An opera with words and music by Busoni Italian version by Oriana Previtall with Giandomenico Alunno
Tommaso Frascati , Dino Formichinl Lorenzo Franchi , Fernando Valentinl
Maria Luisa Zeri , Giuseppina Salvi and Miti Truccato Pace
Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Radio televisione Italiana, Rome
(Chorus-Master. Nino Antonellini ) CONDUCTED BY FERNANDO PREVITALI
The action takes place in Wittenberg and Parma in the sixteenth century
The Duke of Parma:
The Duchess of Parma:
Master of Ceremonies:
A monthly review of current questions in architecture and town planning
A Dutch New Town Experiment by J. M. Richards
The new town of Emmen in north-eastern Holland had its origins in the decline of the local peat-digging industry and the need to foster alternative employment. Mr. Richards, who visited it recently, makes a comparison with English new towns with regard both to the problems and the architects' solutions.
Talk by Walter Elkan
Senior Research Fellow in Economics,
East African Institute of Social Research
Mr. Elkan describes some of the employment difficulties with which industry is faced in a country of small farmers. He compares developments in Kampala, the principal industrial centre of Uganda, with those in England during the nineteenth century, and maintains that the differences are sufficient to warn against facile arguments from analogy.
A portrait in words and drums of Toussaint Louverture , the Black Liberator of the slaves of Haiti
Written by H. A. L. Craig
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
Born in 1746, Toussaint was descended from an African chief. An uneducated slave himself, he rose to a position of high trust under his French master; but in 1791 he joined the insurgents, fought courageously and skilfully, and was soon their leader, the only stable force in the chaos of Haitian politics. In 1796 he evicted the French and established a Republic, proclaiming himself the Bonaparte of the Indies. The other Napoleon retaliated, however, and Toussaint died in a French prison in 1803.
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