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A story by Kafka read by Kenneth Griffith
With music by Franz Reizenstein
Details as Tuesday 9.40 followed by an interlude at 6.30


Read By: Kenneth Griffith
Music By: Franz Reizenstein

: La Sposa Sorteggiata

In the Third Programme

A Fantastic Musical Comedy in Three Acts and an Epilogue
Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Words and music by Ferruccio Busoni
Sung in the Italian version of Giovanni Trampus
(Recording of a performance broadcast in Italy: made available by courtesy of Radiotelevisione Italiana)

The action takes place in Berlin, about 1820

Act 1 at 6.35
Scene 1: The 'Zelte' Beer Garden
Scene 2: A dimly lit tavern

Act 2 at 7.50
Scene 1: A room in Voswinkel's house
Scene 2: Another room in Voswinkel's house

Act 3 at 9.20
Scene 1: The 'Proschlaich' in the Tiergarten
Scene 2: A room in Voswinkel's house
Epilogue: The drawing room in Voswinkel's house


Based on the story by: E.T.A. Hoffmann
Words and music: Ferruccio Busoni
Sung in the Italian version of: Giovanni Trampus
Singers/Musicians: Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana, Rome
Chorus-Master: Nino Antonellini
Conductor: Fernando Previtali
Kommissionsrat Voswinkel: Afro Poli
Albertine, his daughter: Andree Aubery Luchini
Her three suitors - Thusman: Mario Carlin
Her three suitors - Edmund Lehsen, a young painter: Doro Antoniolo
Her three suitors - Baron Bensch, a Jewish dandy: Adelio Zagonara
Leonhard, a goldsmith: Saturno Meletti
Manasse, the Jew, a greybeard: Carlo Cava
A servant: Walter Artioli


A writer of the 'thirties talks about some of the writers of the 'fifties


Bertrand de Jouvenel talks about the current economic policy of the main Western countries
In his opinion they threaten to destroy the precious work of international economy.


Talks: Bertrand de Jouvenel


Translation by Norman Cameron of ' La Nuit de Mai' by Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)
Programme arranged and introduced by Rayner Heppenstall


Translation By: Norman Cameron
Unknown: Alfred de Musset
Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall
The Muse: Lydia Sherwood
The Poet: Robert Eddison


John Holloway gives a critical reappraisal of two great novels of the 1890s: Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles ' and ' The Awkward Age ' by Henry James
(: a broadcast version of a lecture given in January at the Institute of Contemporary Arts)


Unknown: John Holloway
Unknown: Henry James

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