STEPHEN MURRAY (speaker)
BBC SYMPHONY Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire Conductor, Antal Doratl
From the Royal Festival Hall
The PLAGUE, for speaker, chorus, orchestra...... Gerhard commissioned by the BBC: first performance
THE PLAGUE, based on the novel by Albert Camus , is in nine episodes: Oran-The outbreak of the sickness-Impact on the population—The health committee-The closing of the town gates-The girl's death-The burials-The boy's agony-Abrupt ending of the epidemic: Epilogue,
by Yukio Doi
Music composed and conducted by WATARU SAITO with THE OSAKA BROADCASTING ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
A small boy mysteriously survives for several days alone In a mountain forest.
Produced by Kokyo HAGIWARA English presentation written and produced by TERENCE TILLER
Commentator. RALPH TRUMAN
This recording of the Japanese entry for the Italia Prize of 1962 Is broadcast in the original language. apart from the introduction and epilogue. These were in French, and have been translated Into English. Short explanatory passages, also in English, have been added where convenient.
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