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Jacques Thibaud (violin),
Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): Sonata for violin and pianoforte (Debussy)-1 Allegro vivo. 2 Intermède: Fantasque et leger, 3 Finale : Tres anime
Adolf Busch (violin),
Aubrey Brain (horn), Rudolf Serkin (pianoforte): Trio in E flat, Op. 40 (Brahms)

Contributors

Violin:
Jacques Thibaud
Violin:
Alfred Cortot
Violin:
Adolf Busch
Violin:
Aubrey Brain
Horn:
Rudolf Serkin

Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte) :
Sonata in E flat, Op. 81a (Les Adieux) (Beethoven)—1 Les Adieux (Farewell). 2 Absence. 3 Le Retour (Return)
Fritz Kreisler (violin), Franz Rupp
. (pianoforte) : Sonata in G, Op. 30
No. 3 (Beethoven)—1 Allegro assai. 2 Tempo di minuetjto ma molto moderato e grazioso. 3 Allegro vivace

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Wilhelm Backhaus
Violin:
Fritz Kreisler
Violin:
Franz Rupp

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms vi to viii
Lesson, Daniel iv, 1-18
Magnificat (Ley in A minor) Lesson, John xi, 45 to end
Nunc Dimittis (Ley in A minor)
Anthem, The Lord hath been mindful
(S. S. Wesley) (Words: Psalm cxv, 12-15) -
Hymn, Eternal God , we look to Thee
(A. and M. 693)

Contributors

Unknown:
Eternal God

Holiday Reading
Edward Harvey
Many listeners will remember Edward Harvey 's talk in the ' Swapping Horses ' series in April. In that talk he told how, having lost a good job in one of the dead industries of Merseyside, he and his wife (who has also broadcast) took a small general shop in a working-class district of Liverpool.
A man with such experience may be trusted to take a broad view of holiday reading, a term wide enough in itself to catch nearly everything from the whale-like classical novel to the magazine-story minnow.

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Harvey
Unknown:
Edward Harvey

at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chuppell and Co.,Ltd.)
BRAHMS
Clifford Curzon (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety Players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Academic Festival Overture
Brahms in 1880 was made Director of Philosophy at the University of Breslau. It was necessary that he should submit a thesis in the form of a composition, which resulted in the Academic Festival Overture. Brahms thought of the happy idea of basing this work on three well known German students' songs. 'The Father of his Country', the ' Freshman's Song ', and ' Gaudeamus igitur '.
8.14 Pianoforte concerto No. 1, in D minor
1 Maestoso. 2 Adagio. 3 Rondo : Allegro non troppo
(Solo pianoforte, CLIFFORD CURZON )
Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor was composed during the years 1853-8. It was his first work of really large dimensions. ' It is in reality', says Kalbeck, ' his first symphony and was also conceived as such. Merely disguised as a sonata for two pianos, it ultimately emerged as a piano concerto, but the latter took the form of a symphony with piano obbligato and, in this form, ushered in a new type of composition..... The grandiose opening of the Concerto-with its rolling drum-held organ points and its sinister leaping principal subject, on which, like a mighty shiver convulsing the whole orchestra, the ensuing jerky trills are grafted-originates in Brahms visualising Schumann's attempt at suicide by throwing himself in the Rhine.'
It is supposed by Kalbeck that the original symphony from which this concerto is mainly derived was intended to represent in terms of music the spiritual story of the Schumann tragedy. It will be remembered that Schumann was one of Brahms's greatest friends.
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Contributors

Pianoforte:
Clifford Curzon
Leader:
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Sir Henry J. Wood
Pianoforte:
Clifford Curzon

The British Association at
Nottingham
The Opening
Julian Huxley
(From Midland)
This is the second of a number of talks on this year's British Association meeting at Nottingham. After describing the opening of the meeting this evening, Julian Huxley will discuss the History of Thought on Evolution, the subject of the presidential address.
Tomorrow listeners will hear an impression of the Economics Section's discussion. This will deal with the problems raised by the movement of numbers of workers with' their families to districts where there are jobs for them, problems that affect the workers themselves, the community they have left, and that to which they have gone. On Friday, Dr. Kaye, Superintendent of the Physics Department at the National Physical Laboratory, will tell listeners something about recent attempts to solve problems of noise, e.g., of overhead footsteps and of office typewriters. More talks on the meeting will be broadcast next week.

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Huxley
Unknown:
Julian Huxley

Reflections on the Art of Reading Poetry, with illustrations from the work of L. A. G. Strong
Readers: L. A. G. Strong and Elizabeth Latham
L. A. G. Strong has been so successful as a novelist that many people probably forget that he has also achieved considerable distinction as a poet. Tonight listeners will hear him and Miss Latham reading some of his own poetry, not so much for its own sake as to illustrate his views on the proper speaking of verse. He has chosen his own work for this purpose only, he says, because I can be expected to have some idea of how it ought to sound, and because no other poet will be able to complain that his work is being misinterpreted '.

Contributors

Readers:
L. A. G. Strong
Readers:
L. A. G. Strong
Readers:
Elizabeth Latham
Unknown:
L. A. G. Strong

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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