A. 1. Halpern reviews Interregnum 1923-1924, the fourth volume of E. H. Carr 's History of Soviet Russia.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 20)
Florence Hooton (cello)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
The last of Delius's four concertos was completed in 1921 and first performed in that year in Vienna. The Concerto as a whole has a characteristically flowing rhythm, and there is no break between the movements. The soloist enters at the fifth bar of the Lento introduction; the succeeding movements are marked respectively Con moto tranquillo, Lento, and Allegramente. Before the final section (or movement) the main theme of the work is heard again.
Thurston Dart , Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, talks about some of the 16th- and 17th-century music recently recovered from Scottish sources. This includes motets, songs, vocal quartets, and music for viols and for harpsichord
Illustrations recorded by the Saltire Singers
See Thursday at 10.10
of Dante Alighieri
The third cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
PART 6 (Cantos 28-33): Dante and Beatrice are in the Primum Mobile, the Ninth and Uppermost of the Heavens; there is revealed to Dante the Divine Essence, which he sees as an intensely shining point of light; Beatrice explains to him the disposition of the nine angelic orders which surround the Divine Essence; she clears up some of Dante's misconceptions about the nature of the Creation; Dante and Beatrice are now transported from the Primum Mobile into the Empyrean, which is beyond the Heavens proper; the Empyrean is revealed symbolically to Dante as a river of light which strengthens his eyes when he looks on it, whereupon he is able to distinguish Paradise above him which he sees as a vast white rose; this is the Celestial Rose, within which the Court of Heaven is assembled; Beatrice disappears and St. Bernard takes her place at Dante's side: he points her out to Dante where she shines once again in her ordained place at the Court; St. Bernard explains the conformation of the Celestial Rose; he then prays to the Virgin Mary that Dante may receive a vision of God Himself; the prayer is granted; Dante prays to God that some notion of his wondrous glimpse of the divine mystery may be communicated to men in his poem.
Kleine geistliche Konzerte
Eile mich, Gott zu erretten Bringt her dem Herrn
0 stisser, o freundlicher
Hugues Cuenod (tenor)
Instrumental Ensemble of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Daniel Pinkham on gramophone records
Three lectures on poetry by W. H. Auden
1—What is poetry about?
Though nearly all poems written in the last nineteen hundred years,' says Mr. Auden, ' are the joint product of the Poet and the Historian, the collaboration is one of uneasy tension.' In this lecture Mr. Auden defines the subject-matter of poetry with the help of two portraits, one of the essential Poet and the other of the essential Historian.
To be repeated on June 13
The Poetic Process: June 16
Gareth Morris (flute)
London String Trio
Serenade in D. Op. 77a, for flute, violin, and viola
String Trio in A minor, Op. 77b
First of two programmes of music by Reger
Reflections on Rebuilt Europe by Geoffrey Barraclough
(The recorded broadcast of June 3)