' 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.
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.
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.
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
Don Gormas, the Count, Chimena's father:
Don Roderigo, his son:
de la Torre
The King, Don Fernando:
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