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: ' A DOCTOR TO A MOTHER '—III

' The Normal Baby,' by the Physician-in-Charge, Children's Department, St. Thomas's Hospital

: Organ Recital

By HERBERT DAWSON
Relayed from ST. MARGARET'S,
WESTMINSTER

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Dawson

: THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH PAVILION ORCHESTRA

Directed by HARRY FRYER
From THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH
PAVILION

Contributors

Directed By: Harry Fryer

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

' Life and Work in Europe '—IV
Mr. ERNEST YOUNG : ' Paris'

: Rural Economy

B. A. KEEN, D,Sc.: 'Science and Agriculture—II, What the Soil Contains '

: CONCERT TO SCHOOLS

Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: Friday Afternoon Story

Sir GEORGE DUNBAR , Bart.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir George Dunbar

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: The Children's Hour

Songs by FOSTER RICHARDSON
Another Story from ' Gerry ' (Kit
Higson)

Contributors

Songs By: Foster Richardson

: ' The First News'

,
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

CHOPIN'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by LESLIE ENGLAND
Scherzo in E, Op. 54
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Contributors

Played By: Leslie England

: 'THE WEEK-END IN THE GARDEN'

Mr. C. H. MIDDLETON : ' The Vegetable
Garden'

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. C. H. Middleton

: ' OUR NEIGHBOURS — TODAY AND YESTERDAY '—IV

Mr. S. K. RATCLIFFE : The United States
-IV, Federal Constitution and the Presidency' r
MR. S. K. RATCLIFFE concludes his study of the social and political history of the United States by explaining the working of the American system of government, with particular emphasis on the constitutional position of the President. This is a subject of peculiar topical interest. Mr. Ratcliffe surveys the work of various distinguished occupants of the White House in recent times and discusses the significance of the Presidency at the present time. In the same talk he touches on some of the social problems now confronting America, such as prohibition, political and civic corruption, and the defiance of law, concluding with a hopeful glance at the potential power of young America.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. S. K. Ratcliffe
Unknown: Mr. S. K. Ratcliffe

: Orchestral Concert

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA (Section E)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
ROMEO, and Juliet, the fifteenth-century tale immortalized by Shakespeare, has always made a strong appeal to composers, and several operas have, been made from the story, most of them based upon Shakespeare's version. Omitting the lesser-known settings, the chief of the others are Steibelt's, triumphantly produced in Paris. 1793; Zingarelli a very popular opera produced in Milan in 1796 with Crescentini, the male soprano, whose singing is said to have moved Napoleon to tears; Bellini's / Montecchi e Capuletti (Venice, 1830), which departed from Shakespeare's version by bringing Juliet to life in the last act long enough for her to sing a duet with Romeo; the best known of all by Gounod, who also found it impossible to resist the musical appeal of the final duet; and many others, including one by an English-man, J. E. Barkworth , who went one better than, or rather different from, all the rest by setting Shakespeare's text practically as it stood in the play. The most recent is by Zandonai (Rome, 1922), two of whose operas have been heard in London, but not this one. Finally there are the operas in which the original story has been adapted to other times and other circumstances, the most famous of which is Delius's The Village Romeo and Juliet. Mascagni's I Rantzau is the same story transported to Alsatia, while still another has an Afghanistan setting, with real Afghans as the lovers. Poison and dagger are in this case ruled out as ill-fitting the circumstances. The unfortunate-pair, who take to flight in the end, are fiercely pursued, caught, and bumped off by the Sultan of Afghanistan in person, his vizier, and the vizier's son, all armed with blunderbusses.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Unknown: J. E. Barkworth

: 'The Second News

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN, followed by Topical Talk

: POLITICAL TALK

Sir ARTHUR SALTER , K.C.B.:
Disarmament

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Salter

: DANCE MUSIC

THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE
SAVOY HOTEL








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