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played by Bratza
Born in Novisad, Yugoslavia, in 1904, Bratza is the son of a photographic artist. When he was six years old he began to study the violin under the celebrated Sevcik of Vienna. Eight years later he had taken the State Diploma of the Meisterschule in that city, being the youngest pupil to obtain that distinction. He had the honour of playing before the crowned heads of Russia, Austria, Serbia, Roumania, and Montenegro. He has been a naturalised British subject since 1929.

Contributors

Violinist:
null Bratza

Symphony No. 1, in E flat played by BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Much less often played than the . popular Second Symphony in B minor, Borodin's First Symphony is in some respects -an even finer work. Its first movement is one of the most remarkable in the whole history of the post-Beethoven symphony, practically the whole of the thematic material being stated in the first few bars of the slow introduction. The other three movements-the Berliozian scherzo with its folk-songish trio, the oriental slow movement, the breezy, though rather Schumannesque, finale-if by no means as equally delightful.
It is almost incredible that this symphony was the work of a self-taught amateur, though it is true that Balakirev claimed that ' every bar of it was criticised and overhauled by me'. It was begun in 1862 but not completed until 1867.

Contributors

Leader:
J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor:
Ian Whyte

1.50 Music-making
John Horton and a group from an elementary school
2.10 Interval music
2.15 General science: Man and metals — ' Metals and the future '
Written by J. A. Lauwerys
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Junior English
Devised by Jean Sutcliffe
Story: Billy Beg 's bull
Read by Mary O'Farrell

Contributors

Unknown:
John Horton
Written By:
J. A. Lauwerys
Unknown:
Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Billy Beg
Read By:
Mary O'Farrell

Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 played by the Silverman Pianoforte Quartet:
Edward Silverman (violin)
Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)
Faure's Piano Quartet is an early work-it was written in 1879. -fts four movements, including a delicious scherzo of gossamer-like texture, show the composer's mastery of classical construction and his sensitiveness for colour. The music is full of lovely tunes and supple and striking rhythms, and the development of the themes is carried out with ingenuity and a keen ear for sonorous effect.

Contributors

Violin:
Edward Silverman
Viola:
Winifred Copperwheat
Cello:
William Pleeth
Piano:
Margaret Good

A story for the youngest listener
' Dandie Dinmont'
Part 2—' At the Circus ' by Lavinia Derwent , told by Madeleine Christie
' Ceilidh at the clachan ' —
Devised by Emsa Menzies
(Flora and Lachie Stewart entertain the village children to tea. A welcome guest tonight is Rory Maclean , the oldest shepherd at
Cairn Ban)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lavinia Derwent
Told By:
Madeleine Christie
Unknown:
Emsa Menzies
Unknown:
Lachie Stewart
Unknown:
Rory MacLean

(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony was composed during the year of the composer's unhappy marriage, which within three months resulted in a final separation. Through the financial help of his strange friend Nadejda von Meek (whom he never'met) he was enabled to go to Italy, where, in Venice, he completed this F minor Symphony.
The central idea of the whole work is Fate, which is represented by a recurring theme that is heard on the bassoons and horns at the outset.

Contributors

Leader:
Paul Beard
Conductor:
Sir Adrian Boult

The popular thriller by Frank Harvey (junior)
Adapted for the air by Marianne Helweg
Produced by Lance Sieveking
Cast and

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Harvey
Unknown:
Marianne Helweg
Produced By:
Lance Sieveking
Ivy (the barmaid of the ' Cap and Bells '):
Doris Gilmore
Doris (the barmaid from the Shake speare ' over the road):
May Annan
Sally Watson (a retired barmaid):
Laura Smithson
Queenie (a friend of Ivy's):
Lesley Deane
Bill Hoskins (proprietor of the ' Cap and Bells '):
Lance George
Fred (the waiter):
Wilfred Fletcher
A newspaper boy:
John Beavis
Jim (a blind beggar):
Laidman Browne
A street preacher:
J Hubert Leslie
Johnny Baines (a garage hand):
Frank Atkinson
Charlie Wickers (owner of a wireless shop):
Hedley Goodall
Mr Small (a man with a mean expression):
Charles Spencer
Joe Harris (a door-to-door salesman):
Ernest Sefton

BBC Home Service Basic

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BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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