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Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by Alfred Barker
Prince Igor Borodin began the composition of Prince Igor in 1869 ; when he died eighteen years later his masterpiece was still unfinished. Several of the numbers were in a fragmentary state and very little of the opera had been orchestrated ; the Overture had not been put on paper though the composer had frequently played it on the piano to his friends. The completion and orchestration of Prince Igor was undertaken by Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov jointly and a legend has come into existence that Glazunov 'wrote out the Overture entirely from memory of the composer's playing. This is not quite true. What Glazunov actually did was to reconstruct the Overture from the given themes ' nearly according to Borodin's plan '.
Kamarinskaya Glinka wrote the orchestral piece ' Kamarinskaya ' on two folk-songs (a bridal song, and a snatch of evpsy dance-melody from which the composition takes its name) in 1848 for the Governor of Warsaw s private orchestra. Glinka was the least self-conscious of geniuses (or almost-genuises). In composing ' Kamarinskaya ' he had no aim deeper than the killing of boredom during an empty winter ; actually, he was laying the foundation stone of Russian symphonic music.

Contributors

Unknown:
Harold Jones
Conducted By:
Alfred Barker
Unknown:
Kamarinskaya Glinka

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Like Brahms , Dvorak did not venture" upon the difficult task of writing a symphony until he felt sure of his powers. His first three symphonies were composed during the years 1874-5. They show a remarkable maturity of technique and thought and spontaneity of invention.
No. 3 in F is a happily conceived work full of melodic charm and rhythmic vigour. It is dedicated to Hans von Bulow , who, in a letter of thanks to the composer, said : ' A dedication from you who-next to Brahms-are the most God-inspired composer of the day, is a higher distinction than any kind of decoration bestowed by a prince ; I accept this honour with the heartiest thanks '.

Contributors

Leader:
J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor:
Guy Warrack
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Like Brahms
Unknown:
Hans von Bulow

MURRAY and MOONEY
Even their Relations Think they're
Funny
THE TWO LESLIES
(Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes )
Britain's Brightest Entertainers
ALEXANDER and MOSE in ' Dark Subjects '
EDITH DAY the famous Musical Comedy Star
BILLY BENNETT
' Almost a Gentleman'
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Sarony
Unknown:
Leslie Holmes
Unknown:
Billy Bennett
Conducted By:
Ernest Longstaffe

with The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Listeners will welcome the opportunity to hear Richard Tauber broadcast a farewell before he leaves for America, where he is to sing in New York and Chicago and do a concert tour of the States. He has just returned from Austria, and though he was on holiday he acceded to an invitation from the State
Opera House, Vienna, and sang there to a vast and delighted audience.

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Tauber

Julian Huxley
This is the first of four talks to be given by various speakers on the preservation of animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. In the opening talk -Julian Huxley , noted naturalist and well-known broadcaster who is Secretary of the Zoological Gardens, will introduce the subject from the zoological point of view. He will speak of some animals and birds that have become extinct and of others that would be extinct by now if it were not for preservation. It is proposed to follow up the four talks with a discussion on fauna preservation.

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Huxley
Unknown:
Julian Huxley

National Programme Daventry

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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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