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A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes:
Ellis Waterhouse on the eighteenth-century portrait busts in the summer exhibition at Kenwood
Vittorio de Sica talking in French to Vera Traill about his films


Unknown: Vera Traill


Four Sonos. for women's voices, two horns, and harp. Op. 17
LIEBESLlEDER, for piano duet and mixed voices, Op. 52
Sydney Coulston and Frank Taylor (horns)
Wendy L'Evesque (harp)
John Wills and Gordon Thorne
(piano duet)
BBC Northern Singers
Conductor, Gordon Thorne


Unknown: Sydney Coulston
Horns: Frank Taylor
Horns: Wendy L'Evesque
Harp: John Wills
Harp: Gordon Thorne
Conductor: Gordon Thorne

: Oscar Quitak Andree Melly, Anthony Jacobs and Denys Blakelock in ' RHINOCEROS '

by Eugene Ionesco
Translated by Derek Prouse
Production by Michael Bakewell who writes on page 6


Unknown: Eugene Ionesco
Translated By: Derek Prouse
Production By: Michael Bakewell
The Grocer's Wife: Kathleen Helme
The Grocer: Keith Williams
Berenger: Oscar Quitak
Jean: Anthony Jacobs
The Cafe Proprietor: Ronald Baddiley
The Waitress: Doria Noar
The Housewife: Sylvia Coleridge
The Old Gentleman: Denys Blakelock
The Logician: Derek Birch
Daisy: Andree Melly
Botard: Geoffrey Wincott
Dudard: Anthony Viccars
M Papillon: Frank Windsor
Mme Boeuf: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
The Fireman: Charles Hodgson
The Little Old Man: Harold Reese


Quartet No. 4, Op. 83 played by the Allegri String Quartet:
Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)


Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: James Barton
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: William Pleeth

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