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An opera in three acts
Libretto by Gabriela Preissova
English version by Vida Harford
Music by Leos Janacek
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Conducted by Vilem Tausky

In front of a small mill outside a mountain village in Moravia. Evening


Gabriela Preissova
English version/Repetiteur:
Vida Harford
Leos Janacek
BBC Chorus
Leslie Woodgate
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Emanuel Hurwitz
Vilem Tausky
Mark Lubbock
Grandmother Buryja:
Edith Coates
Steva, her grandson:
Andrew MacPherson
Laca, Steva's half-brother:
Frans Vroons
Mother Buryja, widow of the sexton, daughter-in-law of Grandmother Burvia:
Laelia Finneberg
Jenufa her foster-daughter:
Gre Brouwenstyn
The foreman of the mill:
Arnold Matters
Barena, servant at the mill:
Olivia Rossi
The magistrate:
George James
His wife:
Elsie Boardman
Karolka, their daughter:
Pamela Petts
A maid:
Mildred Watson
Jano, a shepherd:
Beryl Hatt

A series of five talks
1-Past Experience and Present Issues by Vincent Harlow C.M.G D.Litt.
Beit Professor of the History of the British Empire and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford ' The dominating feature of British expansion has been (and still is) a continuous struggle to get on terms with successive manifestations of the dynamic force of " nationalism ".' Professor Harlow reflects on the question of what past Commonwealth experience can offer to new and present problems. Can the Commonwealth include and reconcile the nationalisms' of the many emergent territories, in Africa and elsewhere, which are not ' nations '?


Vincent Harlow C.M.G

Translated from the Anglo-Saxon by Gavin Bone
Read by Michael Hordern
Programme arranged by Rayner Heppenstall
A.D. 991. In this year Ipswich was harried, and very soon after this Ealdorman Byrhtnoth was stain at Maldon, and in this year it was decided for the first time to give tribute to the Danes because of the great terror that they caused along the coast. (The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)


Gavin Bone
Read By:
Michael Hordern
Arranged By:
Rayner Heppenstall

' On Ambition '
Two hundred and fifty years ago this year Bishop Bossuet of Meaux died. He was the most brilliant French orator of his day and frequently preached before Louis XIV. The sermon ' On Ambition ' was preached before the French court during a Lenten course in 1662. In this programme the translation by Miss M. H. Lewis is read by Carleton Hobbs.


Translation By:
Miss M. H. Lewis
Read By:
Carleton Hobbs.

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