Conducted by PERCY E. GAYER
MARION BROWNE (Soprano)
SAMUEL SAUL (Bass-Baritone) ADELA HAMATON (Pianoforte)
THE BAND o' LONDON
A Garden Chat, bv
MARION CRAN , F.R.H.S.
Selections by THE
DAVENTRY QUARTET : "Erbert takes his family to the Tower of London '
Short Story. Shadows.' S.B. from Birmingham MR. OLIVER BALDWIN has had an adventurous career amongst the postwar turmoil of the Near East, and his experiences as a general in the Armenian Army are recounted in his book, ' Prisons and Revolutions,' which appeared last year. Although he is the son of the Prime Minister, he is an active and ardent Socialist.'
A New Radio Revue
Book by CECIL LEWIS. Musical Items by Various
The LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
Cast includes :
Tommy HANDLEY ; ALMA VANE ;
DONALD MATHER ; BERYL RIGGS ; PHILIP WADE ; LILLIAN HARRISON , and The RADIO CHORUS.
Produced by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
PEGGY COCHRANE (Violin) with HILDA DEDERICH
(Pianoforte) playing the GRIEG'S feet were first set on the path of music by his friend Ole Bull, the Violinist, to whose influence we owe a good many exceedingly effective Violin pieces that Grieg wrote.
He attempted few large-scale works, and when he used the sonata scheme one finds, usually, that he has simply written three very effective and quite simply constructed pieces, very charming, but not essentially built up into one homogeneous work. He is almost always at his best in short lyrical pieces. This Sonata aims, in its First and Last Movements, at greater intensity of feeling than most' of his other works. Its Second Movement, as in the other two (earlier) Sonatas, is pleasantly romantic.
Interpreted by EDGAR BAINTON
Sonata in B Flat (Posthumous Work), concluded :
Scherzo, Allegro Vivace ; Allegro ma non Troppo
BEETHOVEN is supposed to have said on his death-bed : ' You, Anselm [an intimate friend] have my mind, but Franz has my soul.' Franz Schubert , in some of his deeper music, shows us Beethoven's soul, but he never shows it more plainly and unmistakably than in the last two Movements of this Sonata.
The SCHERZO (Quick, lively, with delicacy) is a ' jest ' indeed, after Beethoven's own heart, direct, flashing, perhaps freakish. Notice the abrupt tune given out in the Treble and repeated in the Bass, then subjected to broken treatment, leading to one never knows what next, finally repeated...
Then comes a subdued, mysterious Trio, and the repetition of the Scherzo.
The FINALE (Quick) starts with a peremptory little Tune ; then a chord arrests us, and insists on the tune being repeated. Time after time that chord pulls up sharp the racing music, and brings back the Tune, which, however, takes all sorts of twists and turns.
So the music proceeds. But Schubert, the songster, cannot resist breaking into a straightforward song twice in the Movement, and there are times when he becomes forceful for a moment, but the music grows yet swifter and lighter as it nears the end.
Sung by RAYMOND NEWELL (Baritone)
THE SAVOY ORPHEANS and THE SYLVIANS from the Savoy Hotel