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: THE DAILY SERVICE

Hymn, In the bleak mid-winter (Songs of Praise, No. 75)
Opening
Carol, Where shone a star
Reading, Revelation iii, 20-iv, end Prayer
Hymn, 0 come, all ye faithful (Ancient and Modern, No. 59)

: Travellers' Tales-VII

'The Psychology of Travellers' Tales'
Mr. RICHARD HUGHES

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Richard Hughes

: SYDNEY GUSTARD

At the Organ of The Gaumont Palace
Cinema, Chester

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by Joseph Muscant
Relayed from The Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

A Miscellaneous Programme-Pantomime
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Kikimora, Op. 63 (Liadov). Orchestra and Soloists : A Pantomime. Cinderella. The Plaza Theatre Orchestra: Fantasy, Three Bears (Eric Coates ).

Contributors

Conducted By: Albert Coates
Unknown: Eric Coates

: THE MIDLAND STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Frank Cantell

Contributors

Directed By: Frank Cantell

: Light Classical Concert

THE NEW ENGLISH STRING QUARTET:
Winifred Small (Violin); Esme Haynes (Violin); Winifred Stiles (Viola);
Florence Hooton (Violoncello) VERONICA MANSFIELD (Mezzo-Soprano)

Contributors

Violin: Winifred Small
Violin: Esme Haynes
Violin: Winifred Stiles
Viola: Florence Hooton
Mezzo-Soprano: Veronica Mansfield

: The Children's Hour

Variety by BERTHA WADDELL. and THE GLASGOW
CHLDRLIN'S THEATRE COMPANY

Contributors

Unknown: Bertha Waddell.

: ' The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

HAYDN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by Mrs. NORMAN O'NEILL
Sonata in E flat, No. 1
1. Allegro; 2. Adagio ; 3. Finale : Presto
Sonata in G, No. 16
1. Allegretto innocente ; 2. Presto
While in English editions practically all music written in the eighteenth century for keyboard instruments is called pianoforte music, scarcely any of it is really so. It is true the pianoforte was in existence and in use during the whole of the century, but not until towards the end of it was music composed definitely in conformity with pianistic tone and technique. Bach played on a pianoforte in 1747 to please Frederick the Great, but he much preferred the clavichord ; Mozart actually possessed a pianoforte, and his famous musical duel with Clementi (one of the first champions of pianoforte playing and the first real composer of pianoforte music) was fought in Vienna before the Emperor on the newer instrument.
But Mozart was happier either with the more intimate clavichord or the old and tried harpsiehord, while Beethoven, who did use a pianoforte and who wrote for it, admitted that for tone and interpretation there was nothing to equal the clavichord. Therefore it is reasonably clear that Haydn's ' pianoforte ' sonatas to bo played in this week's Foundations Series were composed in the technique of an older keyboard instrument, probably the clavichord, whatever their treatment may have been under the hands of contemporary and later executants. Were they, however, now to be played on a clavichord, radio listeners might find great difficulty in hearing the music at all, for the action of the clavichard, which is to excite a length of string to vibrate by pi'essure rather than by percussion as with the pianoforte, is so soft, intimate, and cooing that its delicious 'tone is scarcely heard beyond a limited circle of attentive listeners seated near the instrument.

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: A Recital

MAGGIE TEYTE (Soprano)
RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH (Harpsichord)

Contributors

Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Harpsichord: Rudolph Dolmetsch

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: DANCE MUSIC

LEW STONE and his BAND, relayed from The Cafe
Anglais
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Lew Stone








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