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Sonatina ad usum infantis Sonatina seconda
Indianisches Tagebuch played by Philip Levi (piano)


Unknown: Indianisches Tagebuch
Piano: Philip Levi


Talk by Raymond Postgate
The speaker recently completed twenty years' service as English representative of an American publisher. He has now retired from this post, and in this talk he comments on the changes in the conditions of American publishing that he has observed during his long experience.


Talk By: Raymond Postgate

: Covent Garden Opera Trust presents the Covent Garden Opera Company in: Peter Grimes

An opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of George Crabbe
Words by Montagu Slater
Music by Benjamin Britten
Townspeople and fisherfolk of The Borough
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick)
Conducted by Reginald Goodall
From the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden
Scene: The Borough, a small fishing town on the East Coast of England. About 1830
The court-room at the Moot Hall
Act 1
Scene 1: The Borough beach and street. A cold grey morning
Scene 2: Inside 'The Boar.' The same night


Dervied from a poem by: George Crabbe
Words: Montagu Slater
Music By: Benjamin Britten
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Joseph Shadwick
Conducted By: Reginald Goodall
Peter Grimes, a fisherman: Richard Lewis
Ellen Oxford a widow, schoolmistress of The Borough: Doris Doree
Captain Balslrode, retired merchant skipper: Tom Williams
Auntie, landlady of 'The Boar': Edith Coates
Main attractions at 'The Boar' Niece 1: Blanche Turner
Main attractions at 'The Boar' Niece 2: Muriel Rae
Bob Boles, fisherman and Methodist: Parry Jones
Swallow, a lawyer: Howell Glynne
Mrs Sedley, a widow: Monica Sinclair
The Rector: David Tree
Ned Keene, apothecary and quack: Grahame Clifford
Hobson, a carrier: Rhydderch Davies

: 'The Borough'

During the interval there are readings from George Crabbe 's poem on which the libretto of ' Peter Grimes ' is based


Unknown: George Crabbe
Unknown: Peter Grimes


Act 2
Scene 1: The village street and beach.
A fine sunny morning
Scene 2: Peter Grimes ' hut. an upturned boat. Later the same morning


Unknown: Peter Grimes

: 'The Borough'

Further readings from George Crabbe 's poem


Unknown: George Crabbe


Act 3
Scene 1: The village street and beach.
A few nights later
Scene 2: The same. Some hours later


by Bertram Joseph
Dr. Joseph has been carrying out research into the technique of Elizabethan acting. Tonight he talks on the close connection between the stagecraft of Shakespeare's players and the traditional art of rhetorical delivery.


Unknown: Bertram Joseph

: The Inward Eye-4 'ONE MAN GOING TO WAR'

by James Monahan
Produced by Robert Gittings
' This man saw Calvary. Yet little sign to show he watched a different horizon from yours, from mine.'
The inner history of a civilian about to make a parachute jump into German-occupied France.


Unknown: James Monahan
Produced By: Robert Gittings
The Man: Cyril Cusack
The Comment: Lockwood West
Finst Airman: Hugh Falkus
Second Airman: Alec Ross
Aunt Jane: Mary O'Farrell
Father Edmunds: Denys Blakelock
The Friend: Robert Marsden


Sextet in C, Op. 37 played by Iris Loveridge (piano)
Philharmonic String Trio:
David Martin (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola)
James Whitehead (cello)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Dennis Brain (horn)


Piano: Iris Loveridge
Violin: David Martin
Viola: Max Gilbert
Cello: James Whitehead
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Horn: Dennis Brain


California's Sun in European Skies
Talk by J. E. Morpurgo


Talk By: J. E. Morpurgo

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