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Music and Movement-2
11.20 Pianoforte Interlude by CICELY HOYE
11.30 Music and Movement—1
For Very Young Children
by Reginald West from St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh
- Directed by Henry Hall
Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers .
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
The MacNaghten String Quartet: Anne MacNaghten (first violin); Elsie Deprez
; Margaret Ludwig (viola) ; Olive Richards (violoncello)
Bela Bartok 's Third Quartet was composed in 1927, and is dedicated to the Musical Fund Society, Philadelphia. It is in two movements, which are played without interruption. The work is definitely atonal in character, but some use is made of the Hungarian folk element. The combination of sharply dissonant intervals is to be noted, as is also the linear technique of composition, and the detailed working out of melodic and rhythmic elements, which is characteristic of the composer.
2.5 Travel Talk
' Through the Northern Sudan '
E. G. SARSFIELD-HALL , C.M.G.
Today's talk on the Northern Sudan is to be given by a man who has served in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan for twenty-seven years, and who has just come back to England after being Governor of its two most important provinces.
Today Mr. Sarsfield-Hall is to take listeners for a trip to the northern part of the country. They will see Port Sudan, and hear what the Fuzzy Wuzzies are, and why they are so called. Thence by train, which will take them up-country. Palm trees ; hills infested with hyenas ; sennar on the Blue Nile ; El Obeid , capital of the gum trade-these are some of the things they will see there.
2.30 Feature Programmes and Topical Talks
ALISTAIR COOKE and ' The Letter Post'
S. P. B. MAIS
A short feature programme
3.0 English Literature-1
Some Poems and the Story of Next Week's Play: A Story of St. George
' 3.20 Special Music Interlude
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
' Tolstoy '
Last term a talk was given to schools about Tolstoy's great novel, ' War and Peace'. This afternoon Desmond MacCarthy will discuss other aspects of the great Russian writer's work.
No doubt he will also touch on the life of this remarkable man and the spiritual change that led him, after the writing of two such master-pieces as ' War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina ', to forswear his art while still at the height of his powers and become the founder of a new sect of Christianity.
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
with Don Carlos
including Weather Forecast
6.20 National Bulletin for Farmers
arranged by Gustav Holst
The BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley Rosalind Rowsell Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley
Samuel Dyson Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The Nightingale and Linnet Green Grass
White Summer Rose Lisa Lan
My sweetheart's like Venus The Mother-in-Law
The Lover's Complaint The First Love
O 'twas on a Monday morning The Lively Pair
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Aubrey Brain (horn)
Richard Strauss 's father, Franz Strauss , was the first horn player in the Munich Opera Orchestra, so that it was natural the son should know a deal about the instrument. The Horn Concerto is an early work written in his student days, when he was about seventeen. He composed a symphony at about the same time, which, though it was never published, has been several times performed, notably in England, in 1896. Neither work quite reveals or quite conceals the later Strauss of 'Till Eulenspiegel' and ' Ein Heldenleben
Film Songs-No.9 9
The songs in this programme will be selected from the pictures in which the following artists have starred;
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Sung by Reginald Purdell
(By arrangement with Warner Brothers First
National Productions Ltd.)
The Three Ginx and GRACIE FIELDS
The BBC Variety Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus conducted by Charles Shadwell
Orchestral arrangements by Wally Wallond
At the pianos:
Harry S. Pepper and Doris Arnold
Compere, John Watt
Songs from the Shows ' will be broadcast again tomorrow in the Regional progt amme at 6.0
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' The San Francisco Earthquake,
C. F. Elwell
At a quarter past five on the morning of the San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906, C. F. Elwell , who was then a third-year student at Stanford University, found himself being violently shaken in his bed. Tonight he is to tell about the effect the earthquake had on the University, although it was thirty miles from San Francisco.
To be given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House
A concert of works selected from the I.S.C.M. Festival, Barcelona,
May Blyth (soprano)
Walter Frey (pianoforte)
The London Symphony Orchestra
Led by George Stratton
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet
See the article by Edwin Evans on page 12 .
with GENE CROWLEY and JOAN,
WENDY, and KAY HERON from the Holbom Restaurant