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' The Force of Destiny '
Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gino Neri : Overture
Meta Seinemeyer (soprano) :
Recit. : Son g'untal ! Grazie, 0 Dio ; Aria: Madre pietosa ; Vergine (Act 2) (Mother compassionate Virgin)
Meta Seinemeyer (soprano) and Ivar Andresen (bass): Finale, Act 2
Gigli (tenor) and De Luca (baritone): In dieser heil'gen Strade (Swear in this hour) (Act 3)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano): Pace, pace, mio Dio (Peace, Peace, Oh God)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano), Martinelli
(tenor), and Pinza (bass): Io mujo! Non imprecare (Act 4)


Gino Neri
Ivar Andresen
De Luca
Rosa Ponselle
Rosa Ponselle

A reading from the novel by Arnold Bennett , arranged for broadcasting by E. G. Twitchett , and read by Hugh Miller
The theme of 'The Old Wives' Tale' had been in Arnold Bennett 's mind for several years before he settled down to write it, in his usual super-methodical way, in the Forest of Fontainebleau in the years 1907 and 1908. Before he started he estimated that its length would be roughly 200,000 words, and it proved to be exactly that. Moreover, these 200,000 words were all directly written by hand in a beautiful cursive script as an exercise in an art in which the author had lately interested himself; and as there were amazingly few corrections, the manuscript is one of the most remarkable ever produced.
Published in 1908, this richly-detailed and dispassionate account of the fortunes from girlhood to death of two women of an English Midland town attracted little attention at first, but has since been recognised as one of the outstanding English novels of the century.
It is eminently suitable for reading aloud. As with 'Portrait of Clare', there will be serial readings at the rate of two a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
(From Midland)


Novel By:
Arnold Bennett
Broadcasting By:
E. G. Twitchett
Read By:
Hugh Miller
Arnold Bennett

Emil Telmanyi (violin): Danses champetres (Rustic Dances), Op. 106, Nos. 1 and 2 Marian Anderson : Flickan Kom
If ran sin Alsklings Mote (The
/ Maiden came from the trysting place). Sav, Sav, Susa, Op. 36, No. 4 (Sigh, sigh, sedges). Come away, Death
Henri Temianka (violin): Humoresque-4


Emil Telmanyi
Marian Anderson
Henri Temianka

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell

Rossini's one-act farce, Il Signor Bruschino, owes most of its fame to a legend. According to the story, Rossini wrote the music in such a way as to revenge himself on a manager he disliked - making the soprano sing low notes, the bass high ones, directing the second violins to strike their desks with the wood of their bows on the first beat of every bar in the overture, and so on. The only element of truth in all this is the fact that Rossini does instruct the second fiddles to tap a rhythm at certain points.


B. Walton O'Donnell

A Symphony of Industrial America by Pare Lorentz
Production by Laurence Gilliam , based on the original Columbia Workshop production by William Robson , broadcast by the Columbia
Broadcasting System, New York Special music written by Bernard Hermann , played by the BBC Orchestra, Section C, under the direction of Clarence Raybould , and led by Marie Wilson
Here is a second broadcast of the unusual feature programme which many listeners heard on Sunday. It j was originally broadcast in the t
United States under the title of ; Ecce Homo. Pare Lorentz, distin- guished for his work in documentary film production, was the director
The River and The Plough that Broke the Plains. William Robson , director of Columbia Workshop, is leader of the most advanced school of American radio drama producers. Job to be Done presents vividly the problems of contemporary industrial America.
An article about the Columbia Workshop, the author, and the programme will be found on page 6.
' Job to be Done' was broadcast in the National programme on Sunday.


Production By:
Laurence Gilliam
Production By:
William Robson
Written By:
Bernard Hermann
Clarence Raybould
Marie Wilson
William Robson

The seventh of a series of broadcasts from seaside resorts
Concert Parties, Dance Bands,
Entertainers, Variety
All the fun of the seaside
The microphone will visit :
The Queen's Lawns The Oval Bandstand
Winter Gardens Ballroom
Westbrook Pavilion
Cliftonville Lido
The Beach
Compere, John Watt
Broadcast from Margate

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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