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Sonata in G, Op. 96 played by Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Celia Arieli (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Celia Arieli


Three talks by J. W. N. Watkins
Lecturer in Political Science in the University of London
2-The Source of the Trouble


Unknown: J. W. N. Watkins

: Edinburgh International Festival The Hamburg State Opera production of 'OEDIPUS REX'

Opera-oratorio after Sophocles by Igor Stravinsky and Jean Cocteau
Hamburg State Opera Chorus (Chorus-Master, Gunter Hertel )
Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
CONDUCTOR, LEOPOLD LUDWIG Producer, Gunther Rennert
Scene: Before the King's palace at Thebes


Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Chorus-Master: Gunter Hertel
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Unknown: Gunther Rennert
Oedipus, King of Thebes: Helmut Melchert
Jocasta, his wife: Maria von Ilosvay
Creon, Jocasta's brother: James Pease
Tiresias, a soothsayer: Arnold van Mill
The Shepherd: Fritz Lehnert
The Messenger: Caspar Brocheler
Speaker: Gcrard Flevin


Opera bouffe in one act after Pushkin
Text by Boris Kochno
German translation by A. Elukhen
Music by Stravinsky
Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer. Gunther Rennert
SCENE: In the living room of a middle-class Russian family
From the King's Theatre,


Unknown: Boris Kochno
Translation By: A. Elukhen
Music By: Stravinsky
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Unknown: Gunther Rennert
Paracha: Melitta Muszely
The Neighbour: Margarete Ast
The Mother: Gisela Litz
The Hussar: Jurgen Forster

: Anthony Jacobs and Margaret Gordon in 'BUSSY D'AMBOIS'

A tragedy by George Chapman
Radio script and production by R. D. Smith
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyeng conducted by Edward Clark


Unknown: George Chapman
Production By: R. D. Smith
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyeng
Conducted By: Edward Clark


Seven Elegies
Meditation: Nach der Wendung In modo napolitano: All' Italia!
Chorale Prelude: Meine Seele bangt und hofft zur Dir
Intermezzo: Turandots Frauengemach Waltz: Die Nächtlichen Nocturne: Erscheinung Berceuse played by Tomford Harris (piano)


Unknown: Nach Der Wendung
Unknown: Meine Seele
Unknown: Erscheinung Berceuse
Piano: Tomford Harris


Second of two talks by Elizabeth Zeeman
Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge with readings from Sir Thomas Wyatt
William Shakespeare
Gerard Manley Hopkins
T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden
Robin Chapman and Gary Watson


Unknown: Sir Thomas Wyatt
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Readers: W. H. Auden
Readers: Robin Chapman
Readers: Gary Watson

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