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: Big Ben; Bright and Early

Munn and Felton's Works Band
Conductor, Stanley H. Boddington

Contributors

Conductor: Stanley H. Boddington

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A series of talks by the Ven. C. I. Peacocke
Archdeacon of Down
' Graft in our hearts, the love of thy name'

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE

Anne Beaton gives some advice on making jellies from wild fruit

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Beaton

: MORNING MUSIC

Felix King and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Felix King

: RECITAL

Dennis Stephenson (tenor)
Yvonne Catterall (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: Dennis Stephenson
Piano: Yvonne Catterall

: PAKISTANI COMMENTARY

by Hatim Alavi , industrialist and banker

Contributors

Unknown: Hatim Alavi

: This Week's Composer

CESAR FRANCK
Records of some of his vocal duets and instrumental music

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Gracious Spirit. Holy Ghost (BEC
Hymn Hook 153)
New Every Morning, page 93 Psalm 16
Genesis 18. vv. 17-21 and 23-33 Dear Master (BEC Hymn Book 319)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Simpson and his Septet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson

: RECITAL

Margaret Bissett (contralto)
Harold Fairhurst (violin) Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Margaret Bissett
Violin: Harold Fairhurst
Piano: Frederick Stone

: Paul Carpenter and Charles Irwin in 'RIDERS OF THE RANGE'

Episode 12 (fifth series)
For details see Monday at 11.30 /

: WATSON'S CHOICE

Gramophone records presented by Jack Watson

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Watson

: VARIETY FANFARE

(A shortened version of yesterday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: OLYMPICS REPORT

News of today's events
From the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: ROBERTO INGLEZ

and his Rumba Band with Miguel Delgado and Francisco Icaza

Contributors

Unknown: Miguel Delgado
Unknown: Francisco Icaza

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: TUNES FOR EVERYBODY

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
David Wise (violin)

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Violin: David Wise

: Wednesday Matinee ' WHY DO THE NATIONS?'

by B. A . Young
Production by Cleland Finn
The British Army:
The U.S. Army:
The Russian Army:
Scene: The ante-room of the Officers' Mess of a Control Commission unit in Bavaria, just after the German capitulation in 1945

Contributors

Unknown: B. A Young
Production By: Cleland Finn
Brigadier Crum: Richard Williams
Captain Graham Blood: David Enders
Guardsman Foster: Nicholas Parsons
Captain Mackendrick: John Glen
Second Lt Shaporin: David Kossoff
Colonel Hawks: Stuart Nichol
Lt -Col Vassilievsky: Eric Anderson
Captain Sverdlov: Hamilton Dyce
Lisa von Sickert, a German girl: Virginia Winter
Telephone operator: Raymond Byrnes

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: IRMGARD SEEFRIED

(soprano)
Abendempflndung (Evening Reverie)
(Mozart)
Das Ve'ilchen (The Violet) (Mosart) Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (Schubert)
Auf dem Wasser zu singen (To be sung on the water) (Schubert) on gramophone records

: 'YOUNG ENTHUSIASTS'

by Elizabeth Jenkins
Read by Helen Burns
Eighth of fifteen weekly instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins
Read By: Helen Burns

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Magic Pears': a story by Madeleine Munday , told by Elizabeth
Our observer, Arthur Bush , visits the Festival for Cats at the New
Horticultural Hall, London

Contributors

Story By: Madeleine Munday
Told By: Elizabeth
Unknown: Arthur Bush

: Regional Round

Join with children all over the country to answer questions concocted by Geoffrey Dearmer and posed by Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by Donald Soper

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Derek McCulloch
Conducted By: Donald Soper

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: OLYMPICS REPORT

News of the afternoon's events including recordings
From the Broadcasting Centre at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki

: JOHNNY BRANDON

on gramophone records

: irst House HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Peter Katin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Tchaikovsky Waltz : The Sleeping Beauty
7.37 app. Piano Concerto No. 2, in G
8.11 app. Symphony No. 6, in B minor
(Pathetic)
From the Royal Albert Hall , London Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents
Tchaikovsky wrote his second Piano Concerto in 1880 and dedicated it to Nicholas Rubinstein , who six years earher had forfeited the dedication of the famous Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor by his ferocious criticism of the work. What Rubinstein thought of the second concerto is not on record, though it hardly matters, for the world has long ago reversed his opinion of the first: so much so, in fact, that only during recent years has No. 2 managed to achieve its deserved share of popularity. Its long eclipse was no doubt due to the impossibility of regarding it as a satisfying sequel to the earlier work. Any such comparison is now realised to be beside the point, however, since.the Concerto in G belongs to an entirely different world: the bright and sparkling world of Tchaikovsky's ballet music, in which rhetoric and grandiloquence would be out of place.
The Sixth Symphony may be said to belong to a world of its own-that of the composer's personal tragedy. After completing it shortly before his death, in 1893, he confessed that there was a story behind it, but said ' it shall remain a puzzle for people to break their heads over.' The puzzle is by no means difficult to solve, since Tchaikovsky admitted that he had wept bitterly while composing it, and accepted his brother's suggestion for the sub-title ‘Pathétique’; moreover, when asked to set to music a poem entitled ' Requiem ' he refused on the ground that 'my last symphony is permeated with a similar mood.' The novel idea of placing the slow movemenf last, partly foreshadowed by Haydn in his ' Farewell ' Symphony and later taken up by Mahler for his valedictory Ninth Symphony, can only bear one interpretation: that this symphony was Tchaikovsky's despairing farewell to the world. Deryck Cooke

Contributors

Piano: Peter Katin
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Waltz
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Nicholas Rubinstein
Unknown: Deryck Cooke

: Second Hearing THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE

The story of a recent journey through Europe to examine the problem of refugees
Written and produced by Alan Burgess
Narrator, Robert Harris
Although the International Refugee Organisation resettled more than a million Displaced Persons in various parts of the world, thousands of refugees still remain.

Contributors

Narrator: Alan Burgess
Narrator: Robert Harris

: FRENCH CABARET

Lilian Duff introduces gramophone records of French artists

Contributors

Introduces: Lilian Duff








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