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Conducted by Robert Irving
Liszt's symphonic poem' Mazeppa ' was composed in 1851: ' it was an expansion of one of the twelve Transcendental Studies composed in 1838. Prefixed to the score is a poem by Victor Hugo which is a romanticised version of the strange story of Mazeppa, a Polish gentleman who lived in the second half of the seventeenth century

Contributors

Conducted By:
Robert Irving
Unknown:
Victor Hugo

' Mystery at Castle Rock Zoo.' A new serial in six parts set in the Midlands. Written by Jean Marsh and adapted as a radio play by Olivia Manning. Produced by Margaret Bacon ('Peggy'). Episode 1
Songs by Ronald Bristol (tenor)
' What do you know about Maps? ' : a talk by, J. C. Gagg

Contributors

Written By:
Jean Marsh
Play By:
Olivia Manning.
Produced By:
Margaret Bacon
Songs By:
Ronald Bristol
Talk By:
J. C. Gagg

America v. Britain
A contest to find out who knows more about the other's country
London: Professor D. W. Brogan and Joyce Grenfell. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
New York: Christopher Morley and John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor D. W. Brogan
Unknown:
Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown:
Lionel Hale
Unknown:
Christopher Morley
Unknown:
John Mason Brown.

brings you a programme of French and English songs sung in gay and sentimental mood
First of a new series featuring this popular singer from Paris. With the Orchestre de Montparnasse, directed by Lionel Falkman. Script by Colin Wills. Presented by Joan Clark

Contributors

Directed By:
Lionel Falkman.
Script By:
Colin Wills.
Presented By:
Joan Clark

Rene Soames (tenor)
Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin), Leonard Dight (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), John Moore (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Vaughan Williams 's song cycle ' On Wenlock Edge ' consists of six settings for tenor, piano, and string quartet of poems from Housman's ' A Shropshire Lad.' It was first performed in London in 1909. This cycle may well be described as a masterpiece of the composer's early period. The music is a perfect interpretation of the tragic beauty of Housman's words-, and is a masterly exposition of descriptive writing in the more subtle meaning of the term
(Concert given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London)

Contributors

Tenor:
Rene Soames
Violin:
Leonard Dight
Violin:
Watson Forbes
Viola:
John Moore
Unknown:
Vaughan Williams

A poetry notebook edited by Patric Dickinson. A series of four programmes of familiar and unfamiliar ballads. 2 — ' The Pied Piper of Hamelin,' by Robert Browning , and ' The Fiddler of Dooney' by W. B. Yeats. Read by Harry Hutchinson

Contributors

Edited By:
Patric Dickinson.
Unknown:
Robert Browning
Unknown:
W. B. Yeats.
Read By:
Harry Hutchinson

with Jack Train , Hugh Morton , Fred Yule , Lind Joyce , Diana Morrison , Deryck Guyler , Molly Weir , and Joan Harben. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Script by Ted Kavanagh. Produced by Francis Worsley

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Train
Unknown:
Hugh Morton
Unknown:
Fred Yule
Unknown:
Lind Joyce
Unknown:
Diana Morrison
Unknown:
Deryck Guyler
Unknown:
Molly Weir
Unknown:
Joan Harben.
Conducted By:
Rae Jenkins.
Script By:
Ted Kavanagh.
Produced By:
Francis Worsley

A fantasy by Anthony Gittins. Produced by Peter Watts
Others taking part include Frank Atkinson. Franklyn Bellamy , Joyce Cathie , Vivienne Chatterton, Charles Leno , Williams Lloyd, Preston Lockwood , Eric Lugg , Duncan Mclntyre , Charles Maunsell , George Owen , Alexander Sarner , Molly Tapper , William Trent , and Patsy Smart

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Gittins.
Produced By:
Peter Watts
Unknown:
Frank Atkinson.
Unknown:
Franklyn Bellamy
Unknown:
Joyce Cathie
Unknown:
Charles Leno
Unknown:
Preston Lockwood
Unknown:
Eric Lugg
Unknown:
Duncan McLntyre
Unknown:
Charles Maunsell
Unknown:
George Owen
Unknown:
Alexander Sarner
Unknown:
Molly Tapper
Unknown:
William Trent
The bottle:
Basil Jones
The river:
Francis de Wolff
Barney Bridge:
Richard George
The barge:
Marjorie Westbury
A spanner:
Charles Marford
Fire:
Cyril Gardiner
A hoarding:
Belle Chrystall

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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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