Ⓓ From page 69 of New Every Morning '
Ⓓ for Farmers and Shipping
Regional Variations (2)
This is the second of two talks on this subject by Mrs. Cutler - a fully-qualified hospital nurse, now retired. She is to give three more talks in this series in February, on the care of old people. Next week Marjorie Claire Guy will discuss cooking for Invalids.
Philadelphia String Sinfonietta, conducted by Fabian Sevitsky :
Concerto grosso (Bloch)-l Prelude.
2 Dirge. 3 Rustic Dances. 4 Fugue
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Koussevitzky: Waltz from String Serenade (Tchaikovsky)
Constant Lambert String Orchestra: Capriol Suite (Warlock)—Basse "ance. Pavane. Tordion. Bransles. Pieds en l'air. Mattachins
by W. A. Barlow from the Town Hall, Manchester
on Gramophone Records
Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers Lecture Hall, Birmingham
A Pianoforte Recital by Lilian Niblette
with Vernon Adcock (xylophone)
Leader, Philip Whiteway
B. Walton 0 Donnell
Adelaide Beattie (soprano)
Glazunov's symphonic poem ' Stenka Razin ' takes its name from the hero of the story which the music illustrates. He was a fierce marauder. With his cruel horde he terrorised over a wide area of the Volga, where his own ship sailed in more than regal splendour. The sails were silk, the oars of gold, and in a pavilion on the deck there rested, surrounded by every mark of opulence, the Princess Persane, Stenka's captive and mistress. One day she told his comrades of a dream, in which Stenka had been shot and all his band put to death, while she herself perished in the waves of the Volga. Her dream came true. Stenka was surrounded by the soldiers of the Tsar, and death or surrender were the only alternatives. Calling his men round him, he said to them
' Never, through all the thirty years of my career, have I offered a gift to the Volga. Today I give it what is for me the most precious of all the treasures of the earth ', and with these words he hurled the princess into the stream. His warriors raised a song in his glory and then all flung themselves upon the ring of bayonets.
On Bredon Hill Butterworth Thou cam'st, a little baby thing
Over the Sea Bury The Milkmaid Dunhill
Suite, Gli uccelli (The Birds) arr. Respighi
1 Prelude (after Pasquini, 1637-1710). 2 La colomba (The Dove) (after Jaques de Gallot, 1670). 3 La gallina (The Hen) (after Rameau, 1683-1768). 4 L'usignuolo (The Nightingale) (after an anonymous English composer, 16..). 5 II cuco (The Cuckoo) (after Pasquini, 1637-1710)
The plan of Respighi's suite ' The Birds ' is as follows: No. I is a short prelude by Pasquini framing a little shop-window display of the other numbers in the suite ; No. 2 paints an expressive little picture of a dovecot in the middle distance-the cooing of the doves on flutes and clarinets is unmistakable ; No. 3 is Rameau's famous imitation of the hen who has clearly laid an egg and is very cock-a-hoop about it ; in No. 4 an ' anonymous English ' nightingale sings very sweetly ; and No. 5 is Pasquini's cuckoo, also famous, in which the insistent bird sings longer than any of the others. All this pretty chirping is brought to an end with a repetition of Pasquini's prelude.
A trip to New York to hear some of the dance bands playing there
The programme devised by James Holloway
The bill includes
Mr. Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam
Stanford and McNaughton
The wise jesters
A surprise item!
Compere, David Burns supported by Van Straten and his Band
Production by F. H. C. Piffard
by Francis Russell (tenor)
including Weather Forecast
(By permission of George Black)
Assisted by Beryl Formby in ' A Lancashire Lad in London '
No. 3—' The Night Club '
Written by Howard Thomas
Like the Lancashire lad, Howard Thomas is himself a Lancashire man in London. He comes from Manchester. He devised and wrote the ' Man Behind the Melodies ' series, the first of which was broadcast by Herman Darewski-himself a Manchester man. Incidentally the next ' Man Behind the Melodies', ', to be given in February, will be Nat D. Ayer , composer of ' The Only Girl in the World '.
at the Organ of the Regal Cinema,
Bexley Heath in a Novelty Programme
' London and Vienna '
An Opera by J. Massenet
French text by H. Meilhac and Phillip Gille
English version by Dennis Arundell
The presentation written and spoken by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Production by Stanford Robinson , Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Arnold Perry
The Augmented BBC Theatre
Leader, Tate Gilder
The BBC Chorus-Section C
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
In France in 1721 Scene 1, The Courtyard of an Inn at Amiens
Scene 2, An apartment in the Rue
Scene 3, A parlour in the Seminary of St. Sulpice
Scene 4, A fashionable gambling-room in Paris
Scene 5, A lonely spot on the road to Havre
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir Charles Petrie
In the opening talk last week Wilson Harris surveyed the general scope of the problem under discussion in this series — how far the different European countries today combine efficiency as a nation with the liberty of the individual citizen.
Tonight Sir Charles Petrie will examine Italy and the Italian system of government from this particular point of view. Sir Charles Petrie , who is the author of several books on historical and political themes, has made a sympathetic study of Fascism ; in 1931 he published a work on Mussolini. After he has spoken there will be a short discussion between him and Wilson Harris , who is taking part as interlocutor in all the talks in this series.
The Hay's Wharf Social and Athletic Club Meeting
Commentaries on some of the fights by Dan Titchener and J. Holland from the Central Baths, Bermondsey
See thi short article on page 11
Songs from recent radio musical productions sung by Janet Lind
Gerry Fitzgerald and Vivien Lambelet
Solo pianoforte, Arthur Sandford
Jack Beaver and his Orchestra
(Arrangements by Jack Beaver )
Presented by Douglas Moodie
Concerto for Pianoforte
1 Allegro assai. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegretto alia barbaresca
(Studies in all the minor keys, Op. 39, Nos. 8-10) played by Egon Petri
Recent Dance Records
unning commentary on the fight by Bob Bowman from Madison Square Garden,
New York City
(Arranged in co-operation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the National Broadcasting
Company of America)
Listeners should note that although this first big fight of the New Year A expected to begin at 10 p.m. by New York time, which is 3 a.m. by Greenwich time, a definite announcement about the broadcast will be made at 2.45 a.m. Further details about Farr and Braddock and the broadcast will be found on page 15.