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by Leo Tolstoy
10 ' Prince Andrew comes home and ' meets Pierre again'
A serial reading by Eric Gillett
Prince Andrew comes back from
Italy, with his health restored and expecting tq marry Natasha. He is met with the news that Natasha had tried to elope with Pierre's brother-in-law, Anatole Kuragin. Pierre did his best to retrieve something from the wreck.


Leo Tolstoy
Reading By:
Eric Gillett
Anatole Kuragin.

Sam Carson (baritone)
A section of the BBC Northern
Ireland Orchestra
Directed by David Curry
[Programme continued overleaf ORCHESTRA Medley of Horn-pipes arr. O'Donnell-Medley of Set Sweeney Dances SAM CARSON" Mush, Mush................arr. John Vine ORCHESTRA Jig, Paddy Whack .........arr. Curry Air, Yellow Flail ) Medley of Reels arr. O'Donnell-Sweeney


Sam Carson
Directed By:
David Curry

Ⓓ from St. Paul's Cathedral
Purification of the Blessed Virgin
Order of Service
Psalms vi-viii
Lesson, Exodus xiii, 11-16
Magnificat (Harwood in A flat) Lesson, Galatians iv, 1-7
Nunc Dimittis (Harwood in A flat)
Anthem, When to the Temple Mary went (Eccard)
When to the Temple Mary went, and brought the Holy Child,
Him did the aged Simeon see, as it had been revealed.
He took up Jesus in his arms and, blessing
God, he said :
In peace, I now depart, my Saviour having seen.
The Hope of Israel, the Light of men. Help now thy servants, gracious Lord, that we may ever be
As once the faithful Simeon was, rejoicing but in Thee;
And when we must from earth departure take.
May gently fall asleep, and with Thee wake.
(Words from the German by the Rev. J. Troutbeck : reprinted by permission of Novello and Co., Ltd.)
Hymn, Hail to the Lord who comes
(A. and M. 611, vv. 1, 4, and 5)


Rev. J. Troutbeck

Romanzen aus Tiecks Magclone
(Romances from Tieck's Magelone)
Op. 33, Nos. 1—6 sung by George Parker (baritone)
Keinen hat es noch gereut (None has ever mourned)
Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut fur den Feind (No! Broadsword and spear are meet for the foe)
Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden
(Are they sorrow, are they pleasure ?)
Liebe kam aus fernen Landen (Love come forth from far-off places)
So willst du des Armen (Wilt deign to be near me ?)
Wie soil ich die Freude, die Wonne denn tragen (0 joy out of measure, the hour of our greeting)
See the short article 13


Tiecks Magclone
George Parker

Season 1938-9
Eleventh Concert from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessens, Messrs. Chappetl and Co. Ltd.)
May Blyth (soprano)
Paul Beard (violin)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
May Blyth

Listeners will remember that a complete concert version of Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck was performed at Queen's Hall at a BBC Symphony Concert in 1934. The libretto compresses into fifteen scenes the play of the same name by Georg Buchner, who died in 1831. Although belonging to the early romantic period of literature, it is more in keeping with the modern spirit of stark realism.

The story runs roughly as follows: Wozzeck himself, a humble soldier, is tormented constantly by the impossibility of adjusting his mental outlook to his own surroundings, and in the end kills his sweetheart, Marie, not so much from jealousy of her apparent preference for the handsome drum major, as in a fit of neurotic madness, which leads him, too, to take his own life.

The first of the three extracts to be heard this evening begins at the close of the second scene. The second extract comes from the beginning of Act 3. It is a theme with seven variations and a fugue. The third extract comes at the end of the opera.

Versatile Artist May Blyth, who gave the first concert performance in England of these Fragments, and also took part in the complete concert version, won the Sainton Dolby Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in 1916. She was one of the first members of the British National Opera Company, for which she sang several of the principal Wagnerian roles, and she has also appeared on many occasions with the Covent Garden Opera Company.

Miss Blyth's association with the BBC goes back to the summer of 1923, when she made her microphone debut. Her gifts, however, are not restricted to opera, for she is an equally fine singer of German lieder and English song. Her husband, by the way, is Aylmer Buesst, the well-known conductor.


Paul Beard
Sir Adrian Boult
May Blyth

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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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