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Partita No. 2, in D minor for unaccompanied violin
Allemande; Courante; Sarabande;
Gigue; Chaconne played by Telmanyl


James Joll , Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford, reviews E. H. Carr 's study of German-Soviet relations between the two world wars
(The recorded broadcast of June 28)


Unknown: James Joll
Unknown: E. H. Carr

: Edinburgh International Festival The Hamburg State Opera production of ' FIDELIO

Opera in two acts
Words by Sonnleithner and Treitschke
Music by Beethoven
(sung in German)
Cast in order of singing:
Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera
(Chorus Master, Gunther Hertel ) augmented by members of the Edinburgh Opera Society
Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Ludwig Produced by Gunther Rennert
From the King's Theatre, Edinburgh
(Continued in next column)
Scene: Eighteenth-century Spain
Act 1
Sc. 1: A room in the gaoler's house
Sc. 2: The courtyard of the prison Act 1 is also being broadcast in the Scottish Home Service


Chorus Master: Gunther Hertel
Conducted By: Leopold Ludwig
Produced By: Gunther Rennert
Jacquino, porter at the prison: Kurt Marschner
Marzellina, daughter of Rocco: Lisa Delia Casa
Rocco, head gaoler: Theo Hermann
Leonora, wife of Florestan, disguised under the name of Fidelio: Martha Modi
Don Pizarro, Governor of the State Prison: Josef Metternich
First Prisoner: Fritz Göllnitz
Second Prisoner: Toni Blankenheim
Florestan, a political prisoner: Peter Anders
Don Fernando, the Minister of State: Caspar Brbcheler


' The Open-field Town '
Second of three talks by W. G. Hoskins
Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford
In this talk Dr. Hoskins examines the topographical history of three Midland towns-Nottingham, Leicester, and Stamford-and shows how the different conditions of ownership of their adjoining open fielda have variously affected the modern landscape of these towns


Act 2
Be. 1: A subterranean cell
Overture: Leonora No. 3
Sc. 2: The square outside the prison


Two talks by A. P. Ryan
2—' Eating and Drinking '
What was life like in the %iiddle period of the nineteenth century; In these talks A. P. Ryan brings evidence from ' the old squares ' themselves.


Unknown: A. P. Ryan


The Aleph String Quartet:
Alan Loveday (violin)
Reginald Morley (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola)
Harvey Phillips (cello)


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


Last of a group of three talks by Lord Kinross


Unknown: Lord Kinross


Trevor Fisher (piano)


Piano: Trevor Fisher

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