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Catering for the Small Family—3
MRs. HELEN BRUCE
at the Organ of the Regal, Edmonton
Tracing History Backwards—1a 'Diplomacy'
(By permission of the Trocadero Restaurant)
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
A Distinguished Conductor ani Composer Felix Weingartner , one of the most distinguished of German conductors, was born in 1863, studied at the Leipzig Conservatorium, and later under Liszt at Weimar. During his long career Weingartner has held some of the most important conducting posts, both opera and symphony, in Germany and Austria. As a frequent visiting conductor for over thirty years in England, America and elsewhere, he is no less esteemed and admired. In addition, Weingartner has written about a dozen important literary works, and his musical compositions include several large-scale operas, five symphonies, and a Violin Concerto. His technique is based on .the solid foundations of the classical masters, and the idiom and style of his music, as one would expect, is essentially eclectic.
' A Night at Carlstein '
The Czech composer Zdenko Fibich (1850-1900) wrote about 700 works, including a series of 350 piano pieces in the form of a musical diary entitled ' Moods, Impressions, and Memories '. With the exception of one of these pieces,' Poem ' (popularised by Kubelik in a transcription for violin), Fibich's music is practically unknown in England. His orchestral works consist of three symphonies, five concert overtures, and six symphonic poems. The overture ' A Night at Carlstein', a melodious, colourful, and clearly designed little work, was inspired by a comedy by the Czech national poet Vrchlicky.
In this broadcast the following points will be dealt with : the return of the swift and swallows ; their preparations for nest building and the rearing of the young; and the return of the cuckoo, and some curious facts about this bird, such as its habit of laying eggs in other birds' nests. In addition, Mr. Gaddum will talk about the return of the nightingale and about its family life.
Teachers will find it helpful to have illustrations of a swallow, swift, cuckoo, and nightingale, to show their classes.
(Soloist, NORRIS STANLEY )
Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN assisted by GERMAINE CHAMAYOU
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
'This and That'.
JOHN DUNCAN (baritone)
THE PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTET:
Charles Bye (violin) ; James Soutter (violin) ; Horace Ayckbourn (viola) ;
Frederick Alexander (violoncello)
Some critics have held that chamber music was not Delius's true medium of expression. It is true that he moved uncomfortably within the limits of the classical forms that have become more or less de rigueur in chamber music, but he wrote few things more characteristic than this Second Quartet, composed in 1916. The wistful slow movement, ' Late Swallows ', in particular is saturated with Delius's absolutely individual poetry.
presented by BORIS YVAIN in Songs and Dances with CARMEN DEL Rio
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Canzonets for Two to Six Voices
THE BBC SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Canzonets to Three Voices (1593)
1. Where art thou?
2. Lady, if I through grief 3. What ails my darling?
4. Say, dear, will you not love me ? 5. 0 sleep, fond fancy (1597)
6. Make haste, my dear, begone thee
7. Cease, mine eyes
8. Love learns by laughing
9. This love is but a wanton fit
10. Now must I die recureless
11. Though Philomela lost her love
2-The Nations of the Commonwealth
(Beit Professor of Colonial History in the University of Oxford)
May Blyth won the Sainton Dolby Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in 1916. She was one of the first members of the British National Opera Company, for which she sang several of the principal Wagnerian roles ; and she has also appeared on many occasions with the Covent Garden Opera Company. Miss Blyth's association with the BBC goes back to the summer of i923 when she made her microphone debut.
The Fol-de-Rols will broadcast again in the Regional programme tomorrow evening
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Tonight Mr. Maurice Denny , chairman of the famous shipbuilding firm of Dumbarton, is to speak about the problems with which a ship designer is faced. The ship designer is ordered by the shipowner to build a ship which is to carry so many tons of cargo at a draught of so many feet, and at a speed of so many knots. Mr. Denny will show how such problems are worked out by the designer before the ship is put in hand. He will explode the popular fallacy about stream-lining ships and show in what proportion the power developed by the propeller is used up in overcoming air resistance and water resistance, and in wave-making.
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by JOHN BARBIROLLI
Mabel Daniels is a well-known Boston composer. She was educated at Radcliffe College, where she was leader and soloist of the Glee Club, for which she also composed three operettas for female voices. On leaving Radcliffe, Miss Daniels studied composition, first with the distinguished American composer George Chadwick , and then with Ludwig Thuille at the Munich Conservatorium, where she won a prize for singing.
Miss Daniels has written a number of important compositions including ' Exultate Deo ' for mixed chorus and orchestra, which has been performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Kussevitzky. The orchestral prelude ' Deep Forest ' has been widely played in America with great success.
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