An oratorio or sacred drama by Handel
Text by SAMUEL HUMPHREYS
ELIZABETH HARWOOD (soprano) JENNIFER VYVYAN (soprano) STEPHEN BOXER (treble) GRAYSTON BURGESS (counter-tenor)
GERALD ENGLISH (tenor)
THOMAS HEMSLEY (baritone)
London SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Norman Dyson (harpsichord) William Cole (organ)
Conducted by ANTHONY LEWIS
This performance, in the English Bach Festival , is taking place in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, where the work was first performed on July 10, 1733.
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The Threat of Leisure by JOSEPH RYKWERT
Last month the thirteenth Triennale opened in Milan devoted to the theme of Free Time—The Constructive Use of Leisure. This exhibition, by tradition the outstanding international fair in the field of design and architecture, has this year been used as an instrument for arousing public feeling about the use of leisure. Joseph Rykwert , Librarian at the Royal College of Art, who was in Milan on the eve of the Triennale's opening, asks whether this polemical intention is justifiable in an exhibition of this nature.
A selection made and introduced by Michel Butor
Poems by Villon, Maurice Sceve , du Bellay, Ronsard, Agrippa d'Aubigne, and Jean de Sponde read by Jacqueline Morane and Yves Furet
Translations by Naomi Lewis, G. W. Ireland, and John Petrie read by Alan Wheatley
Presented by Rayner Heppenstall
Three programmes are devoted to M. Butor 's selection. These are to be followed by further programmes devoted to the selections of Jacques Prevert and Jean Cocteau.
M. Butor 's selection, part 2: July 9
Deux Arabesques L'isle joyeuse played by PETER FRANKL (piano) on a gramophone record
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