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: Lady NEAVE : Recollections of Constantinople

LADY NEAVE will tell some of her memories of life in Constantinople, that strange, half-Oriental former capital of Turkey in Europe, now shorn of most of its former glories, and will bring the life of the city vividly before the mind's eye of every listener.


: 'The Songs that came out Wrong,' a Cycle of Nonsense Songs from ' Alice in Wonderland,' sung by the Wireless Chorus, under the direction of Stanford Robinson, followed by : An appropriately whimsical story. ' The Elephant and the Dentist ' (Ada Leonora Harris), with a return to reason in : 'How Tom started Stamp-Collecting' (W. H. Wosencroft)
THE writing of sensible nonsense is one of the most difficult things in the world, and probably there has never been a greater master of the art than Lewis Carroll. Today there are to be several of the songs from ' Alice in Wonderland.' as set to music by Liza Lehmann. Those who like good music and those who like good nonsense should both be pleased.
A month ago there was broadcast a Dialogue-
Talk on Stamps. It was so popular that today we are to have another chat on the same subject. Mr. W. H. Wosencroft , who has prepared the matter, is an authority on stamp-collecting and knows his subject thoroughly. The talk will be of practical interest, so all young stamp collectors should be on the alert for some good ' tips.' ,


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Music By: Liza Lehmann.
Unknown: Mr. W. H. Wosencroft

: Mr. B. TOMPKINS: 'How It's Done : Water Divining '

THIS Talk promises to be one of unusual interest. Mr. Tompkins is recognised as a world-wide authority on the mystery of water-divining. He is coming to the microphone to tell just how it is done. though whether, when we have heard him, we shall all be turned into water-diviners remains to be seen.


Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)
Traum durch die Dammerung (Dream in the Twilight). Op. 29, No. 1
Ach weh mir ungliiekhaften Mann (Ah, woe is me, unhappy man), Op. 21, No. 4
Hoffen und wieder verzagen (Hoping and again despairing). Op. 19, No. 5
Cacilie (Cecily), Op. 27, No. 2
HERE is a group of four of Strauss' love songs. In the first, a lover describes the beauty of evening stillness, as lie eagerly goes to meet his fair one.
The unhappy man of the second song is he who lacks possessions, yet loves a maid. He tells what he would do if only he had wealth-drive gaily to her in a coach. 'He imagines her asking the meaning of his gay equipage, and the gallant way in which he would tell her and her parents that he has come to take her away. Alas ! It is only a dream. Unhappy soul, he has neither goods nor gold !
The next song is that of a still more despairing lover, waiting for a maid who comes not. He prays Heaven not to rob him of his treasure, but to increase the glow of his ardour, till he perish in its bliss.
In Cacilie Strauss indulges to the full his habit of heroic, exultant melody with a rushing, turbulent accompaniment and plunging modulation. The song foreshadowed a style that was to be typical in Strauss' later works. The words illustrate the torments and longings of a lover.


Sung By: John Armstrong
Unknown: Cacilie Strauss


THIS will give the owners of crystal sets an opportunity to hear what is going on at other Stations ; for a while they will be able to escape from the Station in whose area they live. Excerpts will be taken from the programmes of a number of British Stations and relayed to and broadcast from the London and Daventry Stations.




Contralto: Raymond Newell
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Conducted By: Raymond Newell

: Sir H. WALFORD DAVIES, Music and the Ordinary Listener'

TONIGHT the Ordinary Listener welcomes
J- Sir Walford Davies into his home for another of his stimulating and intimate talks on Music. Listeners will be interested to know that Sir Walford Davies has recently been appointed Organist to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and will shortly take up his residence in the Cloisters there. As a boy he sang in St. George's Choir, and was assistant organist to the late Sir Walter Parratt - for five years.


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: Walford Davies
Unknown: Sir Walter Parratt


Relayed from the Hotel Victoria, London

: Dance Music

Jay Whidden's Midnight Follies Dance Band, from the Hotel Metropole

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