by Cecil Turner
Beethoven's Thirty-two Variations were written in 1806 and therefore represent the composer in full com- mand of his creative gifts. The key scheme of these Variations is interesting: Variations 1-12 are in C minor, 13-17 in C major, and 18-32 in C minor.
F. Bonavia , in an article in the Radio TIMES, said that in these Variations Beethoven ' recalls Bach on account of the material and spiritual unity of a work that resembles a chaconne in every particular. There is no change of rhythm and the only change in tonality is given by the passage from minor into major
An anthology of recorded speech collected and described by J.M.D. Pringle
What is English speech? Can we trust the poet? Is the statesman to be our standard? Or the stage? The 'Deep South' or the BBC?
Douglas Pringle will invite listeners to hear some examples in the fine style, and will leave them to make up their minds about a subject on which everyone makes his voice heard.
J. M. D.
Speaker (alternative name):
Tommy Handley with Cecilia Eddy
Sam Heppner and Lionel Gamlin
Supported by Jack Harris and his
Band in a radio show including
' Man Bites Dog '
Topsy Turvy Interviews and ' Guess or Know ' one of those games
The show presented by Francis Worsley
A visit to the 58th Kent Anti-Aircraft Regiment in camp at Watchet
Compere, Jack Train
This is the first of a series of three broadcasts showing how the Army enjoys itself when parades are over. The camp concert tonight from Watchet, Somerset, will be given by the Territorials; the second, from Preston, Lancashire, on September 8, will be given by the Militia; and the third, on September 12, from an R.A.F. camp by Regulars. In each case no talent will have been imported, except for the comperes. These broadcasts will be of entertainment by the Services for the Services when work is done.
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