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: The Belfast Wireless Orchestra

Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Janie Martin (soprano)
Georges Bizet had written operas, including La Jolte Fille de Perth, before the war of 1870, but at that date he was little known and success had not come to him. This overture to Sardou's Patrie (Fatherland) was admittedly inspired by the sufferings of his country during its terrible ordeal in the Franco-German war, and in power and originality it exceeded anything that he had composed hitherto.


Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Soprano: Janie Martin
Unknown: Georges Bizet

: ' The News '

Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin, followed by Regional News and Weather Forecast for Northern

: 'Melodies of Christendom'

An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies


Relayed from
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
At the pianoforte, SYDNEY FFOULKES


Soprano: Mavis Bennett-Levin
Pianoforte: Sydney Ffoulkes

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