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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 99 of ' When Two or Three

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Dora Labbette (soprano): My mother bids me bind my hair (Haydn) ; Who is Sylvia ? (Schubert); Danny Boy (The Londonderry Air)
Dora Labbette and Hubert Eisdell
(tenor): Come to Arcadie (Merrie England) (Edward German) ; Dear love of mine (Nadeshda) (Goring Thomas )
Hubert Eisdell : Fill a glass with golden wine (Quitter); Goodnight (Davis)
Hubert Eisdell with pianoforte and violin and violoncello obbligati: Stars and a crescent moon (Eric Coates )

Contributors

Unknown: Danny Boy
Unknown: Dora Labbette
Tenor: Hubert Eisdell
Unknown: Goring Thomas
Unknown: Hubert Eisdell
Unknown: Hubert Eisdell
Unknown: Eric Coates

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French Dialogue-5 ' Projets de vacances '
M. THIÉRY and GERMAINE CHAMAYOU

Contributors

Unknown: Germaine Chamayou

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: CHARLES MANNING AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Relayed from
The Granada, Walthamstow

: An Organ Recital

by MAURICE VINDEN
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House
Mendelssohn's six Organ Sonatas, written in 1844-5, at the request of a London publisher, are generally acknowledged to be among the finest of his compositions. Even the superior people, who turn up their noses at almost everything Mendelssohn wrote, usually except ' Fingal's Cave', the ' Midsummer Night's Dream' music and these Sonatas, from their scorn. And with reason. Mendelssohn was an exceptionally fine organist himself and on these, his only compositions for this favourite instrument, he worked with loving care, drawing on the depths of his musical nature for his material and exerting all his power as a craftsman to give that material perfect shape. His labour was fully rewarded. He produced a group ol works finer than anything which had so far been written for the organ since Bach's day.

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Vinden

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British History-10
' The American Colonies Revolt'
RHODA POWER

: English Literature

Some Books I Like :
' Under the Red Robe ', by Stanley Weyman
S. P. B. Mais

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Weyman
Unknown: S. P. B. Mais

: To Unemployed Clubs

' Your Club Activities'
JOHN NEWSOM

Contributors

Unknown: John Newsom

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
ADILA FACHIRI (violin)
Relayed from
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Beethoven himself spoke of his Eighth Symphony as the ' Little Symphony in F'. and as one of which he was particularly fond, perhaps for the reason that it is in spirit the brightest of the whole nine.
Tchaikovsky once wrote an analysis of this symphony from which we quote: ' It is the last bright smile, the last response given by the poet of human sorrows and hopeless despair to the voice of gladness..... It is filled with a spirit of serene content and unrestrained joy. It depicts the gentle, earthly delights of humanity before the soul is distracted by evil, doubt, and despair '.
In this symphony Beethoven's ever delightful humour appears at its most puckish.
Of all the episodes in Dante's ' Inferno' none catches the imagination of the ordinary reader more vividly than that which describes the sin and punishment of Francesca dar Rimini and her lover Paolo. No sinners in that terrible galkry seem quite so hardly punished as these, and their fate-ceaselessly driven about by the whirlwind of Hell -has inspired more than one great artist. Among others, it inspired Gustave Dore , and it was Dora's picture, not Dante's poem, which in turn suggested to Tchaikovsky the idea of this orchestral piece.
' Francesca ' falls chronologically between Tchaikovsky's Third and Fourth Symphonies, and is generally considered one of his finest pieces of programme-music. (He himself, by the way, did not share that opinion ; in after years, at any rate, he came to think of ' Francesca ' as ' cold and uninspired '.) He certainly never wrote a more vivid piece of tone-painting than the musical description of the infernal whirlwinds, with which the piece opens and closes. The gentle figure of Francesca herself is delineated in the quieter middle section.

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Austin
Violin: Adila Fachiri
Unknown: Gustave Dore

: THE JOHN MAcARTHUR QUINTET *

Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR

Contributors

Directed By: John MacArthur

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: The First News

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: Current Fiction

E. M. DELAFIELD

Contributors

Unknown: E. M. Delafield

: For Farmers Only

JOHN MORGAN
This evening John Morgan gives' the last of his weekly talks on Farming. He has broadcast regularly since October, 1931, and has done much to make this series to farmers one of considerable value and importance.
His large audiences wtU.be glad to know that he will not entirely lose touch with them. He is. going to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in May, for the B.B.C., and on the last three Wednesdays in June will describe what he has seen of agriculturel conditions in those countries.

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: John Morgan

: The Foundations of Music

Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
3-Chamber Music
GEORGE STRATTON (violin)
CARL TAYLOR (violin)
JOHN MOORE (violoncello)
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
Triosuite in A (Hortus Musicus, No. 6)
Jean Adam Reinken (1623-1722)
1. Sonata (Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro, Largo); 2. Allemande; 3. Courante ; 4. Sarabandc ; 5. Giguc

Contributors

Violin: Carl Taylor
Violin: John Moore
Unknown: Jean Adam Reinken

: Introductory Talk

to the Symphony Concert
EDWIN EVANS

Contributors

Unknown: Edwin Evans

: B.B.C. Symphony Concert

Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
FREDERIC LAMOND (pianoforte)
A SECTION OF THE B.B.C.
CHORUS
THE B.B.C.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Section A)
Leader, ARTHUECATTERALL
Conducted bv
FELIX WEINGARTNER

Contributors

Pianoforte: Frederic Lamond
Unknown: Felix Weingartner

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

: Symphony Concert. Part 2

Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents Prices 2S. to 10s. (including Entertainments Tax)

: DANCE MUSIC

Roy FOX AND HIS BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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