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An operetta in three acts by JOHANN STRAUSS
Libretto adapted from M. Jokai by Ignaz Schnitzer
Vienna SYMPHONY Orchestra
Conducted by WALTER GOLDSCHMIDT Producer, Adolf Rott
Time: the middle of the 18th century
ACT 1: A ruined village in the province of Temesvar, Hungary


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: M. Jokai
Unknown: Ignaz Schnitzer
Conducted By: Walter Goldschmidt
Producer: Adolf Rott
COUNT PETER HOMONAY, Governor of the Province of Temesvar: Alois Pernerstorfer
CONTE CARNERO, Royal Commissioner: Peter Klein
SANDOR BARINKAY, a young exile: Jean Cox
KALMAN ZSUPAN, a wealthy pigfarmer: Karl Donch
ARSENA, his daughter: Clementine Mayer
MIRABELLA, her governess: Elisabeth Hongen
OTTOKAR, Mirabella's son: Paul Spiini
CZIPRA, an old gypsy woman: Hilde Rossel-Majdan
SAFFI, her foster-daughter: Hilde Zadek
Three gypsies: Pali: Friedrich Nidetzkv
Jozsi: Willy Bertl
FERKO: Alfred Scherhaufer
Istwan, Zsupan's servant: Hans Lexl
MIHALY: Friedrich Nidetzky


A short story by Dazat Osamu 1909-48
Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris
Read by Robert Rietty
: second broadcast


Story By: Dazat Osamu
Unknown: Ivan Morris
Read By: Robert Rietty

: The Gypsy Baron

ACT 2: A gypsy village in Temesvar Act 3: In Vienna
See page 12

: Larry Rivers

Self Portrait, Part 1
Born in the Bronx in 1923, the New York painter Larry Rivers made, as well as painted, history when seven years ago, at the height of Abstract Expressionism, he produced 'Washington Crossing the Delaware.'

Part 2 of this Self Portrait, which Rivers originally sketched out before an audience of art students in London recently, will be broadcast on December 31.


Alicia Schachter-Rich (piano)
Sixth of twelve programmes to include most of Bartok's piano works


Piano: Alicia Schachter-Rich


Michael Tippett introduces a selection of poems he has enjoyed Readers:
Denys Hawthorne , Alan Wheatley


Introduces: Michael Tippett
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Alan Wheatley


Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6 No. 7
(Corelli) I Musici
Organ Concerto No. 1, in G minor
Karl Richter at the organ of St. Mark's Church, Munich, directing a Chamber Orchestra
Suite No. In C (Bach)
Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra directed by Yehudi Menuhin on gramophone records


Unknown: Karl Richter
Directed By: Yehudi Menuhin


Translated into English verse from the medieval Cornish and adapted for broadcasting with additional passages in verse by TERENCE TILLER
The music composed by Elizabeth Poston
The Cavendish Orchestra and a section of the Covent Garden Singers
Conducted by Douglas Robinson with Mary Dunkley (soprano) Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Production by TERENCE TILLER
A new version of the programme first broadcast in 1949


Unknown: Terence Tiller
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Soprano: Mary Dunkley
Production By: Terence Tiller
Narrators: Denis Goacher
Narrators: Olive Gregg
Eve: Nicolette Bernard
Samael (the Serpent): Geoffrey Wincott
Adam: Ralph Truman
The Voice of God: Deryck Guyler
The Archangel Michael: Gabriel Woolf
Seth: Garard Green

: Closedown

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