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: Bayreuth Festival 'TRISTAN UND ISOLDE'

Music-drama in three acts by Richard Wagner
Cast in order of singing:
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
(Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz )
Conductor, Herbert von Karajan
From Bayreuth.
The action takes place at sea, in Cornwall, and in Brittany, in Arthurian days
Act 1
On board King Marke's s ship


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
A young sailor: Gerhard Unger
Isolde, daughter of the King of Ireland .: Martha Modi
Brangane, her attendant: Ira Malaniuk
Kurwenal, Tristan's henchman: Hans Hotter
Tristan, nephew of Marke: Ramon Vinay
Melot, false friend of Tristan: Hermann Uhde
Marke, King of Cornwall: Ludwig Weber
A shepherd: Gerhard Stolze
A steersman: Werner Faulhaber

: 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


Act 2
In the garden of Marke's castle


by I. S. Bowen
Director of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California
This is a shortened version of the Halley Lecture given by Dr. Bowen in Oxford on May 14.


Unknown: I. S. Bowen


Act 3
In the ruined castle yard of Kareol in Brittany


Dame Sybil Thorndike talks of a friendship that lasted for more than thirty years
(The recorded broadcast of July 6)


Talks: Dame Sybil Thorndike

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