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: A CONCERT

JEAN DUNCAN (Contralto)
THE MARSHALL HALL TRIO

: ALPHONSE DU CLos and his ORCHESTRA From the Hotel Cecil

2.0 2.25 Experimental Transmission of Still Pictures by the Fultograph Process (Daventry only)

: Broadcast to Schools: Sir WALFORD DAVIES :

(a) A Beginner's Course
(b) An Intermediate Course with Short Concert
(c) A Short Advanced Course

: LOUIS LEVY'S ORCHESTRA-

Conducted by ARNOLD EAGLE
From the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:

Nursery Rhymes set by Herbert Hughes and sung by MEGAN Thomas
When Zoo Wives Rule, by LESLIE G. MAINLAND ' Watchers of the Daybreak,' another Mortimer
Batten Story

: Poetry Reading

A Reading of W. B. YEATS ' Poems

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

HAYDN STRING QUARTETS
Played by THE BROSA STRING QUARTET

: Mr. H. J. MASSINGHAM : ' Adventures among Birds-V, Sea Birds '

MR. MASSINGHAM'S adventures have already covered London birds, marsh birds, and woodland birds ; sea birds and shore birds will complete the series. In tonight's talk, gannets, razor-bills, guillemots, kittiwakes, puffins, and cormorants are among the friends he reveals to us in their native haunts.

: A MILITARY BAND CONCERT

REGINALD WHITEHEAD (Bass)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
AUBER suffered all his life from an absurd diffidence about the value of his own work, and his music achieved success almost in spite of his own modesty about it. Nothing would ever induce him to go and hear a performance of any of it ; he is recorded as having said that if he bad to be present when his own music was played, he would never write a note in his life. As a young man he was here in England for a time as an office clerk, but was then already preoccupied with music, and successful in a modest way with slight vocal pieces for drawing-room use. In 1804, at the age of twenty-two, he returned to Paris and abandoned all thought of a commercial career. It was some time, however, before he had much success in music, although he had no doubt of the direction in which his own gifts pointed.
He is regarded as the last in the long line of composers of what the French call 'Opera Comique,' a term for which there is no exact equivalent in English; it conveys something more of grace and refinement, something on a slightly higher musical plane, than we understand by ' Comic Opera.' He had a great gift of easy, natural melody, and was a real master of orchestral effect. He had a deft hand, too, in sketching the personalities of his characters, in the music he gave them to sing. And his Operas are so full of those qualities of brightness and good humour of which a harassed world is sorely in need, that it is a real misfortune to have them relegated, as they are, to neglect and forgetfulness.
The Overture to Marco Spada begins with four bars of sparkling Prelude, and then the clarinet has a wistful little tune which the woodwinds and strings together carry on. That is followed by a broad melody for strings and horns, repeated by the whole orchestra, and then a more vivacious movement follows with two lighthearted tunes alternating one with the other. They are interrupted more than once by a tender melody played first by strings and woodwinds together, but the mood of the Overture grows in energy, to finish on the whole strength of the orchestra. REGINALD WHITEHEAD

: (Daventry only) Mr. NORMAN Walker : ' Next Steps in Biology-V, Blood'

Relayed from Leeds
MR. NORMAN, WALKER'S next to last talk in this series, concerns the everlasting miracle of the blood-stream-no less a miracle now that biologists have revealed most of its secrets. The nature of blood; the danger of the blood. stream ; the clotting of blood; blood serum; venous and arterial blood-these are some of the points that Mr. Walker, by word and by experiment, will elucidate.

: The Music of Moszkowski

Ellis BURFORD (Soprano)
CLAUDE POLLARD and ISOBEL GRAY
(Pianoforte Duets)
CLAUDE POLLARD and ISOBEL GRAY
German Rounds, Nos. 1, 3, and 4 ELLIS BURFORD
Was ist's, o Vater was ich verbrach
(Wherein, 0 Father, have I sinned?)
Ich habe bevor der Morgen
Denke, denke, mein Geliebter (Think, 0 think, my Beloved)
(All from ' The Vale of Tears ')
Volkston (Folk Song)
CLAUDE POLLARD and ISOBEL GRAY
From Foreign Parts
Russia; Germany; Spain; Italy

: Political Address

Labour Address by the Rt. Hon. J. RAMSAY MACDONALD
(S.B. from Newcastle)

: Vaudeville

GILBERT MAURICE and DAISY CRALLENER
(A Dash of Mirth)
MIMI CRAWFORD
(The Popular Revue Artist)
IVOR VINTOR (The Little Surprise)








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