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Talk by Victor Zorza
Manchester Guardian correspondent on Soviet and East European affairs


Talk By: Victor Zorza
Talk By: Manchester Guardian


Sonata in E. Op. 109
Sonata in A flat, Op. 110 played by Robert Riefling (piano)


Piano: Robert Riefling


A lyric opera in three acts
Words adapted from Pushkin's poem by Tchaikovsky and Shilovsky Music by Tchaikovsky
(sung in Russian)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
(Chorus-Master, Mikhail Shorin )
The action takes place in Russia about 1820
Scene 1: In the garden of Madame Larina's house. Autumn
Scene 2: Tatiana's bedroom. The same night
Scene 3: Another part of the garden. The next day


Unknown: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Thomas Moore
Unknown: Denys Blakelock.
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Unknown: Edward Jewesbury
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Robert Bernal
Unknown: Olaf Pooley
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre.
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Michael Hitchman
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
Chorus-Master: Mikhail Shorin
Conductor: Boris Khaikin
Eugene Onegin: Eugenl Belov
Madame Larina, widow of a country gentleman: Valentina Petrova
Her daughters: Tatiana: Galina Vishnevskaya
Her daughters: Olga: Larisa Avdeyeva
Vladimir Lensky, a young poet, be trothed to Olga: Sergei Lemeshev
The Nurse: Eugenia Verbitskava
Prince Gremin, a retired general: Ivan Petrov
Monsieur Trlquet: Andrei Sokolov
Captain: Georgi Pankov
Zareisky: Igor Mikhailov


A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.


Acr 2
Scene 1: The drawing-room in Madame Larina's house. Winter.
Scene 2: The river bank. Early the following morning
Scene 1: A ballroom in a fashionable house in St. Petersburg. Some years later
Scene 2: A room in Prince Gremin's house.
The next day
(Recording made available by courtesy of Sovctskoe Radio, Moscow)


A programme in original and translation

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