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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Serge Koussevitzky on gramophone records


Conducted By: Serge Koussevitzky

: From Degas to Paul Valery

A reminiscent talk by the French poet Fernand Gregh on some of the Symbolists and Impressionists.


Presenter: Fernand Gregh


II pensieroso
Au lac de Wallenstadt Pastorale
Les jeux d'eaux a la villa d'Este
Apres une lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi sonata)
(Années de Pelerinage) played by Louis Kentner (piano)


Piano: Louis Kentner


A selection from his verse made and introduced by Raymond Mortimer
Presented by Rayner Heppenstall
Recorded in the original by Roger Blin and Jean Yonnel and read in translation by Nicolette Bernard and Dennis Arundell. (Translations by Frances Cornford. R. J. P. Hewison , and L. E. Jones )


Introduced By: Raymond Mortimer
Presented By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Roger Blin
Unknown: Jean Yonnel
Translation By: Nicolette Bernard
Translation By: Dennis Arundell.
Unknown: Frances Cornford.
Unknown: R. J. P. Hewison
Unknown: L. E. Jones


Monthly reports on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Chosen by Alan Pryce-Jones


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones


Lyric drama in five acts and twelve tableaux by Maurice Maeterlinck
Music by Claude Debussy
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader. Max Salpeter )
Conducted by D. E. Inghelbrecht
Act 1
Sc. 1: A forest glade by a stream Sc. 2: A hall in Arkel's castle Sc. 3: In front of the castle
Act 2
Sc. 1: A fountain in the castle park Sc. 2: A room in the castle
Sc. 3: The entrance to a cave
Act 3
Sc 1: Below the tower of the castle Sc. 2: The castle vaults
Sc. 3: The terrace at the entrance to the vaults
Sc. 4: A space in front of the castle


Unknown: Maurice Maeterlinck
Music By: Claude Debussy
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: D. E. Inghelbrecht
Grandsons of Arkel:Pelleas: Camille Maurane
Golaud: Bertrand Etcheverry
Arkel King of Allemonte: Andre Vessieres
Yniold Golaud's son by a former marriage: Marjorie Westbury
A physician: Ernest Frank
A shepherd: Ernest Frank
Mélisande: Suzanne Danco
Genevieve: Oda Slobodskaya

: Les Peintres et Les Spectacles

A talk by Douglas Cooper on Paris night life in the 1880s and 1890s as reflected in the paintings of the period.


Presenter: Douglas Cooper


Act 4
Sc. 1: A room in the castle
Se. 2: The fountain in the castle park
Act 5
A room in the castle


Persia's Western Veneer by Philip Toynbee


Unknown: Philip Toynbee


Quartet in A
(K.464) played by the Amadeus String Quartet

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