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A Japanese Noh Play
Part 1
The medieval play by Kwanami Translated by Arthur Waley with Pay Camptoa as Ono no Komachi Michael Aldridge as the Priest Hugh Burden as the Chorus
Music and excerpts from a Japanese performance recorded in the studios of NHK. Tokyo, by members of the Kanze school
Introduction written and arranged by Geoffrey Bownas
Produced by David Thomson
8.40 app. Matyas Seiber
Elegy for viola and small orchestra played by Cecil Aronowitz (viola) London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer on a gramophone record
8.50 app.
Part 2 The Modern Play on the same theme by Yukio Mishima
Translated by Donald Keene
Adapted for radio by David Thomson with Fay Compton as Komachi
Michael Aldridge as the Poet Programmes arranged by Geoffrey Bownas
Production by DAVID Thomson


Translated By: Arthur Waley
Unknown: KomacHi Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Arranged By: Geoffrey Bownas
Produced By: David Thomson
Unknown: Matyas Seiber
Played By: Cecil Aronowitz
Unknown: Yukio Mishima
Translated By: Donald Keene
Unknown: David Thomson
Unknown: Fay Compton
Arranged By: Geoffrey Bownas
Production By: David Thomson
Another priest: Martin Starkie
Narrator: Ian Lubbock


No. 14, in G minor No. 15, In E No. 17. in D played by the Jacobean Ensemble
Neville Marriner (violin) Carl Pini (violin)
Desmond Dupre " (viola da gamba) Thurston Dart (harpsichord)


Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Carl Pini
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart


Some reflections on the doctrine of the Trinity by John Wren-Lewis
: second broadcast


Unknown: John Wren-Lewis


Emelie Hooke (soprano)
Winifred Davey (piano)
Mahler Rheinlegendchen
Das irdische Leben
Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
.Scheiden und Meiden; Urlicht Webern
Five Songs, Op. 3
Dies ist eim Lied
Im Windesweben
An Bachesranft; Im Morgentaun Kahl reckt der Baum
Four Songs, Op. 12
Der Tag ist vergangen
Die geheimnisvolle Flöte
Schien mir's als ich sah die Sonne Gleich und Gleich


Soprano: Emelie Hooke
Piano: Winifred Davey
Piano: Mahler Rheinlegendchen
Unknown: Morgentaun Kahl

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