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L'histoire de l'industrie en France, son origine et son developpement a travers les ages
Charles Tavan
M. Charles Tavan is the manager of a well-known London firm of silk merchants who have also a manufacturing house in Lyons. He is going to talk about the origin and development of the silk trade and the various processes in the manufacture of silk from worm to tissue.

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Charles Tavan
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Third Concert
'The Pastoral Symphony'
Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F, ' The Pastoral ', is one of the very few works to which the composer outlined a programme. He said that the music was to be considered
' more the expression of sentiment than painting '. Berlioz declared that this symphony affected him more deeply than any of the others.

A Great Work
Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn is one of the greatest works of its kind, showing a sense of beauty and proportion and an ingenuity of treatment that remain as fresh and expressive today as when it was first performed in 1873. The climax of the work is the finale, which is a magnificent passacaglia, the ground or repeated bass of which is derived from the opening Haydn theme (the ' Chorale St. Antonii ').
' Death and Transfiguration'
Strauss's ' Death and Transfiguration ' is divided into four sections: (1) the sick man lies in his bed and dreams of ' childhood's golden day ' ; (2) then comes a fierce, delirious fight with Death. Once again there follows stillness ; (3) the dying man reviews all' his past life. At length there comes a briefer, fiercer struggle, in which Death strikes its final blow ; (4) the stillness of death is succeeded by the Transfiguration.

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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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