(6) From page 99 of ' When Two or Three
, at 10.30
at the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,
Regional Geography The Monsoon Lands:
China and Japan-China
3—' The Lower Yangtze '
G. B. BARBOUR , Ph.D.
The summer before last, Dr. Barbour was asked by the Chinese Government to join a scientific expedition which travelled 3,400 miles in the Yangtze basin. Today's geographical talk brings the party from Shanghai, past the. new capital of Nanking, to the entrance of China. Here the port of Hankow, 600 miles inland, marks the cross-roads of river, rail, road, and air . You will hear about water buffaloes, china-ware, and ... well, maybe, you'd better tune in and find out.
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from the Troxy Cinema
Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor - Nicolai
Frasquita - Lehár
Fantasia of Schubert's Music - arr. Foulds
On Treasure Island - Burke
Ballet Music (Coppelia) - Delibes
Knave of Diamonds - Steele
Music from the Film, First a Girl - Sigler, Goodhart, and Hoffman
A Cavalry Charge - Luders
Music Hall Scrap - Book arr. Bayford
Discovering England Devon 3-' North Devon'
S. P. B. MAis
2.30 World History-3
' The Industrial Revolution '
EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic History in the University of London
S. P. B.
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Magnificat (Dunhill in G)
Nunc Dimittis (Dunhill in G)
Anthem, Expectans expectavi (Wood) Hymn, Teach me, my God and King
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
What do you Think ?
'Workers in Industry'
L. H. GREEN
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY-BROWN
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
LISZT (1811-1886) COMMEMORATION
Under the direction of Bernard van Dieren Pianoforte Music played by FRANZ OSBORN
Annees de Pelerinage
I. Angelus. Priere aux anges gardiens
2. Aux Cypres de la Villa d'Este,
3. Aux Cypres de la Villa d'Este,
The Public Social Services-3
' John Smith 's House '
Russian song-literature, too little known abroad (mainly because of the language difficulty), covers an astonishingly wide field. Originating only a hundred years or so ago in the sentimental salon, songs composed and sung by cultured but technically unskilled amateurs, the Russian ' art-song' has since been fertilised from various sources : native folk-song, the classical German Lied, even the French romance.
Tchaikovsky and Cui represent the main line of development of Russian song, the polished, lyrical type of song that sounds equally in place on the concert-platform or in the drawing-room. But the fresh veins opened sixty or seventy years ago by Dargomijsky and developed by Mussorgsky are of more interest ; Dargomijsky was the first to introduce realism (both tragic and comic) and satire, even caricature, at the expense of the lyrical element.
Mussorgsky's ' The Orphan ' and ' The Goat', both included in Vladimir Rosing 's programme, are excellent examples of this new realism, respectively tragic and humorous. Borodin's setting of Nekrassov's ' Conceit ' is another ; the music is so vivid that one easily visualises the pompous little man whom the song satirises.
A Story with Dance Music by GLADYS and CLAY KEYES with TEDDY JOYCE AND HIS BAND and NITA HARVEY
Production by MAX KESTER
This programme was broadcast in the Regional programme on Tuesday evening
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
WALTER FREY (pianoforte)
Honegger's Piano Concertino dates from 1926 and was first performed in Paris by the composer's wife, Audree Vaurabourg , to whom it is dedicated, with the composer conducting. The work is in one movement, the opening Allegro molto moderato being succeeded by a Larghetto sostenuto section leading to a final Allegro. It is scored for a small orchestra, and the piano part makes no excessive demands on the virtuosity of the soloist. There are some piquant effects in the orchestration, and the syncopated concluding section is imbued with the spirit of jazz-a sophisticated kind of jazz with a strong ironical flavour.
Alexander Dargomijsky (1813-1869), a slightly younger contemporary of Glinka and like him an amateur, has an honoured place in the history of Russian music as a pioneer of ' realism ' in opera and in the song. (In his opera The Stoye Guest he anticipated Debussy by composing in the whole-tone mode.) He explains in his autobiography that, in despair of winning the favour of the public with his opera, he ' decided to turn his attention to the composition of orchestral works '.
Three pieces resulted : this ' Kosachok ' (Fantasia on a Cossack dance-tune), a ' Fantasia on Finnish Themes ', and a tone-picture ' Baba Yaga' depicting the ride of the witch of that name. The ' Kosachok' may be regarded as a sort of companion piece to Glinka's well-known ' Kamarinskaya'.
Directed by HENRY HALL