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'Orphée et Eurydice '
An illustrated study in the origins of Gluck's opera by HANNS HAMMELMANN and Michael Rose
Readings from contemporary documents by Norman Shelley. John Glyn-Jones ,
Denis McCarthy. Jack Shaw
Narration by John Glen
Musical illustrations from gramophone records of the opera and of Gluck's ballet ' Don Juan Production by Christopher Sykes
(: second broadcast)
See Friday at 8.0


Unknown: Michael Rose
Unknown: Norman Shelley.
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Denis McCarthy.
Unknown: Jack Shaw
Unknown: John Glen
Production By: Christopher Sykes


Part of a public recital recorded in Sofia on February 25, 1958 by courtesy of the Bulgarian State Radio
Valse oubliée No. 1 Valse oubliée No. 2
Feux follets
Harmonies du soir on a gramophone record


A Commercial Revolution by Nicholas Stacey
Economic and Marketing Adviser to the General Electric Company
During the nineteen-fifties, Britain has come to employ less people in the actual processes of manufacturing than in the service and distributive industries. Mr. Stacey argues that a service economy makes for greater stabilitv and is likely to change the pattern of manufacture and trade.


Unknown: Nicholas Stacey


Sinfonietta played by the Virtuoso Ensemble: Edward Walker (flute)
Leon Goossens (oboe) Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Ronald Waller (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
David Mason (trumpet)
David' Martin (violin)
Patrick Hailing (violin) Gwynne Edwards (viola)
Willem de Mont (cello)
James W. Merrett (double-bass)


Flute: Edward Walker
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Bassoon: Ronald Waller
Horn: David Mason
Viola: Gwynne Edwards
Double-Bass: James W. Merrett


A. G. LEHMANN , a student of modern French poetrv, examines the question of how far French Surrealism has renewed itself and how far a tradition has been established.
This is the fourth of six programmes to be repeated from the recent series Art-Anli-Art.


Unknown: A. G. Lehmann

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