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Ⓓ A serial reading from
Herman Melville's
' Moby Dick ' by Geoffrey Tandy
The first instalment of the new serial tells how the man Ishmael decides to go to sea again and chooses to ship in a whaler. He is particular to sail from Nantucket, the oldest of the whaling ports on the American coast, and on his way there he gets stuck in New Bedford. While he is ready to share a bed with someone, he is in no way prepared for what he finds, a harpooner, tattooed all over and smoking a tomahawk pipe with which he climbs into bed. Ishmael, terrified, starts screaming out for the landlord, and the harpooner — Queequeg — equally alarmed, threatens to kill him. But the landlord comes in time, and this instalment closes with the two sleeping peacefully.

Contributors

Unknown:
Moby Dick
Unknown:
Geoffrey Tandy

Paris Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Selmar Meyrowitz : La Rosiere Républicaine (The Republican Rose Queen) (Gretry, arr. Meyrowitz)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: The Triumph of Neptune (Berners)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by William Walton : Scotch Rhapsody ; Tarantella ; Sevillana (Fagade) (Walton)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Selmar Meyrowitz
Conducted By:
Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By:
William Walton

Modern Music
' How Does it Strike You? '—1
Percy Scholes , B.Mus.
Dr. Percy Scholes 's series of talks on ' Modern Music ' is intended to show the listener what values there are in various types of contemporary music. Nevertheless, instead of telling you what he considers to be good or bad, he will leave you to form your own opinion on the sound principle of ' Every man his own critic '. Some of the music he will present he does not care very much about, but at least he ' understands ' it, so far as the structure and the composer's general aims are concerned. Dr. Scholes is anxious that listeners should also ' understand ' it and then praise or condemn as they think fit. In other words, Dr. Scholes wants to awaken a taste for exploration.
The music will be presented chiefly on gramophone records that as yet have not been heard by the public, for they were specially made for Dr. Scholes.

Contributors

Unknown:
Percy Scholes
Unknown:
Dr. Percy Scholes

with Maurice Denham as Little Reggie (His Nibs) invite you to a Farewell Party on Reggie's Birthday
From the London Streets:
(More of London's street musicians)
Sam Costa
The Cavendish Three
Jay Wilbur and his Band
Presentation by Gordon Crier and Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown:
Maurice Denham
Unknown:
Little Reggie
Unknown:
Sam Costa
Unknown:
Jay Wilbur
Presentation By:
Gordon Crier
Presentation By:
Ronald Waldman

with Eve Becke
Brian Lawrance
The Georgettes
Orchestral arrangements by Peter Yorke
Guest Artist, Vivian Ellis
Vivian Ellis , who will be the guest artist in tonight's programme, has been writing music and lyrics for West-End shows over a period of years. Among those for which he has written aje Mr. Cinders,
Cochran's 1930 Revue, Streamline, Jill Darling , and Hide and Seek. Vivian Ellis has written music for every Jack Hulbert-Cicely Courtneidge show in the last thirteen years. The latest of these is still at the rehearsal stage, but some of the music will be heard in tonight's broadcast.

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Lawrance
Arrangements By:
Peter Yorke
Artist:
Vivian Ellis
Artist:
Vivian Ellis
Unknown:
Jill Darling
Unknown:
Vivian Ellis

Violin Sonatas-3 played by Adolph Busch (violin)
Rudolf Serkin (pianoforte)
Sonata in E flat, Op. 12, No. 3
1 Allegro con spirito. 2 Adagio con molto espressione. 3 Rondo: Allegro molto
Sonata in A, Op. 30, No.
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio molto espressivo. 3 Allegretto con variazioni
Sonata in A, Op. 47 (The Kreutzer)
1 Adagio sostenuto Presto. 2 Andante con variazioni. 3 Finale:
Presto

Contributors

Violin:
Adolph Busch
Pianoforte:
Rudolf Serkin

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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