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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 99 of 'When Two or Three'

: ' Thinking Aloud '

A. G. STREET

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French Talk-2
E. M. STÉPHAN:' Les Hôtels'

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
H. Emlyn Jones (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Baritone: H. Emlyn Jones

: Interval

As an alternative to the Scottish Regional Programme for Schools, from 14.00 to
15.00 (2.0-3.0) Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. Details at foot of page.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British History-8
RHODA POWER: At the Mermaid
Tavern'

: Biology : How Life is Lived-7

DORIS L. MACKINNON , D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College, University of London) : ' The Childhood of Animals '—2

Contributors

Unknown: Doris L. MacKinnon

: THE EASTBOURNE MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Under the direction of Captain H. G. AMERS
ROBERT EDWARDS (pianoforte)
Relayed from
The Winter Garden, Eastbourne

Contributors

Unknown: Captain H. G. Amers
Pianoforte: Robert Edwards

: All Nationals except Daventry

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
5.15 Daventry
The Children's Hour
Uncle SAMBO will entertain and will tell another story by Flittermouse
Possible Careers No.2. ' The Army' (Part 2), by Lt.-Col. Sir
COLIN JARDINE , D.S.O., M.C.
Part Songs by THE WIRELESS MALE
VOICE CHORUS

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall
Unknown: Colin Jardine

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

SCHUMANN LIEDER
MAY BLYTH (soprano)
Five Songs (Op. 40) Nos. 4 and 5 Frauenliebe aud Leben (Woman's
Love and Life) (Op. 42) Nos. 1-5

: For Farmers Only

JOHN MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan

: 'In Trouble'

' Is Punishment a Crime ? '
A Discussion

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section B)
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
IN 1873, Victor Hartmann , a well-known architect and painter, member of Balakirev's circle, and close friend of Stassov, the critic, and Mussorgsky, died at the early age of thirty-nine. Mussorgsky was deeply upset and in the following- year when Stassov arranged an exhibition of Hartmann's water colours and drawings, he was moved to compose a cycle of ten piano pieces based on various subjects from Hartmann's pictures. These he entitled ' Pictures from an Exhibition '. Mussorgsky appears to have been highly stimulated with the idea, for in a letter to Stassov, to whom the work is dedicated, he says : ' Hartmann is bubbling over, just as Boris Godounov did. Ideas, melodies, come to me of their own accord ... I can hardly manage to put it all down on paper fast enough '. One of these ideas was an introduction under the title of Promenade, which represents the spectator walking through the exhibition, and as he moves on from one picture to another a modified version. of it reappears. Mussorgsky was particularly pleased with these ' promenades ' and asserted that his ' own physiognomy peeps out all through ' them"
It is indeed curious that ' Pictures from an Exhibition ' was not conceived as an orchestral work by the composer, since the music and most of the programmatic subjects demand orchestral treatment to do them justice. Nevertheless it is not until one has compared the original piano solo with Ravel's orchestral version, made at the request of Koussevitsky in 1922, that one realises the great understanding and imagination that went to the making of the latter. In some of the numbers Ravel uses the full resources of the modern orchestra, in others a mere handful of instruments with which he secures the most masterly and striking effect.
The work opens with Promenade, which is an impressive theme in alternating rhythms of 5-4 and 6-4 which aptly suggests ambulation. This Promenade theme is again heard with slightly different treatment after the first Picture (Gnome), and after the fourth (Bydlo).

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Catterall
Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Unknown: Victor Hartmann
Unknown: Boris Godounov

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast,
Second General News Bulletin

: 'Films Worth Seeing'

OLIVER BALDWIN

Contributors

Unknown: Oliver Baldwin

: ' The Calendar'

A Racing Comedy by EDGAR WALLACE

Contributors

Comedy By: Edgar Wallace

: ' Dreams '

by T. E. BROWN
Read by NESTA SAWYHR

Contributors

Unknown: T. E. Brown
Read By: Nesta Sawyhr

: DANCE MUSIC

Lou PREAGER and his BAND, relayed from Romano's Restaurant
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00 (11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Lou Preager








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