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Regional Variations (5)

Scottish Children's Hour

Regional Programme Scotland

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Midland

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme London

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Western

A Visit from Odysseus
Poet's Corner No. 3: 'Macaulay'
OLIVE YEOMENS will come and tell you of some simple presents you can make. Please bring paper and pencils.

Regional Variations (3)

The Microphone at Large 3-TEWKESBURY ABBEY

Regional Programme Midland

' Hywel, Tywysog Gwent'

Regional Programme Western

Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
A Programme of Tchaikovsky's Music
Suite, Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker)
1. Ouverture Miniature; 2. Danses
Caracteristiques : (a) March, (b) Danse de la Fee Dragee , (c) Danse Russe-Trepak , (d) Danse Arabe , (e) Danse Chinoise , (f) Danses des Mirlitons ; 3. Valse des Fleurs
Andante Cantabile (for strings) Capriccio Italien
Tchaikovsky's ' Casse Noisette ' (Nutcracker) Suite contains some of the daintiest ballet music ever written. The whole work is, of course, much longer than the Suite, which contains only some of the best numbers, and lasts for a considerable time when presented on the stage. The story of the ballet is from E. T. A. Hoffmann's fantastic fairy tale-this Hoffmann being the Hoffmann of Offenbach's opera-r-and is of a type that seems very much to appeal to Russian artists and audiences.
The complete ballet was first produced in St. Petersburg in 1892, and the Suite was introduced to England by Sir Henry Wood at a Promenade Concert in 1896. The celebrated Andante Cantabile is extracted from the Quartet Op. 11, and arranged for almost every conceivable combination beyond the original arrangement for stringed instruments. In this movement, the second, Tchaikovsky surrendered completely to his gift of creating exquisite and haunting melody, even to the extent of making it, even in the original, far more a violin solo with accompaniment than a model of orthodox quartet construction.


Alfred Barker
T. H. Morrison
Danse Russe-Trepak
Danse Arabe
Danse Chinoise
Capriccio Italien
Sir Henry Wood

Regional Programme Northern

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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