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: THE OPERA

Thomas -Carlyle, after a visit to the Haymarket, laments upon the state of opera in this country
Reader, John Laurie

Contributors

Reader: John Laurie

: * CASA GUIDI WINDOWS'

Margaret Rawlings reads passages from the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Rawlings
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

: HAYDN and SCHUBERT

Use Wolf (soprano)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentlev (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)

Contributors

Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentlev
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron

: THE NEWS

of the year
The sixth of seven nightly broadcasts in the course of which the news of 1851 is reviewed

: LIFE AMONG THE LONDON POOR

2 — 'Street-Sellers, Street-Finders and Street-Performers
Compiled by Douglas Cleverdon and Laurence Kitchin from the conversations recorded by Henry Mayhew

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Laurence Kitchin
Unknown: Henry Mayhew

: OPERA IN LONDON

Excerpts from
Mendelssohn's
' Son and Stranger '
(first London performance at the Little Haymarket Theatre on July 7, 1851)
Gounod's ' Sapho '
(first London performance at Covent Garden on August 9. 1851)
Verdi's ' Ernani'
(first London performance in English at the Surrey Theatre on November 1, 1851)
SON AND STRANGER (MENDELSSOHN)
Overture
Air: I am a roamer
SAPHO(GOUNOD)
Closing Scene of Act 2:
Adieu, patrie
Chanson du pâtre
O ma lyre immortelle
(Continued in next column)
ERNANI (VERDI) from Act 1:
Prelude and Introduction
Recit. and Cavatina: Ernani Recit. and Cavatina: Eivira from Act 3:
The Conspiracy Scene
Singers:
Victoria Sladen (soprano)
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)
Ronald Hill (tenor)
Alexander Young (tenor) Roderick Jones (baritone)
George James (bass)
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville ) with the BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Soprano: Victoria Sladen
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe
Tenor: Ronald Hill
Tenor: Alexander Young
Baritone: Roderick Jones
Bass: George James
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: LISTEN WITH MAMMA

Ten minutes of songs and stories for little people under five, designed to entertain and instruct the infant mind followed by WOMAN'S HOUR
A pot-pourri for the edification and instruction of ladies at home
Including notices of the new Bloomer costume, replies to correspondents, comment on newly published works, and the latest instalment of a serial story by Mrs. Trollope

: BOX AND COX'

A Romance of Real Life by John Maddison Morton

Contributors

Unknown: John Maddison Morton

: COLONIAL SELF-GOVERNMENT

Summary of a debate in the House of Commons in April 1851 upon the motion for reducing Colonial expenditure and for giving to the Colonies ample powers for their local self-government. Of this debate the Prime Minister. Lord John Russell , said that the question was in fact 'whether the tendency of our policy shall be towards the maintenance or the dissolution of the Empire '
Reader, Alvar Lidell

Contributors

Unknown: Lord John Russell

: PIANO STUDIES

played by Tomford Harris

Contributors

Played By: Tomford Harris

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