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Dr. H. C. T. LANGDON , O.B.E. : ' Can Colds be
Prevented ? '
ONE is apt:to think that Preventive Medicine is mainly concerned with serious diseases, and that little progress is being made in the prevention of such minor ills of life as toothache, colds, etc. In this talk Dr. Langdon tries to explain the causes of the common cold and the nature of common-sense measures for its prevention. Next week the ways in which surgery can
' be of help to children will be expounded by Dr. Laetitia Fairfield.

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr. H. C. T. Langdon
Unknown:
Dr. Laetitia Fairfield.

THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ORCHESTRA
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
DURING the world-war King Albert of Belgium, like several of the great people involved in it, compiled an album of pictures, music, verse, and stories, which was sold for the benefit of war charities. Distinguished people in most of the allied countries lent their aid, and this Carillon was contributed by Sir Edward Elgar. It was composed as music to accompany the recitation of a poem by Emile Cammaerts -Sing, Belgians, sing—and had a Prelude and interludes between tho verses. The music, not only those parts which were originally meant to be heard without a speaking voice, is so full of dignity and power that it long ago had to be specially arranged for performance apart from the poem : in that form it is much better known than if it had remained true to its first purpose, ranking among the best-beloved of Elgar's shorter orchestral pieces. But its performance this week has a special significance when we recall the occasion which inspired it. i

Contributors

Conducted By:
Leslie Heward
Unknown:
Sir Edward Elgar.
Unknown:
Emile Cammaerts

The Rt. Hon. LORD EUSTACE PERCY, M.P.:
' The Nineteenth-Century Social Ideals '
THIS evening Lord Eustace Percy takes over the reins of the political series from
Mr. Leonard Woolf. Lord Eustace Percy , who is a younger son of the seventh Duke of Northumberland, was formerly in the Diplomatic Service. In 1921 he entered Parliament as the Conservative member for Hastings, and in 1924 became President of the Board of Education. In this talk he opens his subject by considering the nineteenth-century conception of society, which was that of a co-operative society for the accumulation of wealth. Has our recent experience confirmed or discredited this conception ? At all events, the impetus of this industrial society has slowed down since the beginning of the century. Two of the main factors in its success-an increasing birth-rate and the creation of new markets-now no longer exist, and there is a pressure of competition from new industrial "nations.

Contributors

Unknown:
Lord Eustace Percy
Unknown:
Mr. Leonard Woolf.
Unknown:
Lord Eustace Percy

MIRIAM LICETTE (Soprano)
ARTHUR Cox (Tenor)
The B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by PERCY PITT
THIS recitative and aria are sung near the beginning of Aida by Rhadames, the Egyptian soldier. The priests are taking counsel of their gods, to learn who should be chosen to lead the army against the ancient enemy, the Ethiopians. In the recitative, Rhadames voices the hope that the choice may fall on him, 'and that he may return victorious, to lay his spoils and honours at Aida's feet. Then he breaks off into an ecstatic love-song in her praise' Heavenly Aida, beauty resplendent.' He does not yet know that she is a royal princess-daughter of the King of the Ethiopians, against whom he hopes to march. He knows only that she is a captive, slave of the Egyptian princess, Amneris, and he loves her devotedly.
The air is a first favourite among Verdi's songs for tenor ; it demands fine singing, but, in the hands of an artist who knows his job, never fails of its thrilling effect.
THE Countess, in Mozart's opera Figaro, has grave doubts of her Count's fidelity, and schemes with her maid, Susanna, to find him out by a little plot of disguises and changed costumes. In the recitative before the aria she gives vent to her doubts of the propriety of such a scheme, and then, in the aria, laments the happy days when she was sure that his devotion was wholly her own.

Contributors

Conducted By:
Percy Pitt

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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