by Walter de la Mare
Radio script by Barbara Bray
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston conducted by Douglas Robinson
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Donald McWhinnie
de la Mare
Sheila Lawford's wife:
Mr Bethany, the vicar:
Miss Sinnet Hester:
Alice Lawford's daughter:
Grisel, his sister:
A young woman:
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Ranieri Calzabigi
Music by Gluck
(Sung In the original Italian)
The Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra
(Leader, Winifred Roberts )
CONDUCTOR, GERAINT Jones
The action takes place in Ancient Greece in mythological times.
Scene 1: A courtyard before the palace at
Scene 2: The temple of Apollo
Admetus, King of Thessaly:
Alcestis, his wife:
Ismene, confidante to Alcestis:
Evander, leader of the people:
High Priest of Apollo:
Voice of Apollo:
A spirit of the Underworld:
Talk by Sidney Kark
Professor of Social. Preventive, and Family Medicine. University of Natal.
Professor Kark speaks about the severe health problems among Africans created by the processes of social and cultural change. He stresses that the matter is far wider than diseases directly due to urban slum conditions, and therefore takes as particular illustration a rural community in Natal where he was responsible for the establishment of a pioneer health centre.
An Unsolved Problem
Talk by T. M. Harris
Professor of Botany
In the University of Reading
Flowering plants are the predominant plants over most of the world--conifer forests apart-and they provide us with most of our food; yet we know very little about their origin. In this talk Professor Harris considers the available evidence and the difficulties posed by it, and indicates the more hopeful lines of research.
First of two talks by Fritz Rothschild
Mr. Rothschild's book on Bach, The Lost Tradition, aroused widespread comment. He is now working on the conventions of tempo, time signatures, and accentuation accepted by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
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