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A. comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music by Richard Strauss
(sung in German) on gramophone records
Footmen of the Princess
Alois Buchbauer , Ludwig Fleck , Fritz Maier , and Otto Vajda
Waiters Wolfgang Daucher , Rudolf Stumper , Fritz Erber. Ferdinand Settmacher
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The action takes place in Vienna in. the early years of the reign of Maria Theresa.
Act 1: The Princess's bedroom


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music By: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Alois Buchbauer
Unknown: Ludwig Fleck
Unknown: Fritz Maier
Unknown: Otto Vajda
Unknown: Waiters Wolfgang Daucher
Unknown: Rudolf Stumper
Unknown: Fritz Erber.
Conducted By: Erich Kleiber
Unknown: Maria Theresa.
Princess von Werdenberg, wife of Field-Marshal Prince von Werdenberg (soprano): Maria Reining
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau (bass): Ludwig Weber
Octavian (called Quinquin), a young gentleman of noble family (mezzo-soprano): Sena Jurinac
Sophie (soprano): Hilde Gueden
Herr von Faninal, her father, a rich and newly ennobled merchant (baritone): Alfred Poell
Marianne Leitmetzerin, Sophie's duenna (soprano): Judith Hellwig
Valzacchi, an intriguer (tenor): Peter Klein
Annina his partner (contralto): Hilde Rossl-Majdan
A police inspector (bass): Walter Berry
Majordomo at the Princess's residence (tenor): Harald Progrlhof
Majordomo at Faninal's residence (tenor): August Jaresch
An attorney (bass): Franz Bierbach
The landlord of an inn (tenor): Erich Majkut
A vendor of animals: Erich Majkut
An Italian singer (tenor): Anton Dermota
Three orphans of noble family: Berta Seidl
Three orphans of noble family: Wilfriede Loibner
Three orphans of noble family: Elfriede Hochstiitter
Three orphans of noble family: Maria Trupp
A milliner (soprano): Berta Seidl


Richard Murphy speaks about W. B. Yeats in the light of his recently published letters and the study by Richard Ellman called The Identity of Yeats.


Unknown: Richard Murphy
Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: Richard Ellman


Act 2: Faninal's reception room


Talk by Sheila Patterson
Mrs. Patterson speaks about the many Canadians-twenty per cent of the population-who are of neither British nor French origin, of their effect on Canadian society, and of Canada's post-war attempts to integrate the new immigrants as distinct from the old policy of assimilation.'
To be repeated on January 11


Talk By: Sheila Patterson


Act 3: A private room at an inn
See also Thursday at 9.25


by Sir Max Beerbohm
Many years ago Sir Max Beerbohm wrote, but did not publish, a few essays about some of his contemporaries. This is the second of two recordings which Sir Max recently made in Rapallo for the BBC.
followed by an interlude at 9.10


Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm
Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm


Andre Jaunet (flute)
Ursula Burkhard (flute)
Hans Andreae (harpsichord)
Collegium Musicum , Zurich
Conductor, Paul Sacher


Flute: Ursula Burkhard
Harpsichord: Hans Andreae
Harpsichord: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Paul Sacher


Spike Hughes talks about Sir William Walton 's opera, another performance of which is to be broadcast from Covent Garden on Tuesday evening at 7.0
Illustrations recorded by: Magda Laszlo (soprano)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Otakar Kraus (baritone)
James Gibson (piano)


Talks: Spike Hughes
Unknown: William Walton
Soprano: Magda Laszlo
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Baritone: Otakar Kraus
Piano: James Gibson


PIANO MUSIC played by Dyna August


Played By: Dyna August


Talk by Terence Prittie Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 23)

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