Talk by James Fisher
James Fisher was a member of the Severn Wildfowl Trust's expedition to Central Iceland last summer. He describes the discovery of what is probably the world's largest breeding-ground of the pink-footed goose.
Adagio-Allegro vivace; Largo con espressione; Scherzo and Trio; Finale played by the New Philharmonic Trio:
David Wise (violin)
Gethyn Wykeham-Gcorge (cello)
Winifred Davey (piano)
' Beauty of the World '
... Black as the raven's wing; red as the blood on the snow ... '
A folk tale told by Paddy Sherlock , chimney sweep, of County Clare
With an introduction by Professor J. H. Delargy of the Irish Folklore Commission
Produced by David Thomson
(The recorded broadcast of August 1)
The Black Dog of the Wild Forest: Feb. 23
Professor J. H.
A lyric drama in a prologue and three acts by Temistocle Solera
Music by Verdi
Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Rome
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
Conductor, Alfredo Simonetto
(Recording made available by courtesy of Radio Italiana, Rome)
Scene: France,, between. 1429 and 1431 Prologue
Sc. 1: A large courtyard in the castle of Domremy
Sc. 2: A shrine in the forest near
Sc. 1: A field of battle near Rheims Sc. 2: The garden of the palace at
This opera, which has for its subject the life and death of the Maid of Orleans, is one of Verdi's earliest: it was written in 1845, when he was thirty-two, and produced that year at La Scala, Milan. The libretto, by Solera, takes certain liberties with historical fact, representing Joan as in love with the Dauphin, and shirking the -final conflagration by letting her die of wounds sustained in battle. The opera was a success at its first performance, but it has since disappeared from the repertoire. D. C.
Carlo VII, King of France:
Giacomo, a pastor in Rheims Cathedral:
Giovanna, his daughter:
Delil, a court official:
Talbot, supreme commander of the English army:
John Bryson , Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, talks about the Victorian poet Arthur Hugh Clough
Clough's works have recently been published in a new critical edition. Among the new material in this edition is the complete version of the poem ' Dipsychus,' in which Clough revealed his own divided nature. Mr. Bryson comments on Clough's two personalities-his intellectual doubt and indecision, and the gay assurance of his light satiric verse.
See also tomorrow at 9.55
The square before Rheims Cathedral
In a fort held by the English
A juxtaposition of some arguments for and against the censorship of stage plays
Compiled and introduced by Leslie Stokes
played by Elsie Jacobs (piano)
Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany
Concertino in F minor played by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Conductor, Karl Murchinger on gramophone records