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: Freda Jackson and Ernest Milton with Vivienne Bennett and Gordon Davies in ' CANDLEMAS NIGHT'

A fantastic comedy by Ernest Reynolds
Music composed by Malcolm Arnold conducted by Lionel Salter ,
Production by Frederick Bradnum
This play tells of the attempt of Miss Spanheim, Lucifer's minister in Oxford, to seduce three disillusioned Dons from the Arts to the banner of Science and ' Death and the earth-shattering fires of the hydrogen bomb ...' The Dons willingly co-operate, and are taught how—by a spell of cards-to conjure up and make prisoner the goddess of Wisdom (in the French pack the Queen of Spades is identified with Pallas Athene); but she is too clever for them and, escaping, strikes the Dons dumb. Rather surprisingly, their wives view this situation with alarm, and set about calling back the Queen of Spades to plead with her. Unfortunately, their calling of the cards is not correct, and they raise instead the Knave of Diamonds (Hector of Troy). The ensuing complications do not aid Miss Spanheim ...

Contributors

Comedy By: Ernest Reynolds
Composed By: Malcolm Arnold
Conducted By: Lionel Salter
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Miss Spanheim: Vivienne Bennett
Dr Tancred, an Oxford Don: Ernest Milton
Dr Osmund, the same: Michael Turner
Dr Adamastor, the same: Denis Goacher
The Knave of Diamonds: Gordon Davies
The Queen of Spades: Freda Jackson
Sigismunda Tancred's wife: Marion Jennings
Agatha, Osmund's wife: Cecile Chevreau
Ines, Adamastor's wife: Sheila Brennan
Butters, a college porter: George Merritt
A Messenger of Lucifer: Manning Wilson
The Narrator: Hamilton Dyce

: NORMA'

An opera in three acts
Libretto by Felice Romani
Music by Bellini
It was on December 26, 1831, that Norma was performed for the first"time, at La Scala, Milan, with Giuditta Pasta in the title-role. Many listeners will remember the revival of the opera at Covent Garden in 1952, when Maria Meneghini Callas and Ebe Stignani both gave memorable performances. With other distinguished singers, they will be heard in this recording.
Cast in order of singing (in Italian):
Chorus and Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana. Rome
(Chorus-Master, Nino Antonellini )
CONDUCTED BY TULLIO SERAFIN
The action takes place in Gaul in Roman times.
ACT 1: A sacred forest of the Druids

Contributors

Unknown: Felice Romani
Chorus-Master: Nino Antonellini
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin
Oroveso, chief Druid: Giuseppe Modestl
Pollione, Roman Proconsul in Gaul: Mario Del Monaco
Flavio, friend of Pollione: Athos Cesarini
Norma, chief Druidess, daughter of Oroveso: Maria Meneghini Callas
Adalgisa serving-maid in the temple of Irminsul: Ebe Stignani
Clotilde, confidante of Norma: Rina Cavallari

: SUPPER AT THE GARRICK IN THE 'NINETIES

Philip Carr talks about some famous members of the Garrick Club whom he knew-Sir Henry Irving , Squire Bancroft , Beerbohm Tree , and others.

Contributors

Talks: Philip Carr
Unknown: Sir Henry Irving
Unknown: Squire Bancroft
Unknown: Beerbohm Tree

: ' NORMA '

ACT 2
Scene 1: Norma's dwelling Scene 2: The same

: THE FALL OF THE HOT-DOG BAR

A talk by John Pearson about the Espresso Cafes of London

Contributors

Talk By: John Pearson

: ' CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL'

by Colette
'The Storm'
Translated by Enid McLeod
Arranged for broadcasting and produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Translated By: Enid McLeod
Produced By: Norman Wright
Narratot: T St John Barry
Toby-Dog: Rupert Davies
Kiki-t he-Demure: Richard Hurndall
She: Janet Burnell

: ' NORMA '

Act 3: The temple of Irminsul

: "THE BELL OF SAINT EUSCHEMON'

from
'The Twilight of the Gods and other tales by Richard Garnett
Read by Carleton Hobbs

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Garnett
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: CHAMBER ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt

Contributors

Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Berthold Goldschmidt

: 'THE HEART OF A KING'

and ' Bamboo '
Two new ballads by William Plomer Read by the author and Jill Balcon

Contributors

Unknown: William Plomer
Unknown: Jill Balcon

: SCHUMANN

Kreisleriana, Op. 16 played by Geza Anda (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Played By: Geza Anda








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