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Story by Kay Cicellis
Read by Patricia Brent


Story By: Kay Cicellis
Read By: Patricia Brent


Quartet in B flat (1941) played by the Aeolian String Quartet
First of a series of recitals of contemporary chamber music


Talk by Professor M. C. Knowles , Litt.D., F.B.A., who holds the Chair of Medieval History at Cambridge University.
Last of a series of eight talks


Talk By: Professor M. C. Knowles


Frederick Fuller (baritone)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
Louis Kentner (piano)
Early Romantic Works
Scherzo in G minor (1827)
Apparitions Nos. 1 and 2 (1834) Galop in A minor (1834) Victor Hugo songs:
Comment. disaient-ils (1843) 0 quand je dors (1844)
La tombe et la rose (1844)
Study: Ab Irato (1840)
Waltz on themes from Lucia and from Parisina (1842)
First of a series of programmes


Baritone: Frederick Fuller
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Piano: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Victor Hugo


Talk by Sewell Stokes
Extracts from the novels read by Leslie Stokes
The speaker describes the eccentric personality of the writer who has been called ' the first and almost the only Impressionist in English fiction.' Already the man himself has become something of a legend. Since his death in 1926 the appreciation of his novels has steadily grown, and after being out of print for a number of years five of them are now republished in one volume.


Talk By: Sewell Stokes
Read By: Leslie Stokes


by W. W. Robson , Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford
On November 7. 1667, both Charles II and Samuel Pepys attended the first performance of ' The Tempest; or, the Enchanted Island,' adapted to contemporary taste by Dryden and Davenant. A few years later Thomas Shadwell revised it into an opera, ' having all new in it; all things performed so admirably well, that not any succeeding opera got more money.' The preface to this evening's performance describes the conditions in which it was originally produced.


Unknown: W. W. Robson
Unknown: Charles Ii
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Dryden
Unknown: Thomas Shadwell

: Robert Harris in 'THE TEMPEST'

or The Enchanted Island
Adapted from
Shakespeare's comedy by William Davenant , John Dryden and Thomas Shadwell with the music of Henry Purcell edited by Anthony Lewis
Production by Douglas Cleverdon and(Continued in next column)
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
René Soames (tenor)
William Parsons (bass)
Stanley Riley (bass)
Bernard Richards (cello) John Wills (harpsichord)
Covent Garden Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Douglas Robinson )
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader. Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Constant Lambert


Comedy By: William Davenant
Comedy By: John Dryden
Comedy By: Thomas Shadwell
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Edited By: Anthony Lewis
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Tenor: René Soames
Bass: William Parsons
Bass: Stanley Riley
Cello: Bernard Richards
Harpsichord: John Wills
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Alonzo, Duke of Savoy and Usurper of the Dukedom of Mantua: Andrew Cruickshank
Ferdinand, his Son: Cyril Cusack
Prospero, right Duke of Milan: Robert Harris
Antonio, his Brother, Usurper of the Dukedom: .Dennis Arundell
Gonzalo, a Nobleman of Savoy: J. Hubert Leslie
Hippolito, one that never saw Woman,right Heir of the Dukedom of Mantua: Allan McClelland
Stephano, Master of the Ship: Ivan Samson
Mustacho his Mate: Francis de Wolff
Trincalo, Boatswain: Norman Shelley
Ventoso, a Mariner: Ernest Jay
Miranda and Dorinda, Daughters to Prospero that never saw Man: Maxine Audley
Miranda and Dorinda, Daughters to Prospero that never saw Man: Cherry Cottrell
Ariel, an aiery Spirit, attendant on Prospero: Marjorie Westbury
Caliban a Monster of the Isle: Bernard Miles
Sycorax his Sister: Vida Hope

: Beatrice Lillie in 4 THE BEST OF BENCHLEY'

A radio appreciation by Michael Barsley


Unknown: Michael Barsley


Variations on a theme of Mozart played by the Orchestra of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk,
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


Unknown: Mozart
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

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