From page 89 of ' New Every Morning'
L. Dudley Stamp, D.Sc.
Last week listeners heard all about a trip through the Panama Canal, and this morning they are to explore Colombia, in the extreme north-west of South America. They will visit Buenaventura, which was destroyed by fire not many years ago and is still a mass of wooden huts. It is always hot and always damp here, being so near to the Equator; and listeners may not be sorry to leave it, which they will do by train (which does not run every day) into the interior. They will reach the capital of Colombia, Bogota, and find that there are very different climates and cultivations in the hills and in the valleys. Back to Buenaventura, and Dr Stamp will take them on a steamer southwards down the Pacific... and so to Guayaquil, the principal port of Ecuador.
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Teifion Williams (baritone)
Winifred Bury (soprano)
Clifford Deri (baritone)
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' Doors of all Sorts '
2.30 British History
' Pepper and the East'
A Dramatic Interlude written by Wray HUNT
Leader, Bertram Lewis
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo violoncello, Feuermann from the Pavilion Bournemouth
Scored for only wood-wind, two horns and strings, Delius's ' A Song before Sunrise ' begins with a fresh, happy melody given chiefly to the strings in nine parts, with little snatches of tune on the wood-wind breaking in on it. The music changes to a more flowing measure and sinks to very soft tone, and after a moment of sudden strength and energy returns to the opening melody.
Dvorak's single 'Cello Concerto was written in the early 'nineties, soon after his return from America, and belongs to the period of the ' New
World ' Symphony and the ' Nigger' Quartet. But there is practically no trace of Negro colouring in the Concerto. As in the ' New World' Symphony, a motto theme dominates the whole work. Here, the motto theme is the first tune of the first movement ; it is heard on the clarinets and bassoons, and cropt up frequently in this and the succeeding movements.
The Concerto was first played in London in March, 1896, and was then lost sight of for a time. Not only are the possibilities of the solo instrument in this concerto exploited with admirable effect, but the interest is equally distributed between the soloist and the orchestra, quite in the modern manner.
A Noted 'Cellist
Emanuel Feuermann was born in 1902, in Poland. His father gave him his first 'cello lessons, and later he studied under Professor Walter in Vienna, in which town he made a sensational debut at the age of twelve. He was immediately engaged for a series of concert tours, and appeared with outstanding success with the Berlin, Vienna, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras. During 1917-1919 he completed his studies under Julius Klengel and in 1929 was appointed to the Faculty of the Berlin Hochschule.
' The Return of Lemminkainen', with ' The Swan of Tuonela ', forms ' Two Episodes from the Kalevala '. The Return ' is scored for full orchestra in a brilliant and stirring manner, and the tempo is extremely rapid. It is intended to describe the return of Lemminkainen from his unsuccessful expedition against Pohjola.
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' Books about the Sea '
H. M. Tomlinson
In the Book Talks this quarter, distinguished writers and critics are each surveying what has been done in a particular literary field, and discussing the books, ancient or modern, that they find specially notable. This evening H. M. Tom linson, author of many fine books about the sea, who was awarded the Femina-Vie Heureuse Prize in 1927 for what is perhaps his best-known book ' Gallions Reach will deal with the literature of the sea.
Songs sungs by Charles Panzera (baritone)
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Reginald Burston
A new presentation of popular music
A full orchestra of twenty alternating with A small string orchestra
Playing song hits of today and favourites of yesterday
The entire programme scored for orchestras and conducted by Van Phillips
Vocal refrains by Leslie Douglas
Let's Sing Again
Smoke gets in your Eyes
Why keep hiding your Heart ? Tea for Two
I'm an Old Cowhand Birth of the Blues
You've gotta know how to dance Sonny Boy
A Fine Romance
On the Sunny Side of the Street London Rhythm Easter Parade
Mr. Ghost goes to Town April in Paris
The Fleet's in Port Again Just like a Melody
This is the twentieth weekly broadcast of Van Phillips and his Two
Orchestras, and listeners are to hear some of the outstanding numbers he has played over the air. The pieces have been selected in chronological order-one from each of his nineteen previous broadcasts. Incidentally, Van Phillips has signed a contract to compose, orchestrate, and conduct the music for the forthcoming Ralph Lynn-Tom Walls film, For Value.
' Shakespeare in the Schools '
Tonight's talk in this notable series on Shakespeare in the theatre concerns Shakespeare plays as they are performed in schools.
Geoffrey Crump , well versed in the reading and playing of Shakespeare in schools, is the senior English. master at Bedales School, which has a high reputation for its literary and dramatic work. He has also written books on Shakespeare and the Drama, and is the Director of the Steep Shakespeare Players, whose annual production in Lord Horder's garden theatre near Petersfield attracts a wide public every year, and of the English Amateur Players, who periodically tour the University towns of Scandinavia and Germany with Shakespearean and other plays.
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at the BBC Theatre Organ in A Programme of Rhythm Music with Phil Park and Styx Gibling
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Olive Groves (soprano)
Directed by Henry Hall