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Walter Kagi (viola)
Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Hans Rosibaud


Viola: Walter Kagi
Conductor: Hans Rosibaud


British and French Conceptions of Colonial Administration by Pierre Frédérix

: The Rescue

[Starring] James McKechnie and Rachel Gurney with Leslie French and Leon Quartermaine
A melodrama for broadcasting based on Homer's "Odyssey" by Edward Sackville-West.
Music composed by Benjamin Britten.
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader John Sharpe), conducted by Clarence Rabould.
A new production by Raymond Raikes of the programme first broadcast in November 1943.
(Frederick Sharp broadcasts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)
Edward Sackville-West writes on p.6.
Part 1


Writer: Edward Sackville-West
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Musicians: BBC Opera Orchestra
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Clarence Rabould
Production: Raymond Raikes
Phemius the Poet: Leon Quartermaine
The Goddess Athene: Catherine Salkeld
Mentor, watchman of Odysseus' house: Harcourt Williams
Eurymachus, a suitor for the hand of Penelope: John Glen
Halitherses, a fisherman: Julian Somers
His wife: Ella Milne
Machaon, his son: Roger Delgado
Callidice, his daughter: Jane Wenham
Irus a sinister clown: Leslie French
Leodes, a priest: Noel Iliff
Penelope, wife of Odysseus: Rachel Gurney
Eurynome, her servant: Margaret Lang
Telemachus, her son: David Peel
Euryclea, a nurse: Vivienne Chatterton
Coxswain: Douglas Muir
First sailor: David Kossoff
Second sailor: Harry Hutchinson
Third sailor: Eric Anderson
Odysseus: James McKechnie
Eumaeus, a swineherd: Richard George
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Antinous: Richard Williams
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Peisander: Andrew Faulds
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Agelaus: Martin Lewis
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Amphinomus: Richard Hurndall
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Leocritus: Wyndham Milligan
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Ctesippus: Howieson Culff
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Eurydamas: Heron Carvic
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Noemon: Bryan Powley
Medon a herald: Charles Maunsell
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Melanthius: Preston Lockwood
Suitor for the hand of Penelope - Alastor: Donald Eccles
Singer - Athene: Jennifer Vyvyan
Singer - Hermes: Rene Soames
Singer - Apollo: Frederick Sharp
Singer - Artemis: Jean Austin-Dobson
Mourner and naiad: Joan England
Mourner and naiad: Marion Gervaise
Mourner and naiad: Ethel Giles
Mourner and naiad: Eileen McLoughlin


Aeolian String Quartet :
Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin) Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)
Quartet in B flat. Op. 3 No. 4 Quartet in D minor. Op. 42
Another programme of Quartets by Haydn: September 21


Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore


Part 2
Another performance: tomorrow


Pro Musica Antiqua Ensemble :
Maria Ceuppens (soprano)
Jeanne Deroubaix (contralto)
Louis Devos - (tenor)
Franz Mertens (tenor)
Albert van Ackere (baritone) Sylva Devos (minstrel's harp) Rachel van Heeke (treble viol)
Jean-Christophe van Hecke (tenor viol)
Michel Podolski (lute)
Charles Koenig (recorders)
Director, Safford Cape
N'esse pas un grand deplaisir;
Douleur me bat; Faulte d'argent
Josquin des Pres


Soprano: Maria Ceuppens
Contralto: Jeanne Deroubaix
Tenor: Louis Devos
Tenor: Franz Mertens
Baritone: Albert van Ackere
Baritone: Sylva Devos
Harp: Rachel van Heeke
Tenor: Jean-Christophe van Hecke
Unknown: Michel Podolski
Unknown: Charles Koenig
Unknown: Safford Cape


Francis Watson considers the effects of Rabindranath Tagere 's friendship with Sir William Rothenstein on the development of Indian nationhood and on the relations between India and Britain


Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Rabindranath Tagere
Unknown: Sir William Rothenstein

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