@ From page 57 of ' When Two or Three'
R. COPPOCK and G. M. BOUMPHREY
A Service of Information
' Ostern in Deutschland'
GERHARD NEUMANM , Dr.Phil. and MARGARET VON TRESCKOW
by R. H. CLIFFORD SMITH
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Prelude and Fugue in B minor. .Bach
R. H. Clifford
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor T. H. MORRISON
The overture to Ruy Bias , Victor Hugo 's drama of that name, was written by Mendelssohn, when he was thirty, and at the height of his powers. He loathed the play and said so, but he composed the overture simply because the proceeds of the concert at which it was to be played were to be devoted to The Widows' Fund of the orchestra. Mendelssohn himself refused to call it anything else but the Overture to the Dramatic Fund. In view of the fact that it is admittedly one of the most brilliant of his orchestral works, it seems hardly credible, but none the less true, that the whole thing was conceived and executed within a period between a Tuesday evening and a Friday morning, the Wednesday and Thursday of which seem to have been taken up with various occupations of another nature. The whole thing, then, must have been composed literally in a few hours.
John Herbert Foulds is a Manchester man, and was at one time a member of the Hallé Orchestra. In London he has had a good deal of experience as a conductor and as an organiser of concerts. He has writttn a great deal, and sometimes on an impressive scale, but to a wide public he is known very well as a composer of smaller pieces of great charm.
He is perhaps best known to listeners by his popular ' Keltic Lament', with its beautiful but poignant Irish melody, the second of the three pieces forming the suite to be played this afternoon.
The Practice and Science of Gardening-9
' How the Plant produces the Seeds
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.
2.30 World History-9
'The Golden Age of China'
Professor of Economic History in the University of London
Last week you heard about the Golden Age of India ; today you are to hear about the Golden Age of China. After the great Ch'in and Han dynasties each in its turn had faded out, China suffered nearly four centuries of disunion and was split up into what is known as the ' Three Kingdoms'.
At last union was achieved, first under the Sui dynasty, and then under the T'ang (A.D. 618-907).
Under the famous Emperor Tai
Tsung (627-649), China became more powerful than she had been since the .Han, and was for a time the strongest and largest empire on earth.
This was China's Golden Age-an age of prosperity, painting, poetry. From the T'ang dynasty dates the earliest known printed book, and paper money made its first appearance.
About the rise and fall of th:s empire, Professor Eileen Power is to talk to you today. The Sung Empire rose in its place, but barbarian invasions were once more to break China into two parts, the invaders ruling north of the Yang-tse Kiang, and the Sung Emperors south of it. And here Professor Power's talk finishes, bringing China's chequered history down to
Early Stages in German .
A. H. WINTER assisted by M.-E. GILBERT
by FREDERICK THURSTON
Conducted by JACK WOOLLEY
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
A. S. RUSSELL, M.C., D.Se.
S. R. LlTTLEWOOD
Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
GWENN KNIGHT (soprano)
JOHN McKENNA (tenor)
A Discussion between
Eric NEWTON and EDWARD WADSWORTH
This evening Mr. Eric Newton is to draw out the point of view of one of the best-known abstract painters in the first wave of the modernist movement.
Mr. Edward Wadsworth is a member of the famous ' Unit One '-a group of painters and sculptors, as fearless as they are individual, who exhibit regulariy at the Mayor Gallery in Cork Street, London. Mr. Wadsworth is essentially experimental. He is not only an uncompromising abstract painter advocating and experimenting in pattern-in shape and colour without a story ; he also does realistic pictures of ships, shipping, and marine objects-pictures that are vivid and show a surprising attention to detail.
A Pageant in Everyday Dress
Tonight's programme aims'at presenting with complete honesty a picture of life and work in a part of the British Isles about which very little is known on the other side of the water. Linen industry, ship-building, motor racing, folk dancing, the songs of the countryside--these and many more aspects of the life of the Six Counties will be touched upon, and amongst the people who will be heard are the winners of two big races that listeners will remember—last year's Ulster T.T. and Ulster Grand Prix.
But the chief purpose of the broadcast is to remind listeners not so much of the big events that figure in the news, as of the life and character of the people of the Six Counties, as they are described by Robert Lynd , himself an Ulsterman, in his article on p. 9.
MALE VOICE CHORUS
ARTHUR CRANMER (baritone)
At the pianoforte, ERNEST LUSH
Man is for the woman made p. 186
One more river to cross p. 210
0 Rogerum !.....p.172 The Sardine and the Sprat......p. 214 Jack and Jill p. 218 Sweet Kitty Clover .....p. 270 Down in Demerara p. 208 Vilikins and his Dinah .....p. 224 Tut! Tut !.....p. 288 The Sergeant's Song......Holst
Page references to
The British Students' Song Book
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
F. A. VOIGT
Rudolf Kolisch (violin); Felix Khuner (violin); Eugen Lehner (viola);
Benar Heifetz (violoncello)
Schubert more than once made use of his own melodies in different ways, and this quartet takes its name from the slow movement which is a very beautiful set of variations on his own beautiful song, ' Death and the Maiden '. Alike to chamber music enthusiasts and to the plain man to whom simple melody appeals, this is among the finest of all the works which Schubert left, rich in all the qualities which endear him to us.
There are four movements : the first brilliant and energetic, with the usual two main themes-the first in the minor, and the second, happier and quieter, in the major. The ' Death and the Maiden ' variations come next, and then there is a merry scherzo, with a trio based on a fine, flowing melody. The last movement is in the brightest of good spirits throughout.
MAURICE WINNICK AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Relayed from San Marco