SCENES FROM COUNTRY LIFE IN FOUR ACTS by Anton Chekhov
Translated from the Russian by David Tutaev : Music by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Introductions to the four acts spoken by Peter Wyngarde
Incidental music played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra (leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) conducted by the composer
ALEXANDER SEREBRYAKOV, a retired professor:
HELENA, his second wife:
Sonia, his daughter by his first wife:
MARIA VOYNITSKY, mother of the professor's first wife:
Georges her son:
DR MICHAEL KHRUSCHOV (The Wood Demon):
ILYA DYADIN (Waffles), an impoverished landowner:
LEONID ZHELTUKHIN, a rich young landowner:
JULIE, his sister:
ORLOVSKY (Godfather Ivan), a neighbouring landowner:
THEODOKE, his son:
Music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German)
ORCHESTRA OF THE BAYREUTH FESTIVAL
Conducted BY HANS KNAPPERTSBUSCH
Producer, Wieland Wagner
The action takes place in legendary times
Act 1: The interior of Hunding's hut
by Philip Toynbee
' Many novelists of our time must have been tempted at one time or another by a vision of magnitude. It is a constant uneasiness to us that our wind is so short.' Mr. Toynbee embarked on a novel in twelve volumes and wrote two before reaching the conclusion that he is not a novelist.
6.33 app. DIE WALKCRE'
Acr 2: A wild, rocky place
Talk by J. B. Ward Perkins
Director of the British School at Rome
The question of the origin of Byzantine architecture has been the subject of much controversy between scholars ever since, in 1901, the Viennese art historian Strzygowski published his work Orient oder Rom.
Mr. Ward Perkins believes that new light can be shed on this question by exatnining the materials and methods of construction used in Byzantine buildings. In 1953 and 1954 he took part, together with Professor Talbot Rice, in the Walker Trust excavations on the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
J. B. Ward
Translations by D. J. Enright and Professor Takamichi Ninomiya
When Japanese poets began to feel the need to break away from their rigid traditional forms they turned for help to the literature of the West. This programme attempts to sketch the course of modern, or western-style, Japanese poetry from the beginning of the present century. The stress, as D. J. Enright says in his introduction, is on ' poems that are discernibly modern and discernibly Japanese.'
Derek Hart and Denis McCarthy
8.55 app. ' DIE WALKCRE
Act 3: On the top of a rocky mountain
Siegfried ': November 11 at 5.40
'Götterdiimmerung ': Nov. 18 at 4.15
A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones rhis month's Foreign Review includes accounts of two recent congresses at which Russian and Eastern and Central European delegates were present: Norman Birnbaum, Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics, speaks on the Sociological Congress at Amsterdam, and Miron Grindea on the Third Biennale of Poetry at Le Zoute in Belgium. Michael Kitson, Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, talks about the Carracci exhibition at Bologna and the change in taste in the visual arts.
Sonata In A minor (D.845)
Impromptu in G flat (D.899) played by Celia Arieli (piano)