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: Venetian Instrumental Music of the 16th and 17th centuries

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Conductor, August Wenzinger
Canzon 1, La Spiritata; Sonata plan e forte; Sonata con tre violin (Giovanni Qabrieli)
Canzon: La Padovana (Ludovico Grossi Viadana)
Canzon 34 (Tiburfto Massaino)
Canzon 2 (Giovanni Gabrieli )
on a gramophone record

: The Baker's Daughter

An excursion in literature and mythology
Written and produced by Terence Tiller
' They say the owl was a baker's daughter . . . ' What are the legends and beliefs behind this enigmatic remark of Ophelia's, in Act 4 of Hamlet? How far was Shakespeare conscious of them, and how are they relevant to his play? Narrator, Denis Goacher with Olive Gregg , Marjorie Westbury, Arthur Bush , Frank Duncan Basil Jones, Godfrey Kenton, James McKechnie, Gabriel Woolf
A new version of the programme originally heard in 1950
BBC recording: second broadcast
followed by an interlude at 7.26


Written and produced by: Terence Tiller
Narrator: Denis Goacher
[Actress]: Olive Gregg
[Actress]: Marjorie Westbury
[Actor]: Arthur Bush
[Actor]: Frank Duncan
[Actor]: Basil Jones
[Actor]: Godfrey Kenton
[Actor]: James McKechnie
[Actor]: Gabriel Woolf

: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Opera In three acts by Benjamin Britten
Libretto after Shakespeare by Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by Georg Solti
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Act I: A wood outside Athens


Composer/libretto: Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Peter Pears
Musicians: Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Georg Solti
Stage producer: John Gielgud
Oberon, King of the Fairies (counter-tenor): Russell Oberlin
Tytania, Queen of the Fairies (soprano): Joan Carlyle
Puck (spoken role),: Nicholas Chagrin
Cobweb (treble): Philip Silver
Peaseblossom (treble): Raymond Holder
Mustardseed (treble): John Pyle
Moth (treble): Roger Flury
Theseus, Duke of Athens (bass): Forbes Robinson
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus (contralto): Margreta Elkins
Lysander, in love with Hermia (tenor): Andre Turp
Demetrius, in Love with Hermia (baritone): Louis Quillco
Hermia, in love with Lysander, but betrothed in law to Demetrius (mezzo-soprano): Marjorie Thomas
Helena, in love with Demetrius (soprano): Irene Salemka
Bottom, a weaver (bass-baritone): Geraint Evans
Quince, a carpenter (boss): Michael Langdon
Flute, a bellows-mender (tenor): John Lanigan
Snug, a joiner (bass): David Kelly
Snout, a tinker (tenor): Kenneth MacDonald
Starveling, a tailor (baritone): Joseph Ward

: The Return of Historicism

by Nikolaus Pevsner, Professor of the History of Art in tihe University of London
Professor Pevsner is disturbed at what he calls the undisciplined and anti-rational approach of many architects today; he finds its most unattractive aspect in 'the new Neo-Isms,' especially in this country and Italy. To what extent, he asks, are architectural historians such as himself to blame for this departure from the rational and functional principles which seemed, in the 'thirties, so soundly established? Broadcast version of a recent address to the R.I.B.A.


Speaker: Nikolaus Pevsner

: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Acr 2: The wood

: The Wanderer and the Seafarer

New translations from the Anglo-Saxon by Burton Raffel
Readers John Laurie, Anthony White
BBC recording: third broadcast


Translator: Burton Raffel
Reader: John Laurie
Reader: Anthony White
Producer: Sasha Moorsom

: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Acr 3: The wood, early next morning; and (later) the palace of Theseus

: Adultresses in Agony

A centenary assessment of "East Lynne", by Margaret M. Maison
BBC recording: second broadcast
Close down at 11.5


Unknown: Margaret M. Maison

: Closedown

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