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To be repeated on October 28
DURING THE INTERVAL (5.55-6.5 app.)
Music bv Turina played by Laurindo Almeida (guitar): record


Guitar: Laurindo Almeida


Opera in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Eenato Simoni (after Gozzi)
Music by Puccini
The last duet and last scene completed by Alfano sung in Italian: on records
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala. Milan
Scene: Pekin in mythical times
Acr 1: The walls of the Imperial city


Unknown: Giuseppe Adami
Unknown: Eenato Simoni
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin
Princess Turandot:: Maria Meneghini Callas
The Emperor Altoum: Giuseppe Nessi
Timur, dethroned King of the Tartars: Nicola Zaccana
The unknown Prince (Calaf) his son: Eugenio Fernandi
Liu, slave girl: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Ping, Grand Chancellor: Mario Borriello
Pang, Grand Steward: Renato Ercolani
Pong, Master of the Kitchen: Piero de Palma
A Mandarin: Giulio Mauri


Reflections on politics in the South Indian Ocean by Leo Silberman
Visiting Professor of International
Relations, University of Chicago
Last week Madagascar, in common with all French territories, was asked to approve in principle General de Gaulle's constitutional proposals for France and her overseas territories. It is the largest of France's non-African dependencies, and had evolved an organised state before its conquest in 1895. Will the proposed reforms satisfy Malagasy nationalism?


Unknown: Leo Silberman


ACT 2 Scene 1: The interior of a pavilion
Scene 2: A vast hall in the palace


Eight new poems by Elisabeth Ayrton
Read bv
William Devlin and Denis Goacher


Unknown: Elisabeth Ayrton
Unknown: William Devlin
Unknown: Denis Goacher


ACT 3 Scene 1: The palace gardens
Scene 2: The great court of thepalact


ROBERT GRAVES reviews The Idiom of the People, James Reeves 's study of the original manuscript versions of the songs collected by Cecil Sharp.
'My only excuse,' Mr. Graves says,
' for singing some of the illustrations is that unlike most singers of folk songs I have not got a trained voice.'


Unknown: James Reeves
Unknown: Cecil Sharp.


played by Hilde Somer
(The recorded broadcast of June 16)


Played By: Hilde Somer

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