From page 33 of ' When Two or Three
The Virtuoso String Quartet :
Nocturne (Quartet in D) (Borodin)
Cockcrill (harp), Murchie (nute),
Draper (clarinet), and The Virtuoso
String Quartet: Introduction and Allegro (Ravel)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham :
On hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (Delius)
Districts of England
The North-east Corner—4
' Coal and Shipping '
E. M. COULTHARD
This is the last of four talks on the North-east corner of England. Last Week Mr. Morris told you about Border Tales, and a fortnight ago Mr. Boumphrey told you about the Roman Wai .
Today, Miss Edith M. Coulthard , who gave the first talk on Hills and Moors, is to discuss Coal and Shipping.
You are concerned with the counties of Northumberland and Durham, and with their coast line, stretching roughly from Berwick in the north to West Hartlepool. Miss Coulthard is to tell you the story of coal. She will describe a coal mine and its dangers to the men who work it; and the mining village where they live.
She wilt say something about the fishing in the North Sea ; about the launching of a ship on the lyne; and about some cargoes that sre cprried in and out of the ports. You wilt jearn that North Shields is one of thts district's biggest fishing ports, and that
West Hartlepool is famous tor its coaling jetty.
Miss Edith M.
Directed by NORMAN AusTM
The New Victoria Cinema, Edmburgh
Tracing History Backwards
Government—Now and Then—7 :
Commander STEPHEN KtNG-HALL
How Life is Lived—7
' Food and how the body deals with it '
WiMFRED C. CULLM, C.B.E., D.Sc. (Professor of Physiology, London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women)
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Lessons, Exodus iii, 1-15. Philippians ii,1-13
Magnincat and Nunc Dimittis (Afor/ey)
Anthem, Let Thy merdful ears
Hymn, E.H. 105
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by WiUem Menge )-berg : Overture, Coriolan (Beethoven)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham : Symphony No. 34, in C (N338) (Mozart)―I. Allegro vivace ; 2. Andante di motto ; 3. Finale : Presto
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Dance of the Sylphes (The Damnation of Faust) (Bef/ios)
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff : Ballet Suite, Chout (Prokofiev)―I. Dance of the Molls; z. Buffoon disguises himself as Cook; 3. Dance of the Kitchen Wenches; 4. In the Merchant's Bedchamber; c. Quarrel between Buffoon and Merchant; 6. Finale Dance
by EDGAR MORGAN
Relayed from The Church of the Messiah, Birmingham
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
induding Weather Forecast and BuUetia tor Farmers
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
' Rodelinda '
An Opera in Three Acts
Special interest centres in this talk tonight, inasmuch as wool is one of the few staple raw materials that have not been controlled to any great extent in recent years. Unlike copper, cotton, wheat, tin and most of the other materials, wool has been left free to take care of itself. Prices have been allowed to fall, stocks have not been created, so that when a revival of demand occurred last year and the year before, profitable margins reappeared immediately.
The events in the raw wool market, therefore, offer some evidence on the vital question : Would it, in the long run, have been better for the world if Governments and bodies of producers had refrained from interference with the supply of and demand for raw materials ?
Here is a pretty question for discussion groups to ask themselves.
in Fifteen Minutes of Microfun
This play will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow night. Read the article by S. R. Littlewood on page 12.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE NEW AEOLIAN PLAYERS:
Joseph Slater (flute) ; Jean Pougnet (violin); Rebecca Clarke (viola) ;
Angus Morrison (pianoforte)
FABIA DRAKE (reader) FABIA DRAKE Music's Duel, by Richard Crashaw The Song of Honour, by Ralph Hodgson
George Philip Telemann was contemporary with Bach, born a little before and dying several years later than his more illustrious colleague. Not, however, more illustrious in their day, for Telemann then was ranked far above Bach in general estimation. He has now fallen far behind, but, as a matter of fact, much of his music is well worth revival. i
Telemann was the son of a clergyman and was educated at Magdeburg and - Hildesheim. He appears to have had no regular musical training, but acquired a remarkable technique for composition by means of studying the music of the leading composers of his time, such as Lully. He was an extraordinarily facile ; and fluent composer, and Handel said he could write a motet in eight parts as easily as anyone else could write a letter.
Bach's output was, as we know, enormous, but that of Telemann was very nearly twice as much; a statement that would appear incredible were it not a known fact. With this fatal facility, and lacking the depths of thought and the genius of Bach, the greater part of Telemann's church music has passed into limbo, though one or two of his Passions survived his death for many years. But he left his mark on the music of the Church in Germany for a long time following his death, and much of its shallowness over that period is held to be traceable to him-for Bach was for the time being forgotten, and his influence for good came much later.
Telemann's chamber music, however, in the few examples that are now played, is as well made and entertaining as was most music of the kind in the early eighteenth century.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL