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Particular interest attaches to this talk for housewives in this country, for both the similarities and differences between English and American homes are rooted in a common tradition. English listeners will hear how the average American housewife copes with familiar problems of house management, and what use she makes of the many mechanical aids at her disposal.

The State Orchestra of Berlin, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Overture, Oberon (Weber). Francis Russell (Tenor) and Isobel Baillic (Soprano) : Give me your darling hands (Puccini). The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Fürtwangler : Hungarian Dances, Nos. 1 and 3 (Brahms). Isobel Baillie (Soprano) and Nellie Walker (Contralto) : Night of Stars and Night of Love (Tales of Hoffmann) (Offenbach). The Night Light Symphony Orchestra : Glow Worm Idyll (Lincke) ; Intermezzo, Hearts and Flowers (Tobani). The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Meliehar : Fantasy, The Mastersingers (Wagner)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Dr. Leo Blech
Tenor:
Francis Russell
Tenor:
Isobel Baillic

Gladys Noon (Violin)
Bertram Harrison (Pianoforte)
Guy Ropartz , born in 1864, comes of an old Breton family. His master was Cesar Franck , whose declared disciple he is. These two influences have coloured all his music, dramatic and absolute. Yet., although Franck is his model, and Breton folk-song at the root of his inspiration, his compositions show strong originality, combined with a character that is both individual and wholly French. This sonata, composed in 1907 and the first of two, is based upon Breton themes set in a classical frame.

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Bertram Harrison
Unknown:
Guy Ropartz
Unknown:
Cesar Franck

Presented by Mr. C.L R. JAMES

After a very full survey of the last hundred years' struggle for slave emancipation this series comes this week to a practical examination of life and labour conditions in countries where slaves have gained freedom. This talk will describe the welfare of the descendants of freed slaves in the West Indies and America. In the West Indies, negroes, under the guidance of European advisers, have founded industries, laid down plantations, built schools, churches, and libraries.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mr. C.L.R. James

Regional Variations (2)

' The Economist in the Witness-Box' (Daventry National Programme)

National Programme London

Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL and Mr. N. F. HALL (Head of the Department of Economics,
University College, London)
The first three discussions of this series were occupied in drawing up the rules, defining the limits of economics, laying down the preliminaries. The thousands of interested listeners were impatient at the delay, and wanted to tilt straight at the knotty problems of the hour. Now, armed with four thousand questions from listeners, Commander King Hall is ready to open fire on Mr. N. F. Hall on current economic issues. The questions submitted have revealed the determination in all walks of life to get to grips with the arcana of economics : much confusion about the present system; a vague but general feeling that something must be done; a tendency to assume that economic problems can be solved in a vacuum. Tonight these experts in explanation will discuss the arguments for and against a return to the gold standard.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen King-Hall
Unknown:
Mr. N. F. Hall
Unknown:
Mr. N. F. Hall

Regional Variations (2)

Chamber Music

National Programme London

JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)
JOHN IRELAND (Pianoforte)
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET:
BROSA-WISE-RUBENS-MANNUCCI
This quartet is tie first of the six that Mozart dedicated to Haydn. The whole group expresses Mozart as a complete master of his craft, and there is no doubt in his anxiety to do honour both to himself and to 1-is beloved friend and master, Haydn, he put into these quartets all the beauty and genius of which he was capable.
JOHN ARMSTRONG and JOHN IRELAND
(First Performance)
John Ireland is established in the estimation of listeners as one of the most vividly expressive and emotionally compact of living British song-writers. His Sea Ferer is as successful a song as has been heard for years, and is a universal favourite, but it would be wrong to imagine that this fine song stands, out conspicuously from many others equally fine. This group of new songs is without doubt destined to decorate future programme pages with satisfying frequency and regularity.
The fourth of Bartok's string quartets dates from 1930. and was first broadcast in December of that year by the Pro Arte Quartet. It is of bewildering difficulty, and leaves Ba.rtok's earlier style, in which his devotion to his native Hungarian rhythms and folk-idioms was more easily apparent, far behind. But for those already attuned to the later Bartok, and for those prepared to listen with a receptive ear, the exhilaration of this essentially modern music will make its own certain appeaJ.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Armstrong

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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