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Roy Campbell introduces a selection from his translation of the poems of St. John of the Cross, read by Alan Wheatley


Introduces: Roy Campbell
Read By: Alan Wheatley


The Schola Polyphonica
Director, Henry Washington
Ralph Downes (organ)
Mass: Salve intemerata
Virgo Kyrie ; Gloria; Credo
Offertory: Felix namque
Mass: Salve intemerata Virgo
Sanctus and Benedictus; Agnus Dei
Second of five programmes of music by Tallis.


Unknown: Henry Washington
Unknown: Ralph Downes
Unknown: Virgo Kyrie
Unknown: Felix Namque


Malthus in the Twentieth Century
Talk by Alan Peacock Reader in Public Finance at the London School of Economics
Last of a group of three talks
To be repeated on June 10 followed by an interlude at 7.25


Talk By: Alan Peacock


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)
(Postponed from February 15)
The action takes place in France between the years 1429 and 1431 Prologue
Sc. 1: A large courtyard In the castle of Domremy
Sc. 2: A shrine in the forest near
Act 1
Sc. 1: A Held of battle near Rheims Sc. 2: The garden of the palace at


Music By: Verdi
Chorus-Master: Roberto Benaglio
Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
Carlo VII, king of France: Carlo Bergonzi
Giacomo, a pastor in Rheims Cathedral: Rolando Panerai
Giovanna, his daughter: Renata Tebaldi
Delil, a court official: Giulio Scarinci
Talbot, supreme commander of the English army: Vito Susca


Talk by Bonamy Dobree
The speaker comments on some aspects of the work of Rudyard Kipling that have so far received little attention from other critics


Talk By: Bonamy Dobree
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling


Act 2
The square before Rheims Cathedral
Act 3
In a fort held by the English
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 performince, but it has since disappeared from the repertoire. D. C.

: Studies in Interpretation

In the second of four illustrated talks, Edward Sackville-West compares different interpretations, on records, of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat


Presenter: Edward Sackville-West


Cromwell, the Kirk, and the King
Written by'Ivan Roots in collaboration with Christopher Sykes
Principal characters in order of speaking:
Production by Christopher Sykes


Written By: Ivan Roots
Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Production By: Christopher Sykes
Commissioner: Duncan McIntyre
Jaffray: Deryck Guyler
Duke of Buckingham: Heron Carvic
King Charles II: Hugh Burdeh
General Lambert: Andrew Osborn
Lord President: Ward Williams
Oliver Cromwell: Stephen Jack
Lord Fairfax: Anthony Shaw
A Scottish preacher: John Laurie
Lord Warriston: Carleton Hobbs
Sir David Leslie: John Glen


Saudades do Brasil
Sorocaba: Leme: Ipanema: Corcovado; Tijuca; Sumarg; Larenjeiras played by Angus Morrison (piano)


Piano: Angus Morrison


Second of two talks by A. Tilney Bassett
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 2)


Unknown: A. Tilney Bassett

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