attributed to William Shakespeare , Thomas Dekker , and others
RADIO ADAPTATION BY ORMEROD GREENWOOD
PRODUCTION BY MICHAEL BAKEWELL
Music drama in four scenes
(sung in German)
ORCHESTRA OF the BAYREUTH Festival
Conducted BY HANS KNAPPERTSBUSCH
Producer, Wieland Wagner
The action takes place in legendary times. Scene I: At the bottom of the Rhine
Scene 2: An open space on a mountain height
Scene 3: The subterranean caves of Nibelheim
Scene 4: An open space on a mountain height
(The introduction is recorded)
Recordings of the other three parts of The Ring are to be broadcast during the next few weeks: Die Walkiire (November 4 at 4.45), Siegfried (November n at 5.40), and Gotterdammerung (November 18 at 4.15). See page 4.
Talk by J. B. Ward Perkins
Director of the British School at Rome
Little attempt has been made by historians of architecture to consider classical buildings in terms of the materials and methods used in their construction. In the first of two talks the speaker examines the change that came over Roman architecture between about A.D. 60 and A.D. 130 with the increasingly assured use of Roman concrete. ' What in effect had been achieved during this astonishingly short period was nothing less than the turning inside out of the traditional Greek idea of architecture.'
J. B. Ward
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Artur Schnabel (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent on gramophone records
Can Democracy Survive in India?
First of three talks by Sardar K. M. Panikkar Indian Ambassador Designate to France
' Most observers in the West were at first critical of India's intention to establish a democratic system of government.' The speaker surveys the reasons for this attitude-the strength of the caste system, of monarchical and feudal traditions, eighty per cent illiteracy-and assesses their weight today against many factors which he believes are strongly favourable to the democracy which has been established.
Sardar K. M.
The Smetana String Quartet:
Jiri Novak. Lubomir Kostecky Milan Skampa , Antonin Kohout
reads a selection of his own poems
Chorale Preludes, Op. 69
Now thank we all our God; All glory be to God on high; Our Father, thou in Heaven above; If thou but suffer God to guide thee; What is the world to me; Farewell I gladly bid thee; From depths of woe I cry to thee; Come. Holy Ghost, Creator blest: Come, oh come. thou quickening spirit: A mighty fortress is our God played by Melville Cook (organ)
From Leeds Parish Church
Talk by Edward Hyams
' Spinach is one of those things about which people feel very strongly,' says Edward Hyams. ' A man may change his politics, his wife, or even his religion before he will change his opinion that spinach is one of the nastiest or one of the nicest vegetables.'