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: RECITAL

Herbert Downes (viola)
Clifton Helliwell (harpsichord)
Last of three programmes of Reger's suites for unaccompanied viola

Contributors

Viola: Herbert Downes
Harpsichord: Clifton Helliwell

: VERMUYDEN AND THE FENS

A talk by L. E. Harris
Just over 300 years ago, on March 26, 1653. the draining of the Great Level of the Fens was certified as being completed. This marked the beginning of the eventual creation of 700,000 acres of land of unsurpassed agricultural productivity. Sir Cornelius Vermuyden , who ' was born a Zeelander, but died a Londoner,' was employed as Director of Works by the Company of Adventurers entrusted with the drainage.

Contributors

Talk By: L. E. Harris
Unknown: Cornelius Vermuyden

: THE ' HIPPOLYTUS ' OF EURIPIDES

Translated by Philip Vellacott
Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Characters:
The scene is before the royal palace at Troezen, where Theseus is spending a year of voluntary exile to atone for bloodshed
The ' Hippolytus ' was first acted at Athens in March 428 B.C., when Euripides gained first prize at the Great Dionysia

Contributors

Translated By: Philip Vellacott
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Aphrodite, the goddess of sexual love: Audrey Mendes
Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus: John Gabriel
Servant of Hippolytus (the Messenger): Cyril Shaps
Nurse attending Phaedra: Gladys Young
Phaedra, wife of Theseus: Rachel Gurney
Theseus, King of Athens and Troezen: Howard Marion-Crawford
Artemis, the huntress goddess of virginity: Joan Hart
Chorus of Women of Troezen: Sarah Leigh
Eileen Thorndike: Mary Williams
Heater Paton Brown,: Mary Wimbush
Huntsmen attending Hippolytus and followers of Theseus: Alan Reid
Huntsmen attending Hippolytus and followers of Theseus: Rupert Davies
Huntsmen attending Hippolytus and followers of Theseus: Derek Hart
Huntsmen attending Hippolytus and followers of Theseus: Norman Claridge

: FAURE Requiem

for soprano and baritone chorus, organ, and orchestra Margaret Pollard (sopTano)
Moreton Street (baritone)
Choir of Blackburn Music Society
(Chorus-Master, Horace Tattersall )
Harold Dawber (organ) BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Pollard
Baritone: Moreton Street
Chorus-Master: Horace Tattersall
Chorus-Master: Harold Dawber
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: FIRST READING

A monthly magazine of new poetry and prose
Edited and introduced by John Wain
Contributions from Kingsley Amis Bernard Bergonzi , Arthur Boyars
Mairi Maclnnes. Robert Wells
Readers:
Mary O'Farrell and Alan Wheatley

Contributors

Introduced By: John Wain
Unknown: Kingsley Amis Bernard Bergonzi
Unknown: Arthur Boyars
Unknown: Mairi MacLnnes.
Unknown: Alan Wheatley

: RECITAL

Livia Rev (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Livia Rev

: LETTER FROM PARIS

Torpor on the Left
Talk by Pierre Emmanuel
(The recorded broadcast of April 25)

Contributors

Talk By: Pierre Emmanuel

: BLOCH

Quartet No. 2 played by the Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Halling (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Patrick Halling
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro

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