From page 81 of ' When Two or Three
Marcel Darrieux (violin),
Marcel Moyse (flute), and Pierre Pasquier
(viola): Serenade, Op. 25 (Beethoven)-
1. Entrata, Allegro; 2. Menuetto;
3. Andante con Variazioni; 4. Adagio,
5. Allegro vivace disinvolto
The Virtuoso String Quartet: Serenade (Quartet in F, Op. 3, No. 5) (Haydn)
Mary Dormer Harris
We know very little of Shakespeare's life at Stratford. We know the name and calling of his father and the date of Shakespeare's baptism. We know that he courted Anne Hathaway there and married her. But the country round Stratford-on-Avon must be much as he saw it.
As John Masefield puts it:-
"Old grey Cotswold farmhouses, and little, grey, lovely Cotswold villages show that in Shakespeare's time the country was prosperous and alive. It was sheep country then. The wolds were sheep walks. Life took thought for Shakespeare. She bred him, mind and bone, in a two-fold district of hill and valley, where country life was at its best and the beauty of England at its bravest."
This afternoon Miss Mary Dormer Harris is going to visualise for you a picture of Shakespeare's home and of his school life. She will say something about the country people of his time, and tell you how he returned to Stratford when he was famous. Some of Shakespeare's songs will illustrate her talk.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Berlioz's ' Waverley ' overture, one of his earliest works, is rarely heard in England. It was written after reading
Scott's novel. The score is headed with the motto : ' Dreams of love and 5 lady's charms gives place to honour and to arms.' The music illustrates these lines in that the first section of ' the overture is based on a love theme, s while the second section, allegro, is based on themes of a war-like character.
Tracing History Backwards
Government-Now and Then :
' The Civil Service-Then'
K. C. BOSWELL !
This afternoon, in Mr. K. C. Boswell 's ! last talk this term, he is to tell you about the early days of the Civil Service. It consisted mainly of members of the Royal Household but, as the. business of government became more complicated; it became necessary to appoint a larger, and paid, staff. The appointment of officials often led to corruption and bribery, particularly in the eighteenth century. For this reason the Civil Service examinations were instituted, and entry into the Service was made to depend on merit alone.
Mr. K. C.
How Life is Lived-10
' 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
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Lesson, Job i, 1-3, 6-end Magnificat (Wesley in F)
Lesson, St. Matthew v, 38-end Nunc Dimittis (Wesley in F)
Anthem, When Thou with rebukes
Hymn, Take up thy cross, the Saviour said(S.P. 119)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jascha Horenstein : Don festive garments, 0 my soul, and Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost (Choral Preludes) (Bach, arr. Schonberg)
Artur Schnabel (pianoforte) and The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Concerto in B flat (Mozart)-1. Allegro; z. Larghetto ; 3. Allegro
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kajanus : Symphonic Fantasy, Pohjola's Daughter (Sibelius)
by GILBERT MILLS
The Church of the Messiah,
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
Played by JOSEPH SLATER (flute) and ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
Sonata No. 114 in A
1. Affettuoso; 2.
Allegro ; 3. Presto Frederick the Sonata No. 107 in D Great minor (1712-1786) i. (Lento)-Recitativo; 2. Allegro; 3. Presto
J. W. F. RowE
This series, which began on January 10, is to finish this evening. Mr. J. W. F. Rowe has discussed coffee, sugar, rubber, tin, and wheat, whilst it has been left to Mr. J. Jewkes to deal with cotton, wool, and oil. In twelve talks, members of Discussion Groups, for whom the series was primarily intended, have been able to study eight of the industries that produce the world's staple foodstuffs and raw materials. The chief producing countries and principal markets have been surveyed, and the changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. The difficulties and problems that have arisen in the last four years have ' been examined in greater detail. This evening Mr. Rowe will give a summary of the series.
J. W. F.
Mr. J. W. F.
A Romantic Play with Music
Book and Lyrics by C. DENIS FREEMAN
Music by MARK H. LUBBOCK
The Country Folk
The scene is set in a village in the South of England and in the neighbouring country town
THE Revue CHORUS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
Production by C. DENIS FREEMAN
This romantic play is set entirely in rural England. No South American Republic, no Ruritania, but a slice of countryside of our own.
Mary the heroine lives on a farm in the South of England. Into her life, in a car as derelict as themselves, come the Burnley Plavers-a lovable and broken-down lot of mummers. All the old stock plays are in their repertoire ; leader among them is the hero, Peter Warren , who takes the leads and writes plays of his own.
He and Mary meet. She drives him in her dog-cart to the county town, sees one of their shows, and before the end of the week she has thrown in her lot with the company.
This appealing play-perhaps the best that Freeman and Lubbock have ever done-tells of her adventures. Success comes to Peter, and both she and the old players make sacrifices for him. Successful in London, he takes his play to New York. A year passes and she hears nothing-except the refrain of his song ' For a Twelvemonth and a Day '....
John Brownlee , who is to play Peter, is principal baritone at the Opera in Paris, and during rehearsals in London flew to Paris to sing in Salome. He sang last year both at Covent Garden and at the Mozart opera season at Glynebourne, Sussex, and is to sing again at both this year This is his first broadcast in a production. The same can be said of Albert Burdon , the comedian of The Three Sisters at Drury Lane, and of Evergreen. Tessa Deane of Derby Day fame plays Mary, and Lady Tree is to have one of the parts of her life.
For a Twelvemonth and a Day was broadcast in the Regional programme last night.
Mr Glazier (her uncle):
Mrs Glazier (her aunt):
William Harman (her cousin):
The Barnstormers Arthur Burnley (Proprietor and princi pal comedian of the Burnley players):
Magdalen Burnley (his wife and the tragedienne of the Company):
Milly Lightfoot (the utility lady):
Roderic Benedict (the heavy lead):
Daisy La Touche (The soubrette):
Eric Percy (the light juvenile):
Penelope Wagstaffe (the comedienne):
Peter Warren (the leading man):
by 0. H. PEASGOOD
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
An Eye-Witness account by S. C. H. DAVIS
Relayed from the Grand Hotel,
S. C. H.
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conductor, BOYD NEEL
JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
(First broadcast performance)
Quincy Porter was born at New Haven, U.S.A., in 1897. He graduated at Yale University and attended classes at Yale Music School. Later he went to Paris and studied under Vincent d'lndy. and on his return to America finished his studies under Ernest Bloch in New York, and at Cleveland Institute, Ohio. Mr. Porter began his career as a professor at Cleveland Institute, but is now on the staff at Vassar College, New York. He conducts and also plays the viola.
As a composer, Mr. Porter has confined himself chiefly to chamber and orchestral compositions, of which several of the former have been performed in France and Germany. The ' Ukrainian ' suite appears to be based on Russian folk tunes that the composer probably came across during his travels, which have been extensive.
William Jackson of Exeter is perhaps best known today for the church service ' Jackson in F ', but in his own lifetime it was by his songs that he acquired the greatest reputation. In 1775 he published his first collection of vocal music, twelve songs ' set in a manner so simple, elegant, and original, as soon to become favourites with the public '. From these songs three have been selected, all dealing with the charms of a certain Delia, and have been arranged in the form of a short cantata for tenor and string orchestra by Julian Herbage.
Jackson, who eventually became organist of Exeter Cathedral, was also an author of many literary works and a landscape painter of no mean ability.
SYDNEY KYTE AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel