DARTINGTON STRING QUARTET Colin Sauer (violin) Peter Carter (violin) Keith Lovell (viola)
Michael Evans (cello)
THE JOHN ALLDIS CHOIR Conductor, JOHN ALLDIS
Part of the Tuesday Invitation
Concert broadcast on April 14
by A. N. SHERWIN-WHITE
Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford
Marriage, hunting, slaves. litigation, moralising, scientific curiosity -Pliny discovers his humanity in all the interests of a Roman aristocrat. Mr. Sherwin-White has been editing Pliny's letters for fifteen years. He now comments on selections from them.
Extracts read by T. S. GREGORY
An experiment in autobiography in which
Kenneth Griffith talks about his life and career
' I was the shyest person in terms of going up on a stage, in front of people. Other children were Quite happy to sing songs, and do dances, and participate in little plays and things, but this I remember was out of the question. The very threat of it sent me into hysterics.'
Produced for the Rothwell
Group by BENNETT MAXWELL Kenneth Griffith is appearing in ' Don'Let Summer Come ' at the Mermaid Theatre. London followed by an interlude at 7.25
An opera in five acts by Rameau
Libretto by GENTIL-BERNARD
Edited by CHARLES MACKERRAS and BASIL LAM sung in the original French
Cast in order of singing:
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Leader, Kenneth Sillito )
Continuo played by Joy HALL (viola da gamba) COLIN TILNEY (harpsichord) ALAN HARVERSON (chamber organ)
Conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS
Produced by LIONEL SALTER
First broadcast performance in this country
The action takes place in Sparta in mythological times.
Acts 1 and 2 See facing page
Second of two talks by W. G. HOSKINS
Food, drink, housing, illness, the weather, these are the elementary conditions of life which most historians tend to neglect in writing history. W. G. Hoskins , Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford, talks about the main hazards of life in pre-industrial England.
Fragments of a dramatic work by Gerard Manley Hopkins including The Silver Echo and The Golden Echo
Read by OLIVE GREGG , MARY WIMBUSH
CARLETON HOBBS , GABRIEL WOOLF
Introduced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
Last of four programmes
Acts 4 and 5 Raimund Herincx and Emile Belcourt broadcast by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company followed by an Interlude at 10.50