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: Norman Wooland and Anthony Jacobs in 'THE WOOD DEMON'

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


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Tutaev
Music By: John Hotchkis
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Spoken By: Peter Wyngarde
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
ALEXANDER SEREBRYAKOV, a retired professor: Cyril Shaps
HELENA, his second wife: Olive Gregg
Sonia, his daughter by his first wife: Adnemie Corn
MARIA VOYNITSKY, mother of the professor's first wife: Kathleen Helme
Georges her son: Anthony Jacobs
DR MICHAEL KHRUSCHOV (The Wood Demon): Norman Wooland
ILYA DYADIN (Waffles), an impoverished landowner: John Glyn-Jones
LEONID ZHELTUKHIN, a rich young landowner: Denis Goacher
JULIE, his sister: Janette Richer
ORLOVSKY (Godfather Ivan), a neighbouring landowner: Haydn Jones
THEODOKE, his son: David Peel

: Ernest Newman introduces Der Ring des Nibelungen' ' DIE WALKURE

Music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner
(sung in German)
Producer, Wieland Wagner
The action takes place in legendary times
Act 1: The interior of Hunding's hut


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Conducted By: Hans Knappertsbusch
Producer: Wieland Wagner
Slegmund: Wolfgang Windgassen
Wotan: Hans Hotter
Hunding: Josef Greindl
BrUnnhilde: Astrid Varnay
Sleglinde: Gre Brouwenstijn
Fricka Georgine: Von Milinkovic
Gerhilde: Paula Lenchner
Ortlinde: Gerda Lammers
Waltraute: Elisabeth Schartel
Schwertleite Maria: Von Ilosvay
Helmwige: Hilde Scheppan
Siegrune: Luise-Charlotte Kamps
Grimgerde: Georgine von Milinkovic
Rossweisse: Jean Madeira


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.


Unknown: Philip Toynbee

: Ernest Newman

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.


Talk By: J. B. Ward Perkins
Unknown: Mr. Ward Perkins


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


Unknown: D. J. Enright
Readers: Derek Hart
Readers: Denis McCarthy

: Ernest Newman

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.


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones


Sonata In A minor (D.845)
Impromptu in G flat (D.899) played by Celia Arieli (piano)


Piano: Celia Arieli

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