From page 13 of ' New Every Morning '
Regional Variations (2)
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Euphemia Gray (pianoforte)
Margaret Godley Rosalind Rowsell Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley
Samuel Dyson Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Tina Bonifacio (harp) ; Harry Dyson (flute) ; Gethyn Wykeham-George
Listeners will welcome back this popular broadcaster whose fine conversational style is well known to listeners. Hitherto, in ' Public Opinion and Politics ', broadcast in the summer of last year, and ' What is a great man ? ', which he gave in the autumn, Lord Elton has had to confine himself to fixed subjects. In this new series he will be able to talk about- anything he likes week by week. Politician, author, man of letters, Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, Lord Elton can look back on a life full of interest and has almost unlimited experience of men and matters to draw on. He is just back from a visit to the United States, and doubtless his experiences out there will form the subject of one of his talks.
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo pianoforte, Leslie England from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Gogol's collection of short stories, ' Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka ', has been a fruitful source of inspiration to Russian opera composers. Mussorgsky's Fair at Sorotchintsy, Tchaikovsky's Vakula the Smith, Rimsky-Korsakov's Night in May and Christmas Eve-all these works are based on Gogol's delightful, humorous-fantastic tales of village life in the Ukraine.
A Night in May had been a favourite tale of Rimsky-Korsakov's from childhood ; he read it with his lady-love on the day he proposed to her ; and it was his wife who finally persuaded him to make an opera of it. The opera (written in 1878) was Korsakov's second and, as listeners will gather from the overture, is one of his most tuneful and lyrical compositions, by no means depending on orchestral colour for its effect. (Soloist, LESLIE ENGLAND> )
Directed by Henry Hall
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with CAROLINE and MARK CALLANAN
Trio for two Oboes and Cor Anglais in C, Op. 87
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio cantabile. 3 Minuetto: Allegro molto-Scherzo. 4 Finale: Presto played by Joy Boughton (oboe)
David John (oboe)
Nathalie Caine (cor anglais)
by James Tanner
[starring] Ben Lyon and W.H. Berry
(see below and the article by M. Willson Disher on page 8)
("The Quaker Girl" was broadcast on Tuesday in the Regional programme)
' Sources of New Words '
Logan Pearsall Smith
In his talk today Logan Pearsall Smith, author of ' The English Language' and other publications, will show by what methods our language has been enriched. The first great source of new words has always been that of borrowing from other languages. English is a composite language, and almost half of its terms are derived from other forms of speech.
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The Rt. Hon.
Sir Archibald Sinclair
by Vladimir Rosing (tenor)
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
A programme of poetry
The poems selected and introduced by W. B. Yeats and read by Margot Ruddock and V. C. Clinton Baddeley
It seems to be the consensus of opinion among listeners that ' In the Poet's Pub ', selected and produced by W. B. Yeats , proved conclusively what he set out to prove-that poetry can still be popular, even in England, when it is made exciting. The poems presented on that occasion might be summarised as being the poetry of the people. In tonight's sequel, ' In the Poet's Parlour ', the poems might be classified as being the kind that poets enjoy reading and writing. They are ' The King of China's Daughter ' by Edith Sitwell , ' Santorin ' by J. E. Flecker , and To Morfydd ' by Lionel Johnson , and also Yeats's own ( Sweet Dancer ', ' I am of Ireland ', ' Poem from the Japanese', and ( The Wicked Hawthorn Tree '.
Conductor, George Walter