From page 96 of 'When Two or Three'
Captain H. BALFOUR , M.C., M.P.
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for schools from 13-45 to
15.00 Scottish National will radiate the Regional Programme (details at foot of page), and from 15.00 to 16.05 the London Regional programme (details on page 785)
2.05-2.25 Tracing History Backwards-7
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL and K. C. BOSWELL : Past and Present come together '-I
2.30-2.50 King's English
' Reading and Drill: Ear Training '
A. LLOYD JAMES (Professor of Phonetics,
School of Oriental Studies, London)
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Lessons : 2 Esdras vi, 59 ; vii, 10, 14.
Matthew vi, 19-end.
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Stanford in C)
Anthem, Now that the sun has veiled his light (Purcell)
Hymn, City of God, how broad and far
ERNST DEISSMANN, Dr. Jur. : ' Abseits '
Directed by Guy DAINES
MARGARET E. INNES (soprano)
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Directed by HENRY HALL
Time Signal, Greemvich
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
PURCELL'S HARPSICHORD MUSIC played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
Lesson in A minor Trumpet Tune Air
Rondo Almain and Borry in D
Prelude in A minor Air in D minor Toccata in A
Hornpipe in E minor
MARIA DE LAGUNA, M.A.(Lond.) (Examiner to the University of London)
Good characterisation is a feature of this play, which shows the discontents among the members of a successful quartet. There is Melchior, first violin and employer of the other three, pompous and egotistical. Vere, the viola, a wise cynic who never interferes with other peoples' quarrels. Paul, the 'cello, stout and good-hearted, who adds to his salary by giving private lessons, and is friend to the second violin, David.
David is the cause of all the trouble.
By going without, by looking like a rag-bag and living in a slum, he is paying off instalments on an Amati fiddle he has bought. Vere calls it idealism, Melchior foolishness. But then Melchior covets the fiddle. At all events, from the time the Amati comes into the quartet the tension increases, mounting all the time to the climax, which makes a dramatic and unexpected curtain to this individual play.
Listeners will look forward to hearing that fine actor, Frank Cellier , in the part of Melchior, for it will be his first broadcast since he played Menenius Agrippa in Coriolanus, in April last year. Frank Cellier is an actor of wide experience. He must have played in every play of Shakespeare's and in most of the old English comedies again and again. He has toured in Germany, America, the West Indies, and South Africa. Among his parts in London in the last ten years may be mentioned the Nobleman in A Man with a Load of Mischief, Mr. Amy in Mary Rose , Augustus X in The Improper Duchess, and Samuel Pepys in a revival of And So to Bed.
'Quartet' will be repeated in all Regional Programmes tomorrow night.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
The Viscount ASTOR
ELSIE SUDDABY (soprano)
JEAN POUGNET (violin)
G. THALBEN-BALL (organ)
ANTONIO LOTTI was the first Vice Maestro di Cappella at St. Mark's (1692), and subsequently principal Maestro di Cappella ; he was a famous male contralto. He ranks high among composers, and although the last representative of the old severe school, he used modern harmonies with freedom and grace, expression and variety. He wrote operas, madrigals, and sacred music. This aria, Pur dicesti, perhaps the best known of what little is now heard of Lotti's work, has always been a favourite with prima donnas, and was very prominent in the repertory of Adelina Patti.
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI was bom in 1710, and died of consumption at the age of twenty-six. In that very short life he composed a great deal of music, mainly for the church and for the stage ; little of it, however, has come down to us, for it is not all of equal merit. The most important works by which he is known are the delightful little opera La Serva Padrona and the Stabat Mater, a work that has always been held in Italy with the greatest regard. Of his songs one of the favourites is this ' Se tu m'ami'. Much of Pergolesi's charm lies in the sentimental beauty of his melodies.
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES Kunz Relayed from Casani's Club
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00)