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Janet Baker (contralto)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Feldeinsamkeit Botschaft
Sapphische Ode
Die Kränze
Bei dir sind meine Gedanken
An die Nachtigall
Von ewiger Liebe
The recorded broadcast of October 19 in the Home Service


Contralto: Janet Baker
Piano: Ernest Lush


by Joseph Kerman
The American musicologist and critic Joseph Kerman , author of Opera as Drama, talks about Wagner today and draws some parallels between the cult of Wagnerism in the last century and that of the serialists today.
' Das Rheingold ': Sunday at 7.60


Unknown: Joseph Kerman
Unknown: Joseph Kerman
Unknown: Das Rheingold


by PETER GURNEY with Nigel Stock
John Shaw knocks on the door of the house where he lived as a boy, but it remains closed to him. Behind it is the answer to the mystery of his childhood dream-world. and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Music by the Radiophonic Workshop
Production by ROBIN MIDGLEY


Unknown: Peter Gurney
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Production By: Robin Midgley
John: Nigel Stock
John as a boy: David Robinson
Luke, his father: Trevor Martin
Sarah, his mother: Hilda Schroder
Mary, his sister: Nerys Kerfoot
Mr Dumps, his friend: Norman Shelley
Mr Blackhurst: John Sharp
Police Inspector: Wilfred Babbage


Amaryllis Fleming (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1


Cello: Amaryllis Fleming
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


by Arthur Hazlewood
Oxford University Institute of Statistics
The Monckton Commission recommends the continuance of federal links between the Rhodesias and Nyasaland largely on the grounds of economic benefits. Mr. Hazlewood considers that these alleged benefits are largely illusory or else irrelevant to the federal relationship.
The speaker is co-author with P. D.
Henderson of Nyasaland: the Economics of Federation.


Unknown: Arthur Hazlewood


Part 2


John Betjeman reads Chapters 5-7 of his new autobiographical poem The chapter headings read by the Rector of St. Fagan's Glamorgan
Production by Douglas Cleverdoo
Chapters 8-9: Monday at 9.20


Unknown: John Betjeman
Production By: Douglas Cleverdoo


The Koeckert String Quartet Rudolf Koeckert (violin) Willi Buchner (violin) Oscar Riedl (viola) Josef Merz (cello)


Violin: Rudolf Koeckert
Violin: Willi Buchner
Viola: Oscar Riedl
Cello: Josef Merz

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