Mr. W. S. MORRISON , M.C., M.P.
This weekly summary of Parliamentary proceedings is intended primarily for unemployed groups, but it commands wide attention among other listeners because of its topical interest.
Mr. W. S. Morrison has been Conservative M.P. ' for the Cirencester and Tewkesbury Division of Gloucestershire since 1929.
Mr. W. S.
Mr. W. S.
A Gramophone Recital
Arranged and Presented by ROBERT TREDINNICK
(From Midland Region)
At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, KINGSTON-ON-
Directed by FRANK CANTELL
(From Midland Regional)
' Tracing History Backwards '—XI
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL : 'East and West'
Mr. A. LLOYD James : ' The Vowel Sound in Words like On '
Mr. A. Lloyd
Dr. ERNST DEISSMANN : 'Die Wachtel '
(p. 56) (from Hebel's Schatzküstlein, obtainable from The Anglo-German Academic Bureau, 75, Gower Street, London, W.C.I, price Is. 3d. post free)
From THE DORCHESTER HOTEL
'Latecomer's Luck '
A Play written for the Microphone by UNA
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
Sung by BETTY BANNERMAN and ERIC GREENE
Welch' Ubermaass der Güte (How abundant are
Thy blessings) (from the Cantata, Wer Dank opfprt, der preiset mich—Who offers thanks, praiseth Me—1736).
0 Scelen-Paradies (0 Paradise of bliss), (from the Cantata, Erschallet, ihr Lieder-Let your voices ring out-1724)
Ich weiss dass mein Erloser lebt (I know that my Redeemer liveth) (from the Cantata of the same name 1713)
Lass uns, o hocbster Cott (0 grant us, mighty
Lord) (from the Cantata, Jesu nun sei gepreiset -Jesus, now let us praise Thee—1736)
Liebster Herr Jesu , wo bleibst so lange (Wherefore, 0 Saviour, so long in returning)
(From, Zwanzig geistliche Lieder-Twenty Sacred
Songs. Editor : Robert Franz )
General Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
Mr. DESMOND MAcCARTHY : Magical Poetry-
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. VERNON BARTLETT
Vernon Bartlett 's new venture in giving home talks from abroad has proved an immense success, if the interest aroused by his authentic ' unofficial ' impressions of the temper of foreign capitals proves anything. Tonight he speaks from Vienna, reduced from the central glory of the Austrian Empire to the status of a province, blasted terribly by the ravages of peace, but with characteristic courage rebuilding and re-organizing, still in heart and spirit, the cultural centre of Europe.
Scene: A private room in an inn.
Performed by the COVENT GARDEN OPERA
Relayed from ithe OPERA House, MANCHESTER
Characters in order of their appearance :
Conductor, JOHN BARBIROLLI
Der Rosenkavalier is undoubtedly the greatest comedy set to music since The Mastersingers. Some go further and declare it to be the greatest since Mozart's Figaro. At least this can be said of it-its plot is quite as complicated as is Beaumarchais's.
The events leading up to the third act are concerned with the amorous behaviour of that old reprobate, Baron Ochs. He has made an assignation with young Octavian, who, having had occasion earlier in the opera to disguise himself as a pretty chamber-maid, is thus known to the Baron. The scene is a private room at an inn. Octavian is there, and so are several odd people whom Octavian has hidden in various places with the idea of later scaring the Baron and making a fool of him. Ochs presently appears, hopeful and full of ardour. He has, however, anything but a gay time. He is harried by spies, pestered by a woman who comes and claims him as her husband and brings with her four children she declares to be his. The Commissioner of Police arrives, then Faninal, the father of the girl to whom Ochs is betrothed, and after them the Princess, his cousin, in the presence of whom the baffled Ochs is finally and completely humbled. He takes flight, and the Princess, resigned to the loss of Octavian's love, gives her consent to his betrothal to Sophie, now released from her promise to Baron Ochs.
Baron Ochs of Lerchenau:
Octavian (a young gentleman of noble family):
Annina (Valzacchi's partner):
Valzacchi (an intriguer):
Captain of the Guard:
Herr von Faninal (a rich merchant):
Sophie (his daughter):
Princess von Werdenberg:
Conducted by the Reverend W. H. ELLIOTT
Relayed from ST. MICHAEL'S, CHESTER SQUARE
Reverend W. H.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast at n.o)