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A comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music by Richard Strauss
(sung in German) on gramophone records
(Continued in next column) Waiters Wolfgang,DaucherRudolf Stumper Fritz Erber Ferdin and Settmacher
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The action takes place in Vienna in the early years of the reign of Maria Theresa.
The Princess's bedroom


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Music By: Richard Strauss
Conducted By: Erich Kleiber
Unknown: Maria Theresa.
Princess von Werdenberg. wife of Field-Marshal Prince von Werden berg (soprano): Maria Reining
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau (bass): Ludwig Weber
Octavian (called Quinquin), a young gentleman of noble family (mezzo soprano): Sena Jurinac
Sophie (soprano): Hilde Gueden
Herr von Faninal, her father, a rich and newly ennobled merchant (baritone): Alfred Poell
Marianne Leitmetzerin Sophie's duenna (soprano): Judith Hellwig
Valzacchi, an intriguer (tenor): Peter Klein
Annina, his partner (contralto): Hilde Rossl-Majdan
A police inspectort bass): Walter Berry
Majordomo at the Princess's residence (tenor): Harald Proglhof
Majordomo at Faninal's residence (tenor): August Jaresch
An attorney (bass): Franz Bierbach
The landlord of an inn (tenor): Erich Majkut
A vendor of animals: Erich Majkut
An Italian singer (tenor): Anton Dermota
Three orphans of noble family: Wilfriede Loibner,
Three orphans of noble family: Elfriede Hochstatter,
Three orphans of noble family: Maria Trupp
A milliner (soprano): Berta Seidl
Footmen of the Princess: Alois Buchbauer,
Footmen of the Princess: Ludwig Fleck
Footmen of the Princess: Fritz Maier
Footmen of the Princess: Otto Vajda


of Dante Alighieri
The third cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
,Produced by Peter Duval Smith
Part 3 (Cantos 12-17)


Unknown: Laurence Binyon
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith


Faninal's reception room


Ian Grimble gives his impressions of the Faroese and an interpretation of their traditional social and political behaviour.


Unknown: Ian Grimble


Act 3
A private room at an inn
Morris Carstairs , who is both an anthropologist and a psychologist, speaks about the reasons why different peoples have chosen different drugs or intoxicants. ' Pharmacological analysis,' he says, can tell us about the properties of a given drug, but only a study of the emotional values of a society can explain why it is used in some societies and rejected in others.'


Unknown: Morris Carstairs


Sonata played by Clive Lythgoe (piano)
Piano Sonata by Lennox Berkeley : May 26


Piano: Clive Lythgoe
Unknown: Lennox Berkeley

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