(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
The symphony in this programme is the fourth of the nine written by Dvorak (though only the last five, numbered 1-5, are regularly heard). It was written in 1174, when he was thirty-three, and in that year the scherzo from it was played in Prague under Smetana. The whole tymphony was first performed in 1892 at
Dvorak's farewell concert before he left for America; though itwas not pubbshed until 1912, after the composer s death. The four movements are marked respectively: Allexro, Andante < mollo cantabile, Allegro jeroce, and Allegro can brio. H.R.
Four illustrated talks by George Rylands
I-The Voice of the Bard
George Rylands speaks about the difficulty of reading poetry to an audience. He begins by enquiring how the poets themselve met this challenge. The programme is illustrated with the recorded voices of W. B. Yeats , Sir Henry Newbolt , T. S. Eliot , and Walter de la Mare.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 3)
de la Mare.
Mary Jarred (contralto) Frederick Stone (piano)
Ich und du; Die Einsame; Verrat : 1st der Himmel darum im Lena so blau'!; Untreu und Trost; Sonst followed by an interlude at 7.50
A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones
A series of six programmes arranged and introduced by Egon Wellesz
6-Armenian and Slavonic Chant
Max Rostal (violin)
Robert Masters (violin)
Programme introduced by Max Rostal
Talk by Claud Mullins
Claud Mullins, who served as a London magistrate from 1931 to 1947, discusses the need to train magistrates for fixing sentences. 'Punishment,' he believes, 'is not inconsistent with scientific treatment.'
' The Golden Ball'
' Sheila, Manus, and the Buck Goat'
"The White Bird of the Lowlands'
Told by Francis McAleer of Co. Tyrone
Presented by David Thomson
Quartet No. 5: played by the Hungarian String Quartet on gramophone records
Talk by . I.R. F. Calder
The Great Conjuror of England was the phrase applied to John Dee by many of his contemporaries, and this picture of him has persisted ever once. The speaker, however, argues that far from being a conventional practitioner of * magic,' Dee. was an important link between medieval thinkers such as Roger Bacon and the • modern ' scientific movement inaugurated in the seventeenth century.
Mr. Calder is a Research Fellow at
Reading University and was formerly on the staff of the Warburg Institute. He has for some years been studying Dee's life and his contribution to science.