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: MEDVEDEFF'S BALALAIKAORCHESTRA

A Russian New Year Party
A Jolly Evening Vanichka Come
Charochka (Greeting with a Glass of Wine)
Horovod (A Game) Hiding Gold (A Game)
Humorous Peasant
Throwing a shoe over a gate (Girls' fortune-telling song) '
(All arrangements are by Medvedeff, and all items are traditional, except those marked otherwise)
There are few musicians living more versatheon the balalaika that triangular guitar-like Tartar instrument, than Nicholas Medvedeff , who once again brings his popular orchestra to the microphone this afternoon.
He taught himself to play the balalaika when only eight years old, and, at the age of fourteen, was conducting the school balalaika orchestra of sixty-two boys. His first balalaika orchestra in this country was formed in 1919, and equipped with instruments bought from a band then recently defunct. Since then the Balalaika Band has played in theatres and restaurants all over the country, and has been broadcasting since Marconi House days.

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Medvedeff

: 'MUSIC OF THE WEEK'

Sir Adrian Boult ,
BBC Director of Music

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult

: FOR THE CHILDREN

' The Pilgrim's Progress'-4 by John Bunyan
Cast Other parts played by: Charles Mason Stephen Jack
Hubert Gregg
(by permission of Howard Wyndham and BronsonAlbery)
Idina Scott-Gatty
Adapted and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
Faithful is now dead, but another has sprung from his ashes. His name is Hopeful, and today Christian and Hopeful will continue their pilgrimage. They will meet with By-ends and his greedy companions, and come seriously to grief in By-path Meadow. Giant Despair and Doubting Castle, the former with his ' grievous crab-tree cudgel ', the latter with its ' stinking Dungeon ', will follow.
How the pilgrims escape will not be so obvious as the fact of their escape.
Bunyan did not write a more exciting episode than this of Doubting Castle.

Contributors

Unknown: John Bunyan
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Christian.: Ian Dawson

: HAROLD SCOTT

songs at the piano

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
A Programme of Scottish Music

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: NEWS BULLETINS

in German, Italian, and French

: 'FROST AT MIDNIGHT.

by D. G. Bridson
The story of the life of Coleridge as mirrored in his prose and verse, illustrated by music by Sibelius with Robert Farquharson
(Northern)

Contributors

Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Robert Farquharson

: Interval

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of THE DOCKLAND SETTLEMENTS by REGINALD FOORT
The Dockland Settlements, which are situated amid the slums of dock

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Foort

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: SUNDAY EVENING CONCERT

(Ninth Season-B)
Pouishnoff (pianoforte)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat is one of the comparatively few works of the composer that were well received at the first performance. Although display provides a very small part in the make-up of this concerto, it is extremely difficult to perform. Like the D minor Piano Concerto it is more a symphony for orchestra and piano obbligato than a concerto in the accepted sense of the term.it is certainly of Brahms most beautiful symphonic works. The slow movement particularly, which is for the most part a deeply expressive dialogue between solo piano and solo cello, is of outstanding beauty. Incidentally, in the middle section of this movement Brahms makes a short quotation from one of his own works, the song ' Todessehnsucht The finale gives the lie to those who contend that Brahms was unable to he light, airy, and gay.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: EPILOGUE









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