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: A STUDIO CONCERT

ELSIE LEARNER (Contralto)
CAVAN O'CONNOR (Tenor) DAISY SHORROCES (Violin)

: Evensong

From Westminster Abbey

: Mrs. J. B. PRIESTLEY: The Female Spectator '

judge from some of the article:; in the popular' Press, one might imagine that until the twentieth century women with minds and talents and professions of their own were as unknown as the Heaviside Layer. In reality the eighteenth century produced any number of brilliant women, and journalism and literature attracted many of them. Mrs. Barbauld and Mrs. Inehbold were prominent writers and editors, and The Female Spectator was an imitation of Addison's famous magazine, which purported to be run by women for women. This afternoon Mrs. J. B. Priestley will read some amusing papers from it --one showing the extent of the use of cosmetics by the young officers of the Army, another warning ladies of the dangers attaching to the immoderate drinking of tea, and possibly one proving the utter impossibility of practicable flying machines.

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

By EDWABD O'HERNTY
Relayed from Madame Toasaud 's
Cinema

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:

Sung by THE WIRELESS SiNGERS
' The Magic CoUar,' the Story of a Brave Deer, by H. Mortimer Batten' Bumble's Lawn,' another Gnome
Story by Mabel Marlowe

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

MOUSSORGSKY'S SONGS
Sung by TATiANA MAKUSHINA (Soprano)
Parassia's Song from the Opera, The Fair of Sorotchinrzi
To the Dnieper
MOUSSORGSKY never finished the Opera The Fair of Sorotckintzi (based on a tale by Gogol). We know very well one extract from it - that favourite dance, the Gopak. In this song Parassia is day-dreaming about her lover. At first she feels sad and knows not why. Then, throwing off that mood, she sings of her hope that her lover will come to see her soon. Here we have a gay dance rhythm in which is heard the 'click clack' of dogs.
The next two songs are from a cycle of seven, The Nursery, telling of the child's day, full of activities. In the Corner means trouble: the imp has been naughty- tangled up the cotton on the work-table, and spilt the ink. He tries to wriggle out of it, and shows temper, so Nurse passes sentence..... Note here the way in which Moussorgsky puts melody aside for the sake of realism.
The last song is a broadly-drawn invocation to the river Dnieper, written in a folk-tune-like style, with alternating rhythms (seven in a bar, besides six and three).

: Students' Choruses

THE WIRELESS MALE
Chorus
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
There is a tavern in the town
The Vicar of Bray
Ye banks and braes
John Pool
Simon the Cellarer
Sally in our alley Solomon Levi
Clementine
The Three Crows

: Chamber Music

TATIANA MAKUSHINA (Soprano)
JEAN POUGNET (Violin)
HARRY ISAACS (Pianoforte)
JEAN POUGNET and HARRY ISAACS

: Talk: The Way of the World ' Mr. WiLSON HARRIS

DURING Mr. Vernon Bartlett 's
D absence in Geneva for the meeting of the Council of the League of Nations, the weekly talks on ' The Way of the World ' will be given by Mr. Wilson Harris who is as well-informed as Mr. Bartlett himself.

: CHARLOTS HOUR

A Light Entertainment
Specially devised and arranged by the well-known theatrical director
ANDRE CHARLOT








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