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: - ' Der Ring des Nibelungen ' ' GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG'

Music drama in a prelude and three acts by Wagner
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Vittore Veneziani)
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler (This recording of a performance on April 2 at La Scala, Milan, has been made available by courtesy of Radio Italiana. Turin)
The Valkyries' Rock
Act 1
Hall of the Gibichungs on the Rhine The Valkyries' Rock


Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Siegfried: Max Lorenz
Gunther: Joseph Hermann
Alberich: Alois Pernergtorfer
Hagen: Ludwig Weber
Brünnhilde: Kirsten Flagytad
Gutrune: Hilde Konetzni
Woglinde: Magda Gabory
Wellgunde: Margherita Kenney
Flosshilde: Siglinde Wagner
First norn: Margret Weth-Falke
Second norn: Margherita Kenney
Third norn: Hilde Konetzni
Waitraute: Elisabeth Hongen


Extracts from
' Le Gnand Testament '
Translated by Norman Cameron
Read by John, Laurie, ALan Wheatley
Grizeldia Hervey , Gladys Young -
Production by D. G. Bridson


Translated By: Norman Cameron
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Grizeldia Hervey
Unknown: Gladys Young
Production By: D. G. Bridson


Act 2
In front of the hall of the Gibichungs


Talk by Ian A. Richmond , F.S.A., Professor of Roman - British
Archaeology at Kirg's College, Newcastle upon Tyne
The worship of the god Mithras was widely diffused through the Roman world by the third century A-D. In Britain the cult was known on Hadrian's Wall, and in 1822 a Mithraic chapel was found at Housesteads, near Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1949 a new shrine was seen near Carrawburgh, and last year this was fully investigated. Professor Richmond describes what was found and discusses its relation to the Milhraic cult.


Talk By: Ian A. Richmond


A wooded place on the Rhine The hall of the Gibichungs Martin Cooper on ' The Ring' as a Political Myth: tomorrow at 10.55 followed by an interlude at 11.15


Unknown: Gibichungs Martin Cooper


4-Language and Science by Henbert Dingle ,
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College, London
' The Poetic Approach ': January 10


Unknown: Henbert Dingle


Gaspard de la nuit:
Ondine; Le gibet; Scarbo played by Walter Gieseking (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Walter Gieseking

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