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London String Trio :
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello)


Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Vivian Joseph


by Victor Purcell
Lecturei 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.
followed by an Interlude at 6.55


Unknown: Victor Purcell

: The Glyndebourne Opera presents 'LA CENERENTOLA'

An opera in two acts
Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti
Music by Rossini
(sung in Italian)
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn )
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Peter Mountain )
Harpsichord continuo, Jani Strasser
Producer, Carl Ebert
Chief coach, Jani Strasser
From the Royal Court Theatre,
Act 1
Scene 1: A hall in Don Magnifico's castle Scene 2: A room in Don Ramiro's palace Scene 3: The grand salon in Don Ramiro 's palace


Unknown: Jacopo Ferretti
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Leader: Peter Mountain
Unknown: Jani Strasser
Producer: Carl Ebert
Unknown: Jani Strasser
Unknown: Don Ramiro
Daughters of Don Magnifico: Clorinda: Gianna D'Angelo
Daughters of Don Magnifico: Tisbe: Cora Canne-Meijer
Angelina, their step-sister, known as Cenerentola: Marina de Gabaraln
Ahdoro philosopher, tutor to Don Ramiro: Hervey Alan
Don Magnifico Baron Montefiascone: Ian Wallace
Don Ramiro Prince of Salerno: Juan Oncina
Dandini, his valet: Sesto Bruscantini


Talk by Louisa Rayner
During the war Mrs. Rayner spent some months in a primitive peasant house in Yugoslavia, and found some of the conditions of life remarkably similar to those described by Homer and Aristophanes.


Talk By: Louisa Rayner


Scene 1: The wine cellar of Don Ramiro 's palace
Scene 2: A room in Don Ramiro 's palace Scene 3: The hall in Don Magnifico's castle Scene 4: The grand salon in Don Ramiro's palace


Unknown: Don Ramiro
Unknown: Don Ramiro


Last of three talks by K. P. Wachsmann Ph.D ,.
Curator of the .Uganda Museum,
Dr. Wachsmann considers that music is being composed, by Africans, which promises an interesting musical future for Uganda. He speaks about some of the questions—of musical form, of the relation of indigenous to Western themes and of speech to music-which confront these composers, and analyses some of their experiments.
(: recordings of music by courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Service)


Unknown: K. P. Wachsmann Ph.D


Readings of some of their poems, recorded at literary reunions in Spain, by Fermin Bouza Brey , Emilio Alvarez Blazquez, Alvaro Cunqueiro , Ramon Gonzalez Alegre , Aquilino Iglesia Alvarino, Xose Maria Alvarez Blazquez , and Sebastian Martinez Risco.
Introduced and translated by George Hills
Translations read by Denis McCarthy and Joseph O'Conor


Unknown: Fermin Bouza Brey
Unknown: Emilio Alvarez
Unknown: Alvaro Cunqueiro
Unknown: Ramon Gonzalez Alegre
Unknown: Aquilino Iglesia
Unknown: Xose Maria Alvarez Blazquez
Unknown: Sebastian Martinez Risco.
Translated By: George Hills
Read By: Denis McCarthy
Read By: Joseph O'Conor


played by C. H. Trevor
From Hampstead Parish Church


Played By: C. H. Trevor

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