Quintet in A, Op. 18
Octet in E flat, Op. 20
Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello) with Raymond Keenlyside (violin)
Kelly Isaacs (violin)
Gwynne Edwards (viola)
John Moore (cello)
A lyric drama in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Music by Puccini
Chorus and Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Giulio Bertola )
Conducted BY FERNANDO PREVITALI
Scene: Peking in legendary times
Outside the walls of the imperial palace
THE EMPEROR ALTOUM:
Timur, exiled king of Tartary:
CALAF a prince Incognito, son of Timur:
Liu, a young slave:
Three Mandarins of the court:PING:
Three Mandarins of the court:PANG:
Three Mandarins of the court:PONG:
by the Rev. Basil Minchin
Ihad heard that the bath ... drives anxiety from the mind. I bathed, but was the same man as before.
Basil Minchin recently visited the remains of a ' basilica ' at Ostia, the port of Rome. He remembered that St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had visited the place and that she had died there. What did the church look like at that time? Mr. Minchin follows his clues to a conclusion not found in any guide-book.
by Francis Watson
Francis Watson , for whom the mountain ramparts of Central Asia have a particular fascination, considers what it was that in 1819 drove William Moorcroft , veterinary surgeon, on a five-year journey from India through unexplored Ladakh, Kashmir, Afghanistan, and Turkestan to Bokhara, ending with his still-mysterious death.
Story by Heinrich Boll
Translated by Richard Graves
Read by Gilbert Harding
This is a story about a radio talks producer, deeply depressed by his environment, and about the way he found comfort.
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