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KATOWICE Symphony ORCHESTRA of Polish Radio
Conducted by Jan Krenz and WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI
The Polish composer. Witold Lutoslawski introduces a performance of hts nois poemes d'Henri Michaux


Conducted By: Jan Krenz
Unknown: Witold Lutoslawski


C. B. PURDOH discusses with G. WILSON KNIGHT his view that in Shakespeare's dramas the action is always presented from the point of view of the protagonist after the crisis"
Second broadcast


Unknown: C. B. Purdoh
Unknown: G. Wilson


played by MICHAEL THOMAS (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: Michael Thomas


An enquiry into the theory and practice of industrial change
BRIAN BLAKE questions ' the innovator' and introduces comment on his views with William W. ALLEN
Managing Director of the Emerson Consultants Limited


Unknown: Brian Blake
Unknown: William W. Allen


Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn sung by MAUREEN LEHANE . (contralto)
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone) with ERNEST LUSH (piano)


Sung By: Maureen Lehane
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Piano: Ernest Lush

: The Pretenders

by Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Michael Meyer with Ernest Milton, John Phillips and Jeremy Spenser

The Pretenders tells of the struggle for power between two rival claimants to the throne of Norway in the thirteenth century.
Citizens, men-at-arms, monks. and nuns played by Anthony Sheppard , Lynn Carson Norman Wynne. Leigh Crutchley and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company.

Music composed and conducted by Frederick Marshall

Second broadcast

During the interval: 9.15-9.25. A gramophone record of Sibelius's Historical Scene: Festivo played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham


Written by: Henrik Ibsen
Translated By: Michael Meyer
Played by: Anthony Sheppard
Played by: Lynn Carson
Played by: Norman Wynne
Played by: Leigh Crutchley
Conducted by: Frederick Marshall
Produced by: R. D. Smith
Conducted by: Sir Thomas Beecham
Skule: John Phillips
Gregorious: Stephen Thorne
Bishop Nicholas: Ernest Milton
Ivar: John Ruddock
King Haakon: Jeremy Spenser
Paul: Valentine Dyall
Dagfinn: Peter Claughton
Inga: Daphne Jonason
Ragnhild: Grizelda Hervey
Margaret: Diana Olsson
Sigrid: Catherine Dolan
Sira William: Ian Lubbock
Peter: John Hurt
Baard: Michael Kilgarriff
Ingeborg: Margaret Gordon
Jatgeir: Leo Maguire


Sonata No. 5
(Armonico Tributo) played by CONCENTUS MUSICUS on a gramophone record


Played By: Concentus Musicus


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