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THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

National Programme London

Piano Solos by CECIL Dixon
A New Zoo Talk by HELEN SIDEBOTHAM
Various Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
'Hector Hokkibatz goes out to Tea ' (
Norman Hunter )

Contributors

Solos By:
Cecil Dixon
Talk By:
Helen Sidebotham
Songs By:
Frederick Grisewood
Songs By:
Hector Hokkibatz
Unknown:
Norman Hunter

BRAHMS' SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
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Played by ADILA FACHIRI and KATHLEEN LONG
Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte in A, Op. 100
All three of the Sonatas for violin and pianoforte which Brahms left can fairly claim to be favourites alike with performers and audiences. They are all admirably laid out to display the best qualities of both instruments, and it is often said that the violin parts might have been written by a violinist, so well does each one ' play itself,' in the phrase used by fiddlers. The first was not published until 1880—his forty-seventh year, though we know that when he went to Schumann, with an introduction from Joachim, years earlier, a violin sonata was among the music he took with him. The first, in G major, to be played on Thursday, is certainly a work which shows him arrived at the full maturity of his powers, and in his most genial and kindly mood. It has the special interest of being closely associated with two of his songs-' Regenlied ' (Song of the Rain) and ' Nachklang ' (Echo) : the last movement begins with a theme like that used in the song to suggest the dripping rain. In the second Sonata we have one of Brahms' interesting experiments in design. It will be remembered that the slow movement and the Scherzo alternate one with the other, to form only one movement. The first is a smoothly-flowing movement in amiable mood, with the pianoforte beginning the theme, and the last is a gracious Allegretto in place of the more bustling and energetic Finale which Brahms often gives us.

Contributors

Played By:
Adila Fachiri

Presented by Professor R. Coupland, C.I.E. (Beit Professor of Colonial History in the University of Oxford)

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the Parliamentary struggle for slave emancipation carried on by Wilberforce and Buxton. Professor Coupland tells tonight the story of the struggle that began when Buxton tabled his first motion in 1823, and ended in 1833, after ten years of incessant labour.

Contributors

Presenter:
Professor R. Coupland

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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