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: Cheltenham Festival of British Contemporary Music: Orchestral Concert: Part 1

Clive Lythgoe (piano)
Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Turner)
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
From the Town Hall, Cheltenham


Pianist: Clive Lythgoe
Musicians: Halle Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Laurance Turner
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

: The Condor and the Guests

Short story by Evan S. Connell, Jnr.
Read by Sam Wanamaker.
In Peru a female condor was staked inside a wooden cage. Every so often a male eird would get into this trap and would then be sold to a zoo or a museum. One of these captured condors, however, was sold to an American, J. D. Botkin, of Parallel, Kansas.....'
(BBC recording)


Writer: Evan S. Connell, Jnr.
Reader: Sam Wanamaker

: Orchestral Concert: Part 2: Sibelius

Pohjola's Daughter
Symphony No. 7. in C

: German Organ Music 1750-1800

Walter Emery discusses the new directions taken by German composers for the organ after the death of Bach. Ralph Downes plays trios, chorale preludes, and other music by Krebs, Marpurg, Kittel, and Oley.
(Recorded in the Royal Festival Hall, London)


Presenter: Walter Emery
Organist: Ralph Downes

: A Come-Back

(Une Rentree dans le Monde)
A satire-comedy for radio by Jacques Perret and Jean Forest.
Translated by Helena Wood.
The story told by Alec Mango.

(Sunday's recorded broadcast)
(Oliver Burt is appearing in 'Templeton' at the Arts Theatre, London)
Helena Wood writes on page 2


Author: Jacques Perret
Author: Jean Forest
Translated by: Helena Wood
Music composed and conducted by: Max Saunders
Storyteller: Alec Mango
Producer: H. B. Fortuin
Marcel: Maurice Denham
Patron: George Merritt
M. Guesdon: Denys Blakelock
Mme Ledieu: Betty Hardy
Emil: John Scott
Henri: Gabriel Woolf
Rene: David Spenser
M Bellume: Denis Goacher
Park-keeper: Philip Cunningham
President: Arthur Young
Blind man: John Boddington
Antique dealer: Rolf Lefebvre
Old man: Oliver Burt

: Vivaldi: Stabat Mater

Margaret Bence (contralto)
Pro Musica Orchestra of Stuttgart
Conducted by Marcel Couraud
on a gramophone record.


Contralto: Margaret Bence
Musicians: Pro Musica Orchestra of Stuttgart
[Orchestra] conducted by: Marcel Couraud

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