11th. and 12th-century Organa
The Ambrosian Singers
Desmond Dupre (tenor viol) Robert Donington (bass viol)
Kyrie . Rex immense
Viderunt Emanuel Patris unigenitum Per letalis poml pastum
Agnus Dei qui pius es factus Verbum Patris humanatur Verbum bonum et suave
Introduced by Dom Anselm Hughes , O.S.B.
The apparent northward trend of French music in the eleventh and twelfth centuries was by no means restricted to secular monody. Early organa, like the melodies of the troubadpurs, developed and flourished in the encouraging atmosphere of Provence long before the centre of interest shifted to Paris. It was in the Abbey of St. Martial at Limoges that some of the most effective experiments in harmonised plainsong were first heard and appreciated, and thanks to a young English student's lecture-notes (preserved to this day in the British Museum) an excellent account of the correct manner of performance is available. This programme shows how the transition from unmeasured to measured music was brought about by the acceptance of an essent ally harmonic style, and how the rhythmical modes were formed and crystallised. D.S.
by Jacinto Benavente
Translated from the Spanish by John Garrett Underhill
Adapted for broadcasting by Derek Patmore and Helena Wood
Production by Archie Campbell
Members of a dance troupe:
Friends of Donina: with Aubrey Richards , Frank Coburn
Imperia, a courtesan:
Leonardo, a sculptor:
Countess Rinaldi, his confidante:
Prince Florencio, her son:
Prince Michael Alexander, uncle to Florencio:
Mr Jacob, proprietor of a music-hall and circus:
Majesta an old woman:
(Leader, Laurance Turner )
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik
followed by an Interlude at 9.20
for Whit Sunday by the Rev. G. W. H. Lampe , M.c.
Fellow and Chaplain of St. John's College. Oxford
Rev. G. W. H.
Sonata in G. Op. 79 Sonata in F, Op. 64
Sonata in E flat, Op. 31 No. 3 played by Claudio Arrau (piano)
Fifth of sixteen recitals during which Claudio Arrau is playing all Beet hoven 's piano sonatas and the Diabelli Variations.
by Lucian Freud with an introduction by Nanos Valaoritis
Nanos Valaoritis , a young poet who haa known Lucian Freud 's work for a considerable time, talks about its particular qualities. Lucian Freud who has lately concentrated on painting portraits, then defines his attitude towards his subject matter and towards the activity of painting as such.
An exhibition of his pictures is now on view in London at the Hanover Gallery.
followed by an Interlude at 10.50
by Valverde, Granados, Turina, and Falla: Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), with Gerald Moore (piano) on gramophone records
Reminiscences by Gordon Craig
Other talks by Gordon Craig : June 14 and 27