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: Fay Compton with Robert Harris, John Laurie Esmc Percy and Laidman Browne in 'LIFE'S A DREAM'

('La vida es sueno') by Calderon newly translated by Roy Campbell from the Spanish
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens conducted by Edward Clark Clarinet tunes improvised by Stephen Waters
Produced by R. D. Smith Cast in order of speaking:
During the interval (7.10-7.20 app.)
Theme and Variations in B flat minor played by Malcuzynski (piano) on gramophone records


Translated By: Roy Campbell
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Rosaura, a lady: Fay Compton
Clarion, a comical servant: Geoffrey Wincott
Segismund, prince of Poland: John Laurie
Clotaldo, an old man: Laidman Browne
Astolfo, duke of Muscovy: Robert Harris
Stella, a princess: Anne Cullen
Basilio, king of Poland: Esmé Percy
First servant: Derek Birch
Second servant: Olaf Pooley
Guard: Edward Jewesbury
First soldier: Michael David
Second soldier: Bryan Powley
Patrol: Derek Birch

: Beethoven MASS IN D

(Missa Solemnis)
Kyrie eleison; Gloria; Credo;
Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Dei
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 Dei
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Contralto: Elsa Cavelti
Tenor: Peter Pears
Bass: Richard Standen
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz


Talk by R. L. Marris
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
Contrarv to the view expressed by Colin Clark in a recent broadcast, R. L. Marris believes that there is still a serious investment problem and that it is therefore in the national interest to employ our industrial. capital as intensively as possible. He examines a way in which British capital can be used more fully.


Talk By: R. L. Marris
Unknown: Colin Clark
Unknown: R. L. Marris


Works for unaccompanied violin played by Ruggiero Ricci
Fourth of six programmes


Played By: Ruggiero Ricci


Translations from the Anglo-Saxon


Suite (1919), played by Arne Skjold Rasmussen (piano)


Piano: Arne Skjold Rasmussen

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