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5XX Daventry

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA

Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
' SPOILING THE BROTH '
A Short One-Act Comedy by BERTHA N. GRAHAM
Characters :
THE scene is Mrs. Chance's kitchen.
Joey Chance , a loutish-looking youth, is sitting in a chair ; he holds in his hand a small bottle with the cork out.
' TAFFY'S WIFE '
By BERTHA N. GRAHAM Characters :
THE scene is the Evans's flat in Battersea.
The room is dark but for a faint glimmer of firelight. The door is open, showing the corridor and a hat rack.
Taffy Evans, young, fair. boyish and excitable.comes in. switches on the light and hangs up his hat nnd overcoat, talking as he does so to Robert Cressall , a much older man.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA

Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
' SPOILING THE BROTH '
A Short One-Act Comedy by BERTHA N. GRAHAM
Characters :
THE scene is Mrs. Chance's kitchen.
Joey Chance , a loutish-looking youth, is sitting in a chair ; he holds in his hand a small bottle with the cork out.
' TAFFY'S WIFE '
By BERTHA N. GRAHAM Characters :
THE scene is the Evans's flat in Battersea.
The room is dark but for a faint glimmer of firelight. The door is open, showing the corridor and a hat rack.
Taffy Evans, young, fair. boyish and excitable.comes in. switches on the light and hangs up his hat nnd overcoat, talking as he does so to Robert Cressall , a much older man.
5XX Daventry

CHAMBER MUSIC

FLORENCE HOLDING (Soprano), REX PALMER (Baritone), RAYA GARBOUSOVA ('Cello),
RAE ROBERTSON (Pianoforte) Allegro ma non tanto (Not too quick) ; Scherzo :
Allegro molto (Very quick) ; Adagio cantabile (Slow, in a singing style); Allegro vivace (Quick and lively)
QCHUMANN'S song is among that wonderful outpouring; of songs that came in the first few months of his happy marriage. The theme is the beloved one, steadfast of heart and lofty of mind. THE VAIN SERENADE is tliat of a lover who, outside his lady's house, begs her to admit him, but is rebuffed. ' Please go home to bed ! ' is all he gets after standing, nearly frozen, in the icy wind.
IN September, 1827, Schubert was taken by his friend Jenger on a three weeks' visit to Oratz, where he stayed as the guest of Dr. Pachler, a barrister whose wife was an excellent musician, well known to Beethoven. The time was spent in picnics, excursions, and a round of amusements. Schubert's famous setting of Who is Sylvia ? (the mock-serenade from Two Gentlemen of Verona) was composed during this visit and dedicated to the hostess. Allegro con brio (Quick, fiery) ; Introduction leading to Adagio molto (Very slow); Hondo, Allegretto moderato (Moderately quick)
4.30 RAYA GARBOUSOVA
Selected Items
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

CHAMBER MUSIC

FLORENCE HOLDING (Soprano), REX PALMER (Baritone), RAYA GARBOUSOVA ('Cello),
RAE ROBERTSON (Pianoforte) Allegro ma non tanto (Not too quick) ; Scherzo :
Allegro molto (Very quick) ; Adagio cantabile (Slow, in a singing style); Allegro vivace (Quick and lively)
QCHUMANN'S song is among that wonderful outpouring; of songs that came in the first few months of his happy marriage. The theme is the beloved one, steadfast of heart and lofty of mind. THE VAIN SERENADE is tliat of a lover who, outside his lady's house, begs her to admit him, but is rebuffed. ' Please go home to bed ! ' is all he gets after standing, nearly frozen, in the icy wind.
IN September, 1827, Schubert was taken by his friend Jenger on a three weeks' visit to Oratz, where he stayed as the guest of Dr. Pachler, a barrister whose wife was an excellent musician, well known to Beethoven. The time was spent in picnics, excursions, and a round of amusements. Schubert's famous setting of Who is Sylvia ? (the mock-serenade from Two Gentlemen of Verona) was composed during this visit and dedicated to the hostess. Allegro con brio (Quick, fiery) ; Introduction leading to Adagio molto (Very slow); Hondo, Allegretto moderato (Moderately quick)
4.30 RAYA GARBOUSOVA
Selected Items
5XX Daventry

Mr. G. M. TREVELYAN: 'A Glance into Bygone England'

A MONGST the small band of historians who, without martyring truth upon an altar of epigram, do make history good reading, Mr. G. M. Trevelyan holds a high place. He has written much on Italian history of the Risorgimento and on British history in the nineteenth century, and ho published a 'History of England' last year. In tonight's talk he will give listeners a few glimpses into the England that vanished in the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century-the England that Cobbett elegized, that Gay held up the mirror to, that Hogarth satirized.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

Mr. G. M. TREVELYAN: 'A Glance into Bygone England'

A MONGST the small band of historians who, without martyring truth upon an altar of epigram, do make history good reading, Mr. G. M. Trevelyan holds a high place. He has written much on Italian history of the Risorgimento and on British history in the nineteenth century, and ho published a 'History of England' last year. In tonight's talk he will give listeners a few glimpses into the England that vanished in the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century-the England that Cobbett elegized, that Gay held up the mirror to, that Hogarth satirized.
5XX Daventry

NEW LIGHT ORCHESTRAL WORKS

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL (First performance of a new suite by a com poser whose works have established themselves as among the best contemporary light music ') (Leo Peter is a young writer whose admittedly light music deftly combines delicacy of touch and distinction of fancy with ' popularity') Cracker Dance: A Prim Gavotte : Country
Dance (The characters in ' The Tale of a Shoe,' libretto by Rodney Bennett, are all well-known nursery rhyme figures, the shoe itself being that formerly occupied by the Old Woman, but in the play taken over by Mother Hubbard as the premises for a Boarding-school. The Cracker Dance takes place in a Christmas Party ; the Prim Gavotte is a dance by Polly Flinders upon the discovery that she is really a Princess ; the Country Dance is a general jollification. The work is scored for a chamber orchestra, percussion, and piano) (A new work by a composer whose work ineducational music is known to young and old alike, and whose more serious work, of which this is a recent example, is always interesting) Conducted by the Composer
Suggested by Thomas Burke's ' Nights in Town ' and ' The London Spy '
1. —Morning. (Buses and trams. Hum of city's morning life. Traffic hold-up. Gears and brakes. Bus ride past Hyde Park)
2.—Chinatown. (West India Dock Road. Asiatics' Home. Chinese guitar and reed instruments. Outside waterside tavern. Automatic piano. Sing-song inside tavern. Russian, English, Chinese, Spanish, Scandinavian Sailors.
Sea shanties and dance. Back to ship)
3.-The Ghetto. (The plaint of the Wandering Jew. Petticoat Lane Sunday morning. Rachel and Cohen. Noise of stalls and market. Church bells ringing against the voices of caged birds. Banter and chaff. Through it all the sad shuffle of the Wandering Jew)
4.-Who Goes Home ? (Crowds from theatres. Search for taxis. Revellers. ' 'We won't go home till morning.' In the Strand. Last Strains of supper-dance bands. Sunrise on Embankment. Boat coming through mist. Lorries going to Covent Garden and Smithneld.
The first soft beginnings of the day's crescendo of noise.)
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

NEW LIGHT ORCHESTRAL WORKS

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL (First performance of a new suite by a com poser whose works have established themselves as among the best contemporary light music ') (Leo Peter is a young writer whose admittedly light music deftly combines delicacy of touch and distinction of fancy with ' popularity') Cracker Dance: A Prim Gavotte : Country
Dance (The characters in ' The Tale of a Shoe,' libretto by Rodney Bennett, are all well-known nursery rhyme figures, the shoe itself being that formerly occupied by the Old Woman, but in the play taken over by Mother Hubbard as the premises for a Boarding-school. The Cracker Dance takes place in a Christmas Party ; the Prim Gavotte is a dance by Polly Flinders upon the discovery that she is really a Princess ; the Country Dance is a general jollification. The work is scored for a chamber orchestra, percussion, and piano) (A new work by a composer whose work ineducational music is known to young and old alike, and whose more serious work, of which this is a recent example, is always interesting) Conducted by the Composer
Suggested by Thomas Burke's ' Nights in Town ' and ' The London Spy '
1. —Morning. (Buses and trams. Hum of city's morning life. Traffic hold-up. Gears and brakes. Bus ride past Hyde Park)
2.—Chinatown. (West India Dock Road. Asiatics' Home. Chinese guitar and reed instruments. Outside waterside tavern. Automatic piano. Sing-song inside tavern. Russian, English, Chinese, Spanish, Scandinavian Sailors.
Sea shanties and dance. Back to ship)
3.-The Ghetto. (The plaint of the Wandering Jew. Petticoat Lane Sunday morning. Rachel and Cohen. Noise of stalls and market. Church bells ringing against the voices of caged birds. Banter and chaff. Through it all the sad shuffle of the Wandering Jew)
4.-Who Goes Home ? (Crowds from theatres. Search for taxis. Revellers. ' 'We won't go home till morning.' In the Strand. Last Strains of supper-dance bands. Sunrise on Embankment. Boat coming through mist. Lorries going to Covent Garden and Smithneld.
The first soft beginnings of the day's crescendo of noise.)
5XX Daventry

Mr. T. H. BAXTER, ' Filming through Africa '

DESPITE the inroads of civilization, Africa and its peoples still retain many age-old customs and ways of life. Mr. Baxter, the Secretary of the Missionary Film Committee, who was responsible for that very interesting film, ' India Today,' has recently returned from a journey, with a well-known camera-man, from the Cape to Kenya, ' shooting ' the real life of the real African. The best of the filma that he secured, often under trying and even dangerous conditions, will be shown in London at the end of the month.
7.0 (Daventry only) Prof. W. M.
THORNTON, ' The Swan Memorial Lecture.' S.B. from Newcastle rIS lecture is in memory of Sir Joseph Swan , the great
English physicist and electrician, who died in 1914. Bora in Sunderland nearly a century ago, Swan was a partner in a Newcastle firm of manufacturing chemists, and it was for them that he invented a process of photographic printing that is the foundation of methods in use today; whilst in the invention of electric lamps he forestalled Edison. He gave the first public exhibition of electric lighting on a large scale at Newcastle in 1880. Professor Thornton holds the chair of Electrical Engineering at Armstrong College, and is a Vice-President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

Mr. T. H. BAXTER, ' Filming through Africa '

DESPITE the inroads of civilization, Africa and its peoples still retain many age-old customs and ways of life. Mr. Baxter, the Secretary of the Missionary Film Committee, who was responsible for that very interesting film, ' India Today,' has recently returned from a journey, with a well-known camera-man, from the Cape to Kenya, ' shooting ' the real life of the real African. The best of the filma that he secured, often under trying and even dangerous conditions, will be shown in London at the end of the month.
7.0 (Daventry only) Prof. W. M.
THORNTON, ' The Swan Memorial Lecture.' S.B. from Newcastle rIS lecture is in memory of Sir Joseph Swan , the great
English physicist and electrician, who died in 1914. Bora in Sunderland nearly a century ago, Swan was a partner in a Newcastle firm of manufacturing chemists, and it was for them that he invented a process of photographic printing that is the foundation of methods in use today; whilst in the invention of electric lamps he forestalled Edison. He gave the first public exhibition of electric lighting on a large scale at Newcastle in 1880. Professor Thornton holds the chair of Electrical Engineering at Armstrong College, and is a Vice-President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
5XX Daventry

A LIGHT ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE plot of the Opera Euryanthe was made out of a thirteenth-century tale of knightly doings, full also of ghosts, fairies and suchlike legendary folk. The work did not hold the stage; its libretto was too silly, even for those days. But the Overture found and retained a place on the concert platform. In it, Weber strikes the notes oi chivalry and mystery. According to his characteristic plan, it contains fragments of the Opera's leading airs.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

A LIGHT ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHNANSELL
THE plot of the Opera Euryanthe was made out of a thirteenth-century tale of knightly doings, full also of ghosts, fairies and suchlike legendary folk. The work did not hold the stage; its libretto was too silly, even for those days. But the Overture found and retained a place on the concert platform. In it, Weber strikes the notes oi chivalry and mystery. According to his characteristic plan, it contains fragments of the Opera's leading airs.
5XX Daventry

THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET

FLORENCE HOLDING (Soprano)

SEXTET Fantasia on Grieg's Melodies - Urbach
9.50 FLORENCE HOLDING Who'll buy my !avender ? - German
Deirdre's Farewell to Scotland - arr. Kennedy-Fraser
To People who have Gardens arr. - Kennedy-Fraser
10.0 SEXTET Liebeslied (Love Song) - Kreisler
Pierrette - Chaminade
Colonial Song - Grainger
10.10 FLORENCE HOLDING I cannot lose thee for a day - M. Herbert
Violets - M. Herbert
A Birthday - Cowen
Slumber Song - Quilter
10.18 SEXTET Second Serenade - Toselli
Minuet - Paderewski
Air and Finale (' Manon ') - Massenet
5XX Daventry

CHAMBER MUSIC

THE LONDON STRING QUARTET : JOHNPEN-NINGTON(1st Violin); THOMAS PETRE (2nd Violin) ; .. H. WALDO WARNER(Viola) ;
C. Warwick Evans (Violoncello)
ROBERT MAITLAND(Baritone)
BEETHOVEN'S last Quartets, of which thiis one, represent the matured mind of the master at work upon problems of expression in which ho attained heights that no musician had before aspired to reach. We find him. in his search for a deeper, fuller exposition of his thoughts, sometimes adapting and moulding the old forms anew, and even breaking the moulds altogether and creating new ones to hold his ever- widening ideas.
In the C Sharp Minor Quartet (written in 1826 a few months before Beethoven's death), there are seven Movements, several of them containing quick changes of mood. All are to be played without a break.
The FIRST MOVEMENT (Slow and very ex pressive) is a Fugue. When this has been ex pounded in simple style, the tune on which it is based is given out by the First Violin twice as quickly as at first, and a little episode' is built up. Later, the tune is heard in the ’Cello, in notes twice as long as at first. Soon after, the Movement comes to a long-held note and a pause, and so begins tho
SECOND MOVEMENT (Very quick and lively).
This straightforward piece of energetic music is followed by the ' THIRD MOVEMENT (Moderately, fast); .which is really only a few bars in declamatory style, bringing in the FOURTHMOVEMENT (Rather slow and in a singing style), a set of Variations on'a graceful, engaging theme.
FIFTH MOVEMENT(Very quick). The Scherzo, a ripe piece of jesting, full of quips and cranks, and of tremendous energy.
SIXTH MOVEMENT (Slow). Again a very short
Movement, that says much in few notes, and goes deep.
In the SEVENTH MOVEMENT(Quick) we feel once more Beethoven's elemental power, and something' of the introspection' that grew upon him. This is big music in every sense, and perhaps in some ways music to which one needs to grow gradually if one is to get into really to grow gradually,if one is to get into really close touch with the tender, far-seeing and farther-hoping humanity of the spirit behind it.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

CHAMBER MUSIC

THE LONDON STRING QUARTET : JOHNPEN-NINGTON(1st Violin); THOMAS PETRE (2nd Violin) ; .. H. WALDO WARNER(Viola) ;
C. Warwick Evans (Violoncello)
ROBERT MAITLAND(Baritone)
BEETHOVEN'S last Quartets, of which thiis one, represent the matured mind of the master at work upon problems of expression in which ho attained heights that no musician had before aspired to reach. We find him. in his search for a deeper, fuller exposition of his thoughts, sometimes adapting and moulding the old forms anew, and even breaking the moulds altogether and creating new ones to hold his ever- widening ideas.
In the C Sharp Minor Quartet (written in 1826 a few months before Beethoven's death), there are seven Movements, several of them containing quick changes of mood. All are to be played without a break.
The FIRST MOVEMENT (Slow and very ex pressive) is a Fugue. When this has been ex pounded in simple style, the tune on which it is based is given out by the First Violin twice as quickly as at first, and a little episode' is built up. Later, the tune is heard in the ’Cello, in notes twice as long as at first. Soon after, the Movement comes to a long-held note and a pause, and so begins tho
SECOND MOVEMENT (Very quick and lively).
This straightforward piece of energetic music is followed by the ' THIRD MOVEMENT (Moderately, fast); .which is really only a few bars in declamatory style, bringing in the FOURTHMOVEMENT (Rather slow and in a singing style), a set of Variations on'a graceful, engaging theme.
FIFTH MOVEMENT(Very quick). The Scherzo, a ripe piece of jesting, full of quips and cranks, and of tremendous energy.
SIXTH MOVEMENT (Slow). Again a very short
Movement, that says much in few notes, and goes deep.
In the SEVENTH MOVEMENT(Quick) we feel once more Beethoven's elemental power, and something' of the introspection' that grew upon him. This is big music in every sense, and perhaps in some ways music to which one needs to grow gradually if one is to get into really to grow gradually,if one is to get into really close touch with the tender, far-seeing and farther-hoping humanity of the spirit behind it.
5XX Daventry

Sir ATUL CHATTERJEE: 'The League and the Far East'

THE ever-increasing industrialization of the East constitutes an important problem in the world organization of today, and it is significant that Sir Atnl Chatterjee , tho High Commissioner for India in London, should bo this year's President of the International Labour Organization of the League of Nations—the first non-European to hold that office. The I.L.O. is likely to bo brought into increasing contact with the East in future years, and, as one who has been prominently identified with the study of industrial problems there. Sir Atnl is in a position' to exert an important influence on the relations between the Far East and the League.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

Sir ATUL CHATTERJEE: 'The League and the Far East'

THE ever-increasing industrialization of the East constitutes an important problem in the world organization of today, and it is significant that Sir Atnl Chatterjee , tho High Commissioner for India in London, should bo this year's President of the International Labour Organization of the League of Nations—the first non-European to hold that office. The I.L.O. is likely to bo brought into increasing contact with the East in future years, and, as one who has been prominently identified with the study of industrial problems there. Sir Atnl is in a position' to exert an important influence on the relations between the Far East and the League.
5XX Daventry

Herr EMIL LUDWIG: 'Bismarck '

MONGST historians of the modern type,
A whoso books are as lively and readable as most novels, Emil Ludwig holds a high place. His books on 'Napoleon,' 'Bismarck' and ' Kaiser Wilhelm ' have aroused much interest in England, and the two latter especially have given a new interpretation of the most keenly debated questions in modern political history.
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

Herr EMIL LUDWIG: 'Bismarck '

MONGST historians of the modern type,
A whoso books are as lively and readable as most novels, Emil Ludwig holds a high place. His books on 'Napoleon,' 'Bismarck' and ' Kaiser Wilhelm ' have aroused much interest in England, and the two latter especially have given a new interpretation of the most keenly debated questions in modern political history.
5XX Daventry

AN ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

THE WIRELESS Orchestra
(Leader, S. KNEALE-KELLEY)
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
RACHEL MORTON (Soprano) ROBERT BURNETT (Baritone)
WHEN the University of Breslau made
Brahms a Doctor of Philosophy he composed, as a graceful recognition of the honour, this Overture, building it out of the tunes of several popular students' songs. First we hear two tunes of Brahms' own composition and then appears the hymn-liko melody of The Stately Houne ; next, the air of the song called The Father of his country ; then the Freshman's. Song, blurted out on Bassoons, and, lastly, Gaudeamus igitur.
3.42 RACHEL MORTON and Orchestra
Selected Items
IN 1898, Elgar was asked to write a work for an important Festival. He was too busy to do so, and suggested that Coleridge-Taylor should be asked. The result was this Ballad, which helped to make the name of the young Composer, then only twenty-three.
The work begins with a roughly energetic introductory Theme on the Strings. Woodwind has the First Main Tune, Strings accompanying.
The opening matter having been repeated, an episode (starting with a lengthened form of the First Main Tune, on the Trumpet), leads to tho Second Main Theme (Muted Violins and Violas).
On this material the Ballad is built up. Though it has no actual story behind it, one can easily imagine it as a musical commentary on some old chivalric tale of love and warfare.
THIS scena comes from the last part of Coleridge-Taylor's setting of Longfellow's
Song of Hiawatha. lagoo, the wandering boaster, tells the Indians what ho has seen-the coming of a great canoe holding a hundred warriors, with white faces. Most people laugh at lagoo's story, but Hiawatha knows better. True is all lagoo tells us,' he declares, ' I have seen it in a vision.'
4.30 RACHEL MORTON
Selected Items
THE hero, Hercules, as a penance for a crime, had to hire himself out for three years. He took service with Omphale, Queen of Lydia, and worked at her side amongst the women-in so uncouth a manner as to win him many a blow. In this ' Symphonic Poem ' you may bear the whirl of the wheels, the derision of the Queen and the sorrow of the enslaved hero.
THE Scherzo reminds us that Dvorak, the son of a butcher-innkeeper, never lost his love of peasant ways. There is something here of the countryman's boisterous good humour, we might say almost of the horse-play variety.
The Last Movement is forceful and dramatic. It opens with a few bars' Introduction, and then the Brass boldly gives out the First Main Tune; this is dealt with for a few moments before the Clarinets have the Second Main Tune. As the Movement goes on wo hear tunes from each of the three previous Movements.






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