the inclusion of the string quartets might have altered the picture considerably); but in several concerts Schubert easily held his own, and in this particular one may be said to have taken the honours. In the first and last movements of the Trio in C the somewhat unpromising thematic material is not entirely redeemed by Brahms' undeniable ability to build a satisfying structure; but in the deservedly popular Trio in B flat any slight formal defects pass unnoticed amidst the inexhaustible flow of melodic inspiration.-Deryck Cooke


Joseph Szigeti
Pierre Fournier
Artur Schnabel
Deryck Cooke

by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe from a translation by William Archer
With Franklin Dyall, Cathleen Nesbitt, Gladys Young
(Recording of broadcast on August 12, 1946, in the Home Service)
To be repeated on Saturday at 7.15
John Fernald writes on page 11
Ibsen's 'When We Dead Wake' June 6 and 8


Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by:
Cynthia Pughe
William Archer
Val Gielgud
John Gabriel Borkman formerly manager of a bank:
Franklin Dyall
Gunhild Borkman, his wife:
Cathleen Nesbitt
Erhart Borkman, their son, a student:
Robert Rietty
Ella Rentheim, Mrs Borkman's twin sister:
Gladys Young
Fanny Wilton:
Ella Milne
Vilhelm Foldal, subordinate clerk in a Government office:
Ivor Barnard
Frida Foldal, his daughter:
Belle Chrystall
Malena, maid to Mrs Borkman:
Jean Soward

Part 3 of the ' Oresteia ' of Aeschylus
Translated into French by Paul Claudel
Music by Darius Milhaud
Introduced by Edward Clark
Fates. Athenian people
Combined Chorus of the Flemish and French Departments of I.N.R. (Chorus-Masters: Jan van Bouwel
René Mazy .Ben van Lysebeth ) Symphony Orchestra of I.N.R.
Conductor. Franz -Andre
Production by Paul Collaer


Paul Claudel
Music By:
Darius Milhaud
Introduced By:
Edward Clark
Jan van Bouwel
René Mazy
Ben van Lysebeth
Franz Andre
Production By:
Paul Collaer
Apollo (baritone):
Tony van Der Heyden
Orestes (baritone):
Noel Pirotte
Pythian Priestess (mezzo-soprano):
Nelly Mousset
Statue of Athene (triple-voiced):(soprano):
Susanne Yerles
Statue of Athene (triple-voiced):(mezzo-soprano):
Marguerite Reinera
Statue of Athene (triple-voiced):(contralto):
Yvonne Levering

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