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' The Eve of St. Agnes
Reader, Alee Clunes
Production by Donald McWhinnie


Production By: Donald McWhinnie


General editor. Gerald Abraham
56-The Symphony. 1770-1790
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
John Wills (harpsichord)
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Introduced by Alec Robertson
The programme includes music by Cannabich, Karl Stamitz. J. C Bach. C. P. E Bach. Dittersdorf. and Michael Haydn


Unknown: Gerald Abraham
Leader: Maurice Clare
Harpsichord: John Wills
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Karl Stamitz.
Unknown: Michael Haydn


The Celtic West by Nora Chadwick , of Cambridge Mrs. Chadwick was co-author of ' The Growth of Literature ' with her husband, the late Professor Chadwick. She has written extensively on the early history of these islands.


Unknown: Nora Chadwick
Unknown: Mrs. Chadwick


in three character pictures
(after Goethe) for tenor, men's chorus, orchestra
Gretchen Mephistopheles and final chorus
Trefor Jones (tenor)
BBC Men's Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Constant Lambert


Unknown: Gretchen Mephistopheles
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate

: Thomas Love Peacock 'Nightmare Abbey'

Adapted and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Music transcribed by Archie Harradine from contemporary sources

In Nightmare Abbey, one of the gayest of nineteenth-century conversation pieces, several of Peacock's friends were portrayed - Shelley in the guise of the romantic young idealist Scythrop, Coleridge as the metaphysical Dr. Flosky. Shelley, in Italy, was delighted with the novel, and give the name of Scythrop's Tower to the tower in which he was working at Valsovano.
Part 1


Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Archie Harradine
Scythrop: Richard Burton
Marionetta: Diana Maddox
Celinda: Maxine Audley
Mr Glowry: Andrew Cruickshank
Mr Hilary: Leslie French
Mrs Hilary: Thea Wells
The Re\ Mr Larynx: Martin Boddey
Mr Flosky: Esme Percy
The Hon Mr Listless: Hugh Manning
Mr Toobad: Francis de Wolff
Mr Asterias: Carleton Hobbs
Mr Cypress: Dudley Jones
Raven: Ernest Jay
Narrator: Cyril Cusack


Variations Serieuses, Op. 54 played by Alfred Cortot (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Alfred Cortot


Sonata for flute, viola, and harp Sorata for cello and piano
Harp Trio of the Wigmore Ensemble: Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Frederick Riddle (viola) Marie Korchinska (harp) William Pleeth (cello) Margaret Good (piano)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Harp: Marie Korchinska
Cello: William Pleeth

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