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Comedy-ballet by RAMEAU on gramophone records Cast, in order of singing with the Chorus of the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra conducted by Hans Rosbaud
Prologue: A vineyard
Act 1: A marsh


Conducted By: Hans Rosbaud
In the PrologueA satyr (bass): Robert Tropin
Thespis, inventor of Comedy (tenor): Nicolai Gedda
Thalia, the muse of Comedy (soprano): Nadine Sautereau
Momus, the god of Gaiety (baritone): Jean-Christophe Benoit
The spirit of Love (soprano): Monique Linval
In the Comedy Citheron, King of Greece (baritone): Jacques Jansen
Mercury (tenor): Nicolai Gedda
Platée, a marsh-nymph (tenor travesti-role): Michel Sénéchal
Clarine, her confidante (soprano): Nadine Sautereau
Jupiter (bass): Hue Santana
Momus (baritone): Jean-Christophe Benoit
The spirit of Folly (soprano): Janine Micheau
Juno (soprano): Christiane Castelli


Three talks on Paradise Lost by William Empson
Professor of English Literature in the University of Sheffield
2-Adam and Eve
The reason why the Fall of Man feels shocking in Milton is that he makes God active in securing the paradox of the Fortunate Fall. But Milton does not express hatred of women; he gives the woman the decisive first step in the recovery of mankind.


Unknown: William Empson


Acrs 2 and 3: A marsh


A transatlantic dialogue between W. W. ROSTOW , author of The Stages of Economic Growth and MICHAEL IONIDES , former member of the Iraq Development Board.
Professor Rostow's theory puts all societies in one of five economic stages. Mr. lonides feels this over-emphasises the similarities between countries in the appropriate stages of development and ignores the immense differences which make the practical work of aiding the under-developed part of the world so difficult.


Unknown: W. W. Rostow
Unknown: Michael Ionides

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