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Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Relayed from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
Muriel Tookey (first violin); Dorothy Hemming
; Lena Wood (viola) ; Elsa Tookey (violoncello)
Quartet in A, Op. 2.... Richard Strauss
I. Allegro ; 2. Scherzo: Allegro molto ; 3. Andante cantabile, molto espressivo ; 4. Finale : Allegro vivace
Quartet, La oracion del torero (The
Toreador's Prayer).......... Turina
Strauss's String Quartet in A, Op. 2, was composed in 1880. Although a very charming and well-written work in the classical style, it is hardly representative of the composer, who later came under the influence of Liszt and Wagner and finally struck out en his own path that led to such works as ' Till Eulcnspiegel ' and ' Ein Hcldenleben '.
, at 2.0


Muriel Tookey
Dorothy Hemming
Lena Wood
Elsa Tookey
Richard Strauss
I. Allegro
Ein Hcldenleben

Travel Talk
Southern Europe
3-' Spanish Galicia'
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Music
Course 2, Continuation Course 2 ' Simple and Compound Time '—2
3.0 Friday Story
Under the direction of FRANK ROSCOE
3.15 Friday Talk
Under the direction of FRANK ROSCOE
3.30 Interval
3-35 Talk for Sixth Forms
I—'Plants and Animals in Human
History '
J. B. S. HALDANE, F.R.S., Professor of Genetics in the University of London
Listeners will remember the interesting talks Professor Haldane gave last term on ' Making New Plants' and ' Breathing in Rarefied or Compressed Air ', the latter dealing with very high flights and Professor Haldane's own experience of diving. Today he is to discuss the way man has affected the evolution of animal and plant life and vice versa, and on March 6 he will give a talk on ' Keeping Cool'.
Professor Haldane has been Professor of Genetics at University College, London University, since 1923, and has been head of the Genetical Department at the John Innes Horticultural Institution since 1927.


Janet H. Perry
Thomas Armstrong
Frank Roscoe
Frank Roscoe

Regional Variations (2)

Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
In a Radio TIMES article on Smetana's cycle of six symphonic poems entitled ' My Country ', Edwin Evans describes the third, ' Sarka ', as follows : ' To the north of Prague, between Podhaba and Liboe, is a valley which is named after Sarka, the heroic leader of the mythical Amazons of Bohemia. Betrayed by a lover, Sarka is consumed with rage against all men. To the strains of a march Ctirad, the hero, approaches at the head of his warriors. He sees a beautiful woman bound to a tree. He falls in love with her and his followers camp on the spot. Mead and wine are served and presently the men fall into a drunken sleep. Then Sarka sounds her horn as a signal to her Amazons who wait in ambush. They massacre the sleepers until the grass is soaked with blood instead of dew, and Ctirad himself falls victim to Sarka's sword.'


Conducted By:
Leslie Heward
Edwin Evans

Under the direction of Bernard van Dieren
Pianoforte music played by FRANZ OSBORN
Annees de Pelerinage (concluded)
Troisieme Annee
5. Sunt lacrymae rerum', en mode hongrois
6. March funebre (In memory of the Emperor Maximilian I)
7. Sursum corda


Played By:
Franz Osborn

This evening C. H. Middleton is bringing Ambrose Heath to the microphone to discuss with him the cultivation and cooking of a few unusual vegetables. In many small gardens more space than necessary is devoted to growing potatoes, and they both believe that some of this space could be used for certain vegetables, and would be so used if only the growers knew how to cook them. Hints in this direction will be given by Ambrose Heath , who is well known to listeners as a cookery expert. He and the gardening expert Middleton will touch briefly on the subject of herbs.


C. H. Middleton
Ambrose Heath
Ambrose Heath

A Programme for Anybody and Everybody with Young Ideas
The secret cipher which C. Louis Mansfield is to give over the air this evening is as follows : 31, 33, 23, 23, 33, 22, 35, 14, 18. 13, Ig, 27, 16, 14, 29, 20,26. 18,32,27,35,15,32. 22,27, 34, 26, 35, 20, 33, 34, 15. 20, 35, 22, 32. 18, 33, 20, 29. 13, 14, 29, 30, 26, 29. 13, 35, 24, 24, 14, 29. 23, 30, 34, 26.

(Section D)
Early in 1905, the revolutionary elements in Russia, encouraged by the Imperial Government's ill-success in the war with Japan, became very active and nearly succeeded in anticipating the Revolution of March, 1917. As usual, the students of the universities were foremost in the disturbances, and those of the Petersburg Conservatoire of Music joined in. When the police took repressive measures, Rimsky-Korsakov defended his pupils and was consequently dismissed from his professorship. Glazunov and others resigned in sympathy and, as a gesture of defiance, he and Rimsky-Korsakov each orchestrated a popular revolutionary song of the day : Glazunov, the famous ' Volga Boat Song ', Korsakov, this spirited tune, ' Dubinushka ' (The Big Oak Stick).


Laurance Turner
Adrian Boult

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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