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Introduced by PERCY SCHOLES and KATHLEEN LONG (Pianoforte)
RAVEL—the composer of the dazzlingly brilliant Jeux d'eaux ('Fountains'), and the plaintive Pavane for a Dead Princess of Spain, pieces which everybody who once hears them is compelled to love ; and Ravel the composer of the enigmatic Scarbo, and other pieces which the élite tell us are of just as surpassing. beauty and just as pointed significance, yet which at a first hearing leave us muttering in bewilderment : ' Is Ravel mad. or are we ? '
In both his phases, says Miss Long, that excellent pianist, and her colleague of this evening,
Mr Scholes, Ravel is one of the truest poets of music and a friendly poet who only 'calls for our more intimate knowledge to be understood and affectionately admired. He is waiting to become a 'New Friend in Music ' to thousands to whom he is yet a mere distant acquaintance, and with Miss Long as his interpreter, and Mr. Scholes just putting in a helpful explanatory word here and there, we have at last the perfect opportunity of establishing a friendship which hundreds of succeeding broadcast programmes (for Ravel is often broadcast) will then strengthen and confirm.

Contributors

Introduced By:
Percy Scholes
Pianoforte:
Kathleen Long

From Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
GERTRUDE JOHNSON (Soprano)
SMETANA'S tone-poem, one of a set entitled
My Country, suggests the scenes through which the chief river of Bohemia, the Vltava (Moldau) passes. The composer quotes in his score some headings. They are:—
1. The Two Sources of the Vltava; 2. A Chase in the Forest; 3. A Peasant's Wedding ; 4. Moonlight, and Dance of Nymphs ; 5. The St. John Rapids ; 6. The Broadest Stream ; 7. The Vysehrad Fortress.

Contributors

Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Soprano:
Gertrude Johnson

by HERMANN KESSER
In this remarkable monodrama' there are many characters, but only one voice.
There is almost no action, for incident loses itself in soliloquy : nevertheless, suspense, love, hate, jealousy, death, a trial scene are all vividly depicted.
Tho story of 'Nurse Henrietta' may be regarded as either phantasy or as reality. Life, after all, is made up of both, and of something which is more than both, although contained, in each. Here is a paradox of which the art of the writer aims at providing a solution.
The reproduction of this curiously intimate kind of drama by means of the microphone marks another advance in the technique of radio play-writing.

Contributors

Unknown:
Hermann Kesser
Nurse Henrietta:
Lilian Harrison

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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