by Anton Chekhov
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe from the translation by Constance Garnett
Music on the guitar arranged and played by Alexis Chesnakov Produced by Hugh Stewart
David Magarshack writes on page 6
During the interval (7.0-7.10 app.) the following will be broadcast:
The Enchanted Lake played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Kousseyitzky on gramophone records
Anna Petrovna, his wife:
Count Shabelsky, uncle to Ivanov:
Misha Borkin, Ivanov's cousin,steward of his estate:
Pavel Lebedyev, a neighbour:
ZInalda Lebedyev, Pavel's wife:
Sasha their daughter:
Marfa Babakin, a rich widow:
At the Lebedyevs' party:Dimitri Kossih:
At the Lebedyevs' party:Avdotya Nazarovna:
At the Lebedyevs' party:First guest:
At the Lebedyevs' party:Second guest:
At the Lebedyevs' party:Third guest:
At the Lebedyevs' party:Fourth guest:
Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Bruce Boyce (baritone)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conductor, Boyd Neel
conducted by the composer
(first performance in this country)
Goffredo Petrassi , one of Italy's leading composers, is on a visit to this country. and during his stay he will conduct the first performances here of two of his most important works: the Four Sacred Hymns to be heard tonight, and the second Concerto for Orchestra, which will be given at a concert of the London Contemporary Music Centre on May 13 (also to be broadcast in the Third Programme). Two of Petrassi's choral works-Psalm IX and Coro di Morti—have been broadcast in recent years, but this is his first work for solo voices and orchestra to be heard in this country. It was written in 1942; the first two hymns are for tenor, the last two for baritone. D.C.
Second of two illustrated talks by Herbert Read
Extracts from writings on art read by Denis McCarthy
In this talk Herbert Read speaks about art criticism as literature. He suggests that the tradition of art criticism that has prevailed for the last fifty years is no longer applicable to many kinds of contemporary art.
A reading, with musical illustrations. of Verlaine's L'Art Poetique '
Programme arranged and introduced by Martin Cooper
Reader. Pierre Lefevre
(The music is on gramophone rpcords)
(Previously broadcast on June 2, 19511
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