A valedictory poem for
W. J. Turner by Patrie Dickinson
Produced by Robert Gittings
The poem has two themes: the celebration not of the actual life of the poet. but of the faculty of creative genius which he embodied. The second theme interwoven with this is the power of creative genius to save the world of the Atomic Era from self-destruction. The poem is spoken by a man, a woman, and an unborn child, who symbolise the natural creative element of all humanity
Chorus and Orchestra Radio-Lyrique of Radiodiffusion Franchise Conducted by René Dhaëne
The action takes place at the inn of the ' Belle au Bois Dormant in the banqueting hall of the Castle of Castellardo; and outside the summer pavilion in the grounds of the Archduke's palace
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