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: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

Opera in two acts
Libretto by Ronald Duncan after Andre Obey 's play Le Viol de Lucrece
Music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN presented by the English Opera Group
English CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by MEREDITH DAVIES
Producer, Colin Graham
Pianist and repetiteur, Viola Tunnard
From the King's Theatre, Edinburgh
Scene: Rome in the year 500 B.C.
Act 1

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Duncan
Unknown: Andre OBEy
Music By: Benjamin Britten
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Meredith Davies
Pianist: Colin Graham
Repetiteur: Viola Tunnard

: * THE TEXT AND THE COMMENTARY

† PAUL MAYERSBERG argues that
'the search for documentary forms capable of containing fantasy subjects has been one of the major preoccupations of writers in this century'
He links Borges with Nabokov in their common debt, as he sees it, to Kafka.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Mayersberg

: * THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

Act 2

: A DOOR WITH ONE EYE

by Vernon Scannell
An account of six months spent at a Detention Barracks in the Middle East in 1943 Verse narration spoken by THE AUTHOR
Produced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
To be repeated on Sept. 12
Vernon Scannell writes: Of all dramatic media available to the writer, sound radio seems to me at once the most challenging and potentially the most rewarding. A radio script is composed of words supported by sounds, natural and imitative or abstract and musical. The thing is directed at the ear of the listener, but if the piece is to be successful the language sounds must be used to engage all other senses too. I hope that A Door with One Eye will be more than a merely auditory experience for the listener-that he will see, smell, and feel the Military Detention Barracks in the blazing Egyptian heat, the place where I served a six months' sentence, which is the subject of this dramatic feature.

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Nicholson: Roger Snowdon
Henderson: Tom Watson
Hardy: Ronald Baddiley
Jack: Anthony Hall
Chalkey: Charles Leno
R S M: Philip Cunningham
Commandant: Wilfred Babbage
Woman: June Tobin

: BEETHOVEN

Trio in E flat major, Op. posth. Variations on Ich bin der
Schneider Kakadu, Op. 121a played by the Trio ROSTAL-CASSADO-SCHROTER Max Rostal (violin)
Gaspar Cassado (cello) Heinz Schxotcr (piano)
Fourth of five programmes of Beethoven's piano trios
Archduke Trio: September 6

Contributors

Violin: Max Rostal
Cello: Gaspar Cassado
Piano: Heinz Schxotcr

: BISHOP BUTLER'S CONSCIENCE

by L. M. LORING
There are two elements in Butler's ethical theory, utilitarian and religious. Miss Loring asks whether he succeeded m combining them.
Second broadcast ,

Contributors

Unknown: L. M. Loring








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