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Regional Variations (6)

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Western

The Children's Hour ' Toytown Goes West' By S. G. HULME-BEAMAN

Regional Programme London

Scottish Children's Hour

Regional Programme Scotland

'True Story of Persephone', told for children by L. DU GARDE PEACH

Regional Variations (6)

THE FIRST NEWS

Regional Programme Scotland

THE FIRST NEWS

Regional Programme Western

THE FIRST NEWS

Regional Programme London

THE FIRST NEWS

Regional Programme Northern

THE FIRST NEWS

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements and Midland Bulletin for Farmers

Regional Variations (6)

H. ROBINSON CLEAVER

Regional Programme London

MEIRION WILLIAMS

Regional Programme Western

LIONEL MILLARD'S DANCE BAND

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

' News of the North'

Regional Programme Northern

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

' 6, Pleaseholme Cottages,
Feathertop Lane , Ilkeston'
MOORE RAYMOND

Contributors

Unknown:
Feathertop Lane
Unknown:
Moore Raymond

Regional Variations (5)

Midland Programme

Regional Programme Northern

Music from the Scottish Past

Regional Programme Scotland

Midland Programme

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Savitri

Regional Programme London

An Episode from the Mahabharata by GUSTAV HOLST
When Gustav Hoist was about thirty years of age he became deeply interested in Sanskrit. The result of reading archaic and classic texts in Sanskrit had a considerable influence upon his music. In 1906 Holst wrote the opera Sita, which is based on a part of the second Indian epic, the Ramayana. Then followed the hymns from the Rig-veda and a choral setting of Kalidasa's cde, ' The Cloud-Messenger.'. Savitri, which Hoist called an opera da camera, was composed in 1908 and given a private performance in 1916. Soon after the War it was produced at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, and in 1923 at Covent
Garden, and last year it was revived at Sadler's Wells.
The subject of Savitri is based on the first of the two Sanskrit epics, the Mahabharata. The story, too complex in its metaphysical implications to tell here in a few words, concerns the victory of love over death. Holst's music is powerful and expressive, although actually the texture is of the simplest and purest. In its bare essentials it possesses extraordinary significance.

Contributors

Unknown:
Gustav Holst

Regional Programme Midland

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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