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Three piano pieces, Op. posth. played by Peter Stadlen


Played By: Peter Stadlen


A philosophical romance written and produced by Robert Gittings ' We imperceptibly advance from youth to age without observing the gradual. but incessant, change of human affairs; and even in our larger experience of history, the imagination is accustomed, by a perpetual series of causes and effects, to unite the most distant revolutions. But if the interval between two memorable eras could be instantly annihilated; if it were possible, after a momentary slumber ... to display the new world to the eyes of a spectator, who still retained a lively and recent impression of the old, his surprise and his reflections would furnish the pleasing subject of a philosophical romance. (Gibbon. ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.' Chapter 33)
Cast, in order of speaking:
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The scene is laid in and about the small town of Sorrento on the Bay of Naples. The time is the middle of the present century


Produced By: Robert Gittings
Narrator: Alexander Gauge
Carlo, the baker's apprentice: Richard Longman
Tonina, the baker's daughter: Jane Wenham
The Bishop of Sorrento: Carleton Hobbs
Judge Fassini: Howieson Culff
Minna Meisener, the baker's house-keeper: Nuna Davey
Maganugo Chief of Police: Lionel Stevens
Annunciata the baker's second wife: Elizabeth Sellars
Augusto Cargiulo, the baker: Alexander Gauge
Eduardo, the baker's brother-in-law: Charles Mason
Marco, a stranger: Robert Eddison
A porter: Paul Rogers


v Gertler String Quartet:
Andre Gertler (violin)
Frederic Ghigo (violin)
Jean-Pierre Muller (viola)
Marcel Louon (cello)


Violin: Andre Gertler
Violin: Frederic Ghigo
Viola: Jean-Pierre Muller
Cello: Marcel Louon

: Maria Becker in ' NURSE HENRIETTA'

A monologue by Hermann Kesser
Produced by Val Gielgud


Unknown: Hermann Kesser
Produced By: Val Gielgud


The Eighteen Choral Preludes-4
O Lamm Gottes unschuldig
Schmucke dich. O liebe Seele
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend'
Wenn wir in hochsten Nöten sein played by Harold Darke (organ)
Chorales sung by the BBC Singers
Conducted by Cyril Gell


Played By: Harold Darke
Conducted By: Cyril Gell

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