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: Handel 'SOSARME'

An opera in three acts
Libretto by Matteo Noris
(sung in Italian)
Act 1
(A second performance, from the studio, of the programme broadcast on Monday evening)
Sosarme is the second of four examples of Handel's dramatic works, selected by Anthony Lewis. Semele, the third in the series, will be broadcast on February 28 and March 3; and Jephlha, the last, on March 14 and 15.


Unknown: Matteo Noris
Unknown: Anthony Lewis.


A monthly series on current questions in architecture and town planning
The Language of Architectureby J. L. Martin


Unknown: J. L. Martin


A talk bv Eric Hobsbawm , Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, on the Viennese playwright Johann Nestroy (1801-1862).


Unknown: Eric Hobsbawm
Unknown: Johann Nestroy

: Margaret Rawlings in THE 'ION'

of Euripides
Translated, with a commentary, by H.D.
Music by Anthony Bernard
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Place: Delphi. Time: Dawn
(Continued in next column) and London Chamber Singers and London Chamber Orchestra (leader, Thomas Carter ), conducted by the composer


Music By: Anthony Bernard
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Leader: Thomas Carter
Hermes, the god: John Gabriel
A Voice: Jill Balcon
Ion, a young priest in the temple of Phoebus Apollo: John Forrest
Chorus (the queen's waiting women):: Mary Law
Chorus (the queen's waiting women):: Mary O'Farrell
Chorus (the queen's waiting women):: Belle Chrystall
Chorus (the queen's waiting women):: Vivienne Chatterton
Kreousa, queen of Athens: Margaret Rawlings
Xouthos, prince-regent of Athens: Francis de Wolff
An old man: Carleton Hobbs
A servant, messenger from Parnassus: Godfrey Kenton
Pythian priestess: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Athene, the goddess: Joan Hart


Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 Five Preludes, Op. 74 Sonata No. 10. Op. 70 Study, Op. 65 No. 3 played by Tomford Harris (piano)
Next recital, by Joan Davies : February 9


Piano: Tomford Harris
Unknown: Joan Davies


Poverty of the Church,
Wealth of the Spirit
Pierre Emmanuel speaks about Catholicism in France today
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 27)


Unknown: Pierre Emmanuel

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