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Frank Titterton (tenor) : The Rose of Tralee (Glover, Spencer) ; Mexican Serenade (Teresse)
Essie Ackland (contralto) : 0 dry those tears (del Riego)
Keith Falkner (bass-baritone): Port of many ships, Mother Cary, Trade Winds (Salt Water Ballads) (Keel)
Hulda Lashanska (soprano) : Ma curly-headed baby (Plantation Song); The sweetest Story ever told (Stultz)

Solo pianoforte, ARTHUR DE GREEF from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
The history of Borodin's Second Symphony is closely linked with that of his opera, Prince Igor. The first ideas for the Symphony occurred to him early in 1869, hut in April of that year Stassov suggested the opera subject to him, and for a time he devoted all his energies to Igor. Then he decided (temporarily) that the subject was unsuitable. 'Don't worry about it', lie wrote to Stassov. ' The material won't be wasted. It will all go into my Second Symphony '. Accordingly the first movement of the Symphony was written in 1871. During the period 1874-76 he was working at both opera and Symphony, and the last two movements of the Symphony were based on themes originally intended for an epilogue to Prince Igor. (Soloist, ARTHUR DE GREEF>)


Bertram Lewis

Hugo Wolf
Eichendorff Lieder sung by HERBERT HEYNER (baritone)
Eichendorff Lieder (concluded)
17. Seemanns Abschied (Sailor's Farewell) ; 18. Erwarrung (Expectation) ; 19. Die Nacht (The Night) ; 20. Waldmadchen (Forest Nymph)
Wie glanzt der helle Mond (Bright shines the silver moon) (from ' Sechs Gedichte', ', by Keller)


Hugo Wolf
Eichendorff Lieder
Herbert Heyner

'Understanding Your Car's Complaints '-I
As the spring approaches, thoughts turn from the house to the open air, and in many cases in the first place to the garage and the car which many a listener has laid up all the winter and will now be taking on the road again.
This evening Mr. Adams, who gave a talk this month in ' Topics in the Air ' on ' Taking out the Car ', is to give the first of two talks continuing his story, and describing with the assistance of gramophone records the noises a car makes and what they mean. Mr. Adams has had the co-operation of the A.A. and the R.A.C., and will give his second talk next Wednesday, April 8.

The scenarios and decor of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and the descriptive sub-titles, were suggested by Nicholas Roerich , painter, archaeologist and ethnographer. Roerich had been in charge of important excavations in the Novgorod Province, which had brought to light numerous treasures of neolithic art, and no one was better fittted to devise an artistic re-creation of the spring fertility rites of the pagan Slavs.
The work is divided into two parts : a ceremony of earth-worship and the sacrifice of a chosen maiden. After a slow introduction based on a Lithuanian folk-melody, come the ' auguries of spring ' (' stamping ' chords) ; the young beauties of the tribe dance, and there is a mock ' marriage by capture ' (a swift scherzo). Then come ' spring rounds ' (opened and closed by a lovely clarinet melody) and ' the gamea of rival communities '. Presently a Wise Elder appears ; he kisses the earth in adoration, and the first part ends with ' the winning of the earth by dancing '. After a gloomy introduction, the maidens begin the sacrifice, moving mysteriously in circles. There is a wild dance glorifying the chosen victim ; the shades of the tribal ancestors are evoked and worshipped ; and the work ends with a wild sacrificial dance.
An article on this work, by Edwin Evans , appears on page 14.
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Nicholas Roerich
Edwin Evans

Incidents from the lives of Richard Nash and his Court
Taken from Edith Sitwell 's ' Bath', Oliver Goldsmith 's ' Life of Nash ', and other sources
(By permission of Gilbert Miller )
Victor Fawkes , Carleton Hobbs , Stanley Lathbury , Charles Mortimer , Ivor Maddox , Gladys Young , Joan Matheson , Guy Pelham Boulton , Cherry Cottrell , Agnes Lauchlan ,
Grenville Eves , Charles Mason
Arranged and produced by M. H. Allen


Richard Nash
Edith Sitwell
Oliver Goldsmith
Gilbert Miller
Victor Fawkes
Carleton Hobbs
Stanley Lathbury
Charles Mortimer
Ivor Maddox
Gladys Young
Joan Matheson
Guy Pelham Boulton
Cherry Cottrell
Agnes Lauchlan
Grenville Eves
Charles Mason
Produced By:
M. H. Allen
Viola Lyel'
Beau Nash:
Baliol Holloway
John Wesley:
John Cheade

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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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