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: THE DAILY SERVICE

Ⓓ From page 21 of ' When Two or Three '

: Careers-8

' My Job ', by a Wireless Factory Hand
Information on Training, etc.,
By VALENTINE BELL

Contributors

Unknown: Valentine Bell

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Heifetz (violin), with The London
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31 (Vieuxtemps)

Contributors

Conducted By: John Barbirolli

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French Talk-6
' A l'écoute'
E. M. STÉPHAN

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: CHARLES MANNING AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Relayed from The Granada,
Walthamstow

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British History-9
' The Normans visit England '
RHODA POWER
William, Duke of Normandy, visited the court of Edward the Confessor,
King of England, more than ten years before the battle of Hastings. This prelude to the hostile invasion of 1066 was described in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle : ' A.D. 1052. Soon after came ... William from beyond the sea with a large retinue ... And the King entertained him and as many of his companions as were convenient and let him depart again.....'
Today Rhoda Power will deal with this Norman visit by presenting a reconstructive play. Listeners will meet several English people of the period and hear what they have to say about the Duke William and his followers.

Contributors

Unknown: Rhoda Power
Unknown: Rhoda Power

: Biology

' Living Things: Their Forms and Parts'
9—'The Skin'
R. C. GARRY , M.B., CH.B., D.Sc., Professor of Physiology in the University of St. Andrews

Contributors

Unknown: R. C. Garry

: A Pianoforte Recital

by DOROTHY GRINSTEAD

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Grinstead

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Solo violoncello, SALA
Relayed from The Pavilion,
Bournemouth
Like Brahms, Dvorak did not venture upon the difficult task of writing a symphony until he felt sure of his powers. His first three symphonies were composed during the years 1874-5. They show a maturity of technique and thought and spontaneity of invention that make it difficult to understand why they are so generally neglected today, when romantic music of the nineteenth century is so high in popular esteem.
Dvorak's Symphony No. 3 in F is a happily conceived work full of melodic charm and rhythmic vigour. It is dedicated to Hans von Bulow who, in a letter of thanks to the composer, said : ' A dedication from you who-next to Brahms-are the most God-inspired composer of the day, is a higher distinction than any kind of decoration bestowed by a prince ; I accept this honour with the heartiest thanks.'
Like Casals, a native of Barcelona, one of the most picturesque of Spain's old cities, Sala is the son of a distinguished pianoforte master. He began, when he was six, to study the pianoforte with his father, but decided very soon afterwards that the 'cello was the instrument for him.
He made rapid progress, and at the age of eleven played before the Queen of Spain at Madrid ; a year later he made a concert tour with his aunt, Dolores Sala, as his accompanist, which established his reputation as a remarkably gifted player ; he crowned his success by winning the first prize of the Conservatoire in Barcelona.
Concerts in Paris and Germany fol owed, no less successful, and while he was still in his teens he was appointed 'cellist to the Court of Madrid. In 1914 he went to America and, after five years as a concert artist, suddenly gave up music altogether, and embarked on the open-air life of a farmer, working side by side with his own men.
But after three years of that hard life, the claims of his abandoned 'cello were too strong to be resisted, and two months' practice set him again in his rightful place as one of the great players of our time. An artist who is thoroughly in earnest, he plays all the best music for his instrument, and has a warm affection for such English works as the Elgar Concerto and the Ireland and Bax Sonatas.

Contributors

Leader: Bertram Lewis
Conductor: , Richard Austin

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, FRANK THOMAS

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music Beethoven

Pianoforte Sonatas
Played by FRANK MERRICK
Sonata in D minor (Op. 31, No. 2)
I. Largo-Allegro 2. Adagio
3. Allegretto

Contributors

Played By: Frank Merrick

: ' Books in General '

DESMOND MACCARTHY

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond MacCarthy

: For Farmers Only

J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)

Contributors

Unknown: J. A. Scott Watson

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: BBC Symphony Concerts

Season 1935-6
Fourth Concert
Relayed from Queen's Hall,
Langham Place, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo violoncello, PAU CASALS
THE BBC SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Catterall
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News

: Symphony Concert, Part 2

(Solo violoncello, PAU CASALS)
The 'cello has been so shabbily treated on the whole by the great masters, that its few great concertos are held in a warmer affection than their own worth sometimes deserves. Schumann's is not counted as one of his greatest works, but the beautiful slow movement is a very fine example of the long-drawn melody which he had at command when he chose. And the other movements, too, though not always what players call ' grateful ', have many passages of noble eloquence and strength. The whole work is played without a break, each of the movements leading one into another. It was composed in 1850, soon after Schumann and his wife went to Dusseldorf, for him to take over the post of conductor ot the local choir and orchestra.
One of the most beautiful examples of Elgar's art is the ' Enigma ' Variations, which perhaps more than any other of his works has beep the means of spreading his fame abroad. The title ' enigma' refers to another and larger ' theme (presumably a well-known tune), which, if played in conjunction with the present theme and the subsequent variations, fits perfectly.
These variations are dedicated ' To my friends pictured within ', and consequently each variation is prefaced with the initial or nickname of the friend ' pictured '. Referring to this novel idea Elgar said : ' It is true that I sketched for their amusement and mine the idiosyncrasies of fourteen of my friends, not necessarily musicians, but this is a personal matter, and need not have been mentioned publicly ; the Variations should stand simply as a " piece " of music
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: The Little Show

THE FOUR YACHT CLUB
BOYS
HILDEGARDE
TWO FRIENDS IN HARMONY
(LEN FILLIS and WALLY WALLOND) with JEAN MELVILLE at the Piano
Produced by BRYAN MICHIE and ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Produced By: Bryan Michie
Unknown: Archie Campbell

: Ⓓ DANCE MUSIC THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND

Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House,
Park Lane

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Lipton








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