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: THE BIRTH OF AN OPERA

Otello
An illustrated study in the origins of Verdi's opera by HANNSHAMMELMANN andMICHAEL ROSE
Readings by Betty Hardy , Neville Hartley
Jane Jordan Rogers , John Sharp Martin Starkie , Geoffrey Wincott Narration by John Glen
The musical illustrations from gramophone records include extracts from Macbeth conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Simon Boccanesra conducted by Gabriele Santini , Rossini's Otello conducted by Walter Susskind , and voice and piano records by Victor Maurel and Francesco Tamagno.
The main illustrations are from gramophone records of Otello conducted by Arturo Toscanini , with Ramon Vinay as Othello, Giuseppe Valdengo as lago, Herva Nelli as Desdemona, and the N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra. Production by CHRISTOPHER SYKES
: second broadcast
' Otello ' on gramophone records: Monday at 8.0

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Neville Hartley
Unknown: Jane Jordan Rogers
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Martin Starkie
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: John Glen
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Simon Boccanesra
Conducted By: Gabriele Santini
Unknown: Walter Susskind
Unknown: Victor Maurel
Unknown: Francesco Tamagno.
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Ramon Vinay
Unknown: Giuseppe Valdengo
Unknown: Herva Nelli
Production By: Christopher Sykes

: CHAMBER MUSIC

Netherlands String Quartet Nap de Klijn (violin) Jaap Schroder (violin) Paul Godwin (viola)
Caret Boomkamp (cello)
: second broadcast

Contributors

Violin: Jaap Schroder
Viola: Paul Godwin

: THE ODYSSEY

Twelve programmesof verse translationsfrom Homer specially made by contemporary poets
9: Odysseus at his Palace and Irus
Books xvii and xvm
Translated by Terence Tiller
Read by Denis McCarthy
Petnelope
BOOK XVIII
Translated by Rex Warner
Read by Gary Watson
Series devised by Louis MacNeice Produced by Anthony Thwaite
: second broadcast
Eurycleui (Books XIX and XX) and Preliminariesto Battle and The Bow (Books XX and XXI): June 4 followed by an interlude at 7.55

Contributors

Translated By: Terence Tiller
Read By: Denis McCarthy
Translated By: Rex Warner
Read By: Gary Watson
Produced By: Anthony Thwaite

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

from the Prague Festival
David Oistrakh (violin)
Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
Lev Oborin (piano)
State Symphony Orchestra of the U.S.S.R.
Conducted by Konstantin Ivanov
At the time of going to press the full programme is not settled. It will include
Beethoven's Triple Concerto and a Symphony by the young Soviet composer Espa] From the Smetana Hall, Prague Broadcast by courtesy of GeskoslovenskyRozhlas
DURING THE CONCERT INTERVAL of fifteen minutes
COMPOSERS OR
COMPUTERS by Philip Laird
In this talk Philip Laird examines the general direction in which the avantgarde are moving the art of composition. He argues that their techniques have brought music closer to science and that the more that music is conceived pre-compositionally the easier it is to produce on a computer.
: second broadcast

Contributors

Violin: David Oistrakh
Cello: Sviatoslav Knushevitsky
Piano: Lev Oborin
Conducted By: Konstantin Ivanov
Unknown: Philip Laird
Unknown: Philip Laird

: THE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF MODERN ART

by Anton Ehrenzweig
The speaker discusses the pathological and mystic elements in modern art in the light of the recently published book by Adrian Stokes Three Essays on the Painting of Our Time.

Contributors

Book By: Adrian Stokes

: PIANO RECITAL

by Eric Heideieck
No. 1, in E flat minor No. 5, in B flat
No. 12, in E minor

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Heideieck

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