Fou TS'ONG (piano)
ZÜRICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductor, EDMOND de STOUTZ
From the Assembly Rooms Part 1
Fou TS'ONG (piano)
Alphonse Mucha , a little-known minor master of art nouvcau. Is currently the subject of three exhibitions in London as well as a historical monograph REYNER BANHAM considers whether this interest stems from the new-found respectability of art nouveau or from Mucha's status as an early designer for a mass audience
A modern Polish play by Slawomir Mrozek translated by MAIA RODMAN
Three men sit on a raft in the middle of the ocean. There seems little hope of rescue, and their food has run out. Two of them may survive if they kill and eat the third. But which one is to be sacrificed? with Gudrun Ure , Brian Parker and Wilfred Babbage Produced by R. D. SMITH
To be repeated on July 3
K. Syrop writes: In recent years we have witnessed a remarkable revival of the arts in Poland. Polish films have won international acclaim, Polish novels have been widely translated into Western languages, and exhibitions of Polish painting have been impressing the public on the Continent.
Among a number of talented writers who appeared on the scene in the fifties, Mrozek is probably the wittiest and the most versatile. He is a brilliant satirist, and his collection of short stories The Elephant was not only awarded a pnze in Poland but its translations were hailed by critics in this country and in Germany and it is just about to appear in America. Both his stories and his plays, of which he has written several, dissect human nature mercilessly and show up the absurdities of politics in general and totalitarianism in particular. Mrozek's writing, with all its originality, is in the tradition of Kafka and entirely in tune with the main stream of Western thought and drama.
LASALLE STRING QUARTET
Walter Levin , Henry Meyer
Peter Kamnitzer , Jack Kerstein Second broadcast