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: Ralph Richardson with Gladys Young and Marjorie Westbury in ' PEER GYNT '

A symbolic play of Norwegian folk life by Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Norman Ginsbury
Adapted for broadcasting by Tyrone Guthrie
Music by Grieg
Produced by Peter Creswell and Tyrone Guthrie
Part 1

Contributors

Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Translated By: Norman Ginsbury
Broadcasting By: Tyrone Guthrie
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Produced By: Tyrone Guthrie

: NICOLAS MEDTNER

Fairy Tales, Op. 51 Nos. 1, 2, 3 for piano played by the composer on gramophone records

: Heinrich Schutz

Historia von der Geburt Jesu Christi
sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge with Norman Platt (baritone) Richard Standen (bass) Thurston Dart (harpsichord) Garth Benson (organ)
A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton)
Conducted by Boris Ord

When Heinrich Schutz was in his eightieth year he published the recitatives from a work called 'History of the Joy- and Grace-Giving Birth of the Son of God and Mary, Jesus Christ.' He explained that he hesitated to publish the rest of the work (consisting mainly of concerted vocal pieces) because 'he has observed that outside of well-appointed princely choirs these inventions of his would hardly achieve their proper effect.' He added, however, that a few copies could be obtained in Leipzig or Dresden, and he gave a list of the pieces, with indications of their instrumentation.

In 1885, when Spitta came to publish the complete works of Schutz, all he could find of "The Christmas Story" was a single copy of the published recitatives in the State Library, Berlin. It was not until 1908 that the other numbers were discovered, by Arnold Schering, in the form of instrumental and vocal parts in a set of manuscripts in the University Library of Upsala, Sweden. Although these parts are not entirely complete, it is on them that Arthur Mendel has based his edition of the work, which is to be heard tonight. The words are taken from the second chapters of the gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke. (Harold Rutland)

Contributors

Baritone: Norman Platt
Bass: Richard Standen
Harpsichordist: Thurston Dart
Organist: Garth Benson
Leader: George Stratton
Conductor: Boris Ord

: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

choirs these inventions of his would hardly achieve their proper effect.' He added, however, that a few copies could be obtained in Leipzig or Dresden, and he gave a list of the pieces, with indications of their instrumentation.
In 1885, when Spitta came to publish the complete works of Schiitz, all he could find of The Christmas Story was a single copy of the published recitatives in the State Library, Berlin. It. was not until 1908 that the other numbers were discovered, by Arnold Schering. in the form of instrumental and vocal parts in a set of manuscripts in the University Library of Upsala. Sweden. Although these parts are not entirely complete, it is on them that Arthur Mendel has based his edition
. of the work, which is to be heard tonight.
The words are taken from the second chapters of the gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke. Harold Rutland

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Mendel

: ' ON THE NATIVITY '

sermon preached by Bishop
Lancelot Andrewes before the fling at Whitehall on Christmas fy, 1606
Read by Carleton Hobbs

Contributors

Unknown: Lancelot Andrewes
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: MENDELSSOHN and SCHUBERT

Busch String Quartet
Eugene Gerard (double-bass)
Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Contributors

Double-Bass: Eugene Gerard
Piano: Rudolf Serkin

: THE LAST ACTOR-MANAGERS (1906-17)

Second talk by Hesketh Pearson The subject of this ta'k is Sir George Alexander and his long tenancy of the St. James's Theatre, London.
(Recording ut broadcast on Oct. 6)
Third talk: December 28

Contributors

Talk By: Hesketh Pearson
Unknown: Sir George Alexander

: CORELLI

Concerto Grosso in E, Op. 6 No. 3:
Orchestra of the Angelicum, Milan, conducted by Gerelli
Concerto Grosso in G minor. Op 6
No. 8 (The Christmas Concerto): London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Bruno Walter








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