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BEETHOVEN'S SONGS
Sung by GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
Der Wachtelschlag (The Call of the Quail)
Neue Liebe, neuos Leben (New Love, new Life) Der Kuss (The Kiss) Sehnsucht (Yearning)
Gretels Warnung (Gretel's Warning)
L'amante impaziente (The Impatient Lover) Song of the Flea

Contributors

Sung By:
George Parker
Unknown:
Gretels Warnung

MR. RONALD WATKINS continues his delightful Readings today from Chapter
XLIII, and on Thursday from the middle of Chapter XLIV (p. 222. Everyman Edition). We find Elizabeth in a piquant situation, visiting Pemberley, the ancestral home of Mr. Daroy. ' And of this place,' thought she, ' I might have been mistress!' The true character of Mr. Darcy emerges more and more clearly, as the old housekeeper reveals one nobility after another, and gradually, skilfully, the author dissipates the misunderstandings and assembles the characters of her story.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr. Ronald Watkins

HILDA DEDERICH (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA (Section C)
(Led by F. WEIST HILL)
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
FRANCOIS ADRIEN BOIELDIEU spent his early life in Rouen, composing operas to books written by his father, and pot-boilers, for which he got an average of ten shillings a piece.
Ho then went to Paris and wrote a number of operas, including The Caliph of Baghdad, the success of which so upset the academic Cherubini, that he remonstrated with the composer: 'Are you not ashamed of it?' he said. Boieldieu turned the other cheek, and asked the older man to teach him better musical manners. Cherubini did so, as a matter of fact, to his ultimate cost. Then Boieldieu went to Russia, got any amount of experience, and returned to take Paris by storm. For things had changed; Cherubini and the Parisians were out of humour with one another, the city wanted amusement, and Boieldieu was their man. He wrote opera after opera, the most charming of which are Jeanne de Paris and La Dame blanche. The latter opera, founded on a mixture of Scott's The Monastery and Guy Man nering, was, however, his last real success. Other gods had supplanted the popular Boieldieu; the Opera Comique had gone bankrupt, and Boieldieu was pensioned off by the government.
SAINT-SAENS, one of the most versatile of all French musicians of his period, was a man of indefatigable energy, but, as is so often the case with such untiring workers, he felt the uncontrollable necessity, every now and then, of throwing work to the winds, and taking a holiday. At these times he would suddenly disappear from Paris ; nobody knew where he was. In point of fact, he was probably in Africa, Algiersor some such place, enjoying himself immensely, having completely severed his connection with urgent musical matters. But on these trips he was not necessarily idle. Local colour and the call of work were doubtless too strong for him. It is to such periods that we owe, for example, the popular Algerian Suite, and this fantasy entitled Africa.

Contributors

Conductor:
F. Weist Hill
Conductor:
Adrian Boult
Unknown:
Francois Adrien Boieldieu
Unknown:
Guy Man

RONALD GOURLEY
Whistling Solos
ASHLEY STERNE
Seaside Zoology'
FLORENCE OLDHAM
Syncopated Songs at the Piano
KEITH WILBUR
The New Zealand Mimic
ERNEST SEFTON and BETTY LE BROCK
Cross-Talk
ARTHUR PRINCE and 'Jim'
SYDNEY BAYNES and his BAND will play during the programme

Contributors

Unknown:
Ronald Gourley
Unknown:
Ashley Sterne
Unknown:
Florence Oldham
Piano:
Keith Wilbur
Unknown:
Ernest Sefton
Unknown:
Betty Le Brock
Unknown:
Arthur Prince
Unknown:
Sydney Baynes

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Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

The Wedding Party on the Eiffel Tower was originally written as a ballet with music, and spoken commentary by two impersonal 'recitants,' who explained the action as it was mimed by the corps de ballet. In this broadcast version many lines have been restored to the characters, but the recitants. still play an active part. The action takes place on the first platform of the Eiffel Tower, where a wedding party, heralded by a flying telegram, arrive for breakfast. Unbridled fantasy reigns. A photographer attempts to take a group-picture, but is hindered by the subjects of the photographs, not to mention the loquacious camera itself. Other 'crazy' incidents are a dance of the telegrams, arrival of a lady-cyclist, a sportsman stalking an ostrich, the consumption of a General by a lion, and, a little later, the return of the General, slightly paler and lacking a riding boot.

National Programme Daventry

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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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