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: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Bessie Jones (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Soprano: Bessie Jones

: THE FORUM THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Philip Martell from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Martell

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

.-Frank Titterton (tenor): When other lips (Balfe). Zanita. Shelmerdene (Lozanne)
Eva Turner (soprano): Because.
Sometimes in my Dreams (d'Hardelot)
Webster Booth (tenor): Romance.
Serenata (Feher). Vienna, City of my Dreams (Sieczynski)

Contributors

Tenor: Frank Titterton
Soprano: Eva Turner

: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
James Johnston (tenor)
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was first performed at Prague on October 29, 1787. The overture, a fine and dramatic piece of music, sums up the atmosphere of the whole opera. The opening sombre andante is based on the music that accompanies the apparition of ' The Stone Guest', while the succeeding allegro depicts Don Giovanni 's love of enjoyment.
The Bartered Bride was the second of Smetana's operas. He wrote six others later, but none of them has won anything like the success of this one. But The Bartered Bride sets a very high standard. It is one of the most delicious comic operas ever written, full not only of lovely sparkling melody but of dramatic life and colour. Not the least delightful feature is its tang of Czech nationalism. There is hardly a page of the whole score that is not unmistakably Czech in flavour. The ' polka ' is, of course, a dance of Czech origin-not Viennese, as people often imagine ; legend says that it was invented by a Czech servant-girl, or evolved by her from some folk-dance, about a hundred years ago. In Smetana's time, therefore, the dance was still comparatively modern. (The Bartered Bride was produced in 1866.) The other two dances are equally characteristic and colourful—the 'furiant ' being as lively as its name implies.

Contributors

Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Tenor: James Johnston
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Don Giovanni

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by Harold Malkin from the City Hall, Sheffield

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Malkin

: THE HARP TRIO

Tina Bonifacio (harp)
Harry Dyson (flute)
Gethyn Wykeham-George
(violoncello)
(From Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Harp: Tina Bonifacio
Flute: Harry Dyson

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Frances Morris (soprano) from the Pavilion, Torquay
Liszt tells us that the idea for a symphonic poem on the subject of Orpheus came to him while preparing Gluck's opera for production. He ' recalled that Etruscan vase in the Louvre which represents the poet-musician crowned with the mystic kingly, wreath ; draped in a star-studded mantle, his slender fingers are plucking the lyre strings, while his lips are liberating godly words and song.... The beasts of the forests stand enchanted, the coarse noise of man is silenced, the birds are quiet, and the melodious coursing of the brook is hushed. Everything gives way to awe before the sound of Orpheus's lyre, and to man is revealed the harmony of the universe
FRANCES MORRIS A sweet July......Dunhill
If ever I marry at all .....Dunhill
ORCHESTRA
Ballet Suite, Ballerina. ..Arthur Wood
1 Theatre Lights. 2 Flowers from a Forgotten Lover. 3 Curtain Up
Night Scene (Suite de ballet)...Holst
(Strings only-Solo violin,
HAROLD F. PETTS )
FRANCES MORRIS
Stars Montague Phillips The Bargain Sale......Somervell
ORCHESTRA
Selection, Balalaika
Posford and Grun

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Soprano: Frances Morris
Unknown: Frances Morris
Violin: Harold F. Petts
Violin: Frances Morris
Violin: Stars Montague Phillips

: AN OPERATIC PROGRAMME

The BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Booth Hitchen (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Baritone: Booth Hitchen

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Sport

: FROM THE PROMENADE CONCERT

at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. ChappellandCo. Ltd.)
BUSONI
Joseph Szigeti (violin)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Comedy Overture
8.10 Violin Concerto in D
Allegro moderato-Quasi andante -Allegro impetuoso'
Solo violin, JOSEPH SZIGETI
(Articles on Busoni and his Violin Concerto, by Cecil Gray and Joseph Szigeti , appear on pages 14 and 15) Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only) 2s.

Contributors

Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Unknown: Cecil Gray
Unknown: Joseph Szigeti

: ' IS THAT THE LAW ?'

Taking a House
If you take a lease of a house and the house turns out to be unfit for you and your family to live in, what is the legal position? That is the problem, a very real and serious one, to be discussed in this evening's talk.

: ' THE MARMALADE MYSTERY'

A Burlesque in Rhyme by Moore Raymond
With music by John Morley
Cast
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Moore Raymond
Music By: John Morley
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Sir William Wigginbottom: Davy Burnaby
Isobel, his niece: Alma Vane
Tom his nephews: Gordon Little
Dick his nephews: Hugh French
Harry his nephews: David Murdoch
Madame Zail, a fortune teller: Vivienne Chatterton
Pettigrew, a detective: Patrick Waddington
The Butler: Bobbie Comber
1st Narrator: Hugh Morton
2nd Narrator: Sheila Borrett

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Jean Pougnet (violin),
Frederick Grinke (violin), Boris Ord (harpsichord) : Sonata No. 3, in A minor (Purcell) — 1 Grave — Allegro. 2 Adagio-Canzone (Allegro). 3 Grave
Roth String Quartet: Contrapunctus V (The Art of Fugue) Contrapunctus VIII (Bach, trans.
L'arris and Norton)

Contributors

Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Violin: Boris Ord
Unknown: Contrapunctus Viii








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