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A weekly review of the arts
Introduced by George MacBeth This edition is devoted to Gilbert and Sullivan and includes
Sir Tyrone (.uthrie in conversation with John Bowen about his productions of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance
Charles Osborne comparing the D'Oyly Carte. Sadler's Wells, and Guthrie productions
Ian Fletcher on Gilbert's lyrics


Introduced By: George MacBeth
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Ian Fletcher


A tragedy by HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL translated by Michael Hamburger with Patrick Allen
Denys Hawthorne
William Devlin
Felix Felton
Leslie Perrins
Music composed and conducted by ROBERTO GERHARD
Johann Friedrich Fasch
Sonata in G major, for flute, two alto recorders, and continuo
Hans Martin-Linde (flute) Gustav Scheck (recorder)
Veronika Hampe (recorder)
Eduard Muller (harpsichord)
Johann Koch (viola da gamba) on a gramophone record


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Translated By: Michael Hamburger
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: William Devlin
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Conducted By: Roberto Gerhard
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel
Unknown: Johann Friedrich Fasch
Flute: Hans Martin-Linde
Flute: Gustav Scheck
Unknown: Veronika Hampe
Harpsichord: Eduard Muller
Viola: Johann Koch
Olivier: Patrick Allen
Anton: Rio Fanning
Doctor: Peter Claughton
Sigismund: Denys Hawthorne
Julian: Leslie Perrins
Simon: John Gabriel
King Basilius: Felix Felton
Chamberlain: Michael Spice
Courtiers: Earl Grey
Courtiers: Rolf Lefebvre
Courtiers ,: Anthony Viccars
Young Monk: Anthony Hall
The Grand Almoner: William Devlin
Peasant Woman: Molly Rankin
Count Adam: Haydn Jones
Confessor: Malcolm Haves
Page: Andrew Irvine
Indrik: Philip Morant
Aron: Julian Somers
Gypsy: Eithne Dunne
The Senior Banneret: Derek Birch
The Children's King: David Spenser
Boys: Nicholas Clay
Boys: Jeremy Ranshev
Woman: Janet Burnell

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