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From page 48 of ' When Two or Three'


at the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,


Regional Geography
'The Monsoon Lands'-2
Malaya (i)
Last week Ernest Young left listeners looking at the picturesque temples and quays of Bangkok. This afternoon he will take them on a 700-mile journey to Prai, where a steam ferry will be boarded to reach Penang. Dr. Curnow once lived in this fascinating part of the Malay
Peninsula, and he will come to the microphone in person to speak of the interesting things he saw on the island.


Unknown: Ernest Young
Unknown: Penang. Dr. Curnow


Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM from the Troxy Cinema


Directed By: Alfred Van

: Discovering England 'Yorkshire—2, York' FRAKK WHITAKER

(Editor of John o' London's Weekly and supervisor of the term's course)

: World History-2 Dramatic Interlude ' Lincoln and the Slaves ' NAOMI MITCHISON

The States of America are now united, but there are citizens still living today who can remember the days of their childhood when a long and bitter internal struggle took place. Two questions had to be decided : Should the Southern States be allowed to leave the Union and set up a separate government ? And should the Negro slaves who worked on the cotton plantations be liberated ? War broke out in 1861, and it was not until 1865 that a satisfactory peace was made. The North-supporters of the anti-slavery movement-were victorious and it is about their great leader, President Lincoln, assassinated in the hour of victory, that listeners will hear this afternoon.


from Westminster Abbey
Psalms Order of Service Lesson
Magnificat (Wood in D) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in D)
Anthem, Jesu, Joy of man's desiring
Hymn, Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore Him (E.H. 535)

: Off Duty

Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
What do you think?
Leaving School-I
What can be done to help young wageearners to get suitable work and good play


Unknown: Basil L. Q. Henriques

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel : Divertimento in D (K. 136) (Mozart)—Allegro —Andante—Presto
Archie Camden (bassoon) with Orchestra conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Mozart)—I. Allegro ; 2. Andante ma adagio ; 3. Rondo : Tempo di minuetto


Unknown: Boyd Neel
Conducted By: Boyd Neel
Bassoon: Archie Camden
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Unknown: I. Allegro


Tina Bonifacio (harp) ; Harry Dyson (flute) ; Gethyn Wykeham-George
(From Belfast)


Harp: Tina Bonifacio
Harp: Harry Dyson
Flute: Gethyn Wykeham-George


including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music Beethoven

Early Chamber Music played by THE REGINALD PAUL PIANOFORTE
George Stratton (violin); Watson Forbes (viola); John Moore (violoncello) ; Reginald Paul (pianoforte)
Pianoforte Quartet No. 2, in D
1. Allegro moderato ; 2. Andante con moto; 3. Rondo : Allegro


Pianoforte: Reginald Paul
Violin: George Stratton
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore
Cello: Reginald Paul

: The Voluntary Social Services-3

' Motives in Voluntary Social Service'
H. A. MESS , Ph.D.


Unknown: H. A. Mess


(By permission of the London Palladium
Management) in AU at Sea'
This feature will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow

: Brahms

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel played by SOLOMON (pianoforte)
In addition to the Variations on a Theme by Haydn and various movements in variation form, Brahms wrote a set for piano duet, Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann , and five sets for piano solo. Among the last mentioned is the Variations on a Theme by Handel, which is Brahms's crowning achievement in variation form. The Handel Variations were composed in 1861 when Brahms was conductor of the Hamburg Ladies' Choir. The theme is taken from the Little Suite in B flat in the second set of Handel's harpsichord pieces.
In these twenty-five variations the immense technical resources and great imagination of the composer are shown to the full by the wonderful variety of treatment and expressiveness that are secured within the strict limitations of the form. The finale is a masterly and imposing fugue that reaches a superb climax of power and ingenuity. The work as a whole is extremely difficult to play and demands considerable physical strength. Clara Schumann confessed to some friends in London that ' I cannot say how sorry I am that the Variations, about which I am so enthusiastic, are beyond my strength.'


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Clara Schumann


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Act III of Verdi's Opera

Scene: Antechamber in the Duke's
Chorus Master, ROBERT AINSWORTH from The Royal Opera House, Covent
The wicked Duke of Mantua has been paying court to Gilda ; though he is unaware of the fact, she is the daughter of his jester, Rigoletto, who has sworn to avenge his daughter's dishonour. But not long afterwards the Duke is attracted by the charms of Magdalena, sister of the assassin Sparafucile. Rigoletto has arranged with Sparafucile for the Duke's murder, but by an unhappy mischance Gilda, dressed as a boy so that she and her father may flee from Mantua, is stabbed by Sparafucile's dagger, and her body thrown into a sack. Rigoletto takes possession of it in the belief that it is his master's body which he is bearing away. His utter despair on finding that it is his beloved daughter who has been killed is the culminating point in the tragedy of the grim story.


Chorus Master: Robert Ainsworth
The Duke of Mantua: Giacomo Lauri-Volpi
Marullo: Robert Alva
Borsa: Octave Dua
Ceprano: Frank Sale
Rigoletto: Alexander Sved
Gilda: Margherita Perras

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