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A C. CAMERON, Secretary for Education, Oxford City: 'What's the use of School?'
THIS SERIES, that started last January, may be said to be growing up. Listeners have had their children guided through infancy. Their babies have been weaned ; they have cut their teeth; they have learnt to stand, to walk, to run ; and now, no longer babies, are creeping like snails unwillingly to school.
Not that that is the case with the normal child today. For the normal child is a herd animal and happy with other children. In fact many parents think school today is all fun and no work How has school helped the boy and girl to face the struggle of earning a living when he or she is turned out at fourteen?
It is the use of school that Mr. A. C. Cameron is to point out in his preliminary talk to the spring and summer broadcasts. The use that, by co operation with the masters and mistresses, parents can make of school.
How the normal child may get the best out of it, and the abnormal child avoid the worst. And he will also suggest that education is not only the school's affair, but that many of life's most valuable lessons are to be learnt in the home.

Between 11.0 and 11.30 London National (261.1m.) will radiate Television. Programme on page 1034.


Mr. A. C. Cameron

A Light Continental Programme
Orchestre Mascotte : Waltz Pot-pourri, Strauss and Lanner (arr.
Wysocki) ; Waltz, Japanese Lantern (Yoshitomo)
Armand Crabbe (baritone) : Amoureuse (Berger)
Edith Lorand and her Viennese
Orchestra : Selection, Ball at the Savoy (Abraham) .
Henry Garat (baritone) : Biguine (En parlant un pcu de Paris) (Moretti Wille metz)
Orchestre Raymonde: Delibes in Vienna (arr. Walter)


Armand Crabbe
Edith Lorand
Henry Garat
Moretti Wille

Sonata in A minor i. Allegro; 2. Andante ; 3. Allegro di molto
Sonata in D minor i. Allegro moderate ; 2. Cantabile e mesto ; 3. Allegro
(From Clavier-Sonaten nebst einigen Rondos furs Fortepiano, fur Kenner und Liebhaber, 1781)
Rondo in D
(From Clavier-Sonaten nebst einigen Rondos furs Fortepiano, fur Kenner und Liebhaber, 1780)


Played By:
Helen Perkin

(Section D)
Overture, Anacreon ..... Cherubini Ballet Suite, The Good-humoured
Ladies Scarlatti, arr. Tommasini
(Five Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti , orchestrated by Vincenzo Tommasini ) Symphonic Poem, Tasso : Lamento e
Trionfo (Lament and Triumph) Liszt
CHERIBINI was a pretty big man in his day. Head of the Paris Conservatoire, he wielded' enormous influence, both as an example and as a teacher. Beethoven thought highly of Cherubini's operas, and there is evidence of imitation in the work of the younger man over a certain period.
Berlioz, a pupil of this Conservatoire and a refractory one, thoughtless highly of his chief, and probably with reason. Cherubini's music was wonderfully made with the mathematical precision and faultless technique of a consummate contrapuntist, but it was cold, austere, a. sacrifice to an ideal of grammatical purity.
Cherubini had his years of triumph while his operas held the Paris stage, but with the coming of Auber, Boieldieu, and the new craze for gaiety, he fell from grace. And today, only an overture or two survive out of all the great quantity he wrote in the years when the Paris Opéra was practically in his pocket.
FOR THE SECOND of his twelve symphonic poems, Liszt chose as his subject an incident in the life of the sixteenth-century Italian poet Tasso, and in its earlier form was actually produced as an Introduction to Goethe's play, Tasso, in 1849. The present version is a later revision.
Tasso is at first in prison, hut subsequently overcomes his enemies ; hence the subtitle, ' Lament and. Triumph '. The programme of the music covers life in the cities of Venice, where Tasso was imprisoned, Ferrara in festival time, where Tasso's works were produced, and Rome, the scene of his final triumph as a national poet. Use is made of a central theme, sombre, tragic, intense, derived from an episode in Tasso's great Poem ' Jerusalem Delivered '.


Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Stanley Chapple
Domenico Scarlatti
Vincenzo Tommasini

Agatha Christie
Listeners may remember that in the summer of 1930 a serial detective story, 'Behind the Screen' was read, a chapter at a time, each by a different broadcaster: Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, E.C. Bentley, and Ronald Knox. It was an experiment in technique, and this new series which is to start tonight may be said to be another.
This time, instead of a serial, the short story is to be experimented with. The art of writing a short story is a more difficult art than that of writing a book, and perhaps the art of telling a story is rarest of all. Who is there that one can think of, with the excepttion of A.J. Alan, who excels ?
Yet once upon a time, when there were no books to read, no films to see, no wireless sets to switch on, people told each other stories, and listeners were absorbed.
Agatha Christie, who is to tell the first story tonight, has a great following in England and America for her written stories. Tonight she will appeal to an audience that depends upon the ear alone.


Agatha Christie

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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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