A personal reminiscence and appreciation by Desmond MacCarthy
Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Kyla Greenbaum (piano)
A programme explaining the new International Standard Concert Pitch. Arranged and introduced by Ian Cox
With musical illustrations and observations by Ll.S. Lloyd, C.B., Chairman of the Concert Pitch Sub-Committee, British Standards Institution; Stanford Robinson. Opera Director, and Associate Conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Stanhope Blaikley, representing the musical instrument industry ; E. L. E. Pawley, Engineering Division of the BBC: John Wolfe (oboe); and William Bell (tuba)
I Die Walkiire,' Act 3
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conducted by Karl Rankl
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
Joai. Cross (soprano)
Norman Walker (bass)
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
The Valkyrie is the second of the four music dramas comprising The Ring of the Nibelung. The scene of the third Act is a rocky mountain, with storm clouds overhead. In the flashes of lightning the Valkyries are seen riding on horseback, with the bodies of slain warriors hanging from their saddles. But Briinnhilde, fleeing from the wrath of Wotan, brings with her. not a warrior, but Sieglinde, whom she persuades to escape into the forest to give birth to 'the highest hero of the world.' The stern voice of Wotan is then heard. Because she has disobeyed him and aided Siegmund in his battle with Hunding, Wotan condemns Briinnhilde to be no more a goddess, but a woman only. She is to be laid asleep, to fall into the hands of the first man who shall find and awaken her. But his love for her causes him to relent so far as to place round her a circle of Are. through which only a hero can penetrate.—HAROLD RUTLAND
by E. M. Forster
Adapted as plays and produced by Leonard Cottrell
' Co-ordination '
Other parts played by David Ward. Alan Reid. Sheila Moloney. Gillian Andrews , and Joan Duan
9.2 app. Other Kingdom'
Orchestral music for both plays composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins
Mildred a schoolgirl:
Ellen, a schoolgirl:
Schiitz and his Predecessors and Contemporaries
Margaret Godley , Margaret Rees. Maude Baker , Margaret Rolfe. Bradshaw MacMillan Emlyn Bebb ,
Stanley Riley , Leonard Hubbard
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Susi Jeans (organ)
Third programme of a series devised by Susi Jeans.
M. R. Ridley , who was for many years Tutor in English Literature at Balliol College, Oxford, and who has edited Shakespeare's plays, has been invited to comment on this week's dramatic productions in the Third Programme. He deals chiefly with .the two Ibsen plays; with ' The Beaux' Stratagem'; and with the feature, Pytheas '