(B) From page 48 of 'When Two or Three'
(g) for Farmers and Shipping
Music by Grieg
Godowsky (pianoforte): Ba!lad, Op. 24 Felix Salmond (violoncello) and Simon Rumschisky (pianoforte) To Spring
A friend of Grieg said that the Ballad was written ' with his heart's blood in days of sadness and despair.' This, one of the biggest and certainly the best of all his piano works, is cast in the form of an Air with Variations, which are very clear and easy to follow, for the general outline of the theme is almost always prominent.
Districts of England
The North-East Corner: 3
F. G. Morris
Last week, going in imagination with Mr. G. M. Boumphrey along the Roman wall, you heard about the Border country in the time of the Romans. Today Mr. F. G. Morris is to tell you about it in medieval times. He will say something about Border fighting, about a Border castle, about Flodden field-where King James IV and 10,000 Scots died fighting to the last man.
You will hear about ballads and Border tales, which survive in our literature, though nobody knows who wrote them. Were they written and sung by the minstrels ? Were they written by individual poets, or were they composed, as some say, by the folk or people ? What had
Sir Walter Scott to do with them ? What did he believe about them ? Do you know any example of a ballad that is also a Border tale besides 'Chevy Chase'?
Mr. G. M.
Mr. F. G.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Tracing History Backwards
Government-Now and Then--6
' Law-making Then'
K. C. BOSWELL
How Life is Lived-6
' How Animals Live Together'
Doris L. MACKINNON , D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College,
University of London)
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Psalms 136, 137, 138
Lesson, Jeremiah xxxi, 23-24 - Magnificat (Wood in E flat) Lesson, Acts xvii, 16-33
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in E flat)
Anthem, Many waters cannot quench love (Ireland)
Hymn, Immortal love, for ever full
The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor, Adrian Boult : Manfred Overture (Schumann)
Thibaud (violin), Casals (violoncello), and The Pau Casals Orchestra, Barcelona, conducted by Cortot: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 (Brahms) —1. Allegro; 2. Andante; 3. Vivace non troppo
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Krauss : Scherzo (Romantic Symphony) (Bruckner)
Casals is one of the outstanding figures in the musical world today. Although we have known him in England for over thirty years as the greatest of all 'cellists, it is only during the last ten years that we have made acquaintance with his powers as a conductor. Soon after the War he formed his own orchestra in Barcelona and, by dint of hard work and his inspiring influence, he turned it, within a few years, into one of the foremost orchestras in Europe. Casals' genius as an interpretative artist and his immaculate technique are shown at their best in the recording of this fine double concerto of Brahms.
His partner,} Jacques Thibaud , is the son of a violinist and the most distinguished of three musical brothers. He was taught first by his father, and to such good purpose that, at the age of thirteen, he entered the Paris Conservatoire and won the first prize for violin only three years -later. He had the good luck to attract the interest of Colonne, and, first as a member of the orchestra, and afterwards as soloist, quickly won a foremost position in the French world of music. At the age of eighteen he appeared no fewer than fifty-four times in one season in Paris concerts alone. As a stylist, Thibaud is in the foremost rank of the great violinists.
by ALAN STEPHENSON
Relayed from Coventry Cathedral
Allegro maestoso (Sonata in G)... Elgar Sea Prelude (Psalm cvii, 23, 24) Milford Pastoral and Finale (Symphony No. i)
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Anthems sung by THE WIRELESS SINGERS and VOCAL OCTET
At the organ, BERKELEY MASON
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Chandos Anthem, 0 Praise the Lord
I. Chorus : 0 praise the Lord
2. (Counter-) Tenor i solo : Praise him 3. Tenor 2 solo : For this our truest int'rest is
4. Bass solo : That God is great 5. Chorus : With cheerful notes
(Counter-) Tenor i : DORIS OWENS
Tenor 2 : BRADBRIDGE WHITE
Bass : STANLEY RILEY
(This anthem will be concluded on Friday evening)
This evening Mr. J. Jewkes will conclude his talks on cotton, bringing the whole position of the industry down to the present day. And when leaders of listening groups have heard this second half of the talk, they can set down either of these questions for discussion :
1. In the light of past events, did
President Roosevelt follow the right policy in dealing with the raw-cotton problem in the United States ?
2. When people talk of ' striking the right balance between industry and agriculture in this country ', is there any way of determining when the ' right' balance exists ?
Presented by AUSTEN CROOM-JOHNSON with JOHN BURNABY
ERIC SIDAY and ELISABETH WELCH
This perennial item brings Austen Croom-Johnson an increasingly big mail bag. He is told that it never fails to please; that it lives up to its title; that it is refreshingly ' different'. Perhaps it is that, whilst it remains true to character, it gives listeners fresh music, fresh songs of the type they like.
Croom-Johnson is often asked why
Elisabeth Welch does not broadcast in ' Soft Lights' more often. The answer is that she has prior engagements and comes whenever she can. Listeners will welcome her tonight.
Eric Siday has made his name not only for his work in ' Soft Lights ', but for arranging the music of ' Dotty Ditties ' and ' I've got to have Music', broadcast last week. Whilst Bill Shakespeare has been in nearly every show. Bill's trumpet playing is much in demand just now. He has been with Carroll Gibbons for six years, and plays at the Savoy with the Orpheans Band.
' Soft Lights and Sweet Music ' is an unpretentious feature. The pleasant, quiet atmosphere of this little show will bring familiar melodies into your homes this evening.
To those who at some time or another have fallen under the spell of Borrow, listening to this talk will be like dipping into the pages of "Lavengro" again. And it will make wonderful hearing that in these days of petrol and regulations there are still "Egyptian" people - real gry-engroes - trading "gris" or horses in Britain. Romany chals and chis, coming by road from all parts, once a year to Appleby Fair.
Nobody could describe it better than Philip Allingham of "Rolling Stone" fame, who brought the Hull Pleasure Fair to life in his talk the week before last. This evening he has another canvas after his own heart to paint a true gypsy scene. "Sharp featured little men with faces the colour of dry mud"; horses sold not by the knock of a hammer, but by the smack of a hand. Romany words, Romany customs. Caravans and tent-flaps open to display their finery. Music, dancing, fighting. "Grandmothers of the tribe, with faces wrinkled like walnuts and complexions as black as the old clay pipes they smoke". One thinks of Mrs. Herne and wonders if Mr. Petulengro is still to be met on the road.
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
The Rev. W. H. Elliott recently resumed his short weekly service after a brief rest of two weeks. His personal popularity and the wide and constant appeal of his weekly seven minutes, talk are almost legendary. To touch the hearts of millions once in a while, or even once a month, would be an achievement, but to be able to do it week after week throughout the year is little short of wonderful.
His tremendous religious faith and his great humanity go hand in hand.
Rev. W. H.
Rev. W. H.
THELMA REISS (violoncello)
HARRIET COHEN (pianoforte)
THE CASANI Club ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club