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Mis. ARTHUR WEBB : ' A Dinner for Four for Is.'
More economical cookery for the economical housewife. This week's talk contains directions for making egg a.nd bacon pastry, potato eggs and a sausage surprise : all enough for four and all costing less than a shilling. The recipes are Printed in the penny pamphlet — 'Economical
Cookery' — and the talk will contain further useful suggestions.

From St. Margaret's, Westminster
The Six Schübler Choral Preludes (Contd.)
No. 3. Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten (If thou but suffer God to guide thee)
No. 4. Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (My soul doth magnify the Lord)
No. 5. Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (Abide with us, Lord Jesu Christ )
No. 6. Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel hirunter (Comest Thou, Jesu, from Heaven)


Meine Seele
Herr Jesu Christ
Lord Jesu Christ

Regional Variations (2)

Relayed from the Armitagc Hall , National Institute for the Blind
Organ Accompanist, H. G. NEWELL
It seems that it is almost impossible to kill the spirit of the musician, however powerful a blow Fate may aim at him. Even deafness was overcome by Beethoven and Faure, and the number of gifted blind musicians, both executive and creative, is legion. The Braille System of Music Notation has only comparatively recently been perfected, and it is now possible to transcribe quite easily anything from a simple melody to a complex orchestral score, which opens out an immense field of activity for blind musicians in the future. Perhaps the most distinguished of blind musicians is William Wolstenholme , who was born in 1865 and has won for himself an enviable position as an organist and composer. Although blind from birth, Wolstenholmo took the degree of Bachelor of Music at Oxford when twenty-two years of age, and in 1908 went on his first organ recital tour in the United States.


Armitagc Hall
H. G. Newell
William Wolstenholme

Regional Variations (2)

' Tannhauser and the Jockey Club '

National Programme London

A Radio Play by HANS G. LUSTIG
(See. centre column and article on page 453)
The Paris of 1860 saw the elegant tragicomedy of the Second Empire still running, to all appearances, successfully. There were hints that the third Napoleon was thinking of Liberal support for the Imperial facade, but Paris remained happily self-centred and self-secure. Politics left it cold, but the German ' barbarian ' Wagner raised the tern- pcrature of the town to boiling point one evening in March, by his preposterous new opera—Tannhäuser—' all pilgrims and dia- cords.' Paris, taught by Offenbach, Rossini and Meyerbeer that opera was a pleasant succession of melodies, punctuated by ballet, was outraged. Particularly the imperialist members'of the exclusive ' Jockey Club '—allpowerful in the social world-who regarded the best seats, the second-act ballet, and the ladies of the opera as their peculiar preserves. Napoleon III , who was not musical, might countenance this Teutonic insult for the sake of his foreign policy or for ' Mad Metternich,' but' The Jockeys ' 'would not. Tonight's play tells the story through the mouths of the chief participants in this Franco-German musical fracas, in which Wagner failed where Moltke succeeded ten years later, the Emperor backed another of many losers, and ' those affected cads' ' The Jockeys' defended the stronghold of Parisian culture with silver whistles.


Play By:
Hans G. Lustig
Napoleon Iii

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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