' The Family Bills on £3 a Week '—III
At THE ORGAN of THE TROCADERO
CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
From THE HOTEL MAJESTIC, ST. ANNE'S-ON-SEA
(From North Regional)
2.30 Biology and Hygiene
Professor WINIFRED CULLIS , C'.B.E. : ' Your Body every Day-V, How we seo '
3.0 English Literature
Miss N. KIEMEYER : Delight in Poetry-V.
Ben Battle , by Hood, and The Jackdaw of Rheims, by R. H. Barham
(From North Regional)
THE PEXKETH TANNERY BAND
Conducted by J. A. GREENWOOD
At THE ORGAN OF THE BEAUFORT CINEMA
From WASHWOOD HEATH, BIRMINGHAM
' THE KNIGHT'S VISION '
From ' The Talisman'
(Sir Walter Scott )
Incidental Music provided by GENIAL JEMIMA
WEATHER FORECAST. FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
MOZART'S PIANOFORTE VARIATIONS
Played by MAURICE COLE
Twelve Variations on the Air, Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman ?
Kino Variations on the Minuet of Mr.
Mr. CEDRIC BELFRAGE
Sir DANIEL HALL , K.C.B., F.R.S., Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. A. LLOYD JAMES : 'What Speech really is '
DESPITE the fact that speech is the most familiar of all human experiences, the vehicle of human knowledge and the dividing line between man and beast, little is known about it because it is always taken for granted. In these days of mechanical reproduction and transmission of the voice by microphone, telephone, gramophone and talking film speech plays an increasingly important part in our lives. Mr. A. Lloyd James in this new series attacks some of the more obvious aspects of this universal problem.
Mr. A. Lloyd
Mr. A. Lloyd
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by T. H. MORRISON
WHEN Liszt was in Paris in his early twenties, he beard Victor Hugo read his own poem ' Ce qu'on entend sur la Montagne,' and it so impressed him that the idea of rendering the subject of it in terms of music remained with him for years. He finally carried out his plan when he was in Weimar, and comparatively settled. Here he wrote his famous twelve symphonic poems, Victor Hugo 's verses suggesting the first of them, and in so doing set his stamp very forcibly ou the development of nearly all modern music. Scarcely a composer of all those, great and small, who followed after him but has composed works in the symphonic poem form. Of these, the examples with which Richard Strauss has enriched the orchestral repertory are among the finest and most successful. The methods of Strauss, however, differ from those of Liszt in an important respect. Strauss worked to a programme, practically to a scenario, and the literary incidents of his subject arc reproduced more or less faithfully and in the same order in his music. This was not Liszt, the inventor's method, which has been well described by Ernest Newman : ' Instead of trying to tell us ui music precisely what the poet has told )is in verse, Liszt re-thinks in. music what the poet has already said, and gives it out to us as something born of musical feeling itself.' For example, the subject of Les Préludes is taken from Lamartine's Méditations Poétiques, and is a commentary on life as a. series of preludes to the unknown song of which death is the 6rst dread note.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
By SERAFIN and JOAQUIN ALVAREZ
English Version by HELEN and HARLBY
Adapted for Broadcasting by DuLCiMA GLASBY
Produced by HOWARD ROSE
Roy Fox and his BAND, from MONSEIGNBUR
(And perhaps the Song of the Nightingale)