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: A Sonata Recital

Elsie Owen (Violin)
Vivian Langrish (Pianoforte)
Sonatine in D, Op. 137...... Schubert
Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 ...... Brahma


St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate

Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor - Bach
Concerto No 2 in B Flat Introduction ; Allegro; Adagio ; Allegro ma non presto - Handel arr.G. S. Holmes
Basso Ostinato in 5-4 time - Arensky, arr. C. W. Pearce
Concert Toccata in B Flat - Hollins

: Lunch Time Music

Moschetto and his Orchestra, from the May Fair Hotel
(Until 14.00)

: An Orchestral Concert

Relayed from Birmingham
Conducted by JÓSEPH LEWIS

: Frank Westfield's Orchestra

From the Prince of Wales Playhouse, Lewisham

: The Children's Hour

Imitations, Improvisations, and Songs at the Piano, by Ronald Gourley
"Karuri, Keeper of Goats" (Mary Entwistle) with African Bird Calls and Native Songs, by Phyllis Hopson
"The Care of Birds in the Winter" (Reginald Gaze)

: Miss Arnot Robertson: Trials of a Young Novelist


Speaker: Arnot Robertson

: The Foundations of Music

Pianoforte Duets - Schubert
Played by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson
Rondo in A (Landler)

: Seen on the Screen

A talk by Mr G. A. Atkinson

: Historical Reading from Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall'

Chapter 18: The Character of Constantine the Great
Chapter 40: Description of the Nika Riot at Constantinople

: A Light Symphony Concert

Conducted by Julius HARRISON
Gagliarda ('Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute') Villanelle

Passo mezzo e Mascherada - (Trans-scribed by O. Respighi)
8.0 BELLA BAILLIE (Soprano) and Orchestra Dove sono (Where am I ?) (' Figaro ') - Mozart
8.6 ORCHESTRA Symphony No. 5, inE Minor (' From the New World ') Adagio-Allegro molto ; Largo ; Scherzo-Molto vivace ; Allegro con fuoco - Dvorak
8.48 BELLA BAILLIE O Lovely Night - Landon Ronald
Down in the Forest - Landon Ronald
8.56 ORCHESTRA Slav Dance, No. 8, in G Minor - Dvorak

: My Adventures in the Sahara

A talk by Captain Malcolm Campbell

: Montezuma: Last of the Aztecs

A History Play, by Cecil Lewis
The Music specially composed by Robert Chignell
The Wireless Orchestra, Conducted by the Composer

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight the above (and below) mentioned author presents to you his first play. It was begun five years ago. It will never be finished. The story-which I must remind you, is historically accurate-is so vast and so moving in all its beauty and tragedy, that I very much doubt if it will ever be compressible into the narrow limits of dramatic dialogue. The Aztec Empire at the height of its power had probably the most splendid barbarian civilization the world had ever seen. Certainly, its costume and ritual were unequalled for magnificence and brutality. Cortez, the Spaniard, at the age of 33, undertook this Crusade which was distinguished by his audacity, cunning, perseverance, and personal bravery. It all belongs to the heroic age, and that is why I have tried to make the language heroic. Much of it is in verse, but don't let that dismay you ! If people do not really talk as I make them, let me beg you to accept the convention as fitting the story-accept it as part of the whole convention to which you are a party when you settle down to listen to any play-making each your own scenery, your own costumes, and allowing the author, actors, and musicians to do what they can to summon up a pageant on the threshold of your minds.


: CIRO'S CLUB BAND, directed by RAMON NEWTON, from Ciro's Club

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