One of the rarest of chamber music combinations is a cello ensemble. It will therefore be an exceedingly interesting experience to hear the present Cello Quartet, the personnel of which consists of four of London's leading cellists of the younger school. They all originally occupied the first two desks of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Anthony Pini , who is principal cello of this orchestra, needs no introduction to listeners, for he is a frequent broadcaster. John Moore is hardly less well known, particularly as soloist of the Stratton String Quartet. Edward Robinson and John Francis also appear frequently in various chamber music ensembles. Most of the repertoire of the Pini Quartet consists of music specially arranged for four cellos, as in the case of the present programme.
Sir Adrian Boult
Director of Music
from St. John's, Smith Square
Order of Service
Hymn, All creatures of our God and King (S.P. 439)
Prayers of Approach to God Confession
Hymn, Hail to the Lord's Anointed
(S.P. 87; A. and M. 219)
Lesson, St. Matthew v, 13-16
Creed, Prayers, and Lord's Prayer Hymn, The King of Love my
Shepherd is (S.P. 654; A. and M. 197)
Address by the Rev. D. A. V. WORTH
Hymn, 0 happy band of pilgrims
(S.P. 599 ; A. and M. 224)
Organist, R. J. Ashfield
Rev. D. A. V.
with Don Carlos
A short story written for broadcasting by Graham Sutton read by the author
This delightful comedy was not A. A. Milne 's first full-length play, but it was the one that established him in popular favour as a play-wright. It was originally produced at the New Theatre, London, early in 1920, and was revived successfully in 1922 and 1928. The 'Mr. Pirn ' of the title may be a most important character in that upon his casual words depend all the fluctuations of an unusual ' situation ', but the central character is that of ' Olivia Marden ', a part created by (and always to be associated with in the memories of all who saw her) Irene Vanbrugh-the charming wife of a country gentleman, whose sparkling wit and strong common sense rise superior to the embarrassments of a delicate situation. Her attractive old dunderhead of a husband provides a constant foil for her brilliance, while a couple of A. A. Milne-like young people complete the cast and round off the play with a generous supply of amusing A. A. Milne-like dialogue.
'Mr. Pim Passes By' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 2.25
An appeal on behalf of THE VICTORIA HOSPITAL, BARNET by T. A. GARNER , Chairman
The Victoria Hospital, Barnet, was opened in 1889 as a cottage hospital, and was enlarged and transferred to its present site in 1924. The title ' Cottage Hospital' was retained as long as possible, but the requirements of the district have necessitated its further extension, and it was re-opened in March last as a small general hospital.
Every ordinary case of sickness can now be treated locally, in ideal surroundings, instead of being sent to congest further the already overcrowded London hospitals. But the extension fund is £9,000 overdrawn.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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The BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Nicolai Malko (First performance in England)
Myaskovsky, who celebrated his fifty-fourth birthday last year, has been hailed by a leading Russian critic as 'the greatest living Russian symphonist since Glazunov '. Whether or not the greatest, he is certainly the most prolific, for he has already written fourteen or fifteen full-length symphonies-to say nothing of symphonic poems and other large-scale compositions.
He is the son of a General of the Military Engineers and, like Dostoevsky and Mussorgsky, served for a time in the Engineers himself. He was twenty-five before he decided on a musical career and threw up his commission to study under Gliere. He also worked for a short time with Rimsky-Korsakov and Lyadov. During the Great War and Revolution, 1914-1920, Myaskovsky served in the army again, but in 1921 he was appointed Professor of Composition at the Moscow Conservatoire.