John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
Melos ENSEMBLK Richard Adeney (flute) Peter Graeme (oboe)
Gervasc de Peyer (clarinet)
William Waterhouse (bassoon) Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Terence Weil (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass) Osian Ellis (harp)
From the Town Hall
CONDUCTED BY THE COMPOSER
John Shirley-Quirk broadcasts by permission of Glyndebourne Festival Opera
The eighth-century equivalent of the crossword puzzle seems to have been the rhyming riddle which the bard would recite, to his own harp accompaniment, for master and company to guess the answer. The text of Sir Arthur Bliss 's A Knot of Riddles, for baritone and chamber orchestra, is taken from the Old English of the Exeter Book (a collection found in Exeter Cathedral), translated hy Kevin Crossley-Holland . After each of the seven riddles the singer provides the solution.
Melos Ensemblk Richard
Second of six programmes devoted to the verse of JOHN DONNE
Hugh Burden reads a group of love poems including
Arranged and introduced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL t Second broadcast
A weekly review of the arts Recent Events in the Theatre
Louis MACNEICE talks to JACK MACGOWRANabout the work of O'Neill and Beckett from the point of view of the actor
JENS Arup reviews John Arden 's new play at Chichester, The Workhouse Donkey t Introduced by GEORGE MACBETH
Is there any means of bridging the gulf between the primitive and the more highly developed world? This is the question facing the indigenous Amerindians of British Guiana
In this programme their problems are presented and Illustrated by recordings made amongst them by COLIN HENFREY and Dr. AUDREY BUTT
Introduced by COLIN HENFREY
Produced by DAVID THOMSON
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