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Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo violin. Alfredo Campoli from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, ALFREDO CAMPOLl> )
Haydn's ' Drum Roll' Symphony
Haydn's Symphony No. 103, in E flat' (The Drum Roll) is the eighth of the series of symphonies that he wrote for Salomon in London. It shows the classical symphony brought to its highest state of organisation. Apart from added richness of detail and subject matter, the orchestration is characterised by more freedom of the wmd instruments and the lower strings. which obviously results in greater effects of contrast and variety of colour.
A Symphony only in Same
Lalo's Spanish Symphony is a symphony only in name. Scored for solo violin and orchestra, actually it is a concerto in five movements. The first movement is bold and vigorous, with a brilliant solo part : the second is slighter and almost in jesting mood. It is mainly a solo, with accompaniment by plucked strings. In the third movement the rhythm of the tango is used and the fourth is the only really slow movement, rather solemn in mood. The fifth movement is a lively Rondo, showing off all the technical possibilities of the soloist.
An Early Strauss Work
' Death and Transfiguration ' is one of the earliest of Strauss's symphonic poems. It was completed in 1889, when the composer was only twenty-five. Originally, the score was prefaced by a poem by Alexander Ritter , which was, however, written after Strauss's music, and therefore may be considered as a kind of commentary on the music.
' Death and Transfiguration' is divided into four sections: (1) the sick man lies in his bed and dreams of ' childhood's golden day ' ; (2) then comes a fierce, delirious fight with Death. Once again there follows stillness ; (3) the dying man reviews all his past life. At length there comes a briefer, fiercer struggle, in which Death strikes its final blow ; (4) the stillness of death is succeeded by the Transfiguration.


Alfredo Campoli
Alfredo Campoll>
Strauss Work
Alexander Ritter

'That Smoky Chimney'
W. P. Matthew
Through listening to C. H. Middleton, the gardener, giving advice on gardening on the air. W. P. Matthew, the master carpenter and joiner, decided to follow suit, to the benefit of thousands of listeners. He made his radio debut in January last year with the first talk in a series of six, and never looked back. His second series was broadcast last winter.
This present series of six talks began last month with very valuable and topical advice on A.R.P. The subject that Matthew tackles today again concerns almost everyone, for what is more maddening than a smoky chimney?

by Lili Kraus (pianoforte) and Simon Goldberg (violin)
Sonata in D minor, Op. 108..Brahms
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio. 3 Un poco presto e con sentimento. 4 Presto agitato
The Violin Sonata in D minor is one of Brahms's most powerful and dramatic works. It is designed, as Sir Donald Tovey points out, ' on a symphonic scale and is obviously as full of effortless power as any conceivable quartet or sextet'. It is a sonata for two instruments in the real sense of the word, in that the music is conceived in terms of both the violin and piano, instead of in terms of a solo violin with piano accompaniment.
Here we see Brahms's musical imagination in its most inspired Mights, and each of the four movements is a supreme revelation of his manifold genius.


Lili Kraus
Simon Goldberg
Sir Donald Tovey

A weekly magazine programme presented by William MacLurg
Old and New Features including, of course:
' The Lucky Melody ' the popular song of the week
' Is That The Rule ? '
Expert opinion on sporting topics from Captain Cuttle and his guests
' Meet the Boys'
Ex-Divisional Detective Inspector Jack Henry of New Scotland Yard in ' What Price Crime ! ' by Patrick K. Heale and Jack Henry and ' Here You Are Then ! '
A selection of the melodies you have chosen
Among those present will be the editorial staff of the ' Lucky Dip' magazine and The Lucky Dip Orchestra, directed by Rae Jenkins


William MacLurg
Jack Henry
Patrick K. Heale
Jack Henry
Directed By:
Rae Jenkins

Your songs, your anecdotes, your verses
, Edited by Adrian Thomas
A programme of items contributed by listeners
The Lucky Dip Orchestra
Directed by Rae Jenkins with Lorna Stuart and Brian Lawrance
Presented and compered by William MacLurg


Edited By:
Adrian Thomas
Directed By:
Rae Jenkins
Lorna Stuart
Brian Lawrance
William MacLurg

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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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