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Piano Sonata in B minor played by Cyril Preedy


Played By: Cyril Preedy

: A Year I Remember: 1929

by Sean O'Faolain
with Bernard Braden, Macdonald Parke, Janet Morrison, David Kossoff, Harry Hutchinson, Patience Collier
Sean O'Faolain recalls twelve months in the United States as they appeared to a young Irishman, a disillusioned romance - New York at the beginning of the slump. a student's life at Harvard, a Baptist settlement in the Appalachians, an apple orchard in New Mexico. But after he had toured America in a Model T Ford - one of the old Flying Bedsteads - the truth of Henry James' words was borne in upon him: 'The flower of art blooms only where the soil is deep'; and soon he found himself again in his native Ireland.


Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: Janet Morrison
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Patience Collier
Production: Douglas Cleverdon


Twelfth of a series of recorded reports on the Soviet point of view as expressed in the Soviet Press and broadcasts directed to listeners in the U.S.S.R.
Compiled by members of the BBC's foreign news department

: The Salzburg Festival 'DIE ZAUBERFLOTE'

("The Magic Flute')
Opera in two acts by Mozart
Libretto by Schickaneder
(The singers' names to be announced)
The Queen of the Night Pamina, her daughter
Attendants of the Queen of the Night Tamlno, an Egyptian prince Papageno. a birdcatcher
Papagena Sarastro , High Priest of the Temple Monostatos, Sarastro's servant Genii of the Temple
The Speaker of the Temple
Priests, armed men. slaves Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor. Wilhelm Furtwangler
The action takes place in the neighbourhood of a temple of Isis in Egypt
Act 2


Unknown: Papagena Sarastro
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler


Talk by Professor Gordon N. Ray of the University of Illinois
' It is the unwritten part of books that would be the most interesting,' Thackeray once wrote. The unwritten part of hit own novels ' Esmond ' and ' Pendennis ' is the story of how his own life is reflected in their pages. Professor Ray presents this story with evidence drawn from unpublished documents.
Professor Ray's edition of the letters and private papers of Thackeray substantially increased our knowledge of the novelist. He it now researching in this country in preparation for a biography of Thackeray.


Talk By: Professor Gordon N. Ray


by Laurence Housman
Adapted for broadcasting by Peggy Wells
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Laurence Housman
Broadcasting By: Peggy Wells
Produced By: Peter Watts
Joseph Chamberlain: Dennis Arundell
The Visitor: Valentine Dyall
The Nurse: Elsa Palmer
Jesse Colllngs: Bryan Powley


Fantasia No. 9 In four parts (Purcell) Minuet and Trio in D minor. Op. 103
Night (Bloch) on gramophone records

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