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: A BALLAD CONCERT

MURIEL MICHELL , (Contralto)
ERIC CROSS (Tenor)

: FRASCATUS ORCHESTRA

Directed by GEORGES HAECK from the Frascati Restaurant

: School Broadcasting

Special Transmission for Demonstration Purposes : Mr. Clifford Collinson, 'India: The Coming of the Monsoon'
(Daventry only)

: A Light Classical Concert

CLIFTON HELLIWELL
(Pianoforte)
THE WESTMINSTER STRING
QUARTET

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:

'MY PROGRAMME' by UNCLE STUART

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

SONGS OF DEBUSSY
Sung by ANNE THURSFIELD (Soprano)
(Fetes Galantes) (Gala) (1892)
En Sourdine (Ticking) Fantoches (Marionettes)
Clair de Lune (Moonlight)
Le jet d'eau {Jet of water) (1890)
Le son du oor s'afflige (The sound of the cornet)
(1891)

: Dr. H.E. Woodman: Dried Grass Cakes

(Under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture)

: Sir JOHN RUSSELL, D.F.C., F.R.S., 'The History of the English Countryside-IV, Rural England: The Eastern and South-Eastern Regions'

IN his survey of the English countryside. Sir
John Russell has now reached the Eastern and South-Eastern regions, with the fruit lands of Kent, the clays of Essex, the light lands and loams of East Anglia, and the Fens. From these, his survey passes to the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Wolds and the chalk-lands of the South-east and the South. He will tell how these lands have been cultivated and the changes they are now undergoing.

: Chamber Music

ASTRA DESMOND (Contralto)
THE VIRTUOSO STRING QUARTET
MARJORIE HAYWARD (Violin) ; EDWIN VIRGO (Violin); RAYMOND JEREMY (Viola);
CEDRIC SHARPE (Violoncello)
Quartet for Strings in E Minor, Op 59, No. 2
Beethoven
Allegro ; Molto adagio ; Allegretto, Trio-Theme russe; Finale-Presto
THE three Quartets which make up Op. 69 belong to a period of Beethoven's career when things were going anything but happily for him. Vienna was occupied by the victorious French troops, and the unfortunate people had to suffer all manner of irksome restraints and privations. The Court and all Beethoven's important friends had left Vienna, and the tragic affliction of his deafness was beginning to make itself seriously felt. It may thus well be true that some of the sadness which can be heard in this music is a real reflection of his own depressed spirits. The Quartets are all dedicated to Count Rasoumowaky, and are affectionately known to chamber music lovers all over the world by his name. He was Russian Ambassador at the Viennese Court,, and it is supposed that ths Russian airs which in each Quartet form the basis of one or other of the movements, .were suggested by him to Beethoven.
EUGENE GOOSSENS. the third bearer of the name to achieve distinct tion as conductor, bids fait to add greater lustre to tint family annals as a com poser, than his distin. guished father and grand father. Sturdily Enghsh in spite of his Belgian de scent, he owes less than moat of his contemporaries to English folk song. Hia music is quite definitely original, and though in many ways as modern as most of the music of the present day school, it is not so strange in its idiom as some by which listeners have been rather baffled.
He is equally at home in composing for the orchestra, where his unusually wide experience as a coni ductor stands him in goodj stead, or in the more re-j stricted domain of chamber music.

: Three Great Playwrights

A Programme consisting of passages from
The Persae
by Aeschylus;
Translated by Lewis Campbell;
Characters: Messenger, Atossa
The Scene is laid at Susa, before the Palace of Xerxes

Doctor Faustus
by Marlowe
Characters: Faustus, Mephistopheles
The Scene is the study of Faustus

Ulysses
by Stephen Phillips
Characters: Calypso, Ulysses, Hermes.
The Scene is the shore of Ogygia with the sea-cave of Calypso.

: Dance Music

Jack Hylton's Ambassador Club Band, directed by Ray Starita, from the Ambassador Club








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