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: PROSPECT

A monthly series of current questions in architecture and town planning
The Scandinavian Model
A talk by Max Lock , architect and town-olanning consultant, who has recently returned from a visit to Sweden and Norway.

Contributors

Talk By: Max Lock

: Stephen Murray in 'BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST'

by Calderon in an English version by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Radio adaptation by Helena Wood
Textual consultant. J. E. Varey
Music composed by Tristram Cary and conducted by Patrick Savill
Production by Frederick Bradnum
To be. repeated on Friday at 9.45 followed by an interlude at 4.20

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Florence MacCarthy
Unknown: Helena Wood
Unknown: J. E. Varey
Composed By: Tristram Cary
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
King Belshazzar: Stephen Murray
Idolatry: Pamela Alan
Vanity: Olive Gregg
Thought: Roger Delgado
Death: John Gabriel
Daniel ,: James Thomason
The Statue: Michael Turner

: CHAMBER MUSIC

André Gertler (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano) Brahms's Violin Sonata in A: Nov. 1

Sonata in A - Bach
Adagio in E (K.261) - Mozart
Sonata in D minor, Op. 108 - Brahms

Contributors

Violin: André Gertler
Piano: Frederick Stone

: SCIENCE AND THE SINGER

' The Musical Approach'
The first of two talks by Franklyn Kelsey
Mr. Kelsey believes that the scientific approach is to a considerable extent responsible for the decline in the art of singing during the present century.

Contributors

Unknown: Franklyn Kelsey

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins )
Conducted by Stanley Pope
Another performance: tomorrow at 9.15 Bruckner's Sixth is the least-often performed of his mature symphonies, though he himself described it as his most original work. Completed in 1881, it was first played in Vienna (in incomplete form) two years later; the first complete performance was given in 1901, five years after his death. The movements are: Maestoso, Adagio, Scherzo, and Allegro non troppo.

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Stanley Pope

: CAN DEMOCRACY BE TOTALITARIAN ?

Talk by Z. A. Pelczynski
Lecturer in Politics,
Trinity College, Oxford
Among the many qualifying adjectives applied to the term ' democracy,' the most recent-and the most paradoxical — is ' totalitarian.' In this talk Mr. Pelczynski considers the usefulness of retaining the term ' totalitarian democracy ' in our current political vocabulary.

Contributors

Talk By: Z. A. Pelczynski

: THE 'INFERNO'

of Dante Alighieri
The first cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Part 4 (Cantos 18-22)— The Eighth Circle of the fraudulent: The plan of the ten Evil Chasms and the crossing bridges; the first chasm of the pandars and seducers; the second chasm of the flatterers; the third chasm of the simoniacs; the prophecy of Nicholas III : the fourth chasm of the sorcerers; Virgil tells of the foundation of Mantua; the fifth chasm of the barrators; the episode of the demons.
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Peter Duval Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Binyon
Unknown: Nicholas Iii
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Dante: Marius Goring
Venedico Caccianemico: Roger Delgado
Virgil: Esmé Percy
Alessio Interminei: Neville Hartley
Pope Nicholas III: Denys Blakelock
A devil: Douglas Blackwell
Evil-Tail: Anthony Jacobs
Hellequin: John Glyn-Jones
Beardabristle: Wyndham Milligan
Ciampolo: Carleton Hobbs

: ' CAPRICCIO'

A conversation piece in one act by Clemens Krauss and Richard Strauss
(sung in German)
(Continued in next column)
Servants:
Karl Ostertag. Rudolf WUnzer , Adolf Keil , Walther Camuth , Heinz Maria Lins , Kurt Bennert , Franz Weiss. Karl Schwert
Orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk
CONDUCTOR, CLEMENS KRAUSS
The action takes place in a castle outside Pans in about 1775, when Gluck was working on his Reformation of the Opera. (Recording made available by courtesy of Bayerischer Rundfunk. Munich)
Timed synopsis on page 6

Contributors

Unknown: Clemens Krauss
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Karl Ostertag.
Unknown: Rudolf Wunzer
Unknown: Adolf Keil
Unknown: Walther Camuth
Unknown: Heinz Maria Lins
Unknown: Kurt Bennert
Unknown: Franz Weiss.
Unknown: Karl Schwert
Conductor: Clemens Krauss
The Countess: Viorica Ursuleac
The Count, her brother: Karl Schmitt-Walter
Flamand, a composer: Rudolf Schock
Olivier, a poet: Hans Braun
Laroche, director of the theatre: Hans Hotter
Clairon, an actress: Hertha Topper
Monsieur Taupe, a prompter: Emil Graf
An Italian Soprano: Ilse Hollweg
An Italian Tenor: Ratko Belorko
The Majordomo: Georg Wieter

: THE AFRIKAANS LANGUAGE

Talk by Col. Laurens van der Post , c.B.E.
The first volume of the new Dictionary of Afrikaans has recently been published. The speaker reflects on the early struggles of the Dutch in South Africa to win acceptance for this language, and on the Afrikaans writers, teachers, and preachers among whom he grew up, in the aftermath of the Boer War.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 24)

Contributors

Talk By: Col. Laurens van Der Post

: THE HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET

Felix Statkin (violin)
Paul Shure (violin) Paul Robyn (viola) Eleanor Aller (cello)
Italian Serenade (Hugo Wolf)
String Quartet, Op. 8 (Paul Creston) on gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Felix Statkin
Violin: Paul Shure
Viola: Paul Robyn
Cello: Eleanor Aller
Cello: Italian Serenade








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