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Lyrical tale in three acts
Libretto by . Stravinsky and Mitusov after Hans Andersen
French translation by M. D. Calvocoressi on a gramophone record
Chorus and Orchestra of Radiodiffusion-Television Franchise
Act 1: The edge of I forest by the seashore Act 2: The porcelain palace of the Emperor of China-
Acr 3: The Emperor's bedroom
Last of six programmes to mark the occasion of Stravinsky's 75th birthday


Hans Andersen
Translation By:
M. D. Calvocoressi
Conducted By:
Andre Cluytens
The Fisherman:
Jean Giraudeau
The Nightingale:
Janine Micheau
The Cook:
Genevieve Moizan
The Chamberlain:
Michel Roux
The Bonze:
Bernard Cottret
The Emperor of China:
Lucien Lovano
Christiane Gayraud

by Bernard Lewis
Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East,
University of London
2-The Infidel Invaders
This is the second of four programmes, based on Professor Lewis's recent researches into medieval Islamic literature, in which he introduces selected readings to illustrate the growth of Muslim knowledge of Europe.
The first two programmes, dealing with the periods preceding and following the Crusades, were first broadcast in 1955.


Bernard Lewis

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