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A selection from his poems in verse and prose made and Introduced by Raymond Mortimer
Presented by Rayner Heppenstall
Recorded in the original by Roger Blin , Madeleine Renaud , and Jean Yonneand read intraslation by Demmis Arumdell and Marjorie Wesbbury. (Translations by Frances Cormford ,Lord Derwentt, Margaret Jourdain. and Naomi Lewis )
Poems by Gerard de Nerval : tomorrow


Duced By: Raymond Mortimer
Presented By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Roger Blin
Unknown: Madeleine Renaud
Unknown: Jean Yonneand
Unknown: Demmis Arumdell
Unknown: Marjorie Wesbbury.
Unknown: Frances Cormford
Unknown: ,lord Derwentt,
Unknown: Margaret Jourdain.
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: Gerard de Nerval

: Covent Garden Opera. Trust presents the Covent Garden Opera in: Tristan und Isolde

Music drama in three acts by Wagner
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Matthews)
Conducted by Clemens Krauss
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
The action takes place at sea, in Cornwall, and in Brittany in Arthurian days
Act 1
On board King Marke's ship


Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Clemens Krauss
A young sailor: Edgar Evans
Isolde, daughter of the King of Ire land: Kirsten Flagstad
Brangἄne her attendant: Constance Shacklock
Kurwenal, Tristan's henchman: Sigurd Bjorling
Tristan, nephew of Marke: Set Svanholm
Melot falsefriend of Tristan: Geraint Evans
Marke, King of Cornwall: Norman Walker
A shepherd: David Tree
A steersman: Rhydderch Davies


Talk by Sir Wilfrid Eady, G.C.M.G.
The speaker was closely associated with Keynes at the Treasury and during the Bretton Woods Conference and the negotiations for the American loan. He does not comment on Keynes' economic theories but speaks about the personality that was revealed to the Treasury, where Sir Wilfrid Eady is Second Secretary.


Talk By: Sir Wilfrid Eady, G.C.M.G.
Unknown: Bretton Woods
Unknown: Sir Wilfrid Eady


Act 2
In the garden of Marke's castle


Talk by J. M. Cocking
Baudelaire, quoting K. T. A. Hoffmann and Swedenborg, maintained that all art is mystic revelation of the symbolism of the universe, which is a reflection or ' correspondence' of God. J. M. Cocking , cturcr in French at King's College, London, discusses the importance of this idea to Symbolism and Impressionism.


Talk By: J. M. Cocking
Unknown: K. T. A. Hoffmann
Unknown: J. M. Cocking


Act 3
In the ruined castle yard of Kareol in Brittany


Two colloquies
1—' thePower of Words'
2—' The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion *


Pagodes; La soiree dans Grenade; Jardins sous la pluie
Valse: La plus que lente played by Lyell Barbour (piano)


Played By: Lyell Barbour

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