From page 75 of ' When Two or Three'
' Marooned on an Island in the New
Mrs. JOHN BAKER
Huberman (violin) with pianoforte:
Moment musical (Schubert, arr. Alter) ; Waltz, Op. 70, No. I (Chopin, arr
Huberman); Mazurka, Op. 26 (Zarsxcki)
Charles Panzera (baritone) with pianoforte : Chanson triste (Duparc) ; Soupir (Duparc) .
W H Squire (violoncello) witn
W. H. Squire (violoncello) with pianoforte : La Fileuse (The Spinning Girl) (Dunkler): Reigen (Round Dance)
(No. 4, Suite. In the Forest) (Popper)
W H Squire (violoncello) with organ : Sarabande, Op. 8 (Suher)
French Dialogue-3 ' En gagnant sa vie'
Germaine CHAMAYOU and Y. SALAUN
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, ERIC FOGG
DANIEL MELSA (violin)
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, GUY WARRACK
' Merchants and Monks'
' Merchants and Monks '. At first glance the linking of the two words seems incongruous. But this afternoon's broadcast will justify the connection by showing how the monks in England once played an active and important part in commerce. The Cistercians, for instance, used to sell wool in Flanders and Italy, two countries that had great cloth industries. Much of the farming work was carried out by lay brothers-men who were recruited from the peasantry.
Living Things : Their Forms and Parts
5-' How Animals win Food'
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E., Professor of Natural History, in University College, Dundee, the University of St. Andrews
Leader, BERTRAM LEWIS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
. Solo pianoforte, HOWARD JONES
1 Relayed from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
(Solo pianoforte, HOWARD JONES)
Evlyn Howard-Jones is one of the foremost British interpreters of Beethoven and Brahms. He began his musical life at the age of twelve as a deputy church organist. He then entered the Royal College of Music and won several scholarships, and after a few years went to Germany to finish his musical education under Eugene d'Albert. Mr. Howard-Jones is equally well known as a fine pianist in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Holland, Scandinavia, America and Canada.
' Death and Transfiguration ' is one of the earliest of Strauss's symphonic poems. It was completed in 1889 when the composer was only twenty-five. Orginally the score was prefaced by a poem of Alexander Rittcr , which was, ' however, written after Strauss's music, and therefore may be considered as a kind of commentary on the music.
' Death and Transfiguration' is
divided into four sections : (i) the sick man lies in his bed and dreams of ' childhood's golden day ' ; (2) then comes a fierce, delirious fight with Death. Once again there follows stillness ; (3) the dying man reviews all his past life. At length there comes
, a briefer, fiercer struggle, in which * Death strikes its final blow; (4) the stillness of death is succeeded by the Transfiguration.
Directed by John MAcARTHUR
with RONALD Hill
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Pieces de Clavecin, Premier Livre played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH (harpsichord)
La Tenebreuse, Allemande La Lugubre, Sarabande Gavotte Menuet
Les Pelerines i. La Marche; 2. La Caristade;. 3. La Remerciement
Les Laurentines L'Espagnolete Les Regrets
Les Matelotes provençales (The Provencal Sailors)
La Favorite, Chaconne a deux terns
La Lutine (The Wanton)
' Damp in Houses '
GEOFFREY M. BOUMPHREY
J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural
Economy, University of Oxford)
J. A. Scott
Directed by HENRY HALL
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo violin, ADOLF BUSCH
Solo viola, LIONEL TERTIS
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Arnold Bax 's ' Three Orchestral Pieces ' were composed in the summer of 1027 and first performed at a Promenade Concert in 1929. The music of these Three Pieces, like most of Bax's music, is unassociated with any literary programme. To all intents and purposes the Three Pieces might have been called a Symphony much in the same way as Schumann's Overture, Scherzo and Finale.
(Solo violin, ADOLF BUSCH ; solo viola,
In the eighteenth century orchestral works which contained a prominent solo part for one or more instruments were called ' Concertantes '. The concertante was therefore a kind of forerunner of the modern concerto. Mozart's very beautiful example of this form is said to have been written in 1780. It is scored for solo violin and viola and an orchestra consisting of two oboes, two horns, and strings. There is not very much independence in the solo parts : when the violin and viola unite they play for the most part in thirds and sixths.
Sir Henry J.
Weather Forecast and News
Like most of the great symphonic composers, Sibelius did not turn his attention to the symphony until he had attained complete mastery of the technique of composition. Cecil Gray rightly points out in his analysis ot Sibelius's First Symphony that it ' is the last of an old line rather than the first of a new. In this respect it is symbolically significant that it should have been written in the last year of the nineteenth century. Although it is true to say that no one else could have written it, the work reveals distinct affinities, both formal and colouristic, with what one may call the romantic symphonies of various predecessors and contemporaries from Dvorak to Elgar.'
Presented by Robin HUMPHREYS with EDWARD COOPER
MEDINA and MARGARET BANNERMAN