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: GREAT OCCASIONS IN OTHER LANDS '—III

Mr. RAYMOND'SWING : 'The United States of America '

: A Light Classical Concert

KATE JOHNSTON (Soprano)
ALFRED CAVE (Violin)
JOHN GABALFA (Violoncello)
MYRTLE TYSSEN (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Soprano: Kate Johnston

: An Orchestral Concert

. Relayed from
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES
(From Cardiff)
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
(Cerddorfa Genodlaethol Cymru)
(Loader, Louis LEVITUS)
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE

Contributors

Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite

: For THE SCHOOLS

RECEPTION TEST

: World History

Miss RHODA POWER : Empires, Movements and Nations-Interlude I, A Report to Pharaoh'

: STORY FOR YOUNGER PUPILS-II

Mrs. WILLIAMS-ELLIS : 'Turkle'

: FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE and Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN: French Dialogue—I, 'Allons
Faire un Tour a la Foire '

: A Sonata

AMINA LUCCHESI (Violin)
MARGERY CUNNINGHAM (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Margery Cunningham

: Light Music

MOSCHETTO and his ORCHESTRA
From THE MAY FAIR HOTEL

: The Children's Hour

Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
' London " Potted," ' a now Series of Stories, written and told by WILL OWEN : No. 1—'The
Tower of London'
Various Songs sung by FREDERICK CHESTER The Story of ' The Pioneer Porcupine
(H. Mortimer Batten )

Contributors

Solos By: Cecil Dixon
Told By: Will Owen
Sung By: Frederick Chester
Unknown: H. Mortimer Batten

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

QUINTETS FOR STRINGS AND PIANOFORTE
Played by THE INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET:
ANDRÉ MANGEOT (Violin), WALTER PRICE (Violin), ERIC BRAY (Viola), JACK SHINE-
BOURNE (Violoncello) and YVONNE ARNAUD
THIS great piece of chamber music is always regarded :as the highest point
Brahms reached in the first period of his mature .genius. It was originally composed as a piece for strings, a string quartet with an extra violoncello, like the great Quintet by Schubert; but after it had been thoroughly tested out in that form by Joachim and his colleagues, they explained to Brahms that no five string players could hope to achieve the huge effects which the music clearly demanded.
The first movement, big and dignified, is deeply tragic in its mood; the slow movement, also solemn, is a very broad, song-like piece with two main themes in the usual form of 1, 2, 1. The third, a Scherzo, is like Beethoven's big movements in that form, without much thought of the jest which the name originally meant. The Finale begins with a mysterious introduction, and goes on as a full-sized movement with the usual two main themes, but without a real development.

Contributors

Unknown: Yvonne Arnaud

: ' NEW BOOKS '

Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Desmond MacCarthy

: HOW WEALTH HAS INCREASED

Professor ARNOLD PLANT, (Sir Ernest Cassell Professor of Commerce, London School of Economics): ' The Family Income '
PROFESSOR ARNOLD PLANT is no theorist, for he has been a business administrator. He was, until last year, Professor of Commerce at Cape Town University. His knowledge of Africa enabled him to give an interesting talk last winter, in the ' Dark Continent' series, on ' The Settler Looks at Africa.' Hois giving the first six talks in this section of the ' Changing World' symposium; the next six, under the contrasting title of ' Why Does Poverty Continue ? ' will be given by Mr. Denis Robertson. This evening, Professor Plant will talk about the family income, why and how it has increased in most cases and not in others, and about the sources of wealth in general.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Denis Robertson.

: Promenade Concert

Relayed from The QUEEN'S HALL
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Wagner
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by SIR HENRY WOOD
ODA SLOBODSKAYA (Soprano)
WALTER WIDDOP (Tenor)
WITH the exception of the Tannhäuser piece, all tonight's programme belongs to the maturest period of Wagner's creative life. That period is covered by the composition of the four operas of The Nibelung's Ring. He was forty when, having already written the words of the whole of 'The Ring,' he began the music. He ploughed through the composition of The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie, but halfway through Siegfried he became thoroughly disheartened; appalled at the difficulties that he knew would have to be encountered before the gigantic work could be produced or even considered for production, he stopped work on ' The Ring' altogether. For twelve years he did not add a note to the score, when, suddenly taking up Siegfried at the point where he had dropped it, he continued as if nothing had happened in the meantime, and finished that opera and the final one. The Dusk of the Gods, without further interruption. It is said to be practically impossible to detect any point in the score which indicates a break of such length of time. and nobody knows for certain even where it occurs.
In the meantime, that is while Siegfried was in cold storage, Wagner composed those two imperishable masterpieces, Tristan and Isolda and The Mastersingers. If that misused word entr'acte can be in any sense applied to music written between the first half of Siegfried and the last half, this must be the longest and most wonderful entr'acte ever written.
ORCHESTRA
Introduction, Act III (Tannhauser) (Original Version)
WALTER WIDDOP and Orchestra
Prize Song (The Mastersingers)
ORCHESTRA
Prelude, Act III, Tristan and Isolde
(Cor Anglais Solo, TERENCE MACDONAGH )
ODA SLOBODSKAYA, WALTER WIDDOP and Orchestra
Act I, Scene 3, The Valkyrie
Sieglinde, ODA SLOBODSKAYA Siegmund, WALTER WIDDOP
ODA SLOBODSKAYA and Orchestra
Closing Scene (The Dusk of the Gods)
ORCHESTRA
Ride of the Valkyries (The Valkyrie)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Walter Widdop
Unknown: Terence MacDonagh
Unknown: Walter Widdop

: 'The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN

: ' 'WHAT I WOULD DO WITH THE World'—I

Mr. H. G. WELLS

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. H. G. Wells

: DANCE MUSIC

MAURICE WINNICK and his BAND, from
THE PICCADILLY HOTEL

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Winnick








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