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' Der Ring des Nibelungen '
Introduction by Ernest Newman to


Unknown: Ernest Newman

: Siegfried

Music drama in three acts
(sung in German)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
The action takes place in legendary times
Act 1: A cave in a forest
7.25 app. Interval
7.37 app. Introduction by Ernest Newman to 7.45 app. "Siegfried"
Act 2: The depths of the forest
9.0 app. Interval
9.10 app. Introduction by Ernest Newman to 9.20 app. "Siegfried"
Act 3
Scene 1: A wild region at the foot of a mountain
Scene 2: The summit of the Valkyries' Rock
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
(The introductions are recorded)
"Götterdämmerung": Friday at 6.46


Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Ernest Newman
Unknown: Ernest Newman
Mime: Peter Klein
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
The Wanderer: Hans Hotter
Alberich: Otakar Kraus
Fafner: Frederick Dalberg
The Woodbird: Jeannette Sinclair
Erda: Maria von Ilosvay
Brunnhilde: Birgit Nilsson


To Compete or to Co-operate by Sir Harry Pilkington
Past President of the Federation of British Industries, and Chairman of Pilkington Brothers. Ltd.
British industry is continually being reminded of the blessings of competition, not least by the Restrictive Trade Practices Act which is just coming into operation; and yet, at the same time, industrialists are being increasingly exhorted to show a sense of responsibility to the community and to consult and co-operate with the Government, trade unions, and a host of public bodies. Sir Harry considers how far these two demands are compatible.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 23)


Unknown: Sir Harry Pilkington

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