' The Bees' Wedding ' and other
Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON
'Jonathan in Santario,' written and told by J. C. STOBART
'The Derby Ram' and other songs sung by JOHN THORNE
' Mr. Nimblo Nice Man,' the story of a dog, by HELEN WHITE
HEDDLE NASH (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY ) Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
QTRADELLA was that seventeenth-century composer about whom there grew up a story (which may or may not be true) to the effect that he eloped with a lady and was followed by assassins, who were so moved by hearing some of his music that they repented of their evil intention, and spared his life. Stradella, however, was murdered later, so the tale goes.
On this exciting story Flotow wrote an Opera when-he was twenty-five (in 1837). It was first brought out as a lyric drama, and then adapted as a Grand Opera, and as such, produced at Hamburg and Drury Lane.
The Overture shows Flotow's best quality— the capacity to write flowing melody. There is a gently moving Introduction, and then the main body of the Overture begins with a declamatory phrase, going on to a jovial, dancing theme. From this material the Overture is brightly built up, and a sonorous Coda brings it to a conclusion.
rtOCK-FIGHTING goes out; dog-racing comes in. Full-bottomed wigs and wide-skirted coats, crinolines and Pompadours vanish ; plus-fours and shingles appear. Our ancestors read three-decker novels, where we read thousand-word articles on ' The Meaning of Life ' in the Sunday Press. They drank mead or wine of Anjou or claret and port, whilst cocktails and whisky-and-soda are all that we can achieve. All through the gamut of human activities, fashions change ; and Mr. Raymond Mortimer will survey the motley procession in his talk tonight.
A Play for Broadcasting by HOLT MARVELL and CYRIL LISTER
One day we shall find ourselves, Suddenly,
Each one of us,
Travelling in a manner we are unprepared for, To a continent no living man Has ever visited.
But since the summons Is so imperative,
And our arrival is expected,
We shall not, perhaps, be called upon To undertake this formidable journey Unattended.
The Continental Boat Train is due to leave the Southern Terminus in a few minutes.
The platform is like a stage where passengers, porters, newsboys, guards and inspectors are playing their cheerful, bustling parts in the diurnal tragi-comedy of departure.
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