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Flute Concerto (The Goldfinch) played by Ludwig Pfersman (flute) Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera on gramophone records


Flute: Ludwig Pfersman

: Mary Morris, Stephen Murray and Rachel Gurney with Gordon Davies in The Famous Tragedy of THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL

at Tintagel in Lyonesse by Thomas Hardy
Cast in order of speaking:
and and Music composed and conducted by Norman Demuth
Raymond Nilsson and Helen Watta
Ondes Martenot played by Kathleen Stephenson
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Conducted By: Norman Demuth
Singers: Raymond Nilsson
Singers: Helen Watta
Unknown: Ondes Martenot
Played By: Kathleen Stephenson
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Merlin: George Hayes
Men of Cornwall: Richard Hurndall,
Men of Cornwall: Brewster Mason,
Men of Cornwall: Jeffrey Segal
Women of Cornwall: Jill Balcon
Women of Cornwall: Mary Law.
Women of Cornwall: Beth Boyd
Watchman: Arthur Ridley
Herald: Geoffrey Hodson
Brangwain: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mark, King of Cornwall: Stephen Murray
Iseult the Fair, Queen of Cornwall: Mary Morris
Sir Andret: John Gabriel
Messenger: Simon Lack
Sir Tristram: Gordon Davies
Iseult the Whitehanded: Rachel Gurney
Damsel: Jean Lester

: The Welsh National Opera Company in 'NABUCCO'

An opera in four acts
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
English version by Norman Tucker and Tom Hammond
Music by Verdi
Welsh National Opera Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Derek Collier )
Producer, John Moody
From the Empire Theatre, Swansea
The action takes place in Jerusalem and Babylon in Biblical times
Acr 1: Jerusalem
Inside the Temple of Solomon
7.50 app. Interval
7.66 app. Acr 2: The Blasphemy
Scene 1: Abigail's room in the palace at
Scene 2: A hall in the palace
8.30 app. Interval
8.35 app. Act 3: The Prophecy
Scene 1: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Scene 2: On the banks of the Euphrates
9.10 app. Interval
9.16 app. Act 4: The Broken Idol Scene 1: Abigail's room in the Palace Scene 2: The Temple of Baal


Unknown: Norman Tucker
Unknown: Tom Hammond
Leader: Derek Collier
Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), King of Babylon: Babylon Jones
Ishmael, nephew of the King of Judah.: Tano Ferendinos
Zachariah, High Priest of the Jews: Hervey Alan
Abigail, a slave, supposed elder daughter of Nabucco: Ruth Packer
Fenena, daughter of Nabucco: Barbara Greenwood
The High Priestof Baal: Leslie Wicks
Abdulla minister of the King of Babylon: Tegwyn Short
Anna sister of Zachariah: Lilian Prosser-Evans


A Car Ride to Ecuador
First of two talks by V. S. Pritchett


Unknown: S. Pritchett


played by Leonard Cassini


Played By: Leonard Cassini


Talk by Denys Page
Professor of Greek
In the University of Cambridge
One of the most important archaeological events of modern times was the discovery in 1907 of the capital city of the Hittite Empire in central Asia Minor. Thousands of documents were recovered and deciphered; and it has always been a controversial question whether these documents contain any mention of the Greeks-the people called Achaeans in the Homeric poems. In this talk, based on a lecture delivered in Oxford last August, Professor Page reviews the question and suggests that it is now possible to give a definite answer to it.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 15)


Talk By: Denys Page

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