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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.


Marian M. Cutler

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


Conducted By:
Fabian Sevitsky

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.


B. Walton
Stenka Razin
Hill Butterworth

(By permission of George Black)
Assisted by Beryl Formby in ' A Lancashire Lad in London '
No. 3—' The Night Club '
Written by Howard Thomas
(From Stagshaw)
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 '.


Assisted By:
Beryl Formby
Written By:
Howard Thomas
Howard Thomas
Herman Darewski-Himself
Nat D. Ayer

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
Vivienne, Paris
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


H. Meilhac
Phillip Gille
Dennis Arundell
Production By:
Stanford Robinson
Production By:
Gordon McConnel
Production By:
Rex Haworth
Production By:
Arnold Perry
Tate Gilder
Lescaut (of the Royal Guards, Cousin of Manon):
Dennis Noble
Maggie Teyte
De Bretigny (A Nobleman):
Roy Henderson
The Chevalier des Grieux:
Heddle Nash
The Count des Grieux:
Norman Walker

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.


Sir Charles Petrie
Wilson Harris
Sir Charles Petrie
Sir Charles Petrie
Wilson Harris

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


Sung By:
Janet Lind
Sung By:
Gerry Fitzgerald
Sung By:
Vivien Lambelet
Arthur Sandford
Jack Beaver
Arrangements By:
Jack Beaver
Presented By:
Douglas Moodie

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.


Bob Bowman

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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