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Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Gareth Morris (flute)
The Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello)
Peggy Shimmin 's arrangement of three French folk songs (' Le coucou,' ' Une fillette a sa poupee,' and ' Oui, Monsieur Polichinel ') was brought forward last January by the Society for the Promotion of New Music. At a concert given by the Society in 1948 the first five movements of William Bardwell 's Diablotins ' were played; the remaining five#moveimenits were added two years later, and tonight-the complete work is being performed for Che first time.


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Flute: Gareth Morris
Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Lilly Phillips
Unknown: Peggy Shimmin
Unknown: Monsieur Polichinel
Unknown: William Bardwell


' The Open Society and its Enemies ' by Karl Popper reviewed by William Clark
'-The Open Society and its Enemies' was first published in 1945 and has now been re-issued. William Clark suggests that Professor Popper's * philosophy of moderation,' and his criticism of the ideal societies proposed by Plato and Marx, provides a theory of politics the application of which in practice might effectively meet the needs of our present situation.


Unknown: Karl Popper
Reviewed By: William Clark
Unknown: William Clark

: From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (by arrangement with the Governors): The Seraglio

Opera in three acts
English translation by Edward J. Dent
Music by Mozart
Cast in order of singing:
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Marcus Dods )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, Walter Price)
Conductor, James Robertson
Producer, Clive Carey
The action takes place on the Turkish coast ia the Pasha Selim 's palace
Arthur Jacobs' 'Music Diary' —p. 5
Act 1
Outside the Pasha Selim 's palace
7.45 app. Interval
7.55 app. Act 2
The garden of the palace harem
8.55 app. Interval
9.5 Act 3
A terrace outside the harem overlooking the sea
During the intervals Christopher Pemberton reads from 'The Letters of Mozart and his Family,' translated by Emily Anderson


English translation by: Edward J. Dent
Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Orchestra leader: Walter Price
Conductor: James Robertson
Producer: Clive Carey
Reader (interval feature): Christopher Pemberton
Translated By: Emily Anderson
Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman: Rowland Jones
Osmin, the Pasha's steward: Stanley Clarkson
Pedrillo, Belmonte's servant, at present in the service of the Pasha: Ereach Riley
Selim, a Turkish Pasha (spoken Part): Gavin Gordon
Constanza, a Spanish lady. betrothed to Belmonte: Jennifer Vyvyan
Blonda her English maid beloved of Pedrillo: Marlon Studholme

: Donald Wolfit in 4 OEDIPUS AT COLONUS

by Sophocles
Translated by E. F. Watling
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
with the London Chamber Singers and the London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper .)
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
The ' Oedipus at Colonus ' was probably first produced in Athens in 401 B.C., after the poet's death.
(Godfrey Kenton is appearing in The Young Elizabeth' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Translated By: E. F. Watling
Music By: Anthony Bernard
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Oedipus, formerly king of Thebes: Donald Wolfit
Antigone, his younger daughter: Hermione Hanner
A countryman of Colonus (the messenger): Deryck Guyler
Ismene, elder daughter of Oedipus: Janet Burnell
Theseus, king of Athens: Michael Hordern
Creon, regent of Thebes: Anthony Jacobs
Polynices, son of Oedipus: David Peel
Villagers of Colonus (the Chorus):: Ralph Truman,
Villagers of Colonus (the Chorus):: Godfrey Kenton,
Villagers of Colonus (the Chorus):: Frederick Allen,
Villagers of Colonus (the Chorus):: Richard Williams,
Villagers of Colonus (the Chorus):: Cyril Shaps,


Wind Ensemble of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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