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Studies in the major keys
Op. 35
No 7 in E flat (L'incendie au village vaiain); No. 3, in G; No. 8, in A flat; No. 12, in E played by Robert Collet (piano)
This is the last of three programmes of piano music by Alkan.


Piano: Robert Collet

: Stephen Murray and Lydia Sherwood in 'A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY'

by Ivan Turgenev
Translated by Constance Garnett
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Characters in order of speaking:
Production by Mary Hope Allen

The atmosphere of A Month in the Country is unforgettable. The period, the surroundings, and the people are presented with a skill that makes them seem as real as the daily life around us. Yet everything is handled with the utmost simplicity in a quiet minor key. To me, at least, the drama is an almost perfect master-piece, fit to be ranked with the finest work of Chekhov. Should anyone hesitate to hear the play for fear of possible ' Russian gloom ' le-t me has-ten to add that A Month in the Country is full of poe'try and soft autumnal laughter. One can feel that every nuance was created by the author in a mood of tender love, for Turgenev was writing, nostalgically, of life as he had once known it. Basil Ashmort See also tomorrow at 7.5 and page 4


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Mihail Alexandrovitch Rakitin: Stephen Murray
Natal va Pe,trovna, wife of Arkady Islayev: Lydia Sherwood
Anna Semyonovna Islayev, Arkady Islayev's mother: Elsa Palmer
Lizaveta Bogdanovna, her companion: Betty Hardy
Kolya, son of Arkady and Natalya: Colin Campbell
Alexey Nikolayevitch Beliayev, the Russian tutor: Frank Partington
Matvey, a manservant: Anthony Jacobs
Dr Ignaty Ilyitch Shpigelsky: Ronald Simpson
Arkady Sergeyitch Islayev. Natalya's husband: Howieson Culff
Vera, Natalya's ward: Peggy Bryan
Herr Schaaf, the German tutor: Victor Fairley
Katya, a maid: Gabrielle Blunt
Afanasy Ivanovitch Bolshintsov a neighbour: John Ruddock


Quintet in G, Op. Ill played by the Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (viobin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
Gwynne Edwards (viola)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Viola: Gwynne Edwards


John Wisdom , Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, talks about H. H. Price 's recently published book


Unknown: John Wisdom
Unknown: H. H. Price


Harry Danks (viola d'amore)
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Directed from the harpsichord by Arnold Goldsbrough
The music of Isaak Posch was well known in Vienna during the early years of the seventeenth century. A collection of his dance-suites was published in 1626.


Viola: Harry Danks
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Unknown: Arnold Goldsbrough
Unknown: Isaak Posch


by Harry Stillwell
A comedy of the years immediately following the American Civil War. told in the form of letters: read by Robert Henderson , Mary Merrall , Robert Berkeley , and Guy Kingsley Poynter


Unknown: Harry Stillwell
Read By: Robert Henderson
Read By: Mary Merrall
Read By: Robert Berkeley
Read By: Guy Kingsley


Carlos Puig (tenor)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)


Tenor: Carlos Puig
Accompanist: Josephine Lee


Talk by David Green
Some time ago David Green palked about the garden at Melbourne Hall in Derby-shire. For his second example of the formal garden he re-visits the chateaux of the Loire. At Villandry he investigate* the sixteenth-century garden re-created by the late Dr. Carvallo, who held that the well-ordered life of a great house could beat be lived by keeping to the street regimen of levels and terraces impo ed by Do .Cerceau, the 16rh-century garden architect.
(The recorded broadcast of July 28)


Talk By: David Green
Unknown: David Green

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