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Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
String Ensemble
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby


A critical review by Wilfrid Blunt of this famous horticultural event, held last week


Review By: Wilfrid Blunt


Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin) Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)
Colin Horsley (piano)
7.10 Interlude


Violin: Alfred Cave
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore
Piano: Colin Horsley


A portrait of the lyric poet Robert Herrick, Vicar of Dean Prior in Devon
Written and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Songs by Henry Lawes,
Nicholas Laneare and William Webb transcribed from contemporary song-books by Douglas Cleverdon, and arranged by Elizabeth Poston sung by Elsie Suddaby,
Rene Soames and Diana Maddox with Zorian String Quartet
Leon Goossens (oboe d'amore) Frederick Stone (harpsichord)


Unknown: Robert Herrick
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Songs By: Henry Lawes
Songs By: Nicholas Laneare
Songs By: William Webb
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Arranged By: Elizabeth Poston
Sung By: Elsie Suddaby
Sung By: Rene Soames
Sung By: Diana Maddox
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Harpsichord: Frederick Stone
Robert Herrick: Carleton Hobbs
Thomas Hunt: Arthur Young
Lucia: Julian Orde
Joan: Pauline Wynn
Julia: Diana Maddox
Prew: Molly Rankin
Dorothy: Maxine Audley
Thomasin: Cherry Cottrell
Sir William Herrick: Ivor Barnard
Lady Herrick: Gladys Young
Charles Cotton: Heron Carvic
Nicholas Wilkes: William Trent


A romantic opera in three acts
Music by Weber Libretto by Friedrich Kind
(The dialogue of Agathe, Aennehen, and Max spoken by Renate Densow, Eve Gotthardt, and Reinhold Nietschmann)
Narrator, Leslie Perrins
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
.of the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (Chorus-Master, Max Thurn)
Conducted by Wilhelm Schuchter
The scene is laid in Bohemia, shortly after the Seven Years War
Act 1
An open space before an inn in the forest


Music By: Weber Libretto
Unknown: Friedrich Kind
Spoken By: Renate Densow
Spoken By: Eve Gotthardt
Spoken By: Reinhold Nietschmann
Narrator: Leslie Perrins
Chorus-Master: Max Thurn
Conducted By: Wilhelm Schuchter
Prince Ottokar, a Bohemian prince: Georg Mundt
Kuno, head forester: Ernst Max Lühr
Agathe, his daughter: Lore Hoffman
Aennehen, her young cousin: Margot Guilleaume
Foresters: Kaspar: Theo Hermann
Foresters: Max: Wilhelm Luckert
A hermit: Josef Correck
Kilian a rich peasant: Karl Alberti
Samiel, the Black Huntsman: Benno Gellenbeck


1863.1913 by A. P. Ryan
' Wyndham was the most brilliant young Conservative who had appeared since Balfour, but he was not destined to be equally fortunate.' That is the verdict of a modern Oxford historian on George Wyndham as a politician. This talk describes him as a man. Aristocrat, romantic, Guards officer in the desert, friend of Henley, holder of several ministerial posts ending in a sensational loss of office-Wyndham had a crowded life story in his fifty years


Unknown: A. P. Ryan
Unknown: George Wyndham


Act 2
Scene 1: A room in the head forester's cottage
Scene 2: The wolf's glen


' An Apologist of the Soul'
A talk by Paul Bloomfield


Talk By: Paul Bloomfield


Act 3
Scene 1: Agathe's room
Scene 2: An open space in the country

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