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: Lunch-Time Music

from Cox's Cafe.
(to 13.30)

: Broadcast to Schools: Birds of the Scottish Forests

Capt. H. A. Gilbert


Speaker: Captain H.A. Gilbert

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall ('Cello), Vera McComb Thomas (Piano)

Beethoven, when he played his own works in public, did not always get for the playing the high praise given to his compositions. When this Trio (his Op. 97) was first heard in public, three years after its completion, the young Moseheles (later to be known as a famous Pianist and Teacher) wrote in his diary that the music was 'full of originality,' but that the Composer's playing 'lacked clearness and precision'; nevertheless the critic 'observed several traces of the grand style of playing.'

There are four Movements in the Trio.
The First is cheerful and bold, very clearly made out of two main tunes, with scarcely any subsidiary matter.
The Second Movement is a gay, jesting piece, a Scherzo. In the middle section an odd, creeping theme is set forth in fugal style, each instrument having a cut at it in turn. Then the first section is repeated, and in the Coda (tailpiece) we have recollections of the chief themes of both sections.
The Third Movement is a set of five Variations on a simple, appealing theme.
The Last Movement is a Rondo in which two main tunes alternate, with (after the second appearance of the opening one) an episode pf new matter in the middle. Then the two Main Tunes reappear, and a Coda at full speed exhilaratingly winds up.

The scene of Saint-Saens' 'programme piece,' which is based on the poem Danse Macabre, by Henri Cazalis, is a graveyard. Midnight strikes: Death emerges, knocks on the graves, and starts to tune his fiddle. The Dance then begins. The wintry wind whistles, the white skeletons cross the shadows, running and leaping.
Just when the Dance is at its height the cock crows. Death plays a last strain, ending in a fluttering of wings as he disappears, his skeletons with him.


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas

: London Programme relayed from Daventry

4.30 Trio

4.45 Mr. F.J. Harries - Shakespeare's Welshmen: 2: Sir Hugh Evans

5.15 The Children's Hour

6.0 Miss Edith Cedervall: Prose Writers of the Nineteenth Century: Carlyle

6.25 S.B. from London

7.25 Spanish Talk
Mr. W.F. Bletcher
S.B. from Manchester


Speaker (Shakespeare's Welshmen): F.J. Harries
Speaker (Prose Writers of the Nineteenth Century): Edith Cedervall
Speaker (Spanish Talk): W.F. Bletcher

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local News)

(to 23.00)

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