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' La Traviata ' (Verdi)
The New York Philharmonic
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Toscanini': Prelude, Act I
Eide Norena (soprano): Ah! fors e lui (Act 1)
Gigli (tenor): Dei miei bollenti spiriti (Act 2)
The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Toscanini: Prelude, Act 3
' Madam Butterfly' (Puccini)
Meta Seinemeyer (soprano), and Chorus: Entrance of Butterfly (Act 1)
Margaret Sheridan (soprano), and Aureliano Pertile (tenor): Love Duet (Act 1)
Alessandro Valente (tenor): Addio fiorito asil
Margaret Sheridan (soprano), and Lionello Cecil (tenor): 'Death of Butterfly (Act 2)


Margaret Sheridan
Alessandro Valente
Margaret Sheridan
Lionello Cecil

2.5 Stories from World History
' Our Modern World'
A dramatic interlude written for broadcasting by HUGH Ross WILLIAMSON
' It is very wonderful indeed this world of yours. You have light without fire ; yotf send your voices all over the air ; you make music with the point of a needle.' These are only some of the things that Sir John Dixon , transported into this century from Elizabethan times, thinks wonderful in our modern world that we are so apt to take for granted. You will hear how he was under the impression that he was walking in Marylebone fields and found himself in Broadcasting House. Broadcasting, lifts, telephones, electric light-they amaze him. He is taken for a drive round London. Motor-cars bewilder him, the noise of the streets deafens him, he thinks the cinema the strangest invention of all.


Broadcasting By:
Hugh Ross Williamson
John Dixon

John McCormnck (tenor): The
Kerry Dance (Molloy). Isle of Erin (trad.). She is far from the land (Moore Lambert )
Kerstin Thorborg (mezzo - soprano) : Mattinata (Tosti). Gib mir dein Herz (Melartin)
Luigi Fort (tenor): Ideale (Tosti).
Si vous laviez compris (Melodie) (Denza). Ay, Ay, Ay (Freire and Perez)


John McCormnck
Moore Lambert
Kerstin Thorborg

Cedric Sharpe Sextet: Treasures of Columbine ; Valse bluette (Drigo). In the Gloaming (Harrison). Valse viennoise (Poldini)
Alfredo Campoli (violin):
Schon Rosmarin (Fair Rosemary) (Kreisler). La Ronde des lutins (Goblins' Dance) (Bazzini)
J. H. Squire Celeste Octet:
Memories of Johann Strauss-Intro ducing Blue Danube ; Acceleration ; Artists' Life ; Tales of the Vienna Woods ; Wine, Woman, and Song ; Morning Leaves ; Blue Danube


Cedric Sharpe
Alfredo Campoli
Schon Rosmarin
Johann Strauss-Intro

Boston Promenade Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler : Polka, Thunder and Lightning (Johann Strauss )
Barnabas von Geczy and his
Orchestra: Valse triste (Sibelius)
Orchestra Mascotte: Waltz, Souvenir de Mona Lisa (Schebek)
Edith Lorand and her Viennese
Orchestra: Poem (Fibich)


Conducted By:
Arthur Fiedler
Johann Strauss
Barnabas von Geczy
Mona Lisa
Edith Lorand

E. M. Stephan and Felix de Grand Combe
Listeners will remember that
M. Emile Stephan opened this series in September last year and also later gave a delightful talk on the spirit of Christmas in France. Today he is to come to the microphone with M. Felix de Grand'Combe and they will go over the ground that has been covered. The object was not to teach French but to awaken interest in France. M. de Grand'-Combe occupies the Chair of French at Bristol University and is the author of a number of books, among them his amusing ' Tu Viens en Angleterre '.


E. M. Stephan
M. Emile Stephan
M. Felix
Tu Viens

Musical reminiscences of the Russian Imperial Ballet as told by LYDIA LOPOKOVA the famous ballerina
Illustrated with music played by The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by Watford Hyden
The programme is introduced by a short prologue, in which the following will be heard-
The Balalayka Players and Pavel Fedoroff
Production by Archie Campbell
Imperial Ballet' was broadcast in the Regional programme on Monday


Told By:
Lydia Lopokova
Conducted By:
Watford Hyden
Conducted By:
Pavel Fedoroff
Production By:
Archie Campbell

A Melodrama for Broadcasting
Being the Last Adventure of the Three Musketeers
Adapted by Patrick Riddell from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
With music by Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Persons of the Play (in order of speaking) Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, a Guard at the Bastille, Secretaries, Officers of D'Artagnan's staff, etc.
The Orchestra conducted by Victor Hely-Hutchinson
The production by Peter Creswell
'The Man in the Iron Mask' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 6.0


Adapted By:
Patrick Riddell
Novel By:
Alexandre Dumas
Music By:
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
The Narrator:
Jack Allen
D'Artagnan, Captain General of the King's Musketeers:
Jack Livesey
Athos, Comte de la Fère:
Ivan Samson
Porthos, Baron du Pierrefonds, etc.:
Norman Shelley
Aramis, Bishop of Vannes, General of the Jesuits:
Arthur Evans
Nicolas Fouquet, Superintendent of the Finances of France:
Ralph Truman
Colbert, Intendant of the Finances:
Robert Holmes
Louis the Fourteenth, King of France:
Guy Pelham Boulton
Raoul, Vicomte de Bragelonne, Athos's son:
Ivan Brandt
Louise de la Valliere, affianced to Raoul:
Joyce Redman
Philippe, the Man in the Iron Mask:
Guy Pelham Boulton
Anne, Queen of France, Mother to Louis the King:
Joan Henley

Act 3 of Wagner's Opera from the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
The action takes place on Tristan's ship during a voyage from Ireland, in Cornwall, and in Brittany
Scene, The Courtyard of Tristan's
Castle, Brittany
Stage Director, Charles Moor
The curtain rises upon the desolate ground before Tristan's castle. Tristan lies on a couch dying from the wound inflicted by Melot's sword. While Kurvenal is tending him, a shepherd, who is watching for the arrival of Isolde's ship, is heard piping a plaintive tune. Tristan opens his eyes and murmurs: ' The old refrain; why does it waken me? Where am I?'
Tristan's thoughts turn to Isolde, and Kurvenal tries to comfort his anguish by telling him that Isolde is expected at any moment and it may be possible for her to heal his wound. Tristan imagines that he can see Isolde's ship, but the shepherd's doleful pipe tells him that he is mistaken. Tristan becomes delirious and finally sinks back exhausted.
At last Isolde's ship arrives, and the shepherd pipes a happy tune. Tristan tears the bandage from his wound and staggers to his feet to embrace Isolde, who gently pushes him back on his couch. The Love-glance motive is heard and as it works up to a climax Tristan dies in Isolde's arms.
In the meantime, King Mark and his followers disembark from their ship and Tristan's men, thinking they have come to take Isolde, start a fight. Kurvenal avenges Tristan by killing Melot, but is himself mortally wounded. The Love-death motive is now heard very softly on the orchestra, and it is gradually built up to an ecstatic climax. Isolde gazes at Tristan until, carried away with rapture, she falls on his body and dies.


Sir Thomas Beecham
Charles Moor
A Shepherd:
Octave Dua
Paul Schoeffier
Walter Widdop
Kirsten Flagstad
The Helmsman:
Leslie Horsman
Karin Branzell
Booth Hitchin
King Mark:
Ludwig Weber

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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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