THE Balkan countries form-to the ordinary man—a confusing medley of races, languages and nationalities that the post-war readjustment of its names and frontiers has only worse confounded. Miss Currey, who is a well-known lecturer for the League of Nations Union, has just returned from a visit to Dalmatia and Albania, and in this afternoon's talk she will describe present-day conditions in these various Balkan lands.
FIFTH DAY OF REQUEST WEEK
HELEN ALSTON in songs at the piano
' More about the Bugginses,' by MABEL CONSTANDUROS
' With Voice and Mouth-Organ '—A. S. HIBBERD
(' Stuart ')
Songa with the Guitar by D. F. TENNANT ('David')
Doris VANE (Soprano)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA.
Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY
Conducted by the Composer
A Birthday Overture
DoRis VANE and Orchestra
Dramatic Seena for Soprano ' Adonais '
(Words arranged from Shelley's Poem by Vernon
Suite from ' The Garden of Allah '
2. In an Eastern Garden
(Violin Solo, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
3. Kyrie Eleison
4. Dance of the Ouled-Nail.
The Lamb From 'Four Songs of Innocence'
Spring...... From 'Four Songs of Innocence' Away on the Hill From Four Songs of A Little Winding Road / the Hill'
Accompanied by the Composer
HAROLD Williams and Orchestra
Dramatic Scena, ' The Lament of Shah Jehan '
(Poem by Sir IAN MALCOLM )
Three Dances for Orchestra
1. Valse Caprice
2. Danse des Morts (Dance of the Dead)
3. Danse Bacchanale (from Suite de Ballet)
SIR LANDON RONALD needs no formal word of introduction to a B.B.C. audience. or to any other British audience. He comes of musical stock, for he is the son of Henry Russell. whose Cheer, boys, cheer, and A Life on the Ocean Wave were so popular in their day.
After his period of study at the Royal College of Music, he toured as Solo Pianist in Wormser's Prodigal Son, a musical play without words, then conducted at Covent Garden, played Melba's accompaniments in America, and has in the last thirty years become famous as a Conductor. A few years before the war he became Principal of the Guildhall School of Music, and the R.C.M. elected him an honorary Fellow in 1924. As a composer he is best known by his incidental music to the dramatic version of Robert Hichens ' novel, The Garden of Allah, and by his Songs. These range from tiny ' encore songs ' to dramatic scenes such as The Lament of Shah Jehan and Adonais (a setting of Shelley's Elegy on the death of Keats).
The Suite from The Garden of Allah consists of the preludes and interludes to the various parts of the play. They are entitled: (1) Prelude ; (2) The Garden ; (3) Kyrie Eleison (based on a Gregorian Chant) ; and (4) The Dance of the Ouled-Nail (an African native entertainer).
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