Talk by Geoffrey Barraclough
Professor Barraclough comments on the fact that ' even today, when the centre of gravity in world politics seems to have moved away from Europe to the Pacific and to Asia, Germany holds the stage.'
(The recorded broadcast of May 5)
Ballet: Josephslegende played by the Munich State Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Kurt Eichorn on gramophone records
The ballet The Legend of Joseph, dedicated to Diaghilev, was composed in 1913 and first performed a year later at the Paris Opera. The scenario, based on the Bible story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, was by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Count Kessler. The choreography was by Fokine and Leonide Massine took the part of Joseph.
Three illustrated talks by Denis Stevens about the transcription and realisation of old music
Richard Adeney (flute)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
A String Ensemble led by Neville Marrlner
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 5 (Cantos 23-27): In the Eighth Heaven of the Fixed Stars the Triumph of Christ is made visible to Dante; from the innumerable company of the Blessed, Beatrice calls forth three of the Apostles, each of whom examines Dante on the subject of that cardinal virtue which he especially represents-thus Dante is questioned by St. Peter about Faith, by St. James about Hope, and by St. John about Love; the spirit of Adam tells Dante the story of the Fall; St. Peter speaks bitterly of the corrupt Popes who have lately held the holy office which he began; Dante and Beatrice are wafted up into the Primum Mobile, the Ninth and Uppermost Heaven of Paradise; Beatrice makes lament for the sorry heart of man.
The Archangel Gabriel:
Sophie Wyss (soprano) Georges Enesco (piano)
Sept Chansons de Clement Marot
Estrene a Anne; Languir me iais; Aux damoyselles paresseuses; Estrene a la Rose; Present de couleur blanche; Changeons propos, c'est trop chants d'amours; Du Confict en Douleur
Joan Chissell writes on page 4
W. W. Robson speaks about some of the minor works of Herman Melville-Benito Cereno , Bartleby the Scrivener, and The Confidence Man-as examples of the successful use of symbolism in prose fiction.
The Allegri String Quartet:
Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)
A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
19-Leascholds and the Dead Hand by a barrister
by C. H. Trevor
Bach and his Contemporaries
From Hampstead Parish Church