A mystery by Paul Claudel
Translated by Louise Morgan Sill
Other parts played by Gillian Webb. Molly Lumley
Gillian Andrews and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Music composed and conducted by Norman Demuth and sung by Anne Dowdall
Sebastian Watson Forbes and members of the Ambrosian Singers
Ondes Martenot played by Kathleen Stephenson Production by Michael Bakewell
The action takes place in France in the first half of the fifteenth century, at the farm of Anne Vercors at Combernon and at the nearby town of Chevoche.
During the next fortnight a number of broadcasts in the Third Programme will be devoted to the works of Paul Claudel , who died in February.
This week: a talk by Geoffrey Brereton
(tonight at 7.30); the first two of five readings of ' Cinq Grandes Odes ' (Monday at 10.15, Thursday at 7.45); a second broadcast of ' The Tidings Brought to Mary' (Tuesday at 9.0); a talk by Madeleine Renaud (Wednesday at 10.5); 'The Hostage' (Friday at 9.5)
Pierre de Craon:
Mayor of Chevoche:
Music drama by Wagner
(sung in German)
Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival
CONDUCTED BY JOSEPH KEILBERTH
Producer, Wieland Wagner
Sc. 1: At the bottom of the Rhine Sc. 2: An open space on a mountain height
Sc. 3: The subterranean caves of Nibetheim Sc. 4: An open space on a mountain height
by Geoffrey Brereton
In this talk Geoffrey Brereton discusses Claudel's work with special reference to the Cinq Grande s Odes, which he has recently translated and which are to be broadcast in the Third Programme during the next two weeks.
Valse Impromptu In A flat Sonata in B minor played by Artur Rubinstein (piano)
First of eight recitals of piano music by Liszt
Six lectures by K. C. Wheare
Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration In the University of Oxford
6-The Decline of Legislatures?
In 1920 Lord Bryce headed a chapter in his Modern Democracies with the words: ' The Decline of Legislatures.' In this final lecture Professor Wheare considers whether the opinion implied by these words can still be held.
Symphony No. 6, in F (Pastoral)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Felix Weingartner on gramophone records
See also Thursday at 9.25
A discussion between
H. P. Grice
Fellow of St. John's College. Oxford
P. F. Strawson
Fellow of University College. Oxford
D: F. Pears
Fellow of Corpus Christi College. Oxford
This discussion introduces a series of five talks on the meaning and scope of metaphysics in contemporary English philosophy. Since the end of the seventeenth century, and especially since Hume and Kant, philosophers have disputed the claim of metaphysics to be a valid form of enquiry, and during the dispute the word itself has changed its meaning many times. Is it the ' science of being,' the foundation of science, a paradox, a view of 'reality as a whole *? Is it nonsense? What kind of statements can be described as metaphysical? The subject has, in fact, occupied a great deal of attention since the name was first given to certain speculations of Aristode, and some people think that it has been unduly neglected in modern times. What then have modern philosophers to say?
A poem by W. S. Graham read by the author
Eine kleine Nachtmusik (K.525)
Allegro: Minuet and Trio;
Romanze (Andante): Minuet and Trio:
Rondo (Allegro) played by the Liverpool Chamber Music Group
(Leader. Henry Datyner )
Director, Fritz Spiegl