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Carl Dolmetsch (recorders)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)
The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards


Talk by Francis Toye
The speaker, one-time London music critic and author of books on Rossini and Verdi, has for the last few years made his home in Italy.


Talk By: Francis Toye

: Beethoven MASS IN D

(Missa Solemnis)
Kyrte eleison; Gloria; Credo:
Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Del
Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Elsa Cavelti (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz


Unknown: Agnus Del
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Contralto: Elsa Cavelti
Tenor: Peter Pears
Bass: Richard Standen
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz


4-A French View by André Bertrand
Professeur des Facultes de Droit et Directeur des Etudes de l'Ecole Nationale d'Administration


Unknown: André Bertrand

: Marius Goring in 'THE UNBLEST'

A dramatic study of the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi as a child and in early manhood
Written for broadcasting by Henry Reed
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Scene: Rccanti and Macerata. Time: 1808-22


Broadcasting By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Leopardi (as a boy): David Page
Leopardi (as a man): Marius Goring
Count Monaldo Leopardi, his father: Carleton Hobbs
Countess Adelaide Leopardi his mother: Gladys Young
Paolina, his sister (as a girl): Denise Bryer
Paolina (as a young woman): Barbara Lott
Carlo, his brother (as a boy): Jeremy Spenser
Carlo (as a young man): Derek Hart
Luigi, his brother: Timothy Harley
Pietruccio, his youngest brother: S Moloney
Marchesa Virginia Mosca, his grand-mother: Susan Richmond
Count Lazzari: Ronald Simpson
Countess Gertrude Lazzari: Jacqueline Thompson
Count Carlo Antici, Adelaide's brother: Malcolm Graeme
Pietro Giordani: James McKechnie
Caterina, a prostitute: Beryl Calder


Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin)
Carl Seemann (piano)


Violin: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Piano: Carl Seemann

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