From page 18 of 'When Two or Three'
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood: Volga Boat Song (arr. Wood)
The Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Sir Dan Godfrey: Petite Suite de Concert (Colenage-Taylor)
When Coleridge-Taylor died in 1912 at the age of thirty-seven British music sustained a loss that was irreparable. He had besides more profound gifts, a genius for turning out light concert music frequently written as incidental music to plays, which frankly sets out to appeal to popular taste, yet at the same time, by reason of the charm and individuality of the themes, the richness and variety of the harmony, and the sensitive feeling for orchestral colour, is a source of admiration and interest to the musician. To write light music that is successful from both a popular and artistic standpoint is an accomplishment rarely attained.
Coleridge-Taylor began as a violinist, completing his studies at the Royal College of Music, where he also had lessons in composition from Stanford. From 1893, when he won a composition scholarship, music poured from his clever and facile pen, much of which was published and secured him an enviable reputation throughout the British Isles. However, the work that consolidated his position as a composer to be reckoned with was the 'Hiawatha' trilogy (1898-9-1900).
Districts of England
The Centre of England—1
T. L. THOMAS
In three talks you are to explore the centre of England—the counties of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, known as the Shires. It is a country of small hills and rivers ; of large, very green fields, and roads with wide verges, and wooded hedgerows. You can no more hear of the Shires without thinking of hunting than you can hear of the Avon without thinking of Shakespeare.
Leicestershire, watered and divided by the Soar, county of dairy farming-cattle, sheep, and good horses. Warwickshire, watered and divided by the Avon, county that was once the Forest of Arden-recalling As You Like It for all time. Land rich in pastures and orchards and market gardens, and possessing some of the finest woodlands in England.
Today Mr. T. L Thomas is to give you a bird's-eye view of the Shires.
He will describe the soil and gravel pits ; the green meadows and slow, winding streams. The upper Avon; country life ; farming, hunting. Midland houses; roads, canals, railways, wireless ; some Midland towns.
Mr. T. L
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Tracing History Backwards
Government-Now and Then—8 :
' The Budget-Then'
K. C. BOSWELL
This afternoon Mr. K. C. Boswell is to tell you how money for government was raised from the times of the Plantagenets onwards. The Commons have from very early times claimed the right to control the raising and spending of money. But it is only the Crown through the government that can ask for money. Private members of the Commons can only ask that less money shall be given than has been asked for.
Mr. K. C.
How Life is Lived-8
' Food and how the body deals with it'
WINIFRED C. CULLIS , C.B.E., D.Sc., Professor of Physiology, London (Royal
Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Psalms 73, 74
Lesson, Proverbs iii, 1-26
Magnificat (Stanford, on Torres) Lesson, St. John xv, 1-15
Nunc Dimittis (Stanford, on Torres) Anthem, Wash me thoroughly (Wesley) Hymn, Drop, drop, slow tears (E.H. 98)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham : Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) (Handel)
Marcel Moyse (flute), Lily Laskine
(harp), with Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola : Concerto in C (Cadenza by Craemer) (Mozart)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Weisbach : Symphony No. 2, in G, Op. 66 (The Oxford) (Haydn)—1. Adagio, Allegro spiritoso ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Menuetto snd Trio : Allegretto ; 4. Presto
by T. W. NORTH Relayed from The Town Hall, Walsall
Directed by HENRY Hall
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
I-Keyboard Music played by JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
From Componimenti Musicali, No. I
Allemande \ Courante
Rigaudon Menuet and TrioGottlieb Muffat Adagio
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett
The action takes place in a provincial town in Russia
Adapted and produced by Barbara Burnham
This is the fourth play by Chekhov to be broadcast in the last eighteen months. The Proposal was given in 1933, and The Seagull and Ivanoff last year.
Chekhov, one of the leading Russian dramatists and a master of the short story, was born in 1860 and died in 1904. His grandfather was a serf and his father a tradesman. Chekhov entered Moscow University in 1879 and studied medicine, taking his degree five years later. During this period he appears to have eked out a precarious existence by contributing humorous stories to popular magazines. In 1886 he published a book of short stories, ' Particoloured Stories,' which was a great success.
The following year his first play Ivanoff was produced, but he did not follow this up with a second until 1896 when The Seagull was produced in St. Petersburg with dubious success, but it was repeated two years later at the Moscow Art Theatre and received with enthusiasm. Uncle Vanya followed in 1899, Three Sisters in 1901, and The Cherry Orchard in 1904. In 1900 he was elected honorary fellow of the Academy of Science. In 1901 Chekhov married the actress Olga Knipper.
An article on Three Sisters will be found on page 6.
This play was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
Natasha, his fiancÃ©e, afterwards his wife:
Olga his sisters:
Irina his sisters:
Fyodor, a High-school hus band of Misha:
Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Vershinin, Battery-Commander:
Baron Tusenbach, a Lieutenant:
Ivan, an army doctor:
Ferapont, an old porter:
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
ERNEST BUTCHER (baritone)
THE WIRELESS MALE VOICE
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND
Directed, by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House, Park.