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National Food by Alan Pryce-Jones
Second of three talks
Harold Nicolson on The Importance of Being Greedy: September 17


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Harold Nicolson


Quartet in G, Op. 161 played by the Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin)
Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Violin: Siegmund Nissel
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett


Herbert Read talks about
Michael Roberts , whose posthumous book ' The Estate of Man' has been published recently


Unknown: Michael Roberts


A mystery without a solution by R. H. Ward
Isn't this desire for change an unresting anxiety which will pursue me wherever I go? ' '— ' Werther ' (Goethe)
Produced by Owen Reed in the BBC's West of England studios


Unknown: R. H. Ward
Produced By: Owen Reed
Clay: Abraham Sofaer
Hippax: Ivan, Samson
Lines: Alan Wheatley
Digges: Charles Maunsell
Tommy: Charles Marford
Mrs Gowker: Joan White
Miss Mool: Vivienne Chatterton
Clatter: James Dale
Tash: Raf de la Torre
Boy Gorman: Basil Jones

: Venice Festival 'THE RAKE'S PROGRESS'

Opera in three acts and an epilogue
A fable by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Music by Stravinsky
Servants, whores, roaring boys, citizens, madmen
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Vittorio Veneziano )
Conducted by Igor Stravinsky
Producer. Carl Ebert
Deryck Cooke writes on page 11
Act 1
Sc. 1: The garden of Trulove's country cottage. Spring afternoon
Sc.2: Mother Goose 's, a London brothel. Summer
Sc. 3: The garden of Trulove's cottage. Autumn night
Act 2
Sc. 1: Morning-room of Rakewell's house irr London. Autumn morning
Sc. 2: The street before Rakewell's house. Autumn dusk
Sc. 3: Morning-room of Rakewell's house. Winter morning
Act 3
Sc. 1: Morning room of Rakewell's house. Spring afternoon
Sc. 2: A churchyard. The same night Sc. 3: Bediam
From La Fenice Opera House, Venice
As we go to press the starting times and duration of the intervals are not known. If time allows, the following programmes will be broadcast:
During the first interval:
A Fire, a Flood and the Price of Meat
A talk by Henry Green about some not unusual experiences that set him wondering why people read novels
(The recorded broadcast of August 6)
During the second interval:
' On the Eve ': Venice
A reading by Natalie Moya of 4 chapter from the novel by TurgeneT. (Translation by Gilbert Gardiner )


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Chester Kallman
Chorus-Master: Vittorio Veneziano
Conducted By: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Deryck Cooke
Unknown: Mother Goose
Talk By: Henry Green
Reading By: Natalie Moya
Translation By: Gilbert Gardiner
Trulove: Rafael Arte
Anne his daughter: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Tom Rakewell: Robert Rounseville
Nick Shadow: Otakar Kraus
Mother Goose: Nellie Tangeman
Baba the Turk: Jennie Tourel
Sellem, auctioneer: Hugues Cuenod

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