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Conductor, Ian Whyte
Kathleen Long (piano)


Conductor: Ian Whyte
Piano: Kathleen Long

: James McKeehnie, Lydia Sherwood. and Ronald Simpson in ' A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

A comedy by Ivan Turgenev
Adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
Produced by Felix Felton
Scene: Yslaev's estate in the country near Moscow. Time: the early 'forties of the last century


Comedy By: Ivan Turgenev
English By: Emlyn Williams
Produced By: Felix Felton
Shaaf, Kolia's German tutor: Victor Fairley
Anna Semyenovna Yslaeva, Natalia'smother-in-law, Yslaev's mother: Vivienne Chatterton
Lizaveta Bogdanovna, her companion: Betty Baskcomb
Natalia: Lydia Sherwood
Rakitin, a friend of the family: James McKechnie
Kolia, son of Natalia and Yslaev: David Spencer
Beliaev, his new tutor: Frank Partington
Matvei, a manservant: Lionel Stevens
TheDoctor, Ignaty Illyich v: Ronald Simpson
Vera, Natalia's ward: June Holden
Yslaev, Natalia's husband, a rich landower: Ivan Samson
Katia, a maid: Patricia Richmond


A series of programmes devised by Ernst H. Meyer
2-Baroquc Music of the Seventeenth Century
Music for strings by Gabrieli,
Matthew Locke , Lalande, Munincks, and Valentini
Ernest Lush (harpsichord)
Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough


Unknown: Ernst H. Meyer
Unknown: Matthew Locke
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough


Script by James Fisher
Programme edited and produced by Stephen Potter
The coast of Wester Ross is one of the remotest and most inaccessible parts of the Highlands. It is one of the most ancient parts of Britain. for the rolling rock platform is of archaean gneiss, upon which little mountains of torridonian sandstone of typical steepness seem to have been deliberately planted by somebody with a sense of Gothic panorama. This is the edge of Britain, and a margin of life. On this margin the distribution of animals and plants is of absorbing interest. What are the relics of real tree forest in the ' Forest '? Which of our common birds have penetrated as far? What signs remain of an older flora and fauna? How far has man changed the face of nature, and how far does he affect it now? This is a part of the world more likely to be visited by eagles and black-throated divers than by naturalists


Script By: James Fisher
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Wester Ross


Sonata for two pianos and percussion played by Mewton-Wood and Ilona Kabos (two pianos)
William Bradshaw and James Blades (percussion)
String Quartet No. 6 played by the Hungarian String Quartet:
Z. Szekely (violin), A. Moskowsky (violin), D. Koromzay (viola), V. Palotai (cello)


Unknown: Ilona Kabos
Pianos: William Bradshaw
Pianos: James Blades
Violin: Z. Szekely
Violin: A. Moskowsky
Violin: D. Koromzay
Viola: V. Palotai

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