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Noel Annan , Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, reviews the collection of critical essays by Lionel Trilling
(Recording of the broadcast on June 22;


Unknown: Noel Annan
Unknown: Lionel Trilling


Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 pteiyed by Irene Soharrer (piano)
Another programme of piano music by Chopin: October 23


Piano: Irene Soharrer


Selected by Jon Manchip White


Unknown: Jon Manchip White


A lyric tragedy in five acts
Words by the Abbé Pellagrin Music by Rameau
(Continued in next column) and
Thurston Dart (hanpsichord)
Edward Holmes (cello continuo)
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader. John Sha 'rpe)
Conducted by Roger Desormiere
Producer. Robert Collet
The action takes place in Ancient Greece, and at the entrance to Hades
(Rosina Raisbeck broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
Another performance: October 22
Act 1
The Temple of Diana at Trezene
Act 2
The Entrance to Hades
Act 3
The palace of Theseus, overlooking the sea


Unknown: Thurston Dart
Cello: Edward Holmes
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sha
Conducted By: Roger Desormiere
Producer: Robert Collet
Unknown: Rosina Raisbeck
Aricie: Margaret Ritchie
Phedre: Jennifer Vyvyan
Diane: Kyra Vayne
Oenone: Rosina Raisbeck
The High Priestess: Rosina Raisbeck
A huntress: Elizabeth Eriksson
A sailor-girl: Elizabeth Eriksson
Hippolyte: Raymond Amade
Thésée: Bernard Demign-Y
Pluton: Lucien Lovano
Neptune: Lucien Lovano
The Three Fates: Stuart Humphry Ward
The Three Fates: Lloyd Strauss Smith,
The Three Fates: Ian Wallace


Talk by Roy Meldrum
In recent years Mr. Meldrum has coached the University crew and the Lady Margaret Boat Club at Cambridge, as well as the English crew that won the European Championship last summer. He is the author of Rowing and Coaching.


Talk By: Roy Meldrum


Act 4
A wood sacred to Diana, near the sea
Act 5
Scene 1: As Act 4
Scene 2: The garden avenues of the forest of Aricia followed by an interlude at 9.50


A new translation for broadcasting by C. Day Lewis
Book 5


Broadcasting By: C. Day Lewis


Octet, Op. 67 played by Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Aubrey Thonger (horn)
Martin. String Quartet
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)
(The recorded broadcast of March 16)


Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Aubrey Thonger
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft


Talk by R. H. Ward
Baudelaire's mother married a distinguished French officer when Baudelaire was a child, so that in the poet's mind his mother and ' Madame Aupick ' became to some extent different and conflicting persons.
(The recorded broadcast of August 10)


Talk By: R. H. Ward
Unknown: Madame Aupick

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