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Regional Variations (3)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

Edward MacDowell , one of the foremost American composers, had a good deal of his musical education in Germany. A romanticist by nature his talent throve in that country of musical romance. His music is essentially programme music coloured with poetical suggestion. He was a great lover of Nature and forest-life, as is evident from the titles that he gave a great number of his smaller pieces, particularly those for the pianoforte.

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward MacDowell

Relayed from Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rimsky-Korsakov's Snow Maiden abounds with lovely Russian folk melodies, and the tale itself is drawn from folk legend. The Snow Maiden is the daughter of Frost and Spring, who dies in the first ray of sunlight that strikes her after her heart of ice has been warmed by mortal love.
This synopsis of'the excerpt broadcast tonight was written for the production by Clive Carey :
Prologue. - The cocks are crowing, and the Faun, who keeps guard for Winter, recognises the signal for the arrival of Spring and the birds from the south. Winter lingers to greet Spring before his departure. Their daughter Snegourotchka, the Snow Maiden, is now old enough to look after herself, and her parents decide that she shall live for a time among the humans in the care of an old, childless couple, Bobyl and Bobylicha, but before they depart they warn her to beware of the Sun-God Yarilo. Her presence on the earth has angered the God, and for that he has withdrawn his warmth from the country of the Berendeys and afflicted them with fifteen cheerless summers.
The peasants from the neighbouring township bring in the carnival, and during the festivities Bobyl discovers Snegourotchka. The old couple take her with them, and as she waves farewell to her forest home the trees bow down to her and woodland voices answer her call.
Act I. -€” In the village Snegourotchka wins the affection of all the young men, but her heart is cold, and she finds pleasure alone in the company of the shepherd Lehl, whose plaintive songs she loves. The merchant Misgir arrives to claim the hand of the rich peasant's daughter Koupava, to whom he is betrothed, but as soon as he sets eyes on Snegourotchka he transfers his affections to her. The peasants are furious at the insult to Koupava, and bid her seek justice from the Tsar.

Contributors

Conductor:
Lawrance Collingwood
The Faun:
John Greenwood
Spring:
Betsy de la Porte
Winter:
Franklyn Kelsey
The Snow Maiden:
Olive Dyer
Carnival:
Thomas Hindmarch
Bobyl:
Powell Lloyd
Bobylicha:
Effie Mann
Lehl:
Edith Coates
Koupava:
Ruth Naylor
Misgir:
Arnold Matters

Regional Variations (3)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

'DANGER' by RICHARD HUGHES
Characters : The scene is laid in a gallery in a Welsh Coal Mine ' THE WRONG BUS ' MARTIN HUSSINGTREE Characters :

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Hughes
Jack:
Jack Hawkins
Mary:
Gwendolen Evans
Mr Bax:
Wallace Evenett
John Williams:
Carleton Hoebs
Elsie Williams:
Miriam Adams
The Conductor:
Philip Wade
A one-time Conductor:
Norman Shelley
Both plays produced by:
Robin Whitworth

Regional Programme London

About Regional Programme

Regional 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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