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An examination of the posthumous reputation of the Persian poet
Written and produced by Christopher Sykes
Narration by James McKechnie with Francis de Wolff. John Gabriel
Ferdy Mayne. Irene Prador
Ivan Samson , Lewis Stringer
Alan Wheatley , Geoffrey Wincoti
Including a contribution by A. J. ARBERRY
Sir Thomas Adams s Professor of Arabic
In the University of Cambridge


Produced By: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Francis de Wolff.
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Ferdy Mayne.
Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincoti
Unknown: A. J. Arberry
Unknown: Sir Thomas Adams


William Kroll (violin) Artur Balsam (piano)


Violin: William Kroll
Piano: Artur Balsam


A short story by Heinrich Böll )
Translated by T. J. Rogers
Read by Brian Wilde


Story By: Heinrich Böll
Translated By: T. J. Rogers
Read By: Brian Wilde


A talk by Denis Stevens with examples from
' Il ballo delle ingrate
'Ilcombattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda' and ' Lamento d'Arianna '
Heather Harper (soprano)
Jean Allister (contralto)
Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continue)
The Ambrosian Singers and Players
Conductor, Denis Stevens


Talk By: Denis Stevens
Soprano: Heather Harper
Contralto: Jean Allister
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Conductor: Denis Stevens

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