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' Ur Kung Eriks Visor'
(Five Songs of King Eric) sung by Arthur Reckless (baritone)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
These songs by the Swedish composer Ture Rangström (1884-1947) are concerned with King Erik of Sweden (1533-77) who, after quarrelling with his nobles and imprisoning many of them, was himself imprisoned and deposed. The first song tells of his making merry after arresting Sture. a prominent noble; in the second he sings about himself and his jester; the third is addressed to his mistress Karin. after she has danced '; the fourth is a song to Karin from prison; and the fifth is ' King Erik's last song.' H. R.


Sung By: Arthur Reckless
Accompanist: Josephine Lee


Talk by C. Mayadas


Talk By: C. Mayadas

: Music for Viols

The London Consort of Viols:
Harry Danks (treble viol)
Stanley Wootton (treble viol)
Jacqueline Townshend (tenor viol)
Desmond Dupre (tenor viol)
Henry Revell (bass viol)
Robert Donington (bass viol)


Treble viol: Harry Danks
Treble viol: Stanley Wootton
Tenor viol: Jacqueline Townshend
Tenor viol: Desmond Dupre
Bass viol: Henry Revell
Bass viol: Robert Donington


Four illustrated talks by George Rylands
4 — ' Heard but not Seen '
The printed poem has a structure that can be seen. In his last talk George Rylands considers the problem of communicating this structure when the poem is read aloud to an audience. The talk is illustrated with readings by T. S. Eliot , C. Day Lewis, and Stephen Murray.


Unknown: George Rylands
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Stephen Murray.


An opera in one act
Words by Attilio Ariosti
German words by Gerd Karnbach
Music by Bononcini
Orchestra of N.W.D.R., Hamburg
Conductor, Hermann Spitz
The action takes place in a clearing in a wood, in classical times.


Unknown: Attilio Ariosti
Unknown: Gerd Karnbach
Music By: Bononcini
Conductor: Hermann Spitz
Polyphemus: Sigmund Roth
Acis: Petre Munteanu
Galatea: Lore Hoffmann
Glaucus: Horst Gunter
Silla: Margot Guilleaume
Circe: Käthe Maas
Venus: Anneliese Rothenberger

: Pierre Corneille ' LE CID'

in a seventeenth-century English translation by J. Rutter established and completed by Merlin Thomas
Incidental music from
Music for Brass Instruments by Giovanni Gabrieli
Produotion by E. A. Harding and Merlin Thomas
During the interval (10.5-10.15 app.):
Orchestral music from his operas on gramophone records


Translation By: J. Rutter
Unknown: Merlin Thomas
Unknown: Giovanni Gabrieli
Unknown: E. A. Harding
Unknown: Merlin Thomas
Chimena: Diana Maddox
Elvira: Gladys Spencer
The Infanta: Sarah Leigh
Leonora: Susan Richards
Page: Anthony Marriott
Don Gormas, the Count, Chimena's father: Ralph Truman
Don Arias: Ivan Brandt
Don Diego: Carleton Hobbs
Don Roderigo, his son: David Peel
Don Sancho: Raf de la Torre
The King, Don Fernando: Robert Harris


by Ilona Kabos


Unknown: Ilona Kabos


What is Demythologising? by Rudolf Bultmann


Unknown: Rudolf Bultmann

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