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Miroirs, Nos. 1, 4, 5
Noctuelles: Jacques Fevrier (piano) Alborado del gracioso: La vallée des cloches: Walter Gieseking (piano)
* on gramophone records


Piano: Jacques Fevrier
Piano: Walter Gieseking


Denis Mack Smith analyses some of the underlying factors affecting the political and economic position of Italy.


Unknown: Denis MacK Smith


General editor. Gerald Abraham
28-Early Italian Oratorio
Editor, J. A. Westrup
Ena Mitchell (soprano) Mary Jarred (contralto) William Herbert (tenor) Harold Child (baritone) Trevor Anthony (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Michael Howard (organ) The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Introduced by Alec Robertson


Unknown: Gerald Abraham
Unknown: J. A. Westrup
Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Contralto: Mary Jarred
Tenor: William Herbert
Baritone: Harold Child
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Chorus-Master: Michael Howard
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Introduced By: Alec Robertson


by W. B. Yeats
. Music for Aleel's songs composed by Herbert Murrill
Sidonie Goossens (harp) Production by Noel Iliff


Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Composed By: Herbert Murrill
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Production By: Noel Iliff
Shemus Rua, a peasant: Fred Johnson
Mary, his wife: Adza Vincent
Teig, their son: Diana Maddox
Aleel, a poet: Alan Wheatley
The Countess Cathleen: Meriel Moore
Oona, her foster mother: Maire O'Neill
Two Demons (disguised as merchants): Heron Carvie
Two Demons (disguised as merchants): Howieson Culff
A steward: Harry Hutchinson

: A performance in German of ' FIDELIO '

Opera by Beethoven
Libretto by Sohnleithner and Treitschke
Cast, in order of singing:
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (Chorus-Master, Max Thurn)
Conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Producer, Gunther Rennert
Scene: A Spanish State Prison outside Seville in the Middle Ages
Act 1
The inner court of the prison


Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Unknown: Gunther Rennert
Jacquino, porter at the prison (spoken by Manfred Steffen): Alfred Pfeifle
Marzellina, daughter of Rocco(spoken by Gisela Peltzer): Margot Guifleaume
Rocco, prison warden (spoken by Gaspar Bruninghaus): Siegmund Roth
Leonora, wife of Florestan, disguised as a youth under the name of Fidelio (spoken by Gisela Mattishent): Walburga Wegner
Don Pizarro, Governor of the State Prison (spoken by Hermann Schomberg): Alexander Welitsch
First prisoner: Rupert Glawitsch
Second prisoner: Ernst Max Lühr
Florestan, a political prisoner (spoken by Erich Schellow): Peter Anders
Don Fernando, the Minister: Theodore Schlott


The Origins of the Sceptical
Philosophy of the Present Day
Last of three talks by Stuart Hampshire , Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford


Unknown: Stuart Hampshire


Act 2
Scene 1: An underground vault in the prison
Scene 2: The castle square


An appreciation of his writings by R. H. Ward
Originally broadcast on March 13 at the time of Mr. Blackwood's eightieth birthday.


Sonata played by Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
Margaret Kitchin (piano)


Viola: Winifred Copperwheat
Piano: Margaret Kitchin

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