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)
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
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
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.'
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