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: A String Orchestral Concert

Relayed from the Midland Institute, Birmingham
The MIDLAND STRING ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
DORIS VANE (Soprano)
CYRIL CHRISTOHER (Organ)
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Soprano: Doris Vane

: Poetry Reading

' Morte d'Arthur' and other poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Read by RONALD WATKINS
TODAY marks the anniversary of Tennyson's death
-Tennyson, the Laureate of the Victorian era, the poet whom perhaps we are only now beginning to assess at something nearer his true value. We venture to believe that, when the final Tennysonian anthology comes to be selected, wherein no dross finds admittance, and we see the poet at his finest, ' The Passing of Arthur' will not bo omitted. Its immense popularity at one time has since set some, to whom popularity is synonymous with badness, against it; but there is a simple majesty about this verse-reading of Malory's lovely story that outlasts phases of fashion, and also a depth of understanding of the heart of man that will always endear it to Englishmen.

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Lord
Read By: Ronald Watkins

: THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

Union Sunday -October 6, 1929
A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
(S.B. from Glasgow)

: ' The News '

WEATHER FORECAST, GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN

: A MILITARY BAND PROGRAMME

(From Birmingham)
THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM POLICE BAND
Conducted by RICHARD WASSELL SMETANA, although overshadowed by his former pupil Dvorak, was none the less the first Bohemian to raise the music of his native country to a distinguished place in the world's art. Outside the confines of its own land, Czech music was known little, if at all, before his day, though the national melodies had more than once found their way into the music of the great masters - the ' Emperor's Hymn' of Haydn being a notable example. In 1866 Smetana was appointed Director of the National Theatre in Prague- and in the same year produced the opera which has remained his most famous work-Die
Verkaufte Braut. It is a really comic opera, text and music alike being pervaded by the true comedy spirit, and when adequately presented, never fails to achieve the success it deserves as one of the best of all modern works in its own class.

Contributors

Conducted By: Richard Wassell








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