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: BUSONI

Sonatina in diem nativitatis Christl
(1917)
Chamber-Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen
(1921) played by Philip Levi (piano)
Last of three programmes

Contributors

Played By: Philip Levi

: Harcourt Williams Ernest Jay and Norman Shelley in 'The Life and Exploits of- the Ingenious Gentleman DON QUIXOTE

de La Mancha' by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The translation by Charles Jarvia adapted in six parts by Paul Ferris Part 1: Treating of how Don Quixote came to lose his wits, and of the first sally he made from his village, including the meohod he took to be dubbed knight; and of his second sadly, with the adventures of the windmills.
The Storyteller, Norman Shelley
Music composed by Manuel Lazareno and conducted by Maurice Miles Production by Peter Duval Smith and Douglas Cleverdon

Contributors

Translation By: Charles Jarvia
Unknown: Paul Ferris
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Composed By: Manuel Lazareno
Conducted By: Maurice Miles
Production By: Peter Duval Smith
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Don Quixote: Harcourt Williams
His housekeeper: Thea Wells
His niece: Molly Lawson
Ladies of pleasure:La Tolosa: Prunella Scales
Ladies of pleasure La Molinera: Martina Mayne
The innkeeper: Philip Cunningham
A merchant of Toledo: Felix Felton
Pedro Alonso: Charles Leno
The barber: Wyndham Milligan
The priest: Neville Hartley
Sancho Panza: Ernest Jay
Vivaldo, a traveller: Bryan Powley

: 'MAZEPPA'

An opera in three acts after Pushkin's poem ' Poltava '
Music by Tchaikovsky
(sung in Italian)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale
(Chorus-Master, Andrea Morlsini )
Conducted BY GONEL PERLEA
Act 1
Scene 1: The garden of Kotshubei's house on the bank of a river in the Ukraine
Scene 2; A room in Kotshubei's house
Mazeppa was the seventh of Tchaikovsky's ten operas. He began to write it in 1881 and then lost interest in it before again taking up the work in the following year. The first performance took place in Moscow in 1884. The libretto, founded on Pushkin's poem Poltava, concerns the warrior
Mazeppa some years after his famous adventure with the wild horse. He is now an elderly hetman (leader of the Cossacks), and the opera deals with his love for Maria (the daughter of Kotshubei, a rich Cossack), who in turn is loved by a young man, Andrei. Mazeppa quarrels with Kotshubei, who is cast into prison and eventually executed, since the Tsar trusts Mazeppa and refuses to believe rumours that he is guilty of treason. Finally, after the battle of Poltava, Andrei attacks Mazeppa, who shoots him, and he dies in Maria's arms. Harold Rutland

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Maggio Musicale
Chorus-Master: Andrea Morlsini
Conducted By: Gonel Perlea
Mazeppa, chief of the Ukrainian Cossacks: Ettore Bastianini
Vassili Leontevitch Kotshubei, a rich landowner: Boris Christoff
Lubov, his wife: Mariana Radev
Maria Vassilevna their daughter: Magda Olivero
Andrei, betrothed to Maria: David Poleri
Orlik, Mazeppa's secret agent and confidant: Georgio Algorta
Iskra, officer of Poltava, a friend of Kotshubei: Fausto Flamini
A drunken Cossack: Piero de Palma

: EDWIN JAMES

A Victorian Career
Talk by W. L. Burn
W. L. Burn, Professor of Modern History at King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne, speaks about the rise and fall of a man who cut a great figure at the mid-Victorian Bar and who ' would not have gone half so far if Victorian society had been as staid, as comprehensively and rigidly righteous as we sometimes imagine.'

Contributors

Talk By: W. L. Burn

: 'MAZEPPA'

Act 2
Scene 1: A prison in Belolzerkov Castle Scene 2: A room in Mazeppa's castle Scene 3: An open field

: SIERRA LEONE

Talk by C. H. Fyfe
C. H. Fyfe , who is writing a history of Sierra Leone, reviews Roy Lewis 's recent book, Sierra Leone: a modern portrait. He speaks in particular about the influence of English law and property rights in the development of the Colony.

Contributors

Talk By: C. H. Fyfe
Talk By: C. H. Fyfe
Unknown: Roy Lewis

: 'MAZEPPA'

Act 3
The garden of Kotshubei's house

: CROSSES AND ANGELS FROM A CHINESE CITY WALL

Talk by John Foster , D.D.
Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Glasgow University
'Some years after the walls of Ch'uanchou had been pulled down during the war with Japan, a Chinese schoolmaster collected some carved stones from the remaining rubble. He took photographs of the best pieces, and it is about these photographs that Professor Foster speculates in this talk. They include Buddhist and Moslem remains, as well as nineteen stones that can be labelled Christian. They are stones from the China of Marco Polo.
(The recorded broadcast of May 10)

Contributors

Talk By: John Foster
Unknown: Marco Polo.

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