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Mr. HUGH THOMAS : ' Chair-Making '
SrOKENCHURCH. a tiny village in the S Chilterus near High Wyeomhe, is the centre of a colony of skilled chair-makers. A few of the older craftsmen still work out in the beech-woods. but most of them manufacture the traditional Windsor chair-legs in small factories.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr. Hugh Thomas

Regional Variations (2)

AL COLLINS and his ORCHESTRA and GERALDO and his GAUCHO TANGO ORCHESTRA

National Programme London

'El Hakin begs for a Life," from 'The Talisman '
(Sir Walter Scott )
'Chopin,' the first of a new Series of Little Talks on Big Composers by Sir FREDERIC COWEN

Contributors

Unknown:
El Hakin
Unknown:
Waller Scott
Unknown:
Sir Frederic Cowen

Regional Variations (2)

Promenade Concert

National Programme London

Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sola Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Brahms
MYRA HESS
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by SIR HENRY WOOD
ORCHESTRA
Tragic Overture
THE Overture was composed in the same year
(1880) as the Academic Festival Overture, and the two works made their first appearance in tho same programme at a concert which was given in Breslau, with Brahms himself conducting; the occasion was his graduation as honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the University there. The work has no special programme, and its title is the only clue which Brahms gave to the mood of its music.
MYRA HESS and Orchestra
Pianoforte Concerto No. 1 in D minor
1. Maestoso ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Rondo : Allegro non troppo
ORCHESTRA
Symphony No. 3 in F
I. Allegro con brio; 2. Andante ; 3. Voco Allegretto; 4. Allegro
BRAHMS was engaged on this work for the greater part of the year
1882 and right through the following spring, finishing it in the early summer of 1883 during a stay at Wiesbaden. It was performed for the first time early in December, 1883, by the Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, Hans Richter conducting. The Symphony was immediately acclaimed by the whole world of music as in every way a worthy successor to the two earlier ones, and has long ago established itself as the most popular of Brahms' four. It is certainly the easiest of the four to understand, and the one which is conceived throughout in the happiest spirit. It is recorded that before its publication, Richter, in the course of a toast which he was proposing at a banquet, suggested that it should be called ' Brahms ' Eroica.' To any who remember Wagner's analysis of Beethoven's Eroica, and who know a later description of this symphony as one ' whose fundamental note is proud strength that rejoices in deeds,' the parallel will not seem without foundation.

Contributors

Unknown:
Myra Hess
Conducted By:
Sir Henry Wood
Unknown:
I. Allegro
Unknown:
Hans Richter

National Programme Daventry

About National Programme

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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