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: Jenufa: Act 1

An opera in three acts
Libretto by Gabriela Preissova
English version by Vida Harford
Music by Leos Janacek
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Conducted by Vilem Tausky

In front of a small mill outside a mountain village in Moravia. Evening


Libretto: Gabriela Preissova
English version/Repetiteur: Vida Harford
Music: Leos Janacek
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Producer: Mark Lubbock
Grandmother Buryja: Edith Coates
Steva, her grandson: Andrew MacPherson
Laca, Steva's half-brother: Frans Vroons
Mother Buryja, widow of the sexton, daughter-in-law of Grandmother Burvia: Laelia Finneberg
Jenufa her foster-daughter: Gre Brouwenstyn
The foreman of the mill: Arnold Matters
Barena, servant at the mill: Olivia Rossi
The magistrate: George James
His wife: Elsie Boardman
Karolka, their daughter: Pamela Petts
A maid: Mildred Watson
Jano, a shepherd: Beryl Hatt


Three talks by John Holloway
3—' This Trick of Metaphors '
Taking examples from the work of contemporary scholars and critics, Mr. Holloway considers the way in which figurative language and analogy can influence literary criticism.


Unknown: John Holloway


Act 2
The living-room of Mother Buryja's cottage. Six months later


Three talks by Niko Tinbergen
Lecturer in Animal Behaviour,
University of Oxford
1 — Courtship Movements and their Importance as Signals
In this talk Dr. Tinbergen considers courtship displays and their explanation in terms of Konrad Lorenz's theory of releasers.


Unknown: Niko Tinbergen


Act 3
The same as Act 2. Two months later


A series of five talks
1-Past Experience and Present Issues by Vincent Harlow C.M.G D.Litt.
Beit Professor of the History of the British Empire and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford ' The dominating feature of British expansion has been (and still is) a continuous struggle to get on terms with successive manifestations of the dynamic force of " nationalism ".' Professor Harlow reflects on the question of what past Commonwealth experience can offer to new and present problems. Can the Commonwealth include and reconcile the nationalisms' of the many emergent territories, in Africa and elsewhere, which are not ' nations '?


Unknown: Vincent Harlow C.M.G
Unknown: D.Litt.


Translated from the Anglo-Saxon by Gavin Bone
Read by Michael Hordern
Programme arranged by Rayner Heppenstall
A.D. 991. In this year Ipswich was harried, and very soon after this Ealdorman Byrhtnoth was stain at Maldon, and in this year it was decided for the first time to give tribute to the Danes because of the great terror that they caused along the coast. (The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)


Unknown: Gavin Bone
Read By: Michael Hordern
Arranged By: Rayner Heppenstall


Kathleen Long (piano)
The Harvey Phillips
String Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Bean )
Conductor, Harvey Phillips


Piano: Kathleen Long
Unknown: Harvey Phillips
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor: Harvey Phillips


' On Ambition '
Two hundred and fifty years ago this year Bishop Bossuet of Meaux died. He was the most brilliant French orator of his day and frequently preached before Louis XIV. The sermon ' On Ambition ' was preached before the French court during a Lenten course in 1662. In this programme the translation by Miss M. H. Lewis is read by Carleton Hobbs.


Translation By: Miss M. H. Lewis
Read By: Carleton Hobbs.


Ornella Santoliquido (piano)


Piano: Ornella Santoliquido

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