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: Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen: Gotterdammerung

Introduction by Ernest Newman to (Gotterdammerung) [at] 6.0 pm
Music drama in a prelude and three acts (sung in German)
Covent Garden Opera Chorus (Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
The action takes place in legendary times
PRELUDE:
The Valkyries' Rock
ACT 1
Scene 1: The hall of the Gibichungs on the Rhine
Scene 2: The Valkyries' Rock

Contributors

Composer: Richard Wagner
Singers: Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
Gunther: Hermann Uhde
Alberich: Otakar Kraus
Hagen: Kurt Boehme
Brünnhilde: Birgit Nilsson
Gutrume: Elisabeth Lindermeier
Woglinde: Joan Sutherland
Wellgunde: Una Hale
Flosshilde: Marjorie Thomas
Waltraute/First Norn: Maria Von Ilosvay
Second Norn: Constance Shacklock
Third Norn: Amy Shuard

: ASIA'S NEW LOOK AT COMMUNISM

by Tibor Mende
The speaker analyses the historic importance of developments in Asia in the past few months, when several countries have shown a tendency to adopt economic techniques associated until now with Communism.
Mr. Mende returned some ten months ago from a visit to Southern Asia, Japan, and India.

: to 'GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG'

Act 2
In front of the hall of the Gibichungs

: LOCI CLASSICI

by Gwyn Williams
A talk on Cyrenaican places that have become part of the landscape of our thought and imagination: Lethe, the Gardens of the Hesperides, Lake Tri tonis, ' Barka's torrid soil.....'

Contributors

Unknown: Gwyn Williams
Unknown: Lake Tri

: to" 'GöTTERDÄMMERUNG'

Act 3
Scene 1: A wooded place on the Rhine Scene 2: The hall of the Gibichungs
(The introductions are recorded)

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