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: The Glyndebourne Opera presents ' IDOMENEO '

An opera in three acts
Libretto by the Abbé Varesco
Music by Mozart
The original version edited for performance by Hans Gal
Cast in order of singing:
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Conducted by John Pritchard
Continuo played by the conductor at the harpsichord and Karel Horitz (cello)
Produced by Carl Ebert
From Glyndebourne
Acts 1 and 2


Unknown: Hans Gal
Leader: David McCallum
Conducted By: John Pritchard
Cello: Karel Horitz
Produced By: Carl Ebert
Alia, a Trojan princess, daughter of Priam: Sena Jurinac
Idamante, prince of Crete, son of ldomeneo: Leopold Simoneau
Arbace, counsellor to ldomeneo: John Cameron
Electra, daughter of Agamemnon: Maria Kinasiewicz
Idomeneo, king of Crete: Richard Lewis
High priest of Neptune: Alexander Young
The voice of Neptune: Hervey Alan

: Imaginary Conversations ' THE VOICE OF GOD'

Drawn from the Fourth Day of ' Alciphron ' by the Rev. George Berkeley , later Bishop of Cloyne
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Rayner Heppenstall
These Greek names are given to New England farmers and to English and Irish intellectuals and reformers of the second quarter of the eighteenth century.


Unknown: Rev. George Berkeley
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Dion: Keith Pyott
Alciphron: Anthony Jacobs
Euphranor: Cecil Trouncer
Crito: Oliver Burt
Lysicles: Lewis Wilson
Narrator: John Richmond


La Mer
(three symphonic sketches)
De l'aube a midi sur la mer
Jeux de vagues
Dialogue du vent et de la mer played by the NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toscanini on gramophone records


The prospects of racial co-operation
The Dynamic of Government by Lord Hailey
P.C., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E.
Lord Hailey analyses some of the systems of government in African territories, their motives, achievements, and future.
First of a series of seven talks


A comedy by Luigi Pirandello
Translated by Arthur Livingston and adapted for broadcasting by Helena Wood
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Comedy By: Luigi Pirandello
Translated By: Arthur Livingston
Broadcasting By: Helena Wood
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham


by Ilona Kabos


Unknown: Ilona Kabos

: Some reflections on the IRVING-SHAW CONTROVERSY

by Gordon Craig


Unknown: Gordon Craig


The Aleph String Quartet:,
Alan Loveday (violin)
Reginald Morley (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola)
Harvey Phillips (cello)
Quartet in C, Op. 3 No. 2
Quartet in E flat, Op. 20 No. 1
(The recorded broadcast of August 8)


Violin: Alan Loveday
Violin: Reginald Morley
Viola: Max Gilbert
Cello: Harvey Phillips

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