Directed by John Bridge
Beth Bailey (soprano)
Romance in F - Beethoven
Gavotte - Bach, arr. Kreisler
Rondino - Beethoven, arr. Kreisler
From the Canebrake - Gardner
Poème - d'Erlanger
Jota - Falla, arr. Kochanski
ALICE MOXON (soprano)
Music by Nicolai and Lortzing
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch : Overture, Undine (Lortzing)
Ludwig Hoffmann (bass) and Albert Peters (tenor) with Orchestra : Truth alone in Wine (Undine) (Lortzing)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone) with Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, conducted by Johann Heidenreich : Undine's Return (Undine) (Lortzing)
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Weissmann : Overture, Czar and Canpenter (Lortzing)
Lotte Schoene (soprano) with Orchestra : Nun eilt herbei (Now hastens hither) (Aria of Mistress Ford) (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (Nicolai)
Alexander Kipnis (bass) with Orchestra : When that I was and a little tiny boy (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (Nicolai)
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood : Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Gustav Albert Lortzing , who lived during the first half of last century, wrote a number of operas which were so good of their kind that two of them, Undine and Czar and Carpenter, are even now constantly performed on German stages. 'The music of these works has just those qualities which lend themselves to long life and even immortality.
Carl Otto Nicolai , Lortzing's contemporary, also wrote a number of operas, only one of which, The Merry Wives of Windsor, has survived the century in which it was written. The opera, under the name Falstaff, was first given in London in 1864, and has been heard only occasionally since.
A Recital of his Music
NORMAN NOTLEY (baritone)
DOROTHY HILDRETH (pianoforte)
All things that we clasp Easter Hymn
1. April; 2. Rosemary; 3. Valse Capricicusc
Come to me in my dreams Go not, happy day
Isobel Love went a-riding
A Sea Idyl
Capriccio in A minor
Born in Brighton, in 1879, Frank Bridge studied violin and composition at the Royal College, winning a scholarship there at the age of twenty, and continuing his studies for four years under the late Sir Charles Stanford. He quickly achieved distinction as a viola player, and had the rare honour of taking part at one time in the old Joachim Quartet as deputy for Professor Worth. Thoroughly at home in Chamber Music, whether as a performer or composer, he is regarded as among those who have done much to raise the position of present-day British music to the place of honour which it holds ; he is known, too, as the composer of many fine songs.
His orchestral work leans to the pictorial and descriptive side of music, and most of his orchestral pieces have names which indicate the impression they would convey.
But of late years it is by his songs and recital pianoforte pieces that he has become so well known to the vast audience of listeners. Such songs as ' Go not, happy day ' and ' Love went a-riding ' are amongst the most often heard of all the modern British song repertory. Bridge, as do most of his serious colleagues, chooses his texts for setting most carefully. Mostly they are taken from the great poets of the past-Herrick, Keats, and Tennyson are, for example, represented this afternoon-but Bridge does not neglect to scour the present for words that please himl; Robert Bridges, John Masefield and others have found their verses linked with his music in more than one song.
Conducted by the Rev. Dr. PERCY
DEARMER, Canon of Westminster
Hymns, Hark, the glad sound (S. P., 62);
High o'er the lonely hills (S. P., 63)
Carol, Come, all you worthy Christian men (0. B. C., 60, ' Job')
Doxology, I to the hills will lift mine eyes (S. P., 410)
by O. H. PEASGOOD
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
On pages 152 and 153 of this issue, argument for and against the organ as a recital instrument is entered into. Listeners should read the articles there printed, for they show (even if no other conclusion can be drawn) that, in this matter, as in everything else under the sun, opinion is divided. But let no listener be influenced by the arguments ; on the evidence alone must he judge.
The case will be tried in various courts this week, and more than once in the Broadcasting House Concert Hall. Mr. Peasgood is the first witness to be called.
By Lady Hosie and C. G. AMMON
This discussion will centre around the varying claims of work at home and abroad. Do they conflict ? Lady Hosie, widow of Sir Alexander Hosie , British Consul-General in China, is the daughter of Professor W. E. Soothill , Professor of Chinese at Oxford University, and was born in China, where her parents were then missionaries. She has been President of the National Free Church Women's Council, and is the author of a number of well-known books, including ' Two Gentlemen of China' and ' Portrait of a Chinese Lady '. She will present the case for the missions from what she has seen both from the inside and outside of their work.
Mr. Ammon, who was Parliamentary
Secretary to the Admiralty in the last two Labour Governments, is a leading Methodist layman and a prominent figure in the Brotherhood Movement. He was for many years M.P. for North Camberwcll. He will speak from the standpoint of ' the man in the pew ' who, while not opposing foreign missions, inclines to the view that their supporters may so stress their claims that the home work and duties of the Church may be overlooked.
Professor W. E.
REGINALD PAUL PIANOFORTE QUARTET :
GEORGE STRATTON (violin) ; WATSON FORBES (viola) ; JOHN MOORE (violoncello); REGINALD PAUL (pianoforte)
ESTHER COLEMAN (contralto)
George Stratton , who is known to listeners as the leader of the Stratton Quartet, which was formed eight years ago, is also leader of the London Symphony Orchestra; in both capacities he has broadcast very often, and, for at least six years, with his own Quartet. One of the things which distinguishes the Stratton from other quartets is the high percentage of British music in their repertory ; few combinations have given more encouragement to their native colleagues.
The Augustan Age at Rome Livy the Historian
Hannibal's Invasion of Italy
(Translated by Canon W. M. Roberts )
Read by RONALD WATKINS
Canon W. M.
Jacques Ibert , one of the youngest of modern French composers, has been conspicuous in the British broadcast programmes lately, particularly with his Escales (Seaports) included in the programme of a recent Contemporary Concert, and his Suite Symphonique, a series of musical pictures representing daily life in Paris.
' The little white ass ' is a pianoforte piece in its original form, but it has been arranged and is often heard as an instrumental solo.
Relayed from Canterbury Cathedral
Order of Service
Hymn, Jesus, where'er Thy people meet (A. and M., 529)
Lord's Prayer and Versicles Psalm xxvii
Lesson, St. John i, 1-14 Prayers
Anthem, Jesu, Word of God incarnate
Address by the
Rev. Canon J. M. C. CRUM
Hymn, Saviour, again to Thy dear name (A. and M., 31)
Blessing and Final Amen
J. M. C.
An Appeal on behalf of THE RUSSIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY by Her Grace the DUCHESS OF ATHOLL, D.B.E.,
LL.D., D.C.L., M.P.
The Russian Red Cross Society (old organisation) is registered under the War Charity Act and was affiliated to the British Red Cross Society about two years ago.
Its object is to assist the Russian refugees in this country by giving relief to totally disabled invalids, who fought in the Great War on the side of the Allies. It also helps the infirm and the aged, and provides dental treatment, doctors' fees, and so forth.
A small hostel for the poorest refugees is maintained at Bedford Park. Clothing is given and work is found. In deserving cases school fees are paid. Every year a summer school is organised for about forty children.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
General News Bulletin
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 21.00 (9.0)
An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
(Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLE Y)
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
MARGARET LAUDER (soprano)
MY DUTY TOWARDS GOD IS TO