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Conductor: Stanford Robinson


(By kind permission of Colonel R. E. K. Leatham ,
D.S.O., Commanding Welsh Guards)
Conducted by Captain ANDREW HARRIS , Senior Director of Music,
Brigade of Guards


Unknown: Colonel R. E. K. Leatham
Conducted By: Captain Andrew Harris
Bass-Baritone: William Heughan


(Section F)
(Led by MARIE Wilson )
ALICE LILLEY (soprano)


Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Charles Woodhouse
Soprano: Alice Lilley

: ' The News'

Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin

: 'The Carlyles at Cheyne Row'

A Broadcast from 24, Cheyne Row,
Chelsea, by FILSON YOUNG
Commemorating the taking possession of this house by Thomas Carlyle and his Wife on June 10, 1834; and an Incident in the life they lived there, until her death in 1866 and his in 1881. Comprising a tour of the House, and A Performance of the Play
Produced by CYRIL WOOD
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO today the most remarkable couple in the literary history of the nineteenth century-even more remarkable than the Browningsmoved into Cheyne Row.
They had come from Craigenputtoch, I from a life of loneliness and hardship, ! from a financial struggle that might have wrecked the happiest of marriages, j to be lionised in London. Both suffered ill-health ; Carlyle was irritable, Mrs. Carlyle could call a spade a spade. But what is apt to be overlooked is that each was generous to a degree. How much easier life might have been for them if she had not made over her own money to her mother and he had noi made a doctor of his brother out of a pitilessly precarious income. if Jane Baillie Welsh , wit and beauty, who had twice refused to marry him, has more general sympathy, their published letters show their real love for each other. Her ' budget ' letter, asking for more housekeeping money, is one of the wittiest things a woman hns ever written.
An article on Carlyle's house, by Filson Young , who has arranged this programme, will be found on page 744.


Unknown: Thomas Carlyle
Unknown: Laurence Housman
Produced By: Cyril Wood
Unknown: Jane Baillie Welsh
Unknown: Filson Young
Thomas Carlyle: Alaistair Sim
Mrs Carlyle: Betty Hardy
John Stuart Mill: John Cheatle
Mrs Taylor: Hermione Hannen

: A Violin Recital by DAVID WISE

THE NAMES of many famous violinists appear in this programme. Tartini is the earliest of them. He was born in Italy in 1692 and died there in 1770. He founded a School of Violin Playing in Padua and originated many improvements in the construction and technique of the violin bow. His most famous composition is ' The Devil's Trill.' Louis Spohr was violinist, composer, teacher and conductor, and his music ranked very high in the estimation of Victorian audiences ; he lived from 1784 to 1859, and as a conductor appeared on several occasions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Efrem Zimbalist, a pupil of Auer, was born in Russia in 1889, lives now in America, and was, before the War, often heard in London. Louis Godowsky and Willy Press are well-known European violinists; and to conclude, Fritz Kreisler, acclaimed in every country on earth, is almost universally accepted as the finest violinist of his generation.

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