Natasha Litvin (piano)
by Lope de Vega
Translated by W. S. Merwin
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Frederick Bradnum
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Zivojin Zdravkovic
The Prague Spring Festival, which was instituted in 1946, lasts for three weeks. The programmes are international in character, though Czech music is naturally well represented. This year Mozart's music was also to the fore, not only because of the bicentenary celebrations but because both Don Giovanni and the Prague Symphony were first performed in that city.
John Bamborough , Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, speaks about The Two Noble Kinsmen in the context of the apocryphal plays of Shakespeare.
The play is to be broadcast in the Third Programme next week on Sunday and Wednesday.
A series of talks on four controversial ways of regulating trade
1-The Tied Garage by Ian Trafford
Industrial correspondent of the Financial Times
Certain industries have felt it necessary to control their retail outlets either by buying them up or restricting their freedom to buy from other suppliers. Mr. Trafford considers the reasons for and against this policy in the case of garages.
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) Desmond Dupr6 (viola da gamba) George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Four new poems
Pegasus; Psyche; Baucis and Philemon;
Ariadne on Naxos
Read by the author, by Jill Balcon , and by Anthony Jacobs
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 8)