Ⓓ From page 96 of ' When Two or Three'
At The Organ of The Paramount
' The Monsoon Lands '—Ind)a 9—'The Malabar Coast, the Nilgiris and the Carnatic Plain '
I- N. L. BAKER, Lecturer in Geography in the University of Oxford
This morning Mr. Baker is to drop south from the Western Ghats and take listeners to Southern India. They will 'ear, among other things, about one of the most interesting tribes of India-the Todas who live in the Nilgiris or Blue Hills. They live in low huts and crawl in and out on their hands and knees, saluting the sun in the morning and their lamps at night. They milk their buffaloes, and are a simple pastoral people.
Listeners will hear, too, of the fertile coastal plain lying to the west of the Nilgiris, of the Palghat Gap to the south which forms a natural pass from the west to the cast of India—the Carnatic plain and coast and the city of Madras, once a small trading station ot the East India Company and now the third city of India in size.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh Fur.iculi-FuniculaDenza (Soloist, FRANK MOY> )
' The South-East Corner'
5—' The North Downs ' S. P. B. MAis
EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic History in the University of London
The military conqueror does not always make a good administrator. This afternoon's dramatic interlude deals with Akbar, the Mogul Emperor who successfully played both parts-so well, indeed, that he earned the title of ' Guardian of Mankind '. The grand-son of Babur, he succeeded to the throne in 1556, but it was not until 1560 that he was able to break loose from the control of the regency of Bairam Khan , a Turkoman noble.
The first seven years of his reign were devoted almost continually to warfare. And in 1594 Akbar had established his sovereignty over Oudh, Gwalior, Kabul, Kashmir, Sind, and Kandahar. Despite the fact that these conquests made him by far the most powerful monarch ever known in India, he showed his dissatisfaction with his achievements by seizing Berar. His efforts to create a workable social system in his territories were admirable. He stamped out extortion, instituted religious freedom, took a great interest in commerce, and was an intelligent patron of the arts.
Relayed from Westminster. Abbey
Order of Service
Psalm cvi Lesson
Magnificat (Purccll in G minor) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Purcell in G minor)
Anthem, Now that the sun hath veiled his light (Purcell)
Hymn, My God, how wonderful Thou art (S.P. 581)
'I Knew a Man'
' Kitchener '
Sir RONALD STORRS , K.C.M.G., C.B.E.
An electrical recording of the Talk broadcast in the National programme ct 10.0 p.m. on November 15
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel : Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47 (Elgar)
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : A Song before Sunrise (Delius)
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goosscns : Tintagel (Bax)
by DOM GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Played by FRANK MERRICK
Sonata in E flat (Op. 31, No. 3)
I. Allegro ; 2. Scherzo : Allegretto vivace; 3. Minuetto: Moderate e grazioso ; 4. Presto con fuoco
THE ALFREDO CAMPOLI TRIO
Presented by LESLIE BAILY and CHARLES BREWER
In this programme notabilities of 1911, in person and from records, will recapture memories of Coronation Year
Royal Gala Performances
Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Percy E. Eales (of the Royal Opera
Conquest of the Air
Air Commodore E. L. Gerrard
The Musical Stage
Bertram Wallis (The Count of Luxembourg)
Florence Smithson (The Mousme)
Albert Chevalier (' The Halls ')
The Siege of Sidney Street
Ex-Detective-Sergeant B. Leeson (H
Hugh Martin , Correspondent of the Daily News
Wales Greets its Prince
The Investiture at Caernarvon recalled by Walter Pitchford Etc., Etc., Etc.
The cast includes
HORACE PERCIVAL , JAN VAN DER GUCHT , PATRICK CURWEN , BRUCE BELFRAGE , GORDON BAILEY , VIVIENNE CHATTERTON,
DIANA MORGAN , IVAN SAMSON
THE B B C REVUE CHORUS and THEATRE
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
Scrapbook for 191 1 ' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 9.0
van Der Gucht
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. LESLIE CHURCH,
Organist, Reginald Goss Custard
Relayed from St. Michael's,
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by AYLMER BUESST
TREFOR JONES (tenor)
This 'Suite' of Francois Couperin appeared ,n the first of the Concerts Royaux presented by the composer at the Court of Louix XIV while he was clavecinist (from 1716-18). Its original form was that of a trio for clavencin and the two instruments that correspond to our present violin and 'cello. On an old edition in Paris was found a reprint ot the programmes as they appeared when first printed in 1722; also a letter from Couperin, signed with his initials, in which he states that he himself had thought of ' sometime using or adding ' the very instruments that were already chosen for the present score. It was introduced by Mrs. Coolidge at the Berkshire Festival a year ago (in Pittsfield, Massachusetts), and has since been heard in New York several times. One notes, with some surprise, that the Minuet in this Suite is placed at the end. It seems more than probable that the audience danced after the concert was over. (Soloist, TREFOR JONES> ) (Soloist, TREFOR JONES> )
Of the eight numbers forming Elgaes
'Nursery Suite' No. I . Aubade' is structurally the most important, for it is the longest and the most highly developed. The first section flows from a hymn tune ' Hear Thy Children gentle Jesus' that was written by the composer in his youth. The pieces that follow are all beautifully contrasted and in Elgar's most charming and fanciful vein. The last number hnvoy opens with an elaborate cadenza for solo violin. No fresh material is introduced, but instead both soloist and orchestra comment upon what has gone before, finally rounding off the whole work with a longish reference to the first number, ' Aubade '.
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club