From page 13 of ' New Every Morning'
at the Organ of the Tower Ballroom,
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie Conductor, Guy Warrack Umberto Demarco (tenor)
Directed by Henry Hall
@ GRAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
and THE FESTIVAL OF YOUTH at the Empire Stadium, Wembley
Between 2.0 and 5.15 there will be commentaries on three outstanding events today. The actual timings are uncertain, especially with regard to Henley. But at 2.0 there will be an announcement and listeners will then know exactly when the particular events they are interested in are likely to be broadcast.
Youth at Wembley
There will be ten thousand performers in the Festival of Youth at Wembley in aid of King George's Jubilee Trust. Women and girls, men and boys, will be played into position in the arena by the massed bands of the Brigade of Guards. Fanfares will announce the arrival of Their Majesties, which will be followed by the National Anthem. The performers will march past and then the various items will be given -physical training, maypole dancing, folk dancing, and the special feature, 'The Playing Fields of the Future '.
It is hoped to include the Finals of the Ladies' Singles, the Men's Doubles, and the Mixed Doubles, and commentaries will be given by Colonel R. H. Brand and Captain H. B. T. Wakelam for the tenth year in succession. But this year, in addition, another voice will be heard, that of F. H. Grisewood.
The commentators - John Snagge , and various famous rowing men whom he will call on at Henley-will be in a special box near the winning-post. They will look down the course, with Phyllis Court on their left and the Stewards' Enclosure on their right, and see a ribbon of water lined by booms, with punts moored to them. There is only one Henley-minstrels, gaiety, Leander ties. Boards are fixed at quarter-mile intervals, which show the positions of the boats as they pass. Thus the commentators will be able to tell listeners about the progress of each race. It is hoped to include the Finals of the Grand Challenge Cup and the Diamond Sculls.
The National programme may be broken into by commentaries from Wimbledon by Colonel R. H. Brand and Captain H. B. T. Wakelam from 5.15 to 6.0
Colonel R. H.
H. B. T.
Colonel R. H.
Captain H. B. T.
including Weather Forecast
by Alfred O'Shea (tenor)
Winifred Small (violin)
Maurice Cole (pianoforte) Schumann's Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 121, is the second of two sonatas composed at Dusseldorf in 1851. The public performance took place at Leipzig in 1854. In a letter to a friend Joachim wrote: To me it is one of the finest creations of modern times, in the wonderful unity of its feeling and the significance of its themes. It is full of a noble passion-almost harsh and bitter in its expression-and the last movement might almost remind one of a seascape, with its glorious waves of sound.' Jean Francaix belongs to the post-war generation of French composers. He was born at Le Mans in 1912, but later went to Paris where he studied at the Conservatoire under Nadia Boulanger. When he was twenty, one of his compositions was performed at the Vienna Contemporary Music Festival and in the same year his First Symphony was performed in Paris under Pierre Monteux. At Baden-Baden last year his Piano Concertino was given its first performance and soon afterwards was broadcast in a BBC studio concert. In a RADIO Times article on the composer Alan Frank summed up his music as follows: 'Françaix's music is not quite like any other music written today. It is entertaining, but not humorous in the sense that Poulenc's is .... It is music that is as delicate as the lightest white wine imaginable and the one should be listened to exactly as the other is drunk. You will probably find that it lacks substance, but you will certainly not find it stodgy.'
An Alphabetical Miscellany
Devised by Alan Keith and produced by A. W. Hanson
Letter ' L '
RUPERT HAZELL AND ELSIE DAY in Harmonylarity
LESLIE HATTON the Air-Craftsman
PHYLLIS ROBINS the Personality Vocalist
AND BEN LYON the Famous Film Stars from
FLANAGAN AND ALLEN the Popular Comedians-Oi !
. THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by Harold Lowe
A programme introduced by W. B. Yeats and read by V. C.
Clinton Baddeley and Margot Ruddock
The many listeners who were interested in the novel poetry readings, ' In the Poets' Pub' and ' In the Poets' Parlour ', which were arranged by W. B. Yeats and broadcast in April will look forward to tonight's broadcast of some of his own poems which have been selected by him-especially as he is coming over from Ireland to introduce them himself. The poems will be ' In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz ', ' The Rose Tree 'An Irish Airman Foresees His Death ', ' Mad as the Mist and Snow ', and ' Sailing to Byzantium ', all published in 'Selected Poems of W. B. Yeats '; ' He and She ', published in ' A Full Moon in March '; and ' The Curse of Cromwell', not yet published.
The Norbert Wethmar
Pianoforte Quintet: Norbert Wethmar (violin) ;
Nathan Comras (violin) ; John Yewe Dyer (viola) ; Walter Nun n (violoncello) ;
Wilfrid Parry (pianoforte)
from the Monte Carlo Restaurant, at the Paris Exhibition
including Weather Forecast