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: A BALLAD CONCERT

CATHCART LYNN (Contralto)
ALEXANDER MCCREDIE (Tenor)

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

: FRASCATI'S ORCHESTRA,

Directed by GEORGES HAECK , from the Restaurant Frascati

: A Light Classical Concert

LESLEY DUDLEY (Soprano)
THE MARIE WILSON STRING QUARTET :
MARIE WILSON (First Violin) ; GWENDOLEN HIGHAM
; ANNE WOLFE (Viola);
PHYLLIS HASLUCK (Violoncello)
T OVERS' plots and counter-plots are the keynote of The
Barber of Seville. Count Alma-viva adopts various disguises in order to obtain access to the fair Rosina, whose jealous old guardian won't let her out of his sight. The Count has been serenading her. Musing happily on the incident, she sings this elaborate song, A voice I heard just now, and determines to outwit her guardian and return the love of her suitor.
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI A (1659-1728) was a great writer of opera and songs in the days when the new operatic art (that begun about 1500) was becoming extremely popular in Italy. Composers had to write to please rich patrons, and so Scarlatti, in his serious operas, did not venture on much elaborating, but strung together a series of songs such as his princely patron liked. You will notice in his song the clear plan of a first section, then a contrasting melody, then a return of the first section.
HERE is a work full of tunes and richness, cheerful and simple to grasp. In the Slow Movement we find clean emotion and attractive efflorescence of delicate ornamentation. The Third and Final Movement (a Rondo) prances and swings along in great feather. Note the curious glassy 'sounds produced when (after the music has gone into

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:

' Simple Simon' and other Songs, sung by KATHLEEN MITCHELL
' That's how it all began'—a Whimsical
Story by Stephen Southwold
' Life for Life '—an Adventure Story, by Gustav Grieg

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by Jack PAYNE

: Mr. HARRY HILLMAN : ' Sticks that Walk'

THE subject of Mr. Hillman's talk this evening
-L is one of the most curious inhabitants of the insect world. As a general rule, the stick-insect reproduces itself by parthenogenesis, the sex being consistently female. Mr. Hillman, after many years of experiment, has succeeded in producing a male stick-insect-an unique performance which has not so far been achieved even by the experts of the Zoological Gardens.

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

GRIEG PIANO MUSIC
Played by JOHANNE STOCKMARR

: 'MA MIE ROSETTE'

A Romantic Opera in two Acts
(Lacome)

: Chamber Music

GORDON WALKER (Flute), H. WYNN REEVES (Violin),
ALFRED HOBDAY (Viola)
GABY VALLE (Soprano)
GORDON WALKER , H. WYNN
REEVES and ALFRED HOBDAY








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