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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 96 of 'When Two or Three'

: Housekeeping in Adventure

' Nursing in Floods in China '
DOROTHY READE

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Reade

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Julius Patzak (tenor), with The Berlin
State Opera Orchestra: La danza
(Rossini) ; Una furtiva lagrima (Donisetti) ; Sweetest Lady (Goldsmith ot Toledo) (Offenbach) .
Amelita Galli-Curci (soprano):
Russian Nightingale Song (Alabiev) ;
Bolero-Les Filles de Cadiz (Deltbes)
Hindu Song (Sadko) (Rimsky-korsakov)
Riccardo Stracciari (baritone) :
Ideale (Tosti); La mattinata (Leoncavallo)

Contributors

Tenor: Julius Patzak
Baritone: Riccardo Stracciari

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French Talk-4
' Descendrons-nous a l'hotel ?'
E. M. STÉPHAN

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, ERIC FOGG

Contributors

Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie Conductor, GUY WARRACK
Heinrich Marschner (1796-1861) was one of the lesser German romantic composers of opera. He followed in the footsteps of Weber, whose music stronglv influenced him. Marschner had a' vivid imagination and was attracted to anything savouring of the uncannv and supernatural. Hans Heiling is considered to be
Marschner's greatest opera. It is founded upon a sombre old legend, the story of which is typical of the fantastic romanticism of the period.

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: For the Schools

British History-7 'A Day at the Fair'
Rhoda Power
Most listeners have visited a fair at some time or other. Many of them are delightful, with their gaudily painted swings, ornate roundabouts, and sideshows lit up by blazing naphtha flares. But the fairs in the Middle Ages, which were common in England from the time of the Norman Conquest , were very different. For one thing, they were not devoted entirely to pleasure as most are today, but were important markets for merchants and farmers.
Nowadays, improved methods of transport have made them unnecessary. This afternoon, however, Rhoda Power will talk about these picturesque fairs and markets of the Middle Ages and introduce listeners to some of the buyers and sellers.

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Rhoda Power

: Biology

Living Things: Their Forms and Parts- 6
'How Plants Win Food'
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E., Professor of Natural History in University College, Dundee, the University of St.
Andrews

Contributors

Unknown: A. D. Peacock

: A Pianoforte Recital

by EGERTON TIDMARSH Egerton Tidmarsh showed exceptional musical ability at an early age. After some regular tuition from his mother, at the age of ten, he won a prize of a piano in open competition. A few years later he entered the Royal Academy of Music as a Sterndale Bennett Scholar and studied under Tobias Matthay. Mr. Tidmarsh's next success was the winning of the Liszt Scholarship, the benefits of which, unfortunately, came to an end before the appointed time owing to the War. After Mr. Tidmarsh's return from France Sir Alexander Mackenzie appointed him a professor of the piano at the Academy. Mr. Tidmarsh has given many recitals in London and the provinces and has appeared in various parts of the British Empire. On several occasions he has played concertos with orchestra at the Proms.
Scriabin
It is not impossible that the musical historians of the future will decide to class Scriabin among the great miniaturists. His big orchestral pieces, the symphonies, the ' Poem of Ecstasy ', and ' Prometheus', appear less and less frequently in the world's symphonic programmes. Even the ten sonatas have hardly established themselves in the average concert-pianist's repertoire. But Scriabin's beautifully polished miniatures are like nothing else in the literature of the piano. The preludes chosen by Egerton
Tidmarsh are thoroughly representative of the composer's earlier style, revealing both his Chopinism and the assertion of his own independence in the face of Chopin (as in Op. 1 1, No. 6, written when the composer was still a seventeen-year-old military cadet). The two numbers from Op. 16 are particularly attractive.
Medtner
Medtner represents a rather curious figure in modern Russian music, for he cannot be attached to either of the two chief schools of Russian composers, headed by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov on the one hand and the Russian Nationalists on the other. But underneath a surface of austerity and intellectual application that characterises a classical attitude towards his art, Medtner's music is found to be imbued with delicate poetic meaning. The piano is his favourite medium of expression, and for this instrument alone and in conjunction with the voice Medtner has written a large amount of music, including a piano concerto, numerous short pieces, and several sonatas. The Sonata-Triad, Op. 11, consists of three movements, all of which are planned on fully developed sonata-form lines, and to all intents and purposes the movements may be considered in the light of first movements to three separate sonatas. Only the third movement in C major will be heard this afternoon.

Contributors

Unknown: Egerton Tidmarsh

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Solo violoncello,
RAYA GARBOUSOVA
Relayed from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Debussy's L'Apres-midi d'un faune is a musical interpretation of a poem by the French poet, Stephane Mallarme. It has been said that the poem is so elusive in meaning, so subtle in its refinements of language, that it is practically untranslatable into another tongue. Debussy's is perhaps the only medium suited to an exposition of the poem. The picture is of a faun who, waking at dawn in the forest, tries to recall what happened to him. before he fell asleep. His musings are confused with visions of nymphs, who spent the afternoon with him, and the possibility that the whole thing has been a dream coloured with the music of his own flute.
Raya Garbousova was born in 1909 at Tiflis, Russia. Her father, a member of the Tiflis Symphony Orchestra, gave her her first musical instruction, and at the age of nine she entered the State Conservatoire of Music in order to study the 'cello. After she had finished her studies, Mme. Garbousova toured the principal cities in Russia with great success. Later she came to Europe and established a reputation of being one of the most remarkable 'cellists of modern times.

Contributors

Leader: Bertram Lewis
Conductor: Richard Austin
Unknown: Raya Garbousova
Unknown: Stephane Mallarme.

: THE JOHN MACARTHUR QUINTET

Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
(From Glasgow)

Contributors

Directed By: John MacArthur

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Mendelssohn's Organ Music played by BERKELEY MASON
Prelude and Fugue in D minor Sonata No. 2, in C minor i. Grave-Adagio; 2. Allegro maestoso e vivace ; 3. Fuga : Allegro moderato

Contributors

Played By: Berkeley Mason

: Mainly Indoors

' Fire Prevention at Home'
Inspector SHAW

: 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

: THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS

in 'A Visit to the City '
Written and presented by BILL CAMPBELL who also plays the role of Old Zekc
Winters, with AL and BOB HARVEY as Hy and Si, and Tony and John,
GERRY FITZGERALD , the Singing Mountic and the BUNKHOUSE Boys
(Jack Mills , Bill Herbert , Rae Jenkins and Bill Bownass )
Musical arrangements by RAE JENKINS
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Presented By: Bill Campbell
Presented By: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Jack Mills
Unknown: Bill Herbert
Unknown: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Bill Bownass
Arrangements By: Rae Jenkins
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: BBC Symphony Concerts

Season 1935-6
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Eleventh Concert
Berlioz Programme
Soloist, PARRY JONES
THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
(Chorus Master, LESLIE WOODGATE)
THE BBC MILITARY BAND
THE BBC
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by Sir HAMILTON HARTY
Grande Messe des Morts
(Op. 5)
I. Requiem and Kyrie 2. Dies irae
3. Quid sum miser 4. Rex tremendae 5. Quaerens me 6. Lacrymosa 7. Offertorium 8. Hostias 9. Sanctus
10. Agnus Dei
Soloist, PARRY JONES
THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Catterall
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Grande Messe
Unknown: I. Requiem

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping, and News

: Symphony Concert, Part 2

Symphonic funebre et triomphale
(Op. 15)
THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
Tickets can be obtained from The British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.i ; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.I; and usual agents. Prices 2s. to 10s. (including Entertainments Tax).

: @ DANCE MUSIC

JACK JACKSON AND HIS BAND
Relayed from the Dorchester Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Jackson








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