From page 96 of ' When Two or Three '
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Here is a talk that is full of humour and certainly not without its pathos, showing how a schoolmaster, who is a housemaster, too, is never allowed to enjoy the holiday he so well deserves at each week-end.
At midday on Saturday,
Mr. Wilfrid Cowley always feels that there is a holiday ahead and always eats a care-free lunch, and listeners will hear how wherever he goes and whatever he does, duty in the shape of a parent or a small or big boy has a way of butting in. Again and again, when he is able to slip away, he is going to correct those exercises. But Sunday evening has a way of coming and nothing has been achieved beyond the pious wish.
Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorenzo Molajoli : Overture, Fra Diavolo (Auber)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrance Collingwood : Pavane and Passepied (Le Roi s'amuse) (Delibes)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Landon Ronald : Carnival in Paris (Svendsen)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola : Alborado del gracioso (The Jester's Serenade) (Ravel)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Kamarinskaya (Glinka)
(By permission of the Trocadero Restaurant)
Il bacio (The Kiss) ..... Arditi
Selection, La Mascotte ..... Audran arr. Corbin
Serenata amorosa .... Becce
Round about Chopin ...... arr. Melichar
Sicilienne et Rigaudon ..... Kreisler
Airs of Yesterday and Today ..... arr. Salabert
Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by ALFRED BARKER
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with JACK FORD (tenor)
A Running Commentary by F. J. FiNDON of The Light Car from
Brooklands Motor Course, Weybridge
(Copyright. See notice on page 59)
The race for the Star Gold Trophy is a high-spot event on Whit Monday that thousands of people go to see. It is run over 7 laps of the course-a distance of 20 miles and a few yards.
There will be sixteen starters, and every entry is known by previous trial or estimation to do over no miles per hour.
Among the crack drivers competing will be J. R. Clark in a Sunbeam, which has done 150 m.p.h. ; Oliver
: Bertram in a Hassan Special, R. Mundy in a Leyland Thomas, and Major A. T. G. Gardiner in an M.G.
It is a handicap race. The cars arc let off at different times, and the first past the post wins. It is possible, but not likely, that the first car will be just completing the first lap by the time the last car starts.
Major A. T. G.
Margaret Sheridan (soprano) ; Aureliano Pertile (tenor) with La Scala Milan Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Sabajno : Tu ! Tu ! Amore ? 0 Tenatrice (Manon Lescaut) (Puccini)
Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ugo Tansini : Prelude, Act 4 (Manon Lescaut) (Puccini)
Eide Norena (soprano) : Je veux vivre dans ce reve, Waltz Song (Romeo and Juliet) (Gounod)
Endreze (baritone) : Que I'Hymne nuptial succede aux cris d'alarme-Capulet's Lament (Romeo and Juliet) (Gounod)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Overture, Prince Igor (Borodin)
HlLDEGARD ARNOLD (violoncello)
Lucy SCOLLICK (pianoforte)
Conductor, J. A. GREENWOOD
(Full details on the left)
The ' White Coon ' will broadcast again tomorrow at 7.0 in the Regional programme
including Weather Forecast
played by THE LAURANCE TURNER
Laurance Turner (violin) ; Walter Price (violin) ; Eric Bray (viola) ; Jack Shine bourne (violoncello); Anne Wolfe
String Quintet in B flat (K.46)
1. Largo ; 2. Minuetto ; 3. Adagio; 4. Rondo. Allegro molto
Mozart's first String Quintet was that in B flat (K.174) written in 1773, when he was seventeen. It appears that he had made the acquaintance of this combination in Italy through the examples by Sammartini ; it had not then won much popularity in Germany. As it was, Mozart wrote no more original quintets for fourteen years. K.46 (1780) and K.406 (1784) are both arrangements of works first conceived as wind serenades. But in 1787, within a month of each other, came two magnificent quintets, the C major (K.515) and the C minor (K.516), the latter being one of the greatest works Mozart ever wrote, indeed, one of the profoundest things in all music.
The D major Quintet (K.593) and the E flat (K.614) date from 1780 and 1791 respectively. ' They bear the mark of Mozart's latest period ', says Abert. ' He now aimed at stricter concentration of style both in his thematic and his free contrapuntal writing, and at the same time showed romantic traits, particularly in his use of more daring harmonies'.
' With a Caravan in Sussex '
W. L. MEADE
Major W. L. Meade , who has' caravanned ' in Persia, Africa, and all over England, is to describe a holiday he spent with his wife and two children in car-plus-caravan in Sussex. He will discuss the romance and adventure of a life where you are here today and gone tomorrow. He finds that if you ask nicely, permission is given to camp almost anywhere. And it is a holiday you can make as comparatively cheap or expensive as you like.
Major Meade began life in the Indian
Army and won a reputation for being one of the best steeplechasers in India. He became in due course a Political Officer in Persia ; has a gift for languages, and reads books in the language of whatever country he may be in. His play, The Bargain, was produced at the Everyman Theatre in 1922, and he was Oriental Adviser to Basil Deane for the first production of Hassan.
Major W. L.
Here is a book talk by the well-known economist, John Maynard Keynes, himself the author of a best-selling book, 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace'. He has given many broadcast talks on his special subject. This evening he is to discuss books in general.
If he finds a higher quality in modern biography and poetry than in novels, he admires wholeheartedly such crafts-men as Edgar Wallace, Agatha Christie, and P.G. Wodehouse. He would impress on listeners that they should not go to a book shop as if it were a booking office and they knew what they wanted; they should go there on a tour of expectancy - roam round and see what they may find. There may be a book there which they will treasure and would have found in no other way.
'7 — The Seasons in a Pond'
JAMES RITCHIE , D.Sc. (Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen)
RM.S. 'QUEEN MARY' at New York
A Sound Picture of her first entry into American waters
The last stages from Ambrose Light to Quarantine
Described and Recorded from the Ship
Descriptions by British and American commentators from ship, shore, and air of the scene in New York Harbour.
(This Programme is arranged in conjunction with the National Broadcasting Company of America, and the Columbia Broadcasting System)
The maiden voyage of the Queen Mary draws to an end, and listeners in Britain and America will hear a broadcast of her arrival in New York. The commentaries will be taken from the ship, shore (for instance from the top of Radio City), aeroplane, coastguard cutter, and tug, as it is hoped that the broadcast will continue from the Statue of Liberty to the new berth that is being constructed for the Queen Mary.
The actual transmission will be preceded by a short broadcast of records made from the ship as she passed the Ambrose Light and arrived in Quarantine.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
ARTHUR FEAR (baritone)
Warwick Braithwaite comes from New Zealand. He studied under Harry Farjeon and Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a Goring Thomas Composition Scholar. Later, he went to Munich and studied conducting and composition at the Academy there. On his return to England Mr. Braithwaite joined the O'Mara Opera Company as chorus-master. After conducting various operas, including Fra Diavolo, for this company, he became coach and repetiteur of the British National Opera Company at Covent Garden.
In 1923 he joined the BBC, but left to become conductor of the National Orchestra of Wales, a post which he retained until 1931. At short notice he took Robert Heger 's place as conductor of the Scottish Orchestra, and during the same period was guest-conductor at Sadler's Wells, of which he eventually became a member of the regular conducting staff.
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