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played by Angus Morrison (piano)
Third of seven recitals of piano music by Ravel and Debussy


Piano: Angus Morrison


Written by Christopher Sykes
Produced by W. P. Rilla


Written By: Christopher Sykes
Produced By: W. P. Rilla


Third of a Friday-evening series of talks on current affairs by an author, journalist, and public-relations expert with long experience of Fleet Street and Whitehall


Opera in three acts by Handel
English translation by Geoffrey Dunn
Cast, in order of singing:
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) Winifred Davey (continuo)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Répétiteur, Leo Wurmser (Continued in next column)
Scene: Abydos in Asia Minor, and the shores of the Hellespont. About 480 B.c.
Act 1
Scene 1: A garden
Scene 2: A courtyard in the city Scene 3: A garden pavilion


Translation By: Geoffrey Dunn
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Leader: Winifred Davey
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Leo Wurmser
Xerxes, King of Persia: Heddle Nash
Arsamenes, his brother (in love with Romilda): Roderick Jones
Elviro, servant to Arsamenes: Owen Brannigan
Daughters of Ariodates: Romilda: Ruth Packer
Daughters of Ariodates: Atalanta: Margaret Ritchie
Amastris, a princess (disguised as awarrior): Anna Pollak
Ariodates, a prince (field-marshal of Xerxes' armies): Trevor Anthony

: Sean O'Casey

Giles Romilly gives an appreciation of the Irish playwright. The fourth volume of Sean O'Casey 's autobiography is published today.


Speaker: Giles Romilly


Act 2
Scene 1: A square in the city
Scene 2: A camp on the shores of the Hellespont
Scene 3: A lonely spot outside the city
10.10 Interval


Act 3
Scene 1: A gallery in Ariodates' palace
Scene 2: A glade in the grounds of the palace
Scene 3: A hall in the palace
(Anna Pollak and Roderick Jones broadcast by arrangement with the Governors of Sadler's Wells)


Unknown: Anna Pollak
Unknown: Roderick Jones


A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent


Violin Concerto played by Yehudi Menuhln with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra-Conducted by Antal Dorati on gramophone records


Played By: Yehudi Menuhln
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

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