An opera in three acts
Libretto by Gabriela Preissova
English version by Vida Harford
Music by Leos Janacek
(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
Steva, her grandson:
Laca, Steva's half-brother:
Mother Buryja, widow of the sexton, daughter-in-law of Grandmother Burvia:
Jenufa her foster-daughter:
The foreman of the mill:
Barena, servant at the mill:
Karolka, their daughter:
Jano, a shepherd:
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.
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.
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 '?
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)
Kathleen Long (piano)
The 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.
Miss M. H.
Ornella Santoliquido (piano)