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(harpsichord): on gramophone records Sarabande in D minor (Chambonnières)
The Nightingale (anon.)
Ground in C minor (Purcell)
Concerto in D (Vivaldi, arr. Bach) La Dauphine (Rameau)
Les barricades mystérieuses; L'Arlequine (Couperin)


Robert Baldick speaks about Les Freres Goncourt, a new biographical study by Andre Billy , and considers the place of the Goncourts in French literary history.


Unknown: Robert Baldick
Unknown: Andre Billy


A romantic opera
Libretto by Helmine von Chezy
Music by Weber
In order of singing (in German):
(Continued in next column)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Masler, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted BY FRITZ Stiedry
Hepetiteur, Bryan Balkwill
The action takes place at Nevers and the Royal Castle at Premery in the year 1110.


Unknown: Helmine von Chezy
Unknown: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Fritz Stiedry
Unknown: Bryan Balkwill
King Ludwig VI: Kurt Bohme
Adolar, Count of Nevers and Rethel: Frans Vroons
Lysiart, Count of Forest and Beau jolais: Otakar Kraus
Euryanthe of Savoy: Joan Sutherland
Eglantine of Puiset: Marianne Schech
Rudolph, a knight: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Bertha, betrothed to Rudolph: Beryl Hatt


Two talks by R. M. Hare
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
2-Have I a duty to my country as such?
Modern philosophers are often accused of talking about mere words. These talks are intended to show that words are very important.

: Stephen Murray, Paul Rogers and Baliol Holloway in THE GUESTS'

by Leonid Zorin
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by David Tutaev
Pianist, Josephine Lee
The action takes place on the garden terrace of Alexei Kirpichev's house in a small town in the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1950s.
Produced by John Gibson


Unknown: Leonid Zorin
Broadcasting By: David Tutaev
Pianist: Josephine Lee
Produced By: John Gibson
Alexei Petrovlch Kirpichev: Baliol Holloway
Elena Nikolaevna, his wife: Mary O'Farrell
Piotr Alexeevich Kirpichev their son: Paul Rogers
Varvara Alexeevna, their daughter: Mary Wimbush
Ina Konstantinovna, Piotr's wife: Betty Hardy
Piotr's children by a first marriage: Sergei: Geoffrey Matthews
Piotr's children by a first marriage: Tyoma: Oscar Quitak
Pavel Pavlovich Trubin: Stephen Murray
Mikhail Alexandrovich Pokrovsky: John Ruddock
Nika: Beth Boyd


Quartet No. 3 (Quartetto lirico) played by the Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin , Sigmund Nissel
Peter Schidlof , Martin Lovett


Unknown: Norbert Brainin
Unknown: Sigmund Nissel
Unknown: Peter Schidlof
Unknown: Martin Lovett

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