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John Hunt (pianoforte) : Sonata in D (K. 311) (Mozart)—1, Allegro con spirito ; 2. Andante con espressione ; 3. Rondo allegro
Harold Bauer (pianoforte): Novelette in D, Op. 21, No. 2 (Schumann)
Walter Gieseking (pianoforte) :
Minuet, Passepied (Suite bergamasque) (Debussy)
5-' Faltbootfahrt auf der Elbe '
R. SIEVERTS AND MARGARETE VON
by AILEEN BRANSDEN
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
The Practice and Science of Gardening
9-' Fruit Tree Pruning '
F. W. COSTIN , N.D.H., F.R.H.S.
Course i. Introductory Lesson 5
' Quadruple Time and the Supertonic'
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Wind
Quintet: Divertimento, No. 14, in B (Mozart)—1. Allegro molto ; 2. Andantino ; 3. Minuet; 4. Presto
Theo van der Pas (pianoforte) and Emanuel Feuermann (violoncello): Sonata in E minor for pianoforte and violoncello, Op. 38, No. 1 (Brahms)— 1. Allegro non troppo; 2. Allegretto quasi Minuetto and Trio ; 3. Allegro and Piu presto
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte): Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue (Bach)
Early Stages in German
A. HERMAN WINTER
Norina Semino, who is married to Livio Mannucci, is an Italian by birth. She studied at Turin and gave her first concert at the age of eleven. After the war Miss Semino toured Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, and in 1927 made her first appearance in England at Wigmore Hall.
Livio Mannucci was born in London of Italian parents, and studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire where he won a scholarship. As a soloist and member of the Brosa String Quartet he is well-known in England, America. Italy, and Australia. He has also toured extensively with several world famous artists, such as Chaliapin and Tetrazzini.
Conductor, G. J. MAY
Directed by HENRY HALL
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Pianoforte. Sonatas played by FRANK MERRICK
Sonata in A flat (Op. 26)
I. Andante con variazioni; 2.
Scherzo : Allegro molto ; 3. Marcia Funebre sulta morte d'un Eroe; 4. Allegro
' I do not believe that there is a calling other than that of journalism which presents so much opportunity for observation of personalities. The journalist has a front seat in the stalls of the Human Theatre. He sees the vanities, the strivings, the sacrifices, the kindliness and the selfishness, the triumphs and the failures as they pass before him ...' Thus wrote Ralph D. Blumenfeld in a preface to a recent book. He might have added, too, that successful journalists often have the gift of succinct and lively expression in conversation. But ' R. D. B. ', one of Fleet Street's most forceful personalities, will probably remedy the omission in practical fashion this evening.
He was bom in America in 1864, and for a time was a reporter on the Chicago Herald ; but in 1893 he came to England as the London Correspondent of the New York Herald. Since then he has held important editorial and executive jobs in the English newspaper world.
' Period ' Drama
E. MARTIN BROWNE
by J. JOSEPH RENAUD
English Version and Production by LANCE SIEVEKING
What is a prisoner's reaction to a prolonged term of solitary confinement ? Would a man, badly in need of money, undertake to undergo a year's rigorous imprisonment, be deprived of human company, of human voices, of human faces even, for a large cash payment ? And if every opportunity were given to the voluntary prisoner to effect his release, would he successfully resist the temptation ? This evening's play revolves around the dramatic answers to these questions. The author, J. Joseph Renaud , is a Frenchman. He is noted in his native country for detective tales, and is also an authority on the subjects of duelling and fencing.
This play will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 8.40
B. WALTON O'DONNEL
ARNOLD MATTERS (baritone) (Soloist, ARNOLD MATTERS> )
Frederick Smetana was, like all natives of Bohemia, an intense patriot and lover of the natural beauties of his country. He wrote a series of six symphonic poems in praise of Bohemia, entitled ' My Country The one now to be performed is the first, and its title refers to the River Vltava (or Moldau), Bohemia's most important waterway. The music pictures the course of the river from its rise in a forest spring, and its course through the meadows, past the towns, towards the sea. It is obviously the simplest kind of programme music, made up of folk-tunes and lilting melodies, but surely all the more fascinating for its entire freedom from literary complications.
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Solo oboe, JOY BOUGHTON
THE GRILLER STRING
Sydney Griller (violin); Jack O'Brien (violin), Philip Burton (viola),
Colin Hampton (violoncello}
Reader, HUMPHREY WHITBREAD
In the early part of 1785, soon after his twenty-ninth birthday, Mozart had a visit from his father, in Vienna. On the second day after his arrival, Haydn was a guest of the house and three new quartets were played, the second half of a set of six, which Mozart had dedicated to him, calling him his dear friend and master. Haydn had just as sincere a regard for the younger man. and it was then that he paid him the famous tribute, telling the proud father: ' I declare to you before God and as an honourable man, that I recognise your son as the greatest composer of whom I have ever heard.' This was the first of the three quartets played that evening.
It has always been a favourite with players and listeners alike.
10.30 A Forsaken Garden (Swinburne) A Dream of the Unknown (Shelley)
Read by HUMPHREY WHITBREAD
Rutland Boughton has never shown very much interest in chamber music— his output consists of less than a handlul of works. His latest work is the Quartet for oboe, violin, viola, and 'cello, which was written in 1932 and dedicated to his daughter. Joy Boughton, who is playing the oboe part this evening.
10.55 The Passionate Shepherd to his
Her Reply (Raleigh)
Lines from ' Summer : the Second
Lines from 'L'Allegro ' (Milton)
Read by HUMPHREY WHITBREAD
An interesting work in this programme is Ronald Biggs's ' Summer Landscape ' for string quartet. The composer studied at the Royal College of Music and is now Director of Music at Dartington Hall School.
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