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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


Music By: Busoni Italian
Unknown: Oriana Previtall
Unknown: Giandomenico Alunno
Unknown: Tommaso Frascati
Unknown: Dino Formichinl
Unknown: Lorenzo Franchi
Unknown: Fernando Valentinl
Unknown: Maria Luisa Zeri
Unknown: Giuseppina Salvi
Chorus-Master: Nino Antonellini
Conducted By: Fernando Previtali
Doctor Faust: Giuseppe Taddel
Wigncr: Giuliano Ferrein
Mephistopheles: Africo Baldelli
The Duke of Parma: Antonio Pirino
The Duchess of Parma: Andree Aubery
Master of Ceremonies: Nestore Catalanl
Valentine: Saturno Melettl


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.


Unknown: J. M. Richards


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.


Talk By: Walter Elkan


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.


Unknown: Toussaint Louverture
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith


Herbert Downes (viola)
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola) Anthony Pini (cello)


Viola: Herbert Downes
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Max Gilbert
Cello: Anthony Pini


Retreat from Empire by Darsie Gillie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Paris


Unknown: Darsie Gillie

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