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: EVENSONG

Relayed from Westminster Abbey

: THE ASTORIA ORCHESTRA

Under the direction of FRED KITCHEN, from the Astoria Cinema, Charing Cross Road

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

HAYDN PIANO SONATAS
Played by E. KENDALL-TAYLOR

: SIR OLIVER LODGE

' Pioneers of Astronomy-V, Newton' (Continued)
WITH his fifth talk, Sir Oliver Lodge comes to Newton (1642-1727), the father of modern astronomy, of applied science, and of the mechanistic explanation of the universe. This week he will deal with the general aspect of Newton's contribution to science, and next Thursday he will conclude his series of talks with a discussion of his pioneer work in the use of instruments in astronomy.
Two books that Sir Oliver Lodge wishes to recommend to listeners to his talks, in addition to those mentioned in the booklet dealing with his series, arc Professor Brodetsky's ' Sir Isaac Newton , His Life and Work,' published in connection with the bicentenary, and The Torch-bearers,' a scries of poems illustrative of the difficulties and achievements of the astronomical pioneers, by Mr. Alfred Noyes.

: AN ORCHESTRAL CONCERT by the HALLE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Sir HAMILTON HARTY
Relayed from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester
S.B. from Manchester

Norfo'k Rhapsody - Vaughan Williams (First time in Manchester)
Third Symphony - Brahms

: HALLE CONCERT

(Continued)
S.B. from Manchester
QOME of us are old enough to remember that there was a great quarrel about this work when it was first ployed in England, a quarter of a century ago. It was supposed to be tremendously ' advanced,' excruciatingly ' modern,' and part of it was declared to bo horribly cacophonous.
But (in those days, at any rate) Strauss did not make noise merely for noise's sake. And if in music you are to depict a hero's ups and downs at all realistically, you are bound to show him in hot water sometime—and that means using pretty strong discords !
Six scenes or incidents are clearly to be distinguished in the work.
FIRST SCENE. We have a portrait of the Hero, and some indication of his qualities-his pride, his imaginative nature, and his strength of will.
SECOND SCENE. The Hero's Enemies (Wood-wind) snarling as they flock round him.
THIRD SCENE. The Hero's Helpmate. She is represented in her varying moods by a Solo Violin melody.
A trumpet call brings us to the FOURTH SCENE. The Battlefield. Here came the toughest test for the sensitive ears of 1902. Note the powerful and persistent drum rhythm.
FIFTH SCENE. The Hero's Works of Peace.
Here Strauss quotes largely from his own works.
SIXTH SCENE. The Hero's Flight from the World, and Completion. After a moment of dejection, the Hero finds serenity and peace of mind-perhaps in a pastoral life, as the mood of the music seems to suggest.
He has to face one more storm, but it is brief. The end comes in a great climax that rounds off the Hero's life-work in completeness of joy.

: PLANTATION SONGS

ETHEL FENTON (Contralto)
TOM KINNIBURGH (Bass)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS, and a small STRING ORCHESTRA, conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON








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