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: Readings in English Prose-Robert Louis Stevenson's On Getting Married

Richard Barron


Reader: Richard Barron

: The Dansant

relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Impressions of the Lausanne World Conference on Faith and Order

The Rev. A. E. Monahan

The Rev. A. E. Monahan is one of the four representatives of the Church in Wales to attend this conference, which is being held to promote international peace and understanding, so his impressions should be of very great interest.


Speaker: The Rev. A. E. Monahan

: Up and Down

A Light Programme.

: On the Promenade

The Station Orchestra


Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local Announcements)

: Italian Opera

The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The Force of Destiny, one of the most sanguinary of all Operas (for all the chief characters are killed off), was commissioned for the Imperial Theatre at St. Petersburg and produced in 1862.

John Collinson (Tenor)

The heart of Violetta Valery, a Parisian courtesan, has at last been touched by the sincerity of a suitor; but as she at last finds happiness, she dies of consumption. This Prelude to the final Act of the Opera reveals all the sadness of the lovers, and near the end the phrases falter, as falters the breath of life in the breast of poor Violetta.

The Dance of the Hours as given on the stage is a spectacular Ballet which represents successively dawn, day, evening and night. It is also intended to symbolize the eternal struggle between the powers of darkness and light.

Cavaradossi, the painter-hero in love with Tosca, is in prison and about to be executed. He sings of the beautiful starry night on which he first met his beloved.

The scent of cigarette smoke in his wife's boudoir aroused the jealousy of Susanna's husband, until Susanna confessed that the smoker was none other than herself. Such is the plot of the one-act Opera to which Wolf-Ferrari attached this wholly appropriate, gay-spirited Overture.


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite
Tenor: John Collinson

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