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The Rite of Spring
Conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ on a gramophone record


Conducted By: Pierre Boulez


WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI discusses the introduction of electronic elements into contemporary composition and introduces his recent Jeux vénitiens which employs improvisatory interludes


Three programmes by A. Alvarez
1: Kennedy and the Intellectuals
On a special visit this year to New York. Washington. Chicago, and San Francisco. A. Alvarez recorded interviews with American writers, artists, and critics. In three programmes he reports on the intellectual climate in America today. His first subject of analysis is the Kennedy era and its violent termination.
Voices heard include those of Hannah Arendt , Lionel Trilling , Richard Hofstadter , August Heckscher, Norman Podhoretz , and Arthur Schlesinger Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
Second broadcast


Unknown: A. Alvarez
Unknown: A. Alvarez
Unknown: Hannah Arendt
Unknown: Lionel Trilling
Unknown: Richard Hofstadter
Unknown: Norman Podhoretz
Unknown: Arthur Schlesinger
Produced By: Christopher Holme


+ A piano recital by VLADO PERLEMUTER
Fantaisie in F minor. Op. 49
7.22* Polonaise in F sharp minor
7 33* Mazurka in F sharp minor. Op. 6 No.
7.36* Mazurka in C sharp minor. Op. 50 No. 3
7.40' Sonata in B minor


Unknown: Vlado Perlemuter


on Shakespeare's Sonnets
The second of two programmes in which the Sonnets are reconsidered by one of the leading poets of our time followed by a reading from the Sonnets by Marius GORING


Unknown: Marius Goring


A sequence of ten dialogues by Arthur Schnitzler translated by Other parts: Jo Manning Wilson and Bruce Beeby
Second broadcast
Martin Esslin has written:
Arthur Schnitzier (1862-1931) is gradually being recognised as a major dramatist of the era which produced Ibsen. Strindberg. and Chekhov. His knowledge of the human heart was deep, compassionate, but at the same time Ironical. ' Reigen.' the ten dialogues about carnal love which he wrote In the winter of 1890-91. shows these qualities to perfection.


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Produced By: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Arthur Schnitzier
FRANK and: Jacqueline Marcus
The Soldier: Norman Rossington
The Prostitute: Margaret Wolfit
The Chambermaid: Barbara Mitchell
The Young Gentleman: John Baddeley
The Young Wife: Sheila Allen
The Husband: William Fox
The Sweet Girl: Ann Beach
The Poet: Hugh Burden
The Actress: Mary Wimbush
The Count: John Westbrook


Fantasy in two movements played by YFRAH NEAMAN (violin)


Played By: Yfrah Neaman


: Closedown

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