From page 81 of ' When Two or Three '
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 (1.45-3.0) Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme (details at foot of page), and from 15.00 to 16.05 (3.0-4.5) the London Regional programme
(details on page 865).
Tracing History Backwards—8
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL and K. C. BoSWELL : Past and Present come together'—2
' Our Language : its Past and Present' A. LLOYD JAMES , Professor of Phonetics, School of Oriental Studies, London
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Lessons, Ecclesiastes xi and xii, 1-8,
13-end. Matthew vii
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Ley in B flat)
Anthem, Hail, gladdening light (Wood) Hymn, Come let .us join our cheerful songs (S.P., 472)
ERNST DEISSMANN, Dr.Jur., and IRMGARD HERRMANN : Auf der Uberfahn nach England'
Directed by Guy Daines
Molly Iverson (soprano)
THIS LITTLE SUITE, orchestrated by Rabaud, was published in 1894 as a piano duet. M. Cortot, the distinguished French pianist, points out that ' The six short pieces which compose this lyric contain the most engagingly intimate nuances of babyhood, and are the only pieces in M. Faure's work to which he intentionally gave other titles than those of absolute music.
There are only brief indications of the character or feeling : Berceuse, Mi-a-ou, Le Jardin de Dolly, Kitty-Valse, Tendresse, and Le Pas espagnol. But music more explicit than the words expresses them, shot through with the rebellious grace, the deep ingenuous. dreams, the ecstatic surprise and the joy of childhood; still more, like
Schumann in the " Kinderscenen " or Debussy in the " Children's Corner ", with the tender affection of the composer.'
VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON Studied at the Royal College of Music under Adrian Boult and Gustav Holst, and also privately under Professor Donald Tovey. He joined the B.B.C., as an accompanist in 1926, and since that time has made a name for himself as pianist, composer, conductor, lecturer and programme builder. His work in all these branches of music has not been confined to broadcasting alone. When in London another important activity of his was the writing of music for broadcast plays. Last year he left London and went to Birmingham as Music Director of the Midland Region.
A few weeks ago he succeeded Sir Granville Bantock as Peyton Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham.
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
(All Nationals except Daventry)
5.15 The Children's Hour
'The Island in the Mist'
No. 4: 'The Plot Thickens'
An Adventure Play by Franklyn Kelsey
Chang Li, in the course of searching for the treasure, has discovered that the chieftain's half-brother, Nuraddin, is plotting mischief. He spies on him and is caught. But Nuraddin and Chang Li are birds of a feather, and before long they come to a complete understanding.
As a result of their partnership, the Chieftain, Armitage, and his sons and Binks are trapped in the Chieftain's secret house under the sea, and Nuraddin looks forward to usurping the Chieftain's throne.
There are, however, two flies in Nuraddin's pot of ointment. Their names are - Shorty and Conky. Wait and see what happens.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
MAY BLYTH (soprano)
Frauenliebe und Leben (Women's Love and Life) (Op. 42) Nos. 6-8
ARTHUR CRANMER (baritone)
Dichterliebe (Poet's Love) (Op. 48)
MARIA DE LAGUNA, M.A. (Lond.) (Examiner to the University of London)
' The Future of Trade Unionism '—I
HAROLD MACMILLAN, M.P.
Second General News Bulletin
THE LONDON SELECT CHOIR
PAUL HERMANN (violoncello)
1. The Plough 2. The Orphan 3. The Question 4. The Journey 5. The Farewell
6. The Wedding MR. ARNOLD FULTON first performed these songs with The London Select Choir at the last concert of the Ninth Annual Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music in 1931, which was broadcast from Queen's Hall.
The music of Szymanovski, who was born in Poland in 1883, is strongly national in flavour and the six songs to be performed this evening are folk songs from the Kurpic woodland. The tunes are taken from W. Skierkowski's collection of Kurpic folk-songs.
Szymanovski is one of the leaders of contemporary Polish music. As a composer he began as a disciple of Strauss, Scriabine, and Reger, but very quickly asserted a strong individuality of his own. Having written three symphonies, a violin concerto, an opera, piano sonata, and a number of songs, he fell under the influence of Polish folk-song which has considerably influenced the style of his later compositions.
The composer is also one of the founders of the Polish Society for New Music of which he is the Honorary President. In 1930 he was appointed Rector of the State Academy of Music, and also was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the Cracow Academy. PAUL HERMANN
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00 (11.0)