From page 27 of ' When Two or Three '
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' Letter-Writing '
This morning Helen Simpson will show styles or fashions in letter-writing over five hundred years. She will read extracts from letters written in the fifteenth century when ' nobody wrote for fun ' ; an extract from a letter from Mary Queen of Scots a hundred years later, and another from a letter from Queen Elizabeth. So listeners will be taken through the years to the time of the coming of envelopes, and on to the great period of letter-writing, the eighteenth century. Many of the extracts she is to read are so vivid and amusing that most of her listeners will probably agree with her in hoping that letter-writing will never quite go out of fashion.
The Royal Opera Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : Overture, The Bronze Horse (Auber)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Landon Ronald : Chopiniana (Glazunov)
The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Overture, Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
'Ein Kanarienvogel wird gekauft'
OTTO G. LEWALD , Dr.Jur., and MARGOT BERGER
Tito Schipa (tenor) : Jota (Falla) ;
Madrigal espafiol (Huarte) ; Plaisir d'amour (Martini); 0 del mio amato ben (Donaudy)
A Course of Bible Talks by the Rev. Canon A. C. DEANE
9— ' Teaching—The Sermon on the Mount: the Moral Law '
presented by FRANK STEWART
by ARNOLD GOLDSBROUGH
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Music by English Composers
The Practice and Science of Gardening-9
' The Cultivation of Flowers'
F. W. COSTIN , N.D.H., F.R.H.S.
This month, throughout April, and even in May, a wide range of hardy flowers may be sown in the open garden, from tiny white alyssum and coloured dwarf candytufts to summer chrysanthemums, lupins, and graceful annual larkspurs. The culture of some of these will be dealt with in the talk.
Some flowers, however, do not come true to colour and type from seed, and it is necessary to raise these by other means ; for instance, by cutting and layers. Plants needing such treatment, and the methods to be adopted in order to propagate them, will be described,'as will also some types of flowering plants specially suited to small spaces.
Course I, Introductory Lesson 5
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, conducted by Eugene Bigot : Overture, Mignon (Ambroise Thomas )
G. Feraldy (soprano), A. Bemadet
(mezzo-soprano) : Duet of Lakme" and Mallika (Lakme) (Delibes)
Georges Thill (tenor) : Air de
Gerald, Fantaisie aux divins mensonges (Lakme) (Delibes)
Members of the Berlin State Opera
Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Procession and Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (The Queen of Sheba) (Gold-mark)
Lotte Schoene (soprano), with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Zweig : Signore, ascolta! (Turandot) (Puccini)
Antonio Cortis (tenor), with La
Scala Orchestra, Milan, conducted by Carlo Sabajno : Nessun dorma (Turandot) (Puccini)
Early Stages in German
A. M. WAGNER , Dr.Phil., and ELSE
BESSIE RAWLINS (violin)
REGINALD PAUL (pianoforte) '
Conductor, S. S. ILIFFE
MILLICENT WARD (s prano)
Directed by HENRY HALL
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Razumovsky Quartets played by THE BROSA STRING QUARTET:
Antonio Brosa (violin) ; Norman Chappie (violin); Leonard Rubens (viola) ; Livio Mannucci (violoncello) String Quartet in E minor (Op. 59,
I. Allegro ; 2. Molto adagio
' If one may say that Haydn created the String Quartet as an art form ', says Joseph de Marliave in his monumental volume on Beethoven's Quartets, ' Beethoven achieved even greater attainment than his predecessor in the quartets of Op. 59, revealing the expressive capacity latent in the genre to an extent never dreamed of by earlier musicians. It is for this reason primarily that these three quartets have so deep a significance. Beethoven's mature period of creative work is characterised by two main features, first, the prime importance of the musical idea, secondly, the ' construction of the development..... The quality underlying the Op. 59 quartets is their psychological objectivity. Although he possessed an inexhaustible source of inspiration within himself, Beethoven here portrays objectively the joys and sorrows of the outside world. If one compares Op. 59 with the Op. 127 quartet from this aspect the contrast is immediately apparent. In Op. 59 he gives to the world a proof of his limitless capacity for expression, within the compass of the four lines of melody ; but in the later quartets he writes in pure introspective revelation, caring little whether the world understands him or not
H. STAFFORD HATFIELD , Ph.D.
' Strife '—1
(By permission of the Gaumont British Picture
ANNE LENNER and ROBERT ASHLEY
Orchestrations by Peter Yorke
This musical drama is a genuine murder mystery of the same school as the film Murder at the Vanities-the murder taking place in a dressing-room at a theatre while a musical comedy is being performed. The singing parts are those of the leading actress in the musical comedy, played by Tessa Deane , who broadcast recently with such success in The Student Prince, and that of the juvenile lead, played by Clarence Wright , who broadcast in Ernest Longstaffe 's pantomime this year as the Prince. In the cast are many other popular broadcasters.
Book, music, and lyrics are the original work of Bob Lively and Betty Laidlaw , who are well known for their work for stage and screen in America. Lively once broadcast over here on a Hying visit. Special arrangements for the orchestra and full revue chorus have been made by Max Saunders. The big number is ' Climbing up the Golden Stairs.'
' Death in the Dressing Room ' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 7.45.
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ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
THE SPENCER DYKE STRING
Spencer Dyke (violin); Tate Gilder (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola) ;
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
BRAM MARTIN AND HIS HOLBORN RESTAURANT