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: THE CIVIL WAR IN SPAIN

Memory or Contemporary Reality? by HUGH THOMAS author of The Spanish Civil War
Mr. Thomas, who recently returned from Spain, speaks on the latest political developments, including the Grimau case. Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Thomas

: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

by JOHN GAY
Music realised from the original airs by Benjamin Britten presented by the English Opera Group
Cast in order of singing:
Highwaymen, ladies of the town
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Producer, Colin Graham
From the King's Theatre, Edinburgh
Scene: A great room at St. Giles*, where the beggars enact their opera. Time: 1728.
Part 1

Contributors

Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Colin Graham

: THE THEATRE OF CRUELTY

LAURENCE KITCHIN discusses the theories and influence of the French poet and drama critic Antonin Artaud with particular reference to some current trends in the English theatre

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Kitchin
Unknown: Antonin Artaud

: * THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

Part 2

: * MILTON'S POLITICS

by CHRISTOPHER HILL
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
Areopagitica, the classic statement of free trade in ideas.... The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth, one of the saddest books ever written: Mr. Hill considers the freedom and courage of Milton in the setting especially of the Restoration.

: * THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

Part 3

: ROBERT GRAVES

reading some of his later poems Second broadcast

: NEW MUSIC

Ɨ MABILLON TRIO
William Bennett (flute) Philip Jones (oboe)
Susan Bradshaw (piano)
Messiaen has been one of Paris's leading musical figures for many years, and though neither Thea Musgrave nor Richard Bennett was his pupil (they studied there , with Nadia Boulanger and Boulez respectively) listeners may notice that their pieces heard tonight have absorbed a certain amount from his techniques, especially in phrase-construction (main subject of the Musgrave. third movement of the Bennett).
The Mabillon Trio took their name from the district in Paris where they all lived as student*.

Contributors

Flute: William Bennett
Oboe: Philip Jones
Piano: Susan Bradshaw
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Richard Bennett

: Closedown









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