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: Bayreuth Festival ' PARSIFAL '

A sacred festival drama in three acts by Richard Wagner
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
(Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz )
Conductor, Hans Knappertsbusch
From Bayreuth.
Act 1
In the Grail's domain
The hall of the Grail castle


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
Amfortas: George London
Titurel: Kurt Bohme
Gurnemanz: Ludwig Weber
Parsifal: Wolfgang Windgassen
Klingsor: Hermann Uhde
Kundry: Martha Modi
Knights of the Grail: Josef Traxel
Knights of the Grail: Werner Faulhaber
Esquires: Hildegard Schilnemann
Esquires: Hanna Ludwig
Esquires: Gerhard Unger
Esquires: Gerhard Stolze
Klingsor's Flower Maidens: .: Rita Streich
Klingsor's Flower Maidens: .: Erika Zimmermann
Klingsor's Flower Maidens: .: Hanna Ludwig
Klingsor's Flower Maidens: .: Paula Brivkalne
Klingsor's Flower Maidens: .: Maria Lacorn
Klingsor's Flower Maidens: .: Hertha Topper
A solo alto voice: Ruth Siewert

: Imaginary Conversations ' THE TRAIN TO BANBURY '

by Sean O'Faolain
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
John Henry Newman: Felix Aylmer
Charles Kingsley: Leslie Perrins
Ambrose St John: J Hubert Leslie


Act 2
Klingsor's enchanted castle and garden


A series of eight talks on science and the supply of food
2-Place in the Sunby Eric Ashby Vice-Chancellor
The Queen's University, Belfast and formerly Professor of Botany in the University of Manchester
In this talk Dr. Ashby considers the plant in its function and adaptation to man's use.


Unknown: Eric Ashby


' The Lady of Shalott '
' The Dying Swan '
' The " Revenge " '
Read by Margaret Rawlings
(The recorded broadcast of July 6)


Read By: Margaret Rawlings


Act 3
In the Grail's domain
The hall of the Grail castle


Talk by Saburi Biobaku , Ph.D.
The speaker describes the problems and methods of historical research into non-literate societies, where written documentation is lacking. He refers in particular to the work he is preparing on his own people, the Yoruba of Western Nigeria
(The recorded broadcast of May 3)


Talk By: Saburi Biobaku

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