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: Carissimi 'JEPHTHA'

Oratorium latinum
Lisa Schwarzweller (soprano) Johannes Feyerabend (tenor)
Johannes Koch (viola da gamba)
Josef Lippert (double-bass) Claudius Lipp (harpsichord) The Norddeutscher Singkreis Conductor. Gottfried Wolters on gramophone records
Deryck Cooke writes on page 5


Soprano: Lisa Schwarzweller
Tenor: Johannes Feyerabend
Viola: Johannes Koch
Double-Bass: Josef Lippert
Harpsichord: Claudius Lipp
Conductor: Gottfried Wolters
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


Newly translated by W. S. Merwin from the medieval French
Music composed by James Bernard
The singers and orchestra conducted by Christopher Whelan Production by Frederick Bradnum


Translated By: W. S. Merwin
Composed By: James Bernard
Conducted By: Christopher Whelan
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Robert, nicknamed ' The Devil': Anthony Jacobs
The Duke of Normandy, Robert's father: Valentine Dyall
The Duchess, his wife: Catherine Salkeld
The Abbot: Gerik Schjelderup
The Hermit who befriends Robert: Godfrey Kenton
The Pope: Noel Iliff
The Emperor: William Fox
The Squire: Jack Allen
The Emperor's daughter: Barbara Greenhalgh
The Seneschal: Hugh David
God Raf de: La Torre
Our Lady: Mary Wimbush


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1
(Also broadcast yesterday)


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz


K. C. Wheare , Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration in the University of Oxford, talks about British Political Parties, by R. T. Mc Kenzie , a study of the distribution of power within the Conservative and Labour Parties, published this week.


Unknown: K. C. Wheare
Unknown: R. T. Mc Kenzie


Part 2 followed by an interlude at 9.36

: The International Geophysical Year

(July 1957-December 1958)
Talk by the Astronomer Royal, Sir Harold Spencer Jones , F.R.S.
Scientists are laying plans for a great experiment in international scientific co-operation involving the expenditure of many millions of pounds. Sir Harold Spencer Jones explains what the International Geophysical Year is and what it is hoped to achieve by these co-operative researches.


Speaker: Sir Harold Spencer Jones


Das musikalische Opfer
(Regis Jussu Cantio et Reliqua
Canonica Arte Resoluta)
London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Albert Chasey (violin) Bernard Davis (viola)
John Underwood (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Derek Simpson (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
(Also broadcast on January 16)


Unknown: Regis Jussu Cantio
Flute: John Francis
Violin: Peter Mountain
Violin: Albert Chasey
Viola: Bernard Davis
Viola: John Underwood
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Cello: Derek Simpson
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver


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