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(Third series)
London Harpsichord Ensemble
Suite for two oboes and strings
Quartet for flute, violin, cello, and harpsichord
(flute, John Francis )
(violin, Manoug Parikian) (cello, Ambrose Gauntlett )
(harpsichord, Millicent Silver)
Concerto for two horns and strings (horns, Dennis Brain and Ian Beers) -
Continued at 7.5 p.m.
The term Tafelmusik was originally used to describe any kind of music played at feasts or banquets. In the eighteenth century, musical as opposed to culinary relishes gradually gained the upper hand, and what was once a pleasant accompaniment to a meal became in the hands of Telemann a highly-polished group of chamber works. Two of his three sets of Tafelmusik are to be heard in the present series of programmes, which will also include the humorous cantata The Schoolmaster. Denis Stevens


John Francis
Ambrose Gauntlett
Dennis Brain
Denis Stevens

by Gertrude Rachel Levy
In the course of the recent excavations near Harran in south-eastern Turkey a tablet was found inscribed with a hitherto missing fragment of the ancient Near Eastern Epic of Gilgameih. Miss Levy, author of ' The Gates of Horn' talks about the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Epic of Creation in felation to the Mesopctamian ritual of the Dying God.
(The recorded broadcast of May 1)


Gertrude Rachel Levy

(Concert continued)
Tafelmusik London Harpsichord Ensemble
Trio for two flutes and continuo
(flutes, John Francis and Albert Waggett )
(harpsichord, Millicent Silver )
Sonata for oboe and continuo
(oboe, Sidney Sutcliffe )
Finale for two oboes and strings
First of three programmes of music by Telemann.


John Francis
Albert Waggett
Millicent Silver
Sidney Sutcliffe

Opera in one act based on ' Vol de Nuit' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Words and music by Luigi Dallapiccola
Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Rome
Conducted by Fernando Previtali
(Recording made available by courtesy of Radio Italiana, Rome)


Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Music By:
Luigi Dallapiccola
Conducted By:
Fernando Previtali
Riviere, director of the airport:
Scipione Colombo
Inspector Rodineau:
Nestore Catalani
Pellerin, a pilot:
Emilio Renzi
Radio telegraphist:
Amedeo Berdini
Leroux, an old man:
Ezio Achilli
Employees at the airport::
Manfredi Pons de Leon
Employees at the airport::
Pier Luigi Latinucci,
Employees at the airport::
Giuseppe Serbaroll
Employees at the airport::
Albino Gaggi
Madame Fabien:
Magda Laszlo
A voice, off-stage:
Graziella Sciutti

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