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: 'Der Ring des Nibelungen*

Music drama in three acts
(sung in German)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor )
From the Royal Opera House.
Covent Garden
(by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
Act 1: A cave in a forest


Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Franz Konwitschny
Mime: Peter Klein
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
The Wanderer: Hans Hotter
Alberich: Otakar Kraus
Fafner: Michael Langdon
The Woodbird: Jeannette Sinclair
Erda: Marga Hoffgen
Brunnhilde: Astrid Varnay


by B. C. Brookes
As science and technology advance, the demand that scientists should offer descriptions of their work that are intelligible to non-scientists becomes more pressing. But is it true that the scientist has only to be skilled in exposition and to take sufficient trouble to 'explain' what he is doing? Mr. Brookes thinks not, and he discusses the linguistic problems that support his contention.


Unknown: B. C. Brookes


Act 2: The depths of the forest


A talk by ILLTUD EVANS , O.P., on Le Corbusier's achievement in reconciling the individual and the communal in a Dominican priory near Lyon.


Talk By: Illtud Evans


-11.10 app. Act I
Scene 1: A wild region at the foot of a mountain
Scene 2: The summit of the Valkyries' Rock

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