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Conductor, Charles Groves
Campoli (violin)


Conductor: Charles Groves


Extracts from Langland's poem
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghill
Produced by Stephen Potter
With Valentine Dyall as Narrator and Cecil Trouncer as Piers Plowman


Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghill
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Produced By: With Valentine Dyall
Produced By: Cecil Trouncer
Unknown: Piers Plowman


('The Seraglio') by Mozart
Libretto after C. F. Bretzner
(Full performance in German recorded in Hamburg by the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk. Previously broadcast on March 16 and May 27)
Cast, in order of singing
Klaas (a sailor), Chief of the Guard, a mute ; chorus of guards, slaves, and attendants
N.W.D.R. Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
The action takes place in Turkey in the palace of the Pasha Selim
Act 1
A terrace in front of the palace, overlooking the sea


Unknown: C. F. Bretzner
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman: Walter Ludwig
Osmin, head servant of the Pasha Selim: Theo Hermann
Pedrillo. former servant of Belmonte, now in the Pasha's employ: Alfred Pfeifle
The Pasha Selim (speaking part): Gerhard Bonte
Constanze, beloved of Belmonte: Erna Berger
Blonde, her English servant and be loved of Pedrillo: Martina Wulf


Talk by Kenneth Lindsay , M.P.
Recent news from Germany and Europe as a whole has emphasised the critical food situation there, but this is not the only privation the countries of Europe are undergoing. Lady Violet Bonham Carter recently described, in a talk which she called ' Empty Vessels,' the avidity with which German students are looking for an intellectual lead.
Tonight Kenneth Lindsay. M.P.. Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education in the Coalition Government. describes something of the life of schools and universities in both liberated and ex-enemy countries. During his travels in the past year he has been observing this aspect of European life with particular interest


Talk By: Kenneth Lindsay
Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: Kenneth Lindsay.


Act 2: The garden of the palace


Professor R. A. Fisher , F.R.S., on the revival of a scientific theory
The early twentieth-century view of Darwin has been radically modified by the work of recent geneticists. The application of mathematics to the theory of genetics has reinstated Darwin in the most remarkable and almost literal fashion. The theory of natural selection and the work of Abbe Mendel have been vindicated to a startling degree, perhaps not in the terms in which they were originally propounded, but in such a way as to re-establish Darwin and Mendel as the lineal fathers of modern scientific work in the field of genetics


Unknown: Professor R. A. Fisher
Unknown: Abbe Mendel


Act 3
Scene 1: An open space before the palace. On one side is the main building and on the other Osmin's quarters. Midnight
Scene 2: A hall in the palace early the same morning


(a cycle of poems by Heine)
Im wunderschonen Monat Mal ; Aus meinen Tränen; Die Rose, dfe Lilie, dieTaube, die Sonne; Wen ich in deine Augen seh'; Ich will meine Seele tauchen; In Rhein, im heiligen Strome; Ich grolle nicht; Und wfissten's die Blumen. die kleinen;
Das ist em Floten und Geigen; H0r' , ich das Liedchen klingen: Ein Jilng7 ling liebt ein Madchen; Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen; Ich hab' im Traum geweinet; Allnachtlich im Traume seh' ich dich; Aus alten Marchen; Die alten bosen Lieder sung by Pierre Bernac (baritone) with Francis Poulenc (piano)


Unknown: Monat Mal
Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Piano: Francis Poulenc

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