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Quintet in B minor for clarinet and strings played by members of the Vienna Octet:
Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)
Willi Boskovsky (violin)
Philip Matheis (violin)
Gunther Breitenbach (viola)
Nikolaus Hùbner (cello) on gramophone records


Clarinet: Alfred Boskovsky
Violin: Willi Boskovsky
Violin: Philip Matheis
Viola: Gunther Breitenbach
Viola: Nikolaus Hùbner


A series of six talks
3-Limits of Philanthropy by W. L. Burn
Professor of History in the University of Durham
The example of a nation in which every class of society accepts with cheer-fulness the lot which Providence has assigned to it, while at the same nme each individual of each class is constantly trying to raise himself '-Palmeriton flatters the Commons of England. (T


Unknown: W. L. Burn


An opera in three acts
Words and music by Michael Tippett
Cost in order of singing:
Non-singing part:
(Continued in next column)
Chorus of Mark's and Jenifer's friends
Dancers attendant on the Ancients
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson ]
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor )
Producer. Christopher West
From the Royal Opera House.
Covent Garden
(by arrangement with the Royal
Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
The action takes place during Midsummer Day
Act 1: Morning


Music By: Michael Tippett
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: John Pritchard
Producer: Christopher West
MARK, a young man of unknown parentage: Richard Lewis
THE ANCIENTS, priest and priestess of the temple Langdon: Michael Lewis
THE ANCIENTS, priest and priestess of the temple Langdon and: Edith Coates
JENIFER, Mark's betrothed, a young girl: Joan Sutherland
KING FISHER Jenifer's father, a business man: Otakar Kraus
BELLA, King Fisher's secretary: Adele Leigh
JACK, Bella's boy-friend, a mechanic: John Lanigan
A HALF-TIPSY MAN: Gordon Farrall
A DANCING MAN: Andrew Daniels
Sosostris, a clairvoyante: Oralia Dominguez
Strephon, a dancer: Pirmin Trecu


A political report by André Fontaine foreign news editor of Le Monde

: Island Graveyards of the West

Talk by Maurice Craig
In Celtic countries, it has been said. archaeology tends to take the place of architecture. Maurice Craig describes some of the ruined parish churches of Ireland and suggests the kind of architectural pleasure they can convey.


Talk By: Maurice Craig
Unknown: Maurice Craig


Act 3: Evening and Night

: Liam Redmond in ON BAILE'S STRAND'

by W. B. Yeats


Unknown: W. B. Yeats


Quartet In D minor, Op. 76 No. 2 played by the Barylli String Quartet:
Walter Barylli (violin)
Otto Strasser (violin) Rudolf Streng (viola)
Richard Krotschak (cello)


Violin: Walter Barylli
Violin: Otto Strasser
Viola: Rudolf Streng
Cello: Richard Krotschak

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