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: Bayreuth Festival I

A romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German)
Cast in order of singing:
., ,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
(Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz ) CONDUCTED BY JOSEPH KBILBERTH
From Ba.yreuth
Time: The first half of The tenth century
Act 1
A meadow on the banks of the Scheldt


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Conducted By: Joseph Kbilberth
A Herald (baritone): Hana Braun
Henry the Fowler, King of Germany (bass): Josef Greindil
Frederick of Telramund, a Breibantine count (baritone): Hermann Uhde
Elsa of Brabant (soprano): Eleanor Steber
Lohengrin, Knight of the Grail (tenor): Wolfgang Windgassen
Ortrud. wife of Frederick (soprano)': Aatrid Varnay
Brabantine nobles:: Gerhard Stolze
Brabantine nobles:: Josef Janko
Brabantine nobles:: Alfons Herwig
Brabantine nobles:: Tlieo Adam
Pages :: Liselo'Ta Kiefer
Pages :: Gerda Grasser
Pages :: Erika Eskelsen
Pages :: Roswitha Burow


by the Rt. Rev. Leslie Brown ,
Bishop of Uganda
-The speaker recorded this talk after leaving India where he had served for many years as a missionary prior to his appointment as Bishop of Uganda.


Unknown: Rev. Leslie Brown


A selection of his poems made and introduced by Rayner Heppenstall


Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall


Act 2
The cathedralsquare at Antwerp


Talk by Roland Oliver
The first conference on the history of Africa before the modern colonial period took place at the School of Oriental and African Studies on July 7-9. Roland Oliver gives an account of the contributions of experts from many fields who attended.


Talk By: Roland Oliver
Unknown: Roland Oliver


Concerto in F, for strings played by the Virtuosi da Roma.
Conductor. Reneto Fasano on gramophone records


Conductor: Reneto Fasano


A play in one act by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
Adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen with Leon Quant ermaine as Vassily Vassilyitch Svetlovidov and John Ruddock as Nikita Ivanitch
The action takes place on the stage of a provincial theatre after the performance.


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Unknown: Leon Quant
Unknown: Vassily Vassilyitch Svetlovidov
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Nikita Ivanitch


Act 3
Scene t: The bridal chamber
Scene 2: The banks of the Scheldt

: Franz Kafka: Letters to Milena

Introduced by James Stern
Kafka's love letters to Milena Jesenska, the translator of this works into Czech, have remained unknown and unpublished for thirty years. Now the first English edition of this correspondence is about to appear. In this programme James Stern, the English translator of the letters, introduces and links a selection of them.
Reader, Martin Starkie


Presenter: James Stern
Reader: Martin Starkie

: Alkan

Gordon Watson (piano)
Ouventure in B minor, Op. 39 No. 11 Deux Chants:
Assez vtvenient. Op. 38 No. 1 Barcarolle, Op. 38 No. 6
Le tambour bat aux champs, Op. 50
No. 2
Chapeau bas! (Deuxieme Fantasticheria)

'Alkan' was the pseudonym of the French pianist and composer Charles Henri Valentin Morbange 1813-1888). A friend of Chopin and Liszt, and an almost exact contemporary of the latter, he devoted himself entirely to the composition of piano music, producing a large number of works of remarkable individuality and technical difficulty. These include many imaginative pieces, some of which will b; heard tonight; a few large-scale compositions, such as the Symphony for Piano to be broadcast next Sunday; and several books of brilliant studies, which will be represented in a third recital of his muse on August 2. D.C.


Piano: Gordon Watson


1 — Religious Toleration
Taflk by the Rev. Victor White , o.p.


Unknown: Rev. Victor White


Sonata No. 2, in G minor, Op. 117 played by Florence Hooton (cello)
Ross Pratt (piano)


Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Ross Pratt

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