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of the seventeenth century on gramophone records
CANTATA: Ich bin fine Blume zu Saron
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Helga Schon (violin)
Charlotte Hampe (violin)
Helma Bemmer (cello)
Angelo Viale (double-bass gamba)
Hanns-Martin Schneidt
(positive organ)
Directed by Carl Gorvin
Motet: Dies iras
Ethel Sussman (soprano)
Marie Thérèse Debliqui (contralto)
Bernard Plantey (tenor)
Jean Mollien (tenor)
Bernard Cottret (bass) Jeanne Baudry (organ)
Lamoureux Choir and Orchestra
Conducted by Marcel Couraud


Violin: Helga Schon
Violin: Charlotte Hampe
Double-Bass: Angelo Viale
Directed By: Carl Gorvin
Soprano: Ethel Sussman
Tenor: Bernard Plantey
Tenor: Jean Mollien
Bass: Bernard Cottret
Bass: Jeanne Baudry
Conducted By: Marcel Couraud


A programme giving an English reproduction of the Italian documentary by Sergio Zavoli
, Clausura ' which won the Italia Prize In 1968
English translation by Thomas Sterling
The original programme consisted of recordings made in a Carmelite convent of ceremonies and interviews with nuns, and gave a vivid picture of the day-today life of an enclosed community.
In this English production all the original sound effects are retained. The members of the cast have aimed, by means of minute study of the Italian recording, to reproduce in detail not only the matter but the expression and mood of the original.
FLORA ROBSON as the Mother Sub-Prioress
HUGH BURDEN as the Reporter with Michele Clement. Olive
Gregg Betty Hardy , Gladys Spencer
Sheila Grant. Anne Totten
Production by Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Sergio Zavoli
Translation By: Thomas Sterling
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Mother Sub-Prioress
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Michele Clement.
Unknown: Gregg Betty Hardy
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Unknown: Sheila Grant.
Unknown: Anne Totten
Production By: Christopher Sykes


Ernest Lush (piano)


Piano: Ernest Lush


by Isaac Deutscher
Mr. Deutscher speaks about Trotsky at the very ebb of his fortunes, and about the book Trotsky's Diary in Exile: 1935 which has recently been published in an English translation.


Unknown: Isaac Deutscher


Gagaku means elegant or correct music, the orchestral music of Japan's court. GEOFFREY BOWNAS , Lecturer in Chinese and Japanese in the University of Oxford, talks about this musio and demonstrates the instrumentation.
The programme ends with an example,
Etenraku, which means ' The music that passes up to heaven.'


Unknown: Geoffrey Bownas

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