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by Julien Green
Translated from the French by Robert Speaight


Unknown: Julien Green
Unknown: Robert Speaight


Opera in three acts based on a drama by Gabriela Preissova Music by Janacek
(sung in Czech) on gramophone records
Cast in order of singing:
Chorus and Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre
Act 1
Outside Grandmother Buryja's mill in a Moravian mountain village.


Conducted By: Jaroslav Vogel
Jenufa sextoness Buryja's adopted daughter (soprano): Stepanka Jelinkova
Grandmother Buryja, owner of themill (contralto): Milada Cadikovicova
Laca Klemen, Steva's half-brother (tenor): Beno Blachut
Jano, a shepherd boy (soprano): Milada Subrtova
Starek foreman of the mill (baritone): Karel Kalas
Sextoness Buryja, grandmother Buryja's widowed daughter-in-law (soprano): Marta Krasova
Steva Buryja, grandmother Buryja's: Grandson (tenor) Ivo Zidek
Barena, a servant: Miloslava Fidlerova
A shepherdess: Ludmila Hanzalikova


by Victor Purcell
Lecturer in Far Eastern History at Cambridge Mr. Purcell lived for some years in China in both official and unofficial capacities and made many visits there in the period up to 1947. This spring he was among the first to take advantage of the cracks in the Bamboo Curtain by returning to China as an independent visitor. In this talk he describes his trip and draws some comparisons between the old China and the new.


Unknown: Victor Purcell


Acr 2
The sextoness's living-room


A talk on St. Cyprian by the Rev. R. L. P. Milburn
Chaplain of Worcester College. Oxford
How can a Christian community be protected both from the pressures and the blandishments of a secular government? On what terms can the Church receive back those Christians who have compromised with a non-Christian authority in times of persecution? It was problems like these that faced Cyprian, bishop of Carthage from 248 until his martyrdom in September 258.


Unknown: Rev. R. L. P. Milburn


Acr 3
The same as Act 2. Two months later


by Ilyas ibn Yusuf Nizami
Translated and presented by Andrew Mango
Part of the poem is read in Persian by S. A. Q. Taheri
In this programme the intention is to suggest, by the use of three voices, something of the quality which this poem, written some time before 1209, could have had for a contemporary Persian audience. The translation of the poem itself is carried by the second voice; the first voice presents the poet's data (references to the Qur'an and the canonical traditions); while the third voice unfolds some of the complex associations of word and image.
(The recorded broadcast of May 1)


Unknown: Ilyas Ibn Yusuf Nizami
Presented By: Andrew Mango
First Voice: Denis McCarthy
Second Voice: V C Clinton-Baddeley
Third Voice: Robert Farquharson


Sonata in E flat (1780) Sonata in D (1767) played by Lamar Crowson (piano)


Piano: Lamar Crowson

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