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: HENRY REED

A selection of his poems
Readers:
Anne Cullen , John Fabian
Marius Goring , Henry Reed
Production by R. D. Smith

Contributors

Readers: Anne Cullen
Readers: John Fabian
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Henry Reed
Production By: R. D. Smith

: Bach CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

(sung in English)
Part 2
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
William Herbert (tenor) Norman Walker (bass)
Continuo:
Harvey Phillips (cello)
Thornton Lofthouse (harpsichord)
Geraint Jones (organ)
The Cantata Singers
The Jacques Orchestra
(Leader, Irene Richards )
Conducted by Reginald Jacques

Contributors

Contralto: Kathleen Joyce
Tenor: William Herbert
Bass: Norman Walker
Cello: Harvey Phillips
Harpsichord: Thornton Lofthouse
Harpsichord: Geraint Jones
Leader: Irene Richards
Conducted By: Reginald Jacques

: THE ARITHMETIC OF HISTORY

Max Beloff discusses the writings of the French historian Charles Moraze. and in particular the recently published first volume of his Essai sur la Civilisation d'Occident'

Contributors

Unknown: Max Beloff
Unknown: Charles Moraze.

: 'Der Ring des Nibelungen' 'DAS RHEINGOLD'

Music drama in four scenes by Wagner
(Continued in next column)
Orchestra of La Scaia. Milan
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler
Scene 1:
At the bottom of the Rhine
Scene 2:
An open space on a mountain height
Scene 3:
The subterranean caves of Nibelhelm
Scene 4:
An open space on a mountain height (This recording of a performance on March 4 at La Scala, Milan, has been made available by courtesy of Radio Italiana. Milan)
' Die Walkure ': Friday. Bee also Thursday at 9.10, Saturday at 10.40 followed by an interlude at 10.0

Contributors

Unknown: Wagner
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Wotan: Ferdinand Frantz
Donner: Angelo Mattiello
Froh: C Haltig
Loge: Joachim Sattler
Nibelungs Alberich: Alois Pernerstorfer
Mime: Peter Markwort
Fasolt: Ludwig Weber
Fafner: Albert Emmerich
Fricka: Elisabeth Hongen
Freia: Walburga Wegener
Erda: Wette Falke
Woglinde: Magda Gabory
Wellgunde: Margarita Kenney
Flosshilde: Siglinde Wagner

: THE NATIVITY'

A ballad cantata
Devised and produced by Terence Tiller
The music arranged and composed by Elizabeth Poston
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Catherine Lawson (contralto) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Eric Barnes (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (bass-baritone)
Speaker. Jill Balcon
The Garvent Singers
Welbeck String Orchestra
Conducted by Douglas Robinson
The producer and the composer believe this work, specially composed for Christmas 1950, to be the first of its kind ever attempted. Although a true cantata, it bears much the same relation to the conventional form as ballad opera does to grand opera. Its libretto is a careful mosaic derived from traditional ballads and carols and medieval lyrics, together with a few lines written in imitation of these. The score itself is based almost entirely on folk-melodies or on those of medieval carols. However, Elizabeth Poston has woven round them much original music, and has made wholly original settings-in the style of the rest-of three ' numbers.' The ideal aimed at, throughout both libretto and score, has been a simple (but not naive) beauty.

Contributors

Produced By: Terence Tiller
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Contralto: Catherine Lawson
Contralto: Alfred Deller
Tenor: Eric Barnes
Bass-Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Unknown: Elizabeth Poston

: MOZART

Quartet in F (K.590) played by the Budapest String Quartet on gramophone records

: THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE

Byzantine Art by Hugo Buchthal Ph.D ,., Reader in the History of Art, Warburg Institute, London University (The recorded broadcast of Dec. 22)
Third of four talks

Contributors

Reader: Hugo Buchthal Ph.D

: DOMENICO SCARLATTI and HINDEMITH

Szymon Goldberg (violin)
Lucille Wallace (harpsichord)

Contributors

Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Harpsichord: Lucille Wallace

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