at the Organ of the Rialto Cinema,
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Eileen Latimer (soprano)
Marek Weber and his Orchestra:
Leo Fall Pot-Pourri (arr. Dostal). Waltz, Danube Waves (Ivanovici)
New Light Symphony Orchestra:
The Unforgotten Melody (Haydn Wood). I pitch my lonely caravan (Eric Coates )
The Bohemians: Spring Serenade
(Lacombe). A Day in the Tyrol (Rorner Faun)
by Helen Guest
Directed by John MacArthur
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Eric Fogg
Haydn's so-called 'Clock' Symphony—No. 11 of the superb set of twelve symphonies written for the London impresario Salomon-was composed in 1794. Its nickname was obviously suggested by the slow movement, which is pervaded by a ' ticking ' figure in thirds. Bassoons and pizzicato strings have it first, and against this background the first violins play one of Haydn's most delightful melodies. The scoring is full of exquisite touches.
Nor are the other three movements at all inferior to this beautiful andante. Indeed the symphony as a whole is one of the finest of all pre-Beethovenian examples of the form.
Horace Lindrum v. Tom Newman
A commentary during play in the handicap competition by Willie Smith from Thurston's Hall
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel, London
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, son of an Austrian Field-Marshal, was born in Vienna in 1860. After studying at the Leipzig Conservatoire, he held various conducting posts, including those of Court Kapellmeister at Weimar and conductor of the Berlin Comic Opera. In 1920 he was appointed composition professor at the State High School for Music, Berlin.
Reznicek's Donna Diana , a three-act comic opera produced at Prague in 1894, is a light-hearted comedy of love in Barcelona. It tells the story of the conquest of the alcalde's cold-hearted daughter, Diana, by the toreador, Don Cesar.
Glazunov's Seventh Symphony
Glazunov composed his First Symphony in 1881, at the age of sixteen, and by 1'904 had produced seven successors to it. Then he stopped composing symphonies ; during the last thirty years of his life-he died in 1936-he wrote nothing at all in this form.
Glazunov's Seventh, completed in 1902, is thoroughly characteristic of his symphonic writing, never touching great heights or plumbing profound depths but always saying pleasant and charming things in the most delightful way. Glazunov is always lyrical and melodious ; his scoring is delicious-the scherzo of this Symphony is a case in point ; he was a superb technician, a sort of Russian Mendelssohn or Saint-Saens.
Fortunately he knew his limitations and the Seventh Symphony is a first-rate example of the purely lyrical type of symphony.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
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P. S. G.
by Spencer Thomas (tenor)
THE SECOND NEWS including Weather Forecast
A play with music by Francis Durbridge
Music by Norman Hackforth
Characters (By permission of His Majesty's Theatre)
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Bryan Michie
This radio show has been specially written for ' Hutch ', whose voice charms millions, on the halls, on records, and on the air. He takes the part of a waiter who in his spare time has made a big success at the microphone. He will sing five numbers, all written by Norman Hack forth.
Paul Sanders, a waiter:
Sam Trexter, proprietor of 'The Golden Slipper:
Mary Trexter, his daughter:
Jill Wright, his secretary:
Monty Rain, head waiter at ' The Golden Slipper:
(By permission of His:
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
A Shropshire Lad
Butterworth's rhapsody ' A Shropshire Lad ' is based on material of the composer's own. He broods over snatches of melody from his two sets of ' Shropshire Lad ' songs to which the rhapsody is a sort of orchestral epilogue. The predominant mood is that of Housman's poem:
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough.
Cornish Holiday Sketches
The theme of Julius Harrison 's ' Cornish Holiday Sketches' for string orchestra originated, so the composer tells us, on a tin whistle during a holiday spent in the Land's End district in August, 1935. The Sketches represent various episodes of his holiday, together with a few personal allusions that call for no explanation.
North Country Sketches
Delius's ' North Country Sketches '. a suite of four tone-pictures-three of which are being played this evening-was composed in 1914, at a time when the composer had temporarily forsaken his rustic retreat near Fontainebleau and established himself in England. It is conceivable that the work was inspired by the stern beauty of the moors and uplands of his native Yorkshire, which he revisited after an absence of thirty years.
Dancing tonight to
Bert Firman and his Orchestra
Admission by Radio Only
Harpsichord Sonatas played by Alice Ehlers
1 A minor (Longo 136) (Tema con variazioni)
2 B flat (L.396) 3 D (L.418)
4 F minor (L.475)
5 F sharp minor (L.481)
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS
with Little MOLLY O'CONNOR
REUB SILVER at the piano
including Weather Forecast
Alexander Kipnis (bass): Der
Wanderer ; Der Doppelganger ; Aufenthalt ; Der Lindenbaum (Schubert)