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Music drama in three acts
Bung in German
COVENT GARDEN ORCHESTRA Leader, Charles Taylor Conductor. GEORG SOLTI Producer. Hans Hotter
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
The action takes place in legendary times. Act 1: The interior of Hunding's hut


Charles Taylor
Georg Solti
Jon Vickers
Michael Langdon
Hans Hotter
Claire Watson
Anita Vatkki
Rita Gorr
Valkyries : Gerhilde:
Marie Collier
Valkyries : Ortlinde:
Julia Malyon
Valkyries : Waltraute:
Margreta Elkins
Valkyries : Schwertleite:
Joan Edwards
Valkyries : Helmwige:
Judith Pierce
Valkyries : Siegrune:
Noreen Berry
Valkyries : Grimgerde:
Maureen Guy
Valkyries : Rossweisse:
Josephine Veasey

by Andrew Forge
Nowadays one takes for granted the promotion of modern art by the interests of business and rational prestige; also a widely based goodwill towards advanced art. But what is this support founded upon? What has modem art to offer its supporters? Are modern artists doing what they expect of themselves or what is expected of them? These are some of the questions suggested by reading Werner Haftmann 's Painting in the Twentieth Century.
: second broadcast


Werner Haftmann

A short story by Akutagawa Ryunosuke , 1892-1927 translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris
Read by Robert Rietty
The art critic Yen-k'o had lived for fifty years with the image of Ta Ch'ih's painting of an Autumn Mountain. But when his friends came to see it they wondered if this could be the same masterpiece that Yen-k'o had been shown at that strange country house so many years ago.


Story By:
Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Ivan Morris
Read By:
Robert Rietty

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