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A weekly review of the arts
In the interests of topicality it is not always possible to include details of Comment items in RADIO TIMES. This week's items will be announced at the microphone.


Manoug Parikian (violin)
St. Cecilia Orchestra (Led by JUrgen Hess )
Conductor, Trevor Harvey


Violin: Manoug Parikian
Conductor: Jurgen Hess
Conductor: Trevor Harvey


by Christine Lavant
Translated from the German by Nora Wydenbruck
Read by Joan Plowright
Sound composition by Roberto Gerhard
Production by Michael Bakewell
A girl is trying to cure herself of a love she knows to be hopeless. It has led her to attempted suicide and despair, and in an asylum she tries to identify herself with the other patients and lose herself in their world of fantasy.


Unknown: Christine Lavant
Unknown: Nora Wydenbruck
Read By: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Production By: Michael Bakewell


offert par G. Rossini d Mile. Louise Carlier
In 1835 Rossini presented to the daughter of a well-known Paris impresario a manuscript album of songs by some of his contemporaries. In this programme a selection from the album is sung by: Suzanne Danco (soprano)
Ester Orel (mezzo-soprano) with Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (piano) on a gramophone record
Arietta (Rossini)
Dolente immagine (Bellini) Romance (Ferdinando Paer)
Ronde villageoise: Le printemps arrive
(Edouard Bruguiere)
Romanza in forma di elegia: La rosa appassita (Francesco Morlacchi )
Arietta (Meyerbeer) Arietta (Cherubini)
Romance: L'adieu (Spontini)
Stornello: Ognuno tira l'acqua al suo mulino
(Luigi Gordigiani)


Unknown: G. Rossini
Unknown: Louise Carlier
Soprano: Suzanne Danco
Mezzo-Soprano: Ester Orel
Piano: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Unknown: Francesco Morlacchi

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