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German Reading by Dr. HERBERT SCHROEDER: Die Weltminuto von Waterloo,' from ' Sternstunden der Menschheit,' by Stefan Zweig
2.20 Interlude
2.30 Miss RHODA POWER : 'Days of Old: The Middle Ages—II, St. Bertha's Day in Palestine '
3.0 Interlude
3.5 Miss RHODA POWER: Stories for Younger Pupils-II , Maroosia and the Twelve Months ' (Russian)

THE aim of this series-to which G. Bernard Shaw ,
H. G. Wells , Dean Inge , Sir Oliver Lodge , J. B. S. Haldane , and Lowes Dickinson himself will contribute-is to present to listeners the varied points of view of well-known men. Lowes Dickinson , who is introducing the series and will also close it, will perhaps be best known to listeners as the author of ' Letters to John Chinaman ' ; it was, however, his delightfully-written Modern Symposium ' which suggested the idea of the present series. Mr. Dickinson is Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and one of the most important (if most retiring) contributors to modern thought.

Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Roy HENDERSON (Baritone)
ALTHOUGH the Overture, Poet and Peasant, is easily the first favourite of the few works of Suppe's which are now heard, Pique Dame must be a very good second. He was one of the many musicians whose great gifts appeared at an early age and who had to overcome some opposition before lie was allowed to take up music in earnest. He spent a busy life as conductor and composer, and one authority reports that he left no fewer than two Grand Operas and 165 stage pieces of less- serious dimensions, as well as at least two big works for the Church. In the latter part of last century two or three of his Light Operas were produced in London and enjoyed real success.
ELGAR'S Op. 27 is a Suite for Choir and Orchestra, called From the Bavarian Highlands, an echo of the composer's travels in that kindly part of the world. Three numbers of the Suite are for orchestra alone, and these are often played separately in the form of a Suite. The first is a light-hearted dance in which the tune enters boldly at the third bar. Once or twice its course is interrupted by a still more animated movement, and there is a more suave melody sometimes heard alone and sometimes along with the merry tune of the opening.
The second [dance, called In
Hammersbach, opens with three introductory bars, and then the first violins play the leading tune. Here, too, there is another, more smoothly flowing, melody, heard along with the first, and a quieter section in the middle of the piece.
The third, more vigorous than the others, begins energetically with reiterated notes. When the boisterous tune appears, it is played first by woodwinds. Again as in the other movements, there ia a more gracious melody which interrupts the energy of the dance from time to time, but it is the strenuous spirit of the opening which chiefly prevails and which brings the movement to an end with great strength and sonority.

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