Violin Sonatas played by EDA KERSEY The earliest instance of a part being marked for violin is in the ' Concerti di Andrea e Giovanni Gabrieti-per voci e stromenti musicale. Venetia, 1587.' During the fifty or so years that followed Italian composers were experimenting with the possibilities of the violin and evolving an effective technique. With the coming of Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Italy contributed the first really great composer of violin music, who actually laid the foundations of modern violin technique. Among his many eminent pupils were Geminiani and Locatelli. The present series of special recitals will give the listener a good idea of some of the excellent music that was being written during the period 1650 and 1750 which prepared the way for Mozart and Beethoven. The series will he continued as follows : Monday (Regional 7.30), Tuesday (National
9.40), Thursday (National 8.0), and Friday (National 7.30).
from the Church of St. Mary Redcliffe,
Order of Service
Hymn, Hark the glad sound (A. and M.
. 53, E.H. 6)
Lesson, Isaiah ix, 2-7 The Creed Prayers
Hymn, On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (A. and M. 50, E.H. 9)
Address by the Right Rev. The Lord
Bishop of BRISTOL
Hymn, Jesu good above all other (E.H.
Organist, Ralph T. Morgan
Conductor, GEORGE WALTER
BILLY MAYERL (pianoforte)
A Musical Sequence
Produced and conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK with GWLADYS GARSIDE (contralto)
JOHN RORKE (baritone)
THE BBC REVUE CHORUS and THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Leader, Montague Brearley
On his recent visit to Australasia, Cherry Kearton met more interesting oddities than he could deal with in the broadcast talk he gave a month ago ; and so today he is continuing it. He will describe that charming little animal the Koala bear which, harmless as it is, has almost been exterminated in its native land, though, ironically, it has been reproduced by the million as toys for children all over the world. He was lucky enough to take a perfect cinematograph film of a mother with her little one peeping out of her pouch.
He will also say something about the giant worm, normally six feet long and twelve feet when extended ; the two-headed lizard, so called because when its eyes are shut, you can't tell head from tail ; and the tuatara, only living survivor of the fossil age which can live for an hour without breathing.
Conductor, DENIS WRIGHT
ZARA NELSON (-violoncello)
' Borrowed from the Orchestra '
including Weather Forecast
. Seventli Season -9
CYRIL SMITH (pianoforte)
BERNARD SHORE (viola)
THE BBC CHORUS
Chorus Master, LESLIE WOODGATE
THE BBC ORCHESTRA
Leader, PAUL BEARD
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
(solo viola, BERNARD SHORE)
THE BBC CHORUS
Finale (Love Scene), Feuersnot Straus ;