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sung by Theo Herrmann (bass) with Frederick Stone (piano)
Edward (Herder) Erlkonig (Goethe)
Three Ballads by Freiligrath:
Der Mohrenftirst
Die Mohrenfiirstin
Der Mohrenfurst auf der Messe


Bass: Theo Herrmann
Piano: Frederick Stone
Piano: Edward


* Strange Intelligence'
Written for broadcasting by Michael Innes
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
The date is 1773. Johnson and Boswell, on their way to the Hebrides, visit Monboddo, whose views on the evolution of man-being greatly in advance of his age-were thought eccentric


Broadcasting By: Michael Innes
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Dr Samuel Johnson: Arthur Young
James Boswell: Duncan McLntyre
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo: John Laurie
Narrator: Julian Orde


Talk by Charles David Ley , Senior Lecturer at the British Institute in Madrid since 1943
Charles Ley is the author of several essays and poems that have appeared in Garcilaso and other Spamsh and Portuguese publications, and editor of a Spanish re-print of an early first edition of Gil Vicente 's ' Ship of Hell ' and of an anthology of ' Some Portuguese Voyages ' to be published here in the autumn.
Starting from Gerardo Diego 's
Anthology' of Spanish Poetry ' published in 1931, which contained poems by Garcia Lorca , Alberti, and others. he explains the subsequent development of poetry in Spain up to the present time.


Talk By: Charles David Ley
Unknown: Charles Ley
Unknown: Gil Vicente
Unknown: Gerardo Diego
Unknown: Garcia Lorca


Music by Penerl, Schein, Staden, Pohle, Weckmann, Witt, Krieger, and Hainl
Alice Schaeffer (soprano)
Trevor Anthony (bass)
Ernest Lush (harpsichord)
Maurice Vinden (organ)
Chamber Orchestra
(Led by Raymond Cohen )
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough


Unknown: Ernst H. Meyer
Soprano: Alice Schaeffer
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Harpsichord: Maurice Vinden
Unknown: Raymond Cohen
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough


by David Huelin
Music composed by David Oppenheimer and conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: David Huelin
Composed By: David Oppenheimer
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Peter: Norman Shelley
Death: Cathleen Nesbitt
Satan: Abraham Sofaer
St Peter: Bryan Powley
John: Richard Williams
His wife: Eileen Beldon
Madalena: Vida Hope
Gentleman: Heron Carvic
Lady: Ann Codrington
Farmer: Frank Cochrane


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
From the Royal Albert Hall , London


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Albert Hall


Extracts from Langland's poem
Arranged for broadcasting by Nevill Coghill
Produced by Stephen Potter
Valentine Dyall , Cecil Trouncer ,
Carleton Hobbs , Alan Crawley
Anne Cullen , and Ernest Sefton


Broadcasting By: Nevill Coghill
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Readers: Valentine Dyall
Readers: Cecil Trouncer
Readers: Carleton Hobbs
Readers: Alan Crawley
Unknown: Anne Cullen
Unknown: Ernest Sefton

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