A Running Commentary by PHILIP NOEL BAKER on the International Athletic Meeting, relayed from
Stamford Bridge THIS meeting of representative athletes from the British Empire and the United States of America will be one of particular interest. Taking place only a week after the Olympic Games, we may expect quite 50 per cent. of the Olympic Winners to be present, and there is every likelihood that a large number of records will be broken.
Demised and written by ROWLAND LEIGH and REX EVANS
BASIL HOWES and REX EVANS
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
BEFORE the 'event of the evening' - namely, the broadcasting of the first of this year's season of 'Proms,' - comes, in more flippant mood, the second presentation by Rex Evans , of his half-hour cabaret. If you are a regular listener, you know all about Rex Evans, that he sings syncopated songs, that he has rapidly achieved 'star' rank in the world of smart cabaret.
His collaborator in this show, Rowland Leigh, is a young Oxford man with a real gift for snappy topical lyrics. He has written 'the words' for Sophie Tucker, Beatrice Lillie, etc., and leaves shortly for New York, where he has been commissioned to do the lyrics for a new show with music by the late Leslie Stuart.
THE OPENING CONCERT
STILES ALLEN (Soprano)
Roy HENDERSON. (Baritone)
G. D. CUNNINGHAM (Organ)
Sir HENRY WOOD and his SYMPHONY
Relayed from The Queen's Hall
TOWARDS the end of 1908, Tercentenary Celebrations of Milton's birth were held in London. At the famous Cheapside church, St. Maryle-Bow, close to which Milton was .born, celebrations took place on his birthday—December 9. For this occasion Sir Walford Davies wrote this Solemn Melody,
THIS was originally a sonata (written
4- in 1820) in four linked Movements, one of which uses a theme from Schubert's song The Wanderer. The other three Movements all work in some manner upon one common theme, of a peremptory, challenging character, which is distantly related to that tune. We hear this common theme at the very beginning, from the orchestra. The First Movement is quick and fiery, the Second (developing the song tune) is slow, the Third is very brisk and sportive, and the Last is in fugal style.
The work was originally written for and dedicated to the pianist von Zittin. Liszt adapted it for pianoforte and orchestra.
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