Miss MONICA PEARCE : Sweets'
At THE ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
Mr. ERIC PARKER : Round the Countryside— VIII, Birds in Flocks'
2.20 East Anglian Herring Fishing Bulletin
2.25 RECEPTION TEST
Sir WALFORD Daies (2.30 Introductory Course
-VIII, On Complete A A B A Tune3.'
3.0 Advanced Course-VIII)
3.35 Early Stages in French-VIII
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN and Mlle
4.5 ' Current Affairs: What's the News?'
Air. GODFREY LIAS and Mr. H. Ross WILLIAMSON
Mr. H. Ross
LEONARD HENRY will Entertain-supported by MARIUS B. WINTER and his BAND
A new Story by J. C. STODART
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
ITALIAN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY SONGS and DUETS
Sung by BEATRICE BEAUFORT and JANET CHRISTOPHER
MANTUA AND BOLOGNA IN THE SEVENTEENTH
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567) was the greatest musician of his age, and the inventor of a system of harmony which has remained in uninterrupted use to the present day. To Monteverdi we owe the development of tha recitative which led to the beginning of Opera-a most important moment in the history of music. He early became violinist, and in 1602 Maestro di Cappella, at the Ducal Court in Mantua, and in 1605 printed his 5th Book of Madrigals, in which, ignoring the established laws of counterpoint, he laid the foundation of what wo call modern music. In 1607 he produced his opera Orfeo, and the next year Arianna, from both of which examples are now to be taken.
GIOVANNI MARIA BONONCINI was father of the more famous G. B. Buononcini , who was so well known in England at the end of the century, and who adopted this spelling of his name to distinguish him from his father.
BASSANI was conductor of the Cathedral music in the middle of the century and Principal of the Philharmonic Academy.
ALDROVANDINI and DEL PISTOCHI were members of the Philharmonic Academy at Bologna. Del Pistochi was also a famous male contralto, and founded a singing school in 1700 which made Bologna famous.
Signorina COSTANZA BAYON and Dr. DECIO PETTOELLO : Sight-seeing in London '
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
PETER DAWSON (Bass-Baritone)
Professor CYRIL BURT (Professor of Psychology in the University of London) : ' Studying one's own Mind '
A Programme chosen for
H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES
Who has graciously consented to be present, and will speak at 9.0 p.m.
I. THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL
2. JEANNE DE CASALIS 3. GEORGES SEVERSKY 4. GILLIE POTTER
5. COLOMBO'S BAND
6. CLAPHAM AND DWYER 7. CICELY COURTNEIDGE
8. THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA 9. BILL AND ELSA NEWELL
10. LESLIE HUTCHINSON 11. FLORENCE DESMOND 12. COLOMBO'S BAND 13. MARION HARRIS
14. JACK AND CLAUDE HULBERT
15. THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
At 9.50 Sir GERALD DU MAURIER will broadcast a general appeal for stage charities in which His
Royal Highness takes a particular interest
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOXD GENERAL NEWS
in 'Two Zoo Tickets'
You may not believe him : you may passionately desire, above all things in the world, to know who he is. But when ' A. J. Alan ' tells a new story, as (fittingly adorning the B.B.C. tenth anniversary week programmes) he does this week, you have to listen, and listening, admit that here is a real story-teller to the microphone born.
MAURICE WINNICK and his ORCHESTRA, from
THE CARLTON HOTEL
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)