From page 99 of ' When Two or Three'
A Hotel and Restaurant Manager'
Ivar Andresen (bass) : Der Sclt'ne
Betcr (Dcr Alte Dessauer) (The Man who Seldom Prayed—the old General of Dessau) (Loewe)
Sigrid Onegin (contralto) : Das Lied im Grünen (Song of the Open) and Du bist die Ruh' (My sweet respose) (Schubert) ; Von Ewiger Liebe , Op. 43, No. i (Eternal Love) (Brahms)
John McCormack (tenor) : Ganymede, and Beherzigung (Taking to heart) (Hugo Wolf )
'Qui n'a pas son appareil.?'
E. M. STÉPHAN
At the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
by O. H. PEASGOOD
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
British HistorY-5 'The Forty-Five'
Today Schools are to hear about Charles Edward Stuart , grandson of James II, and known as ' Bonnie Prince Charlie' or ' The Young Pretender '. Before he set out from Navarre in 1745 to try and regain the crown for his father, James, 'The Old Pretender' (claimant to the throne), he must have thrilled his father by writing him a letter of which this is an extract :
' Sir,—I believe Your Majesty little expected a courier at this time, and much less from me ; to tell you a thing that will be a great surprise to you. I have been, above six months ago, invited by our friends to go to Scotland. and to carry what arms and money I could conveniently get; this being, they are fully persuaded, the only way of restoring you to the crown..... Your Majesty cannot disapprove a son's following the example of his father. You yourself did the like in the year '15. ... Your Majesty's dutiful son, Charles P.'
This afternoon you are to be taken back to the year of the rebellion of 1745—to meet some of the Jacobites.
The Fun of Writing ' Travel—Writing about Places S. P. B. MAIS
' Your Club Activities '
JOHN NEWSOM and IAN FOSTER, of The Canterbury Trades Council Unemployed Association
In these talks to clubs John Newsom brings to the microphone all kinds of people likely to have something of interest to say to unemployed listeners. This afternoon he will bring with him Mr. Ian Foster, of the Trades Council Unemployed Association of Canterbury.
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Rachmaninov tells us in his ' Recollections ' that after the failure of his first Symphony in 1897 he returned to Moscow with all his confidence gone : ' Agonising hours spent in doubt and hard thinking had brought me to the conclusion that I ought to give up composing. I was obviously unfitted for it, and therefore it would be better if I made an end to it at once ... paralysing apathy possessed me. I did nothing at all and found no pleasure in anything. Half my days were spent lying on a couch and sighing for my ruined life '. This state of mind lasted about a year and then Rachmaninov accepted an invitation from the London Philharmonic Society to play at one of its Symphony Concerts. His success encouraged him and he agreed to write a second concerto specially for the Philharmonic, but on his return to Russia he once again relapsed into his former state of mind.
Finally, in January, 1900, Rachmaninov submitted himself to hypnotic treatment and he says : ' Although it may sound incredible, this cure really helped me. Already at the beginning of the summer I began again to compose. The material grew in bulk, and new musical ideas began to stir within me—far more than I needed for my concerto '.
Certainly the C minor Concerto shows no signs of laboured work, but is full of great virility and spontaneous invention. It is interesting to note that the thematic material of the four works written during this period-Suite No. 2 for two Pianos, Piano Concerto in C minor, and the 'Cello Sonata in C minor-are clearly related to each other. It is as if the themes derive from one basic germ idea.
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
E. M. DELAFIELD
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Harpsichord Music played by LUCILLE WALLACE
Suite in B flat i. Prelude; 2. Aria con variazioni; 3. Menuetto
Air in B flat for two-manual harpsichord Capriccio in F (Third Collection, No. 8)
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Relayedfrom Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Cltappell and Co., Ltd.)
ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
HEDDLE NASH (tenor)
JOHN KENTISH (tenor)
WILLIAM PARSONS (bass)
THE B.B.C. CHORUS
Chorus Master, LESLIE WOODGATE
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bart.
'Acis and Galatea'
A Serenata Chorus of Nymphs and Shepherds The B.B.C. Chorus
Part 1 i. Sinfonia
2. Chorus, 0 the pleasure of the plains 3. Recit. (Galatea), Ye verdant plains 4. Air (Galatea), Hush, ye pretty warbling choir
5. Air (Acis), Where shall I seek the charming fair ?
6. Recit. (Damon), Stay, shepherd, stay
7. Air (Damon), Shepherd, what art thou pursuing ?
8. Recit. (Acis), Lo ! here my love
9. Air (Acis), Love in her eyes sits playing
10. Recit. (Galatea), 0 didst thou know
11. Air (Galatea), As when the dove laments her love
12. Duet (Acis and Galatea), Happy we 13. Chorus, Happy we
14. Chorus, Wretched lovers
15. Recit (Polyphemus), I rage
16. Air (Polyphemus), 0 ruddier than the cherry
17. Recit. (Polyphemus), Whither, fairest, art thou running ?
Recit. (Galatea), The lion calls not to his prey
Recit. (Polyphemus), Thee, Polyphemus, great as Jove
Recit. (Galatea), Of infant limbs to make my food
18. Air (Polyphemus), Cease to beauty to be suing
19. Air (Damon), Would you gain the tender creature ?
20. Recit. (Acis), His hideous love
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Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6,
I. Overture ; 2. Air; 3. Allegro ; 4. Allegro; 5. Allegro moderato
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Coronation Anthem, The King shall rejoice i. The King shall rejoice in Thy strength, 0 Lord
2. Exceeding glad shall he be of Thy salvation
3. Glory and great worship hast thou laid upon him
4. Thou hast prevented him with the blessings of thy goodness and hast set a crown of pure gold upon his head
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A Sequence of Poems
Read by NESTA SAWYER and V. C. CLINTON BADDELEY
Ⓓ DANCE MUSIC
at 11.30 London National only (261.1 m.)
10.50 DANCE MUSIC
11.0-11.45 TELEVISION (By the Baird Process)
MORGAN DAVIES (songs)
CYNTHIA FOLEY (songs rnd dances)
KENNETH BLAIN (A moment of Revuedeville)
Ray and CECIL (dances)
SYDNEY JEROME'S QUINTET
(Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.)