Leader, Frank Thomas
Margaret Wilkinson (soprano)
(West Regional Programme)
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff: Wedding March (The Golden Cockerel) (Rimsky-Korsakov)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood, and Walter Gieseking (pianoforte): Symphonic Variations (Cesar Franck)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates: Francesca da Rimini (Tchaikovsky)
Sir Henry J.
' Three Elizabethan Actors-AHeyn , Richard Burbage , and Will Kemp' G. B. HARRISON , Ph.D. (Reader in English Literature in the University of London)
IT is not known how ' Ned ' Alleyn came to take up the stage as a profession, but in 1592, when he was twenty-six, he was referred to as one of the four greatest English actors of the day. He was lucky in being attached to the Earl of Nottingham's Company and so having the opportunity to play the leads for Marlowe. Readers of THE RADIO
Times will remember that he was the original Dr. Faustus at the Rose Theatre in 1594. In that year he acquired an interest in the famous baiting house in Southwark. Became Royal Bear Master in 1604. Richard Burbage was brought up in the profession and made his debut ,in his father's theatre in Shoreditch as a boy. When still in his 'teens he had made a reputation in the Earl of Leicester's company, and was comparatively soon the most popular actor of the day.
Will Kemp, comic actor and dancer, probably won his spurs with Burbage in the Earl of Leicester's Company. Played a buffooning part with Alleyn at the Rose Theatre in 1592 ; won fame as Shakespeare's clowns, and notoriety by dancing from London to Norwich as readers of THE RADIO Times know.
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
ALICE MOXON (soprano)
STUART ROBERTSON (bass)
Conducted by the Rev. Dr. PERCY
DEARMER, Canon of Westminster
Hymns, Most ancient of all mysteries
(S.P., 188); In Asia born (S.P., 91)
Carol, O.B.C. 152, vv., I, 4, 5
Doxology, Holy, holy, holy (S.P., 187, v. I)
by C. H. TREVOR
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
' Men in the Making in Kashmir
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THE SPENCER DYKE STRING
Spencer Dyke (violin); Tate Gilder (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola);
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
BETTY HUMBY (pianoforte)
Quartet in G, Op. iS, No. 2 Beethoven i. Allegro; 2. Adagio cantabile ; 3. Scherzo : Allegro, and Trio ; 4. Allegro molto quasi presto
BEETHOVEN realised very well that a String Quartet is no job for an inexperienced or immature composer, and when he was offered quite a generous fee, in 1795, to compose one for a wealthy patron, he declined on the ground that he was not yet sufficiently master of his art; he was then twenty-five. It was only four years later, when his style was already maturing towards the great middle period, that he composed the six string quartets which, as Opus 18, are dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz.
Slight in structure and design as compared with the noble quartets of his middle period and the great string quartets which were among the last things he wrote, these first six are full of melody, and all so clear in their form as to be easily followed and enjoyed. rr IS well known that when Franz Lis7.t was about twenty he was possessed with the desire to take up the Church as a profession, and neglected his music in consequence. Since, as a pianist of extraordinary powers, he had Paris at his feet, Liszt's friends, particularly students who wished to take lessons with him, deplored this state of affairs; one student even penetrated to Liszt's den, and found him, so far from succumbing to Church discipline, reclining on a divan smoking, a la Turque. Without moving he asked the student to play, and listened for a few bars apathetically, but presently becoming very excited Liszt asked the student what it was ; on learning that it was the Weber Sonata, Liszt sat down and began to play the Sonata himself. So beautiful did he find it that, as the story goes, he was not only won back to a life of music, but made a promise to the bold student that he would teach him ; indeed, that he should be his only pupil. The roll of those described as Liszt's' only pupil' is, of course, a very long one.
OTTOKAR NOVACEK was born in Hungary in 1866, and died in New York in 1900. Only at the end of his short life did he compose at all. He was trained in Vienna and at the Leipzig Conservatorium, where he gained the Mendelssohn Prize as a violinist. He then joined the Brodsky Quartet as second violin, and afterwards as viola.
In 1892 he emigrated to America and became a member there of various orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under Arthur Nikisch. His health broke in 1899, and between then and his death, a year later, he composed three very striking string quartets and a pianoforte suite. This quartet is the first of the three; it shows a mastership of the string quartet form, and a valuable inner knowledge of string writing.
The Augustan Age in Rome
The Odes of Horace
Read in the original Latin and various translations by RONALD WATKINS
by YVONNE ASTRUC
Relayed from Croydon Parish Church
Order of Service
Hymn, Bright the vision (A. and M.,
Prayer and Thanksgiving Psalm 93
Lesson, Isaiah vi, 1-8
Hymn, Most ancient of all mysteries
Address by the Right Rev. THE Bishop
Hymn, Holy, holy, holy (A. and M.,
Te Deum (Stanford in B flat)
An appeal on behalf of The Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund by the Rev. Archibald Fleming, D.D.
Hospital Sunday, June 3, gives the churches of all denominations a splendid opportunity of showing their interest in the alleviation of suffering in a practical and valuable way, and of testifying to the power of religion as a factor in the battle against human misery. Almost 2,000 congregations contribute to the Hospital Sunday Fund, and it is hoped that this year their urgently needed support will be more liberal than ever.
This appeal affords an opportunity of helping over 220 medical institutions in the Metropolitan area, including some 150 hospitals, 30 dispensaries, and 40 nursing associations, in addition to nearly 30 convalescent homes in the country. Thus the public is not called upon to help only one charity among hundreds, for here it is possible to assist no fewer than 250 of these charities with a single donation.
Founded in 1872, this Fund is one of the oldest general funds in aid of the hospitals. Since that date it has distributed over Â£3,000,000, not Â£1 of which is given without the varying needs of participating charities being carefully investigated by a special committee, which makes all its grants within a few weeks of Hospital Sunday.
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An Anthology of Sacred Music under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
THE WIRELESS SINGERS