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: The New Cosmology

Its Wider Implications by Sir Edmund Whittaker, F.R.S., Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh University
The talks on "The Nature of the Universe" given by Fred Hoyle in the Third Programme in January and February created widespread interest among both scientists and non-scientists. In this talk Sir Edmund Whittaker discusses some of the philosophical and religious implications of recent advances in cosmology.


Speaker: Sir Edmund Whittaker, F.R.S.

: Covent Garden Opera Trust presents the Covent Garden Opera in: Tristan und Isolde

Music drama in three acts by Wagner
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Douglas Robinson )
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick )
Conductor, Karl Rankl
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Act I
On board King Marke's ship


Composer: Richard Wagner
Singers: Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
Leader: Joseph Shadwick
Conductor: Karl Rankl
A young sailor: Edgar Evans
Isolde, daughter of the King of Ireland: Kirsten Flagstad
Brangaene, her attendant: Constance Shacklock
Kurwenal, Tristan's henchman: Paul Schoeffler
Tristan, nephew of Marke: Set Svanholm
Melot false friend of Tristan: Geraint Evans
Marke, King of Cornwall: Norman Walker
A shepherd: David Tree
A steersman: Rhydderch Davies


Talk by David Piper
The William III Memorial Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum brings together many portraits of William. The speaker considers these both as House of Orange propaganda and as enduring records of the man.


Talk By: David Piper
Unknown: Albert Museum

: Tristan und Isolde

Act 2
In the garden of Marke's castle


W. W. Robson reviews the recently translated volume of criticism by Professor Lukacs

: Tristan und Isolde

Act 3
In the ruined castle yard of Kareol in Brittany


A selection chosen and introduced by Lord David Cecil
Production by D. G. Bridson


Introduced By: Lord David Cecil
Production By: D. G. Bridson


Sonata played by Antonio Brosa (violin) Kathleen Long (piano)


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Piano: Kathleen Long

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