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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 27 of ' When Two or Three '

: Weather Forecast

Ⓓ for Farmers and Shipping

: Fashionable Crazes

' Letter-Writing '
HELEN SIMPSON
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.

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Simpson
Unknown: Helen Simpson

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Conducted By: Sir Landon Ronald
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

German Dialogue-5
'Ein Kanarienvogel wird gekauft'
OTTO G. LEWALD , Dr.Jur., and MARGOT BERGER

Contributors

Unknown: Ein Kanarienvogel
Unknown: Otto G. Lewald
Unknown: Margot Berger

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Tito Schipa (tenor) : Jota (Falla) ;
Madrigal espafiol (Huarte) ; Plaisir d'amour (Martini); 0 del mio amato ben (Donaudy)

: The Life and Teaching of Christ

A Course of Bible Talks by the Rev. Canon A. C. DEANE
9— ' Teaching—The Sermon on the Mount: the Moral Law '

: THE ALPHAS

presented by FRANK STEWART

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Stewart

: Aa Organ Recital

by ARNOLD GOLDSBROUGH
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House
Music by English Composers

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Goldsbrough

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

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.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Music
Course I, Introductory Lesson 5
Revision
ERNEST READ

Contributors

Unknown: F. W. Costin

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

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)

Contributors

Conducted By: Eugene Bigot
Unknown: Ambroise Thomas
Soprano: G. Feraldy
Soprano: A. Bemadet
Conducted By: Leo Blech
Soprano: Lotte Schoene
Unknown: Fritz Zweig
Tenor: Antonio Cortis
Conducted By: Carlo Sabajno

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Early Stages in German
Lesson 9
A. M. WAGNER , Dr.Phil., and ELSE
JOHANNSEN

Contributors

Unknown: A. M. Wagner

: A Sonata Recital

BESSIE RAWLINS (violin)
REGINALD PAUL (pianoforte) '

Contributors

Violin: Bessie Rawlins
Pianoforte: Reginald Paul

: THE LEICESTER IMPERIAL BAND

Conductor, S. S. ILIFFE
MILLICENT WARD (s prano)
(From Birmingham)

Contributors

Conductor: S. S. Iliffe
Conductor: Millicent Ward

: 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 Beethoven

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,
No. 2)
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

Contributors

Violin: Antonio Brosa
Violin: Norman Chappie
Violin: Leonard Rubens
Viola: Livio Mannucci
Unknown: I. Allegro

: Many Inventions—10

H. STAFFORD HATFIELD , Ph.D.

Contributors

Unknown: H. Stafford Hatfield

: The Cinema

ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Galsworthy's Plays—9

' Strife '—1
ERIC GILLETT

: Music from the Movies with LOUIS LEVY AND HIS SYMPHONY

(By permission of the Gaumont British Picture
Corporation.)
ANNE LENNER and ROBERT ASHLEY
Orchestrations by Peter Yorke

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Lenner
Unknown: Robert Ashley
Unknown: Peter Yorke

: ' Death in the Dressing Room'

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.

Contributors

Played By: Tessa Deane
Played By: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Betty Laidlaw
Unknown: Max Saunders.

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Chamber Music

ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
THE SPENCER DYKE STRING
QUARTET:
Spencer Dyke (violin); Tate Gilder (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola) ;
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)

Contributors

Violin: Spencer Dyke
Violin: Tate Gilder
Violin: Bernard Shore
Viola: Cedric Sharpe

: DANCE MUSIC

BRAM MARTIN AND HIS HOLBORN RESTAURANT
DANCE ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: Bram Martin








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