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: Mother Courage

A chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Charlotte Lloyd and A. L. Lloyd


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: Charlotte Lloyd
Translated by: A. L. Lloyd


Music drama in one act from the play by Oscar Wilde
Music by Richard Strauss on gramophone records
Cast in order of singing (in German):
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The Scene:
The terrace of Herod's palace. Evening


Play By: Oscar Wilde
Music By: Richard Strauss
Conducted By: Clemens Krauss
Narraboth, a Syrian captain: Anton Dermota
The page of Herodias: Else Schurhoff
First soldier: Walter Berry
Second soldier: Herbert Alsen
Jokanaan the prophet: Hans Braun
A Cappadocian: Ljubomir Pantscheff
Salome, daughter of Herodias: Christel Goltz
A slave: Hermann Gallos
Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee: Julius Patzak
Herodias, wife of the Tetrarch: Margarete Kenney
First Jew: Rudolf Christ
Second Jew: Hugo Meyer-Welfing
Third Jew: Kurt Preger
Fourth Jew: Murray Dickie
Fifth Jew: Franz Bierbach
First Nazarene: Ludwig Weber
Second Nazarene: Harald Prögihöf


Graham Greene gives an account of his participation in a dive-bombing raid some years ago


Unknown: Graham Greene


Clifford Curzon (piano)
Symphony Orchestra of I.N.R., Belgium
Conductor, Franz André
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1

Fantasy-Overture: Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 4, in G - Beethoven


Piano: Clifford Curzon
Conductor: Franz André


The Minimum Man
Pierre Schneider talks about the clochards, or tramps, of whom there are some fifty thousand in Paris.


Talks: Pierre Schneider


Part 2


by J. R. R. Tolkien
A radio adaptation in six parts from Volume I of ' The Lord of the Rings'
The music composed and conducted by Anthony Smith-Masters
4—' Many Meetings ' with Frank Duncan. Felix Felton
Garard Green , Eric Lugg
Derek Prentice , Norman Shelley
The programme adapted and produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Conducted By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Unknown: Frank Duncan.
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Derek Prentice
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Frodo: Oliver Burt
Sam: Victor Platt
Pippin: Basil Jones
Merry: Michael Collins
Aragorn: Godfrey Kenton
Narrator: Derek Hart


A programme about the various types of flute in use in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the music written for them.
Fritz Spiegl (transverse flute)
Christopher Taylor (treble recorder)
Richard Taylor (tenor recorder)
Stanley Taylor (bass recorder) with April Cantelo (soprano)
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
The Liverpool Chamber Music Group
(Director, Fritz Spiegl )
Programme devised and introduced by Fritz Spiegl


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Flute: Christopher Taylor
Tenor: Richard Taylor
Bass: Stanley Taylor
Soprano: John Whitworth
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Director: Fritz Spiegl
Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
Including an account by Peter Heyworth of the latest Viennese productions of Aida, Don Giovanni , and Die Frau ohne Schatten; a talk by Edwin Morgan of the Department of English, Glasgow University, on recent trends in Russian poetry; and a comment on two essays by contemporary Spanish biologists.


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Peter Heyworth
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Die Frau Ohne
Talk By: Edwin Morgan

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