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The Aeolian Harp: a source of musical inspiration
Programme devised and introduced by Peter Crossley-Holland
René Soames (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader. Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
From remotest antiquity the music of nature has fascinated man, speaking of things beyond his ordinary experience. Priests and bards among the ancients knew the gods of the elements and listened to their voices, even constructing instruments through which they could speak more plainly. The Aeolian harp, a more recent invention of man, but played without human agency, is named after Aeolus, Greek god of the winds. It had an extraordinary power during the romantic period, and this programme-containing works by composers from Berlioz to Elgar-is designed to show how much the music of man owes to the music of nature.
Peter Crossley-Holland

Contributors

Duced By:
Peter Crossley-Holland
Tenor:
René Soames
Accompanist:
Clifton Helliwell
Leader:
Andrew Cooper
Conductor:
Anthony Bernard
Unknown:
Peter Crossley-Holland

(' II Filosofo di Campagna ') Comic opera in three acts. Libretto by Carlo Ooldoni
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
Music by Galuppi
(edited by V. Mortari ) Cast in order of singing: The Boyd Neel Orchestra (Leader, Maurice Clare ) Continuo, John Wills Conducted by Leo Wurmser Produced by Geoffrey Dunn (The introductory talk is recorded) Act 1 Scene 1: The garden of Don Tritemio's Scene 2: Outside Nardo's house in the Scene 8: A parlour in Don Scene 8: A parlour in Don Tritemio's Tritemio's

Contributors

Unknown:
Carlo Ooldoni
Unknown:
Geoffrey Dunn
Music By:
Galuppi
Edited By:
V. Mortari
Leader:
Maurice Clare
Unknown:
John Wills
Conducted By:
Leo Wurmser
Produced By:
Geoffrey Dunn
Eugenia, unmarried daughter of Don Tritemio:
Elsie Morison
Lesbina, her maid:
Margaret Ritchie
Don Tritemio, a citizen living in the country:
Bruce Boyce
Rinaldo a nobleman in love withEugenia.:
Richard Lewis
Nardo, a rich countryman, nicknamed The Philosopher.:
.Redvers Llewellyn
Lena, Nardo's niece:
Barbara Howitt
Capocchio, a notary public:
Jan van Der Gucht

Origins of the Colour Bar
Talk by Dr. R. B. Wellesley Cole
The speaker gives an account of the part that the slave trade, conquest, and indentured labour have played in the emergence of some present-day colour bars.
Second of four talks

Contributors

Talk By:
Dr. R. B. Wellesley Cole

A selection arranged and produced by Terence Tiller
Readers:
Ian Catford. Anne Cullen Olive Gregg. Derek Hart
Diana Maddox. Martin Starkie
The lyrics and lyrical passages in this programme are read both in the original Middle English and in free modem-English translations.

Contributors

Produced By:
Terence Tiller
Readers:
Ian Catford.
Readers:
Anne Cullen
Unknown:
Olive Gregg.
Unknown:
Derek Hart
Unknown:
Diana Maddox.
Unknown:
Martin Starkie

A discussion on the method whereby a composer goes about his task and the means he employs in completing a composition
Those taking part are Arthur Bliss , Lennox Berkeley. Hubert Clifford Walter Goehr. David Franklin. and James McKechnie
Programme edited and produced by Malcolm Baker-Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Bliss
Unknown:
Lennox Berkeley.
Unknown:
Hubert Clifford
Unknown:
Walter Goehr.
Unknown:
David Franklin.
Unknown:
James McKechnie
Produced By:
Malcolm Baker-Smith

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