Relayed from The Hotel Majestic,
At The Organ of The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
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Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
On the occasion of THE SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Relayed from the Town Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon
'THE IMMORTAL MEMORY'
Proposed by Professor J. DOVER WILSON , M.A.
Proposed by Sir PHILIP BEN GREET
Responded to by Miss LILIAN BAYLIS
(Midland Regional Programme)
Now that the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre is an accomplished fact, and has been the scene of a successful first season, the Stratford Birthday Celebrations take on a new importance. At the beginning of the second season in the new theatre listeners will hear commemorative speeches by three prominent ' Shakespearians.' Everyone knows the debt of modern playgoers to Miss Lilian Baylis for her courageous management of a permanent Shakespeare
.Repertory at the Old Vie and Sadler's Wells. Schools and the provinces are equally in the debt of Sir Philip Ben Greet. Professor Dover Wilson is the most stimulating of modern Shakespearian seho;ars; many listeners will know him through his recent brilliant book, ' The Essential Shakespeare.'
Professor J. Dover
Sir Philip Ben
WEATHER FORECAST. FIRST GENERAL News
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
Directed by Guy Daines
PEGGY Dow (Contralto)
BESSIE SPENCE (Violin)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Lead by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by CYRIL DALMAINE
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
A Song of Destiny (Op. 54)
(From the German text of.Friedrich Holderlin )
The Schiksahlied (Song of Destiny) is, in general opinion, the first of all Brahms' choral works. It is a setting of a pessimistic, but not undignified, poem by an unhappy German poet, which although it contrasts the joys of immortaiity with the sorrows of this life, ends, even so, on a note of hopelessness. Brahms, with a saner outlook on life, contrives to temper this pessimism with a serenity and beauty that softens the poet's gloom and disputes his conclusion.
Movements from Serenade No. 1 in D (Op. 11)
Allegro molto ; Minuetto I; Minuetto II ; Scherzo : Allegro; Rondo : Allegro
This Serenade, one of the two he wrote early in his career, is the first of his published works for full orchestra. It is built up in the traditional form used by Mozart and others of his predecessors, and contains the two delicate and exquisite Minuets which so often appear as an item by themselves in concert programmes.
DOUBLE CHORUS (Unaccompanied)
Festival and commemoration Sentences (Op. 109)
This Festival piece, written in eight parts for unaccompanied voices, shows Brahms with the resources of modern harmonies achieving as fine an effect of rich polyphony as did any of the great contrapuntal masters.
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Academic Festival Overture (Op. 80)
Brahms in 1880 was made Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Breslau. It was necessary that he should submit a thesis in the form of a composition. So Brahms weaved a number of jolly student-songs into a concert overture and made of it an amusing piece of pure comedy.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL News
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND, relayed from The