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: Stephen Murray Olaf Pooley and Carleton Hobbs in 'TARR'

by Wyndham Lewis
Incidental music composed by Walter Goehr
Produced by D. G. Bridson
(The recorded broadcast of July 18)
Wyndham Lewis is one of those rare people who can claim pre-eminence in two different arts. As the founder of Vorticism, he takes his place in the history of modern painting; as the author of Tarr, he has been one of the formative influences in the evolution of the modern novel.
Tarr is the work of a visual artist who also happens to be a brilliant handler of words. The hero of the novel, Sorbert Tarr, is himself a visual artist. But
Tarr is not a novel about artists: it is a novel about people. The fact that most of the characters in Tarr are engaged in painting is only incidental to the story: they could equally well be engaged in any other creative occupation. What is important is the fact that their story is told by a writer who is himself endowed with a painter's eye. D.G.B.


Unknown: Wyndham Lewis
Composed By: Walter Goehr
Produced By: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Wyndham Lewis
The Storyteller: Carleton Hobbs
Sorhert Tarr: Stephen Murray
Hobson: Roger Snowdon
Bertha Lunken: Marjorie Westbury
Otto Kreisler: Olaf Pooley
Anastasya Vasek: Grizelda Hervey
Louis Soltyk: David Peel
Bitzenko: Roger Snowdon
Pochinsky: Charles Leno


A bucolic tragedy in one act by Joseph Gregor
Music by Richard Strauss
(sung in German)
and , , , and Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Norddeutscher Rundfunk , Hamburg
(Chorus-Master, Max Thurn)
SCENE: Near Peneios' hut by the river of the same name
(Recording made available by courtesy of Norddeutscher Rundfunk)
' Ariadne auf Naxos ': January 27


Unknown: Joseph Gregor
Music By: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Conducted By: Arthur Grueber
Daphne: Maud Cunitz
Apollo: Peter Anders
Leukippos: Lorenz Fehenberger
Peneios: Josef Greindl
Gaea: Res Fischer
Maids:: Käthe Maas
Maids:: Lisa Bischof
Shepherds:: Hans-Herbert Fiedler
Shepherds:: Kurt Marschner
Shepherds:: Gustav Neidlinger
Shepherds:: Ernst-Max Luhr


A talk by Sir John E. Neale , F.B.A., on the condemnation of Mary Queen of Scots in the light of new evidence


Talk By: Sir John E. Neale


Unpublished poetry by W. H. Auden , Elizabeth Jennings , Quintin Stevenson , Christopher Levenson , and Owen Leeming
Chosen and introduced by C. A. Trypanis
Read by Beth Boyd and Peter Redgrove
Quintin Stevenson and Owen Leeming read their own poems


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Unknown: Quintin Stevenson
Unknown: Christopher Levenson
Unknown: Owen Leeming
Introduced By: C. A. Trypanis
Read By: Beth Boyd
Read By: Peter Redgrove
Read By: Quintin Stevenson
Read By: Owen Leeming


Ruth Dyson (harpsichord)
The Riddick String Orchestra
(Leader. Vera Kantrovitch )
Conductor, Kathleen Riddick


Harpsichord: Ruth Dyson
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor: Kathleen Riddick

: All That Fall

[Starring] Mary O'Farrell and J.G. Devlin
A new play for broadcasting by Samuel Beckett
Production by Donald McWhinnie
To be repeated on Saturday at 6.55
Donald McWhinnie writes on Page 4


Writer: Samuel Beckett
Producer: Donald McWhinnie
Mrs Rooney: Mary O'Farrell
Mr Rooney: JG Devlin
Christy: Alan McClelland
Mr Tyler: Brian O'Higgins
Mr Slocum: Pat Magee
Tommy: Jack MacGowram
Mr Barrell: Harry Hutchinson
Miss Fitt: Sheila Ward
Female voice: Peggy Marshall
Jerry: Terrance Farrell


Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Liverpool Chamber Music Group
(Leader, Henry Datyner ) Director, Fritz Spiegl
(original version)


Unknown: Alfred Deller
Leader: Henry Datyner
Director: Fritz Spiegl

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