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LORAINE MOSS-BLUNDELL (Violin) Relayed from Southwark Cathedral


Unknown: Rev. Cyril Jackson
Violin: Loraine Moss-Blundell

: HOUSEHOLD TALK : Miss P. REDINGTON, ' A Five-Course Dinner on One Gas Jet '

THE idea of cooking a five-course dinner on one gas jet may seem fantastic, but it is not too wild an exaggeration of what thousands of women, with small gas cookers and husbands fond of their food, are trying to do every day. At any rate, all such sufferers are advised to listen to Miss Redington's talk this afternoon.


: Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON. Songs by Julian Livingstone. The Story of ' Tom the Chimney Sweep and the Little White Lady.' from The Water Babies ' (Charles Kingsley). More Hints on Lawn Tennis '—a helpful Talk by W. C. Crawley




(Tenor) ; RAYMOND NEWELL (Baritone)
WE know the March as a famous extract from
Berlioz' Faust, but it had no place in the first version of that work. In 1846 Berlioz was visiting Buda-Pesth. and on tho advice of a friend picked out from a collection a national air (it may or may not be a folk-tune), which is named after the patriot Rakoczy, and worked it up into this March, to please the Hungarians. It went so well that he introduced it into Faust, ' taking the liberty,' as he said, ' of putting Faust in Hungary, and making him witness the passage of a Hungarian army across the plain.'
THE busy Rossini, with the twenty Operas he wrote in eight years between 1815 and 1823, contrived to score a great many bulls' eyes. The Thieving Magpie, which came out the year after The Barber. had a very poor libretto, based on one of the distant relations of the ' Jackdaw of Rheims ' story.
The Overture, with its exciting Drum-roll opening, is one of the most brilliant of all Rossini's operatic preludes. It was long the Italians' first favourite among all such pieces.
' MY Swan Lake,' wrote Tchaikovsky, ' is poor stuff compared with Sylvia.' He, at any rate, greatly admired this Ballet Music ; and though its Composer, the Frenchman Delibes, afterwards turned to the production of light Opera, it is certainly chiefly due to his Ballet Music that he remains popular today. Sylvia was the successor to his extremely successful first Ballet. Coppélia, but there was a gap of six years between the two, for the Franco-German War of 1870 broke out a few weeks after Coppélia was produced.


Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell
Tenor: Murray Brown
Tenor: Raymond Newell

: Mr. ASHLEY P. ABRAHAM, Rock-Climbing in the English Lake District.' S.B. from Manchester

THE family of Abraham has for nearly a century'been well known in Lakeland for its mountain-climbing prowess. Tonight's speaker is the author of many books on rock-climbing and was formerlv President of the Fell and Rock-Climbing Club.

: Sir Walter Scott Programme

S.B. from Edinburgh
(See Programme in centre column.)

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