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by Professor J. Hromadka
Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Prague University


Unknown: Professor J. Hromadka

: Frank Pettingell tells the story of 'THE APPLE-TREE TABLE

by Herman Melville


Unknown: Herman Melville


Regina d'Inghilterra'
(' Elizabeth, Queen of England ')
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt based on Sophia Lee 's novel
' The Recess'
Music by Rossini
(sung in Italian)
Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
Act 1
In the Palace of Whitehall, about 1565


Unknown: Giovanni Schmidt
Unknown: Sophia Lee
Chorus-Master: Roberto Benaglio
Elizabeth, Queen of England (soprano): Maria Vitale
The Earl of Leicester, a general(tenor): Giuseppe Campora
Mathilda, his wife (soprano): Lina Pagliughi
Henry, his brother (mezzo-soprano): Ortensia Beggiato
The Duke of Norfolk (tenor): Antonio Pirino
William, a captain (tenor): Mario Carlin


Talk by Honor Tracy
A new selection of Edward Lear 's
Nonsense Verse, Teapots and Quails, was published recently. In this talk Honor Tracy considers the possibilities of Edward Lear as ' a wonderfully runcible husband.'


Talk By: Honor Tracy
Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: Edward Lear


Regina d'lnghilterra
Act 2
Scene 1: A room in the Palace
Scene 2: In (the Duke of Norfolk's house
Scene 3: A dungeon in the Tower
(This performance was specially recorded in Italy for the Third Programme by Radio Italiana : originally broadcast on June 1)


Programme By: Radio Italiana


Six programmes devised by Professor Eduardo M. Torner
Scripts translated and read by John Gavall
The illustrations selected from recordings made by Alan Lomax


Unknown: Professor Eduardo M. Torner
Read By: John Gavall
Unknown: Alan Lomax


Illustrated talk by Sir Charles Tennyson
The voice of Alfred Lord Tennyson reading his own poetry was recorded on wax cylinders in 1890. In this programme the poet's grandson introduces fragments of the surviving recordings. Listeners will be able to follow the voice belter if they have in front of them the text of the following verse: sections 1, 2, and 3 of ' The Charge of the Heavy Brigade'; Stanzas 5 and 6 of 'The Northern Farmer (New Style) '; the dosing stanza of ' Come into the garden, Maud '; and ' The Charge of the Light Brigade.'


Talk By: Sir Charles Tennyson
Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Clemens Krauss on gramophone records


Conducted By: Clemens Krauss


Three talks by Count Benckendorff
- about the 1920s in Soviet Russia
. 3-The Famine Committee
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 2) t


Unknown: Soviet Russia

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