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: The Glyndebourne Opera presents 'THE RAKE'S PROGRESS'

An opera in nine scenes and an epilogue
A fable by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Music by Igor Stravinsky servants, whores and roaring boys citizens, madmen
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn )
Roval Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins )
Bryan Balkwill (harpsichord)
CONDUCTED BY PAUL SACHER Chief coach, Jani Strasser
Producer, Carl Ebert
Scene 1: The garden of Trulove's house in the country. Spring afternoon
Scene 2: Mother Goose's brothel, London.
Scene 3: The garden of Trulove's house.
Scene 4: The morning-room of Rakewell's house in London. Autumn morning
Scene 5: The street before Rakewell's house.
Autumn dusk
Arthur Jacobs writes on page 5


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Chester Kallman
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Harpsichord: Bryan Balkwill
Conducted By: Paul Sacher
Unknown: Jani Strasser
Unknown: Carl Ebert
Unknown: Arthur Jacobs
Trulove: Hervey Alan
Anne, his daughter: Elsie Morison
Tom Rakewell: Richard Lewis
Nick Shadow: Marko Rothmuller
Mother Goose: Mary Jarred
Baba the Turk: Marina de Gabarara
Sellem, auctioneer: John Kentish
Gaoler: David Kelly


Barbara Lowe interprets, not the incident of the tennis balls but a scornful reference of the Dauphin's to England, in Henry V, in the light of what is known about the Whitsun Morris dance in Shakespearean England.
(The recorded broadcast of May 30)


Unknown: Barbara Lowe
Unknown: Whitsun Morris


An Exploration of the Times and Troubles of Benvenuto Cellini by H. A. L. Craig
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
The Terrible Wild Beast is the story, told in verse, songs, and roaring prose, of Benvenuto Cellini 's two-year imprisonment in the Castel St. Angelo in Rome. The reason why Cellini was there is still obscure-perhaps it was the alleged theft of the jewels of Pope Paul III; or perhaps the hatred of Paul's natural son Pier Luigi for the ' terrible,' boisterous, wild, vision-seeing goldsmith from Florence.
(Continued in next column)
Songs composed by Elizabeth Poston sung by Ian Wallace and Denis Quilley accompanied by Joan Rimmer and Charles Spinks


Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Unknown: Pope Paul
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Sung By: Ian Wallace
Sung By: Denis Quilley
Accompanied By: Joan Rimmer
Accompanied By: Charles Spinks
Benvenuto Cellini, Goldsmith: Howard Marion-Crawford
The Friar, a follower of Savonarola: Carleton Hobbs
Benedetto da Cagli, Judge: Cecil Bellamy
Benedetto Conversini, Bishop of Jesi: Robert Marsden
Pope Paul III: Esmé Percy
Pier Luigi: Frank Duncan
Corporal of the Guard: Deryck Guyler
Giorgio Ugolini, Castellan of St Angelo: Norman Shelley
Cardinal Cornato: Neville Hartley
Friends of Cellini: Luca Martini: Denis Quilley
Friends of Cellini: Lodovico da Fano: Edmund Donlevy
A ballad singer: Lan Wallace
Courtiers of the Papal Court: Ian Lubbock
Courtiers of the Papal Court: Allan McClelland


Paxt 2
Scene 1: The morning-room of Rakewell's house. Winter morning
Scene 2: The same. Spring afternoon
Scene 3: A churchyard. The same night Scene 4: Bedlam


A series of eight lectures by Sir Ivor Jennings, K.B.E., Q.C.
Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Constitutional Adviser to the Government of Pakistan
4—Bills of Rights and Minorities


Unknown: Sir Ivor Jennings, K.B.E., Q.C.


Piano Concerto in B flat (K.466) played by Ingrid Haebler (piano)
Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra,
Conducted by Heinrich Hollreiser on gramophone records


Piano: Ingrid Haebler
Conducted By: Heinrich Hollreiser


A programme of comment and observation
Peter Green
' The Historical Novel'
Arthur Calder-Marshall
' The Resort to the Supernatural'
Gene Baro
' American Writing and the University '


Unknown: Peter Green
Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall


Trio in G, Op. 1 No. 2 played by the London Czech Trio:
Suzanne Rozsa (violin)
Karel Horitz (cello)
Lisa Marketta (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 9)


Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Cello: Karel Horitz
Piano: Lisa Marketta


Three illustrated talks by John Blacking on the structure of folk music and its relationship to social life, with examples from Asia, Africa, and Australasia.
2-Scale Systems and Musical Instruments
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 24)
Last talk: August 4


Unknown: John Blacking

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