George Parker (baritone)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Joan Davies (piano)
Talk by Robert Furneaux Jordan F.R.I.B.A , ., Principal of the Architectural Association School
The speaker discusses the genesis of Charles Barry's Palace of Westminster in 1834 and contrasts it with the ciccumstances that led to Sir Giles Scott's new
House of Commons in 1950.
Opera in three acts and seven scenes
Libretto by Mery Du Lode
English version by Norman Tucker
Music by Verdi
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leo Quayle )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader. Walter Price )
Conductor, Michael Mudie
Production by George Devine
7.0 Act 1
Scene 1: The forest of Fontainebleau.
A night in winter
Scene 2: Inside the palace in Madrid six months later. Morning
8.15 Act 2
Scene 1: The palace garden, some weeks later. Night
Scane 2: The King's private chamber.
Dawn next morning
Scene 3: Inside the Palace. The same morning
9.25 Act 3
Scene 1: The vaults of the palace.
The same evening
Scene 2: The palace garden. Later that night
Philip II King of Spain:
Don Carlos, his son:
Rodrigo Duke of Posa:
The Grand Inquisitor:
Elizabeth of Valois:
Thibault Elizabeth's page:
Count of Lerma:
Talk by James Hemming ,
Over the past half-century educational research has thrown new light on how children learn and develop. It is important to society that this new knowledge should be reflected in educational practice, but it is proving difficult and costly to achieve this. The speaker, who has studied educational practice here and in other countries, examines the situation as it affects children, parents, .teachers, and employers.
Quintet, Op. 41 played by the Quintette de I'Atelier:
André Proffit (violin)
Jacques Dejean (violin) Pierre Ladhuie (viola) Charles Bartsch (cello) Emile Passani (piano)
Gabriel Piern é (1863-1937) was a French composer and conductor who, at the Paris Conservatoire, studied the organ under César Franck and composition under Massenet. In 1890 he succeeded Franck as organist of Sainte Clotilde and held the position for eight years. In 1903 he was appointed assistant conductor of the Concerts Colonne, and at Colonne's death seven years later Pierné took charge of the concerts and conducted them with great success until his retirement in 1932. He was a prolific composer and typically
French in his grace and elegance. Among his works are a number of operas, oratorios, and ballets. His Piano Quintet, the most important of his chamber works, was performed for the first time in 1919. After an imposing opening movement, Moderato, there follows a movement ' On a Zortzicorhythm,' which is a Basque dance in five-eight time. The finale has a slow introduction in which earlier themes are reviewed, and this leads to an Allegro viva which is dramatic as well as lively.
A mock elegy and the praise of a young girl by John Skelton (c. 1460-1529)