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London Chamber Singers
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
-Julian Bream (guitar)


Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Guitar: Julian Bream

: The 'Bacchae'

of Euripides
Translated by D. W. Lucas
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikee
Cast in order of speaking and singing:
with the London Chamber Players
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Translated By: D. W. Lucas
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Raymond Raikee
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Narrator: Frederick Allen
Dionysus (as a god, son of Zeus): René Soames
Dionysus (as a man, son of Semele): Alastair Duncan
Chorus of Eastern Women, followers of Dionysus: London Chamber Singers
Leader of Chorus: Marjorie Westbury
Teiresias, prophet of Apollo in Thebes: Cecil Trouncer
Cadmus, formerly king of Thebes. father of Agave and Semele: Norman Shelley
Pentheus, his grandson, present king of Thebes: Malcolm Hayes
A soldier: Anthony Jacobs
A herdsman: Franklyn Bellamy
An old slave: Arthur Young
Agave, daughter of Cadmus, mother of Pentheus: Gladys Young

: Excerpts from THE 'BACCHAE'

of Eurip;des
(in Greek)
(vv. 13-31, 1077-94, 491-508, 519-36, 135-69. 1388-92, in the Oxford text)
Introduced by D. W. Lucas
Readers: George Rylands
Andrew Cohen , Heather Brown with the London Chamber Singers
Conductor, Antjhony Bernard
Production by Raymond Raikes


Introduced By: D. W. Lucas
Readers: George Rylands
Readers: Andrew Cohen
Readers: Heather Brown
Production By: Raymond Raikes


Gareth Morris (flute)
George Malcolm
(harpsichord and piano)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader. Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Georges Enesco


Flute: Gareth Morris
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Georges Enesco


Talk by Eva Taylor ,
Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of London
First of three talks in which geographers consider the part played in human affairs by climate, position on the globe. and the distribution of natural resources


Talk By: Eva Taylor


Larry Adler (harmonica)
The Leighton Lucas Orcheatia
(Leader, Ronald Good)
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Unknown: Larry Adler
Leader: Leighton Lucas Orcheatia
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


Sir Arthur Grimble tells a version of the creation myth which he heard and took down from an elder of the Sun clan in the Gilbert Islands thirty-five years ago


Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble


Sonata in G played by Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Hephzibah Menuhin (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Hephzibah Menuhin

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