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From THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH
by MAURICE VINDEN
Relayed from ST. MARK'S, NORTH
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Directed by JOHN BRIDGE
(From North Regional)
, at 4.45
Songs and Imitations by RONALD GOURLEY
'Long Purples' (Maud Morin)
of the Week's News by COMMANDER STEPHEN KING-HALL
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GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN ; Bulletin for Farmers
EARLY ORGAN MUSIC
Played by G. D. CUNNINGHAM
Relayed from THE QUEEN's HALL
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
GEORGE MUFFAT was of Scettish extraction, but he was born in Germany, studied in Paris, held posts at Strassburg in the Cathedral, at Vienna and Rome, and later as organist to the Bishop of Salzburg and as Kapellmeister to the Bishop of Passau.
Johann Pachelbel was born in Nuremberg and, after occupying various organ posts in other parts of Germany and Austria, returned to Nuremberg on his appointment to the Sebalduskirche, having in the meanwhile declined the offer of an organist's post at Oxford. Pachelbel was one of the spiritual ancestors of Bach, particularly in respect of his skilful treatment of the choral.
Johann Kuhnau was born in Bohemia, and was one of the most remarkable musicians of his time. As a composer, satirical poet, and remarkable, student of languages, his' fame had already preceded him to Leipzig, to which city he went at the age of 22, subsequently being offered the post of organist, and later, cantor at the celebrated Thomaskirche, where Bach was presently to succeed him. He is considered the greatest writer for the clavier before Bach, and his sonatas, the form in several movements of which he was the inventor, are still frequently played, particularly as groundwork for students. He was also one of the earliest writers of programme music, of which his Biblical sonatas, such as The Fight between David and Goliath, Jacob's Wedding, and others, are notable examples.
Georg Bohm. organist and composer, a contemporary of J. S. Bach , held posts at Hamburg and Luneburg. It is thought to have been at Bohm's suggestion that Bach, who was also at one time at Luneburg, took his famous 200 mile walk to hear Buxtehude play.
r. W. BRETT: A Second Display of Summer Flowers '
Mr. ERNEST NEWMAN
TROISE to take his
MANDOLIERS for a Trip round the World
Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
THIS overture was composed for the opening of the Josephstadt Theatre in Vienna in 1822, consequently the music, containing a fanfare and a fugue, is rather ceremonial in form, though in spirit it is lively enough. This is practically the last orchestral work Beethoven wrote, with the exception of the Ninth Symphony and the Mass in D, both of which were still engaging his attention at the time. Indeed, he broke off his work on these to write this overture. Two years later it was performed again, figuring in the historic programme at the Karnthnerthor Theatre on May 7, 1824, when the greater part of the Mass in D and the Ninth Symphony were produced. The concert was promoted by a number of influential musical people in Vienna, including Prince Lichnowsky, and the enthusiasm of the audience was tre- mendous. It was on this occasion that Beethoven -totally deaf, of course, to the applause-did not even realize that it was going on, and had to be turned round in order that he might see, even if he could not hear.
BEETHOVEN was thirty-one when he composed the Ballet Music to Prometheus, and it was put on in the same year at the Court Theatre in Vienna. It had a run of sixteen nights, which in those days was considered a real success. It was also immediately published as a pianoforte solo, which was another indication that the work had made good. Haydn heard it, and met Beethoven, whom he really did not much like, in the street the next day ; ' I heard your new Ballet last night,' said Haydn, ' and it pleased me much.' Beethoven, pleased, replied: ' 0 lieber Papa, you are too good; but it is no Creation by a long way.' Haydn evidently felt this was an unnecessary and rather ridiculous comparison, and he was a little taken aback. ' You are right,' he said, though probably not. intending to hurt, ' it is no Creation and I hardly think it ever will be.'
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WESTMINSTER PALACE includes both
Houses of Parliament and Westminster Hall, which was built by William Rufus , who held his first Court there in 1099. West - minster Hall, which retains little of Rufus's original structure, has been the scene of some of the most famous trials in English history, including those of Wallace, Richard II, Sir Thomas More , Thomas Campion , Charles 1, Warren Hastings , and Queen Caroline. No one has a deeper or more intimate knowledge of the changes time has wrought in the structure and functions of the Palacu of Westminster than Mr. Thomas Wilson.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCKESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL