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First of two talks by Frank Kermode
The seventeenth-century ' dissociation of sensibility ... from which we have never recovered' (in T. S. Eliot 's very successful formulation) should be seen, Mr. Kermode suggests, as a local variant of the doctrine of the Renaissance as a great spiritual disaster. * The myth of catastrophe,' he argues, 'was imposed upon English literature, not after a dispassionate survey of the facts, but in order to satisfy certain needs that became urgent in the nineteenth century.' In his first talk he considers the myth itself, in the second the needs it was invented to satisfy.

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Kermode
Unknown:
T. S. Eliot

A work for radio
Adapted from the ' Chanson de Guillaume
Words by René Hague
Music by Peter Racine Fricker
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
(Continued in next column)
Sinfonia of London with male chorus conducted by the composer Repetiteur, Bryan Balkwill
(Another performance of the programme first broadcast on May 6)
Rene Hague has taken the words for Peter Racine Fricker 's music from the ' Chanson de Guillaume,' one of the eleventh-century poems which celebrate the devotion of Count William of Orange and his nephews.

Contributors

Unknown:
René Hague
Music By:
Peter Racine
Production By:
Douglas Cleverdon
Repetiteur:
Bryan Balkwill
Unknown:
Rene Hague
Unknown:
Peter Racine Fricker
Jongleur:
Alexander Young
Count William of Orange:
Thomas Hemsley
Vivien, his nephew:
Denis Quilley
Girart:
Francis Loring
Tedbalt:
Norman Shelley
Esturmi:
Alan Reid
Guiboure, Count William's wife:
Rachel Gurney
Guy Vivien's young brother:
Patricia Hayes
Messenger:
Francis Loring

The Jacobean Ensemble :
Neville Marriner (violin)
Peter Gibbs (violin)
Desmond Dupre (viola da gamba) Dennis Nesbitt (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart
(organ and harpsichord)
Fantasy No. 7 (four parts)
Sonata No. 5, in A minor, for two violins, and continuo
Suite No. 2. for harpsichord Fantasy No. 8 (four parts)
Sonata No. 6 in C, for two violins and continuo
Suite No. 3, for harpsichord Fantasy No. 9 (four parts)
Third of six programmes of music by Purcell

Contributors

Violin:
Neville Marriner
Violin:
Peter Gibbs
Viola:
Desmond Dupre
Viola:
Dennis Nesbitt
Unknown:
Thurston Dart

Titta Ruffo by Joseph Hislop
Mr. Hislop talks about the great Italian baritone whom he knew when they were both singing with the Chicago Opera Company in the twenties.
The illustrations include arias from
'Hamlet' (Thomas), ' Dinorah ' (Meyer-beer), and ' Chatterton' (Leoncavallo)
(The recorded broadcast of July 15)

Contributors

Unknown:
Titta Ruffo
Unknown:
Joseph Hislop

Third Programme

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