by STANLEY BLIZARD, F.R.C.O., relayed from St. Lawrence Jewry
Short addresss by the Rev. W. P. Besiv , M.V.O., M.A.
Rev. W. P.
Mus.Doc. Elementary Music and Musical Appreciation '
from the Marble Arch Pavilion
'Cello Solos by Beatrice Eveline
' The Nursery Work Basket ' (from ' The Merry. Co-Round')
' The Vengeance of Barnuby Tew : The Birth of " The Vengeance," ' by E. Le Breton Martin
, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
French Rending-' Lettres do Mon Moulin '
, 'The National
Council of Women'
' by 'A Man in the Street
So many people write to the B.B.C. suggesting programmes much better (they claim) than anything that has ever been broadcast that the London Station has decided to give some outsiders the opportunity of constructing their own programmes and having them performed-an experiment that will certainly be interesting and may oven be helpful. The idea is to invite several people of quite different types, but rlways those in whose opinions listeners may be expected to be interested. On this, the first occasion, the programme has been chosen by ' A Man in the Street '-a listener selected as being typical of those who write the letters criticizing programmes that the London Station transmits.
Mus.Doc., ' Music and the Ordinary Listener '
interpreted by MAURICE COLE
Sonata, Op. 53 (the ' Waldstein ') (First Movement)
A LTHOUGH Beethoven seems to have always done his level best to offend his aristocratic friends, and though no more independent man ever existed than he, yet he owed a good deal to the nobility ; and some of them showed their good qualities and good judgment in refusing to be perturbed by his rudeness.
One of his earliest friends and supporters was one Count Waldstein, who, being born in 1762, was just eight years Beethoven's senior.
Count Waldstein and Beethoven first met when Beethoven was still a lad, working hard at Bonn, and living in the poor house of his drunken father. Waldstein (who would be about twenty-five) helped young Beethoven in various ways, getting him a piano, and letting him have money under the guise of allowances from the Elector, in whose service Beethoven and his father both worked.
A year later Beethoven wrote twelve variations for the Piano Duet on an air by Waldstein, and then, when ho was thirty-five and writing his most virile music, dedicated to him the fine Sonata in C, No. 21, always known as The Waldstein Sonata.
(Born October 12. 1872.)
Favourites from his Songs sung by CUTHBERT SMITH
Songs of Travel (First Set) (Words by R. L. Stevenson ): The Vagabond : Bright is the Ring of Words ; The Roadside Fire ; Linden Lea
DR. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS occupies one of the highest places in British Music of these days. In two recent years three of his works were awarded special European honours... His Pastoral Symphony, On Wenlock Edge, and Merciless Beauty were chosen by the International Society for Contemporary Music for performance at its snmmer Festivals at Satzburg and Venice. He is regarded at home almost unanimously, abroad ncreasingly, as one of the living composers who have fully earned the most serious consideration. He was born at Down Ampney. in Gloucestershire. He studied music very thoroughly in England. but not content with that, continued his studies in Germany and France. Yet all his cosmopolitan training counts for little in comparison with his deep devotion for English folk-song, plain-song and mediaeval art music, which he believes we should use as the natural foundations of our own musical language.