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('Blood Wedding')
A lyric tragedy
In two acts and seven scenes based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca
German text by Enrique Beck
Music by Wolfgang Fortner and and Chorus of the State Theatre. Cologne
(Chorus-Master. Hans Keller )
The Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne
Conducted by Gunter Wand
A tragedy of Spanish rural life
Act I
The painted yellow living-room in the mother's house - A room in Leonardo's house, painted pink - The interior of the bride's home in the mountains - The large living-room of the bride's home


Based on the play by:
Federico Garcia Lorca
German text:
Enrique Beck
Wolfgang Fortner
Hans Keller
Conducted By:
Gunter Wand
The Bridegroom (spoken part):
Wilhelm Otto
His Mother:
Natalie Hinsch-Gröndahl
The Neighbour (spoken part):
Johanna Koch-Bauer
Ernst Grathwol
His Wife:
Emmy Lisken
His Mother-In-Law:
Irmgard Gerz
The Little Girl:
Anita Westhoff
The Bride:
Anny Schlemm
The Bride's Father (spoken part):
Alexander Schoedler
The Maid:
Hildegunt Walther
Two Girls:
Sylva Maurlck
Two Girls:
Sigrid Heynrichs
Three Woodcutters:
Herbert Bartel
Three Woodcutters:
Martin Hausler
Three Woodcutters:
Karl Schiebener
The Moon:
Gerhard Nathge
Death (as a Beggar Woman):
Helga Jenckel
A Young Man:
Ernst Hammerstaedt

by Michael Howard
Lecturer in War Studies at King's College, London
How ' secure ' can any nation ever be? Can a state be armed for defence without appearing to threaten its neighbours? Does not the quest for absolute security lead inevitably to the very insecurity it is trying to avoid? Mr. Howard considers these problems in the light of some historical examples.


Michael Howard

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