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Sonata in C minor. Op. Ill played by Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) on a gramophone record


Played By: Wilhelm Backhaus


A discussion between Edgar Wind
Professor of the History of Art in the University of Oxford and Stuart Hampshire
Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford


Libretto by Felice Romani
Music by Bellini
Chorus of La Piccola Scala
(Chorus-Master, Norberto Mola )
Orchestra of La Piccola Scala CONDUCTED BY ANTONINO VOTTO
Producer, Luchino Visconti
Scene: Switzerland in the year 1805
ACT 1, Scene 1


Unknown: Felice Romani
Chorus-Master: Norberto Mola
Unknown: La Piccola Scala
Conducted By: Antonino Votto
Producer: Luchino Visconti
Count Rodolfo: Nicola Zaccaria
Teresa, Amina's foster-mother: Fiorenza Cossotto
Amina, an orphan: Maria Meneghini Callas
Elvino, a young farmer: Nicola Monti
Lisa innkeeper: Maria Luisa Gavioli
Alessio: Dino Mantovani
A Notary: Franco Ricciardi


An Afro-Caribbean story retold by Jan Carew


Unknown: Jan Carew


Act 1, Scene 2


In memory of Charles Baudelaire ' by Swinburne
Read by Anthony Jacobs


Unknown: Charles Baudelaire
Read By: Anthony Jacobs


From the King's Theatre, Edinburgh

: The BBC Drama Repertory Company in 'THE DISAGREEABLE OYSTER'

A new radio play by Giles Cooper with Hamilton Dyce and John Graham as Mervyn Bundy and Kathleen Helme , Beryl Calder
June Tobin , Malcolm Hayes Haydn Jones , Arthur Young
Production by Donald McWhinnie


Play By: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Mervyn Bundy
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Beryl Calder
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Unknown: Arthur Young
Production By: Donald McWhinnie


Heather Harper (soprano)
Members of the Melos Ensemble:
Richard Adeney (flute)
Peter Graeme (oboe)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)


Soprano: Heather Harper
Flute: Richard Adeney
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil


by W. G. Hoskins , Ph.D.
I-The House in the Town


Unknown: W. G. Hoskins , Ph.D.

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