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by Ventsislav Yankoff


Unknown: Ventsislav Yankoff


Talk by R. Gregor Smith
All branches of knowledge face the problem of communicating to those who are not specialists in that branch. Christianity has a peculiar problem in that it lives by communicating itself to others. This makes its communication more than a matter of the use of words: the message itself becomes a combination of what has to be said and the man who says it. Mr. Gregor Smith examines this problem in communication.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 25) followed by an interlude at 6.55


Talk By: R. Gregor Smith
Unknown: Mr. Gregor Smith

: Troilus and Cressida

An opera in three acts
Libretto by Christopher Hassall
Music by William Walton
Covent Garden Opera Chorus (Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Producer, George Devine
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Covent Garden Opera Trust)
Act 1
Troy. The Citadel before the temple of Pallas. Time: about the twelfth century B.C.
Arthur Jacobs writes on page 4


Libretto: Christopher Hassall
Music: William Walton
Singers: Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Producer: George Devine
Troilus, Prince of Troy: Richard Lewis
Cressida, daughter of Calkas: Magda Laszlo
Pandarus, brother of Calkas: Peter Pears
Diomede, Prince of Argos: Otakar Kraus
Antenor, Captain of the Trojan Spears: Ronald Lewis
Evadne, Cressida's servant: Monica Sinclair
Calkas, High Priest of Pallas: Frederick Dalberg
The Voice of the Oracle: Monica Sinclair
Horaste, a friend of Pandarus: Forbes Robinson


Distraction in Paris by Yvette Guyot


Unknown: Yvette Guyot


Act 2
Scene 1: An upper room in the house of Pandarus
Scene 2: The same. Next morning

: WATTS AND HIS MESSAGE Talk by David Piper

George Frederic Watts died in 1904. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death an exhibition of his work is being held in London at the Tate Gallery, organised by the Arts Council. The speaker re-examines Watts's standing as an artist.


Unknown: George Frederic Watts


Act 3
A Greek encampment. Ten weeks later


Chosen and introduced by Frank Kermode
Read by Anthony Jacobs
The sonnets to be read are nearly all from the last sixty or so of the 154 that survive. They are not the sonnets usually found in anthologies. During the programme Anthony Jacobs reads each of them twice.


Introduced By: Frank Kermode
Read By: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs


Quartet in D Op. 76 No. 5 played by the Sebastian String Quartet:
John Glickman (violin)
Sybil Copeland (violin) Harold Harriott (viola)
Ursula Hess (cello)


Violin: John Glickman
Violin: Sybil Copeland
Viola: Harold Harriott
Cello: Ursula Hess

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