• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: Chamber Music

Relayed from the Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Musical Director, EDNA WILLOUGHBY
From Birmingham
WEBER'S chamber music is rarely heard. This, his best piece of work in that medium. belongs to 1819, when the Composer was thirty-three, and his powers were in full maturity. It is his Op. 63. The music (originally written for the unusual combination of Pianoforte, Flute and 'Cello) was dedicated to Weber's friend and physician, Dr. Jungh. We are to hear three of its four Movements — the Scherzo which hints at peasant dances, the Slow Movement, here called the 'Huntsman's Lament' (originally, 'Shepherd's Plaint'), which has a tune much akin to that of a German folk-song, and the care-free Finale.
THIS piece was composed about the same time as the Trio to which we have been listening (it is Weber's Op. 65). and its spirit will be felt to be much akin to that of the lively Movements of the chamber work.
There is a ' programme ' to the Invitation.
This is how Weber described it: 'At a ball a gentleman approaches a lady and asks for the pleasure of a dance. At first, she hesitates ; he presses ; she consents. Now they converse more easily. He begins ; she replies. Now for the dance ! They take their places and wait for it to begin. Then follows the dance. At its close the gentleman expresses his thanks, the lady bows. and " the rest is silence." '
NORMAN O'NEILL is an Irishman who studied music in London (under Dr. Arthur Somervell) and at Frankfort, and who settled down some years ago as the musical director, at the Hay-market Theatre under the Frederick Harrison régime.
He is the Composer of a number of concert and chamber works, but his position as master of the music at the most artistic centre of theatrical production in London gave a direction to his talent, and his career has become definitely associated with the theatre and theatre music. The opportunity and the man were happily met, and Mr. O'Neill's music was one of the remembered features when Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird and Barrie's Mary Rose were produced at the Haymarket.

Contributors

Unknown: Leamington Spa
Director: Edna Willoughby
Unknown: Norman O'Neill
Unknown: Frederick Harrison
Unknown: Mary Rose

: DANCE MUSIC

THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND
Directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
TED SAUNDERS (Mimic)
Tony TucK (Banjo)

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Firman
Directed By: Ted Saunders

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

(From Birmingham) :
St. Martin's Male Voice Quartet. ' The Eyes of Youth —a play by John Overton. Margaret Ablethorpe (Pianoforte)

: LIGHT MUSIC

THE ALFRED CAVE SEXTET
RAYMOND NEWELL (Bass)

Contributors

Bass: Raymond Newell

: 'THE RANEE'

A Musical Comedy in Three Acts by W. A. FEATHERSTONE
From Birmingham
Dramatis Persoæ
Act I. The lawn in front of Officers' Mess,
King's Own Shetland Highlanders, at Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot.
Act II. On the lawn at Phyllis Court,
Henley.
Act III. The Golden Palace, Rupiabad.
The performance produced and conducted by W. A. FEATHERSTONE

Contributors

Unknown: W. A. Featherstone
Conducted By: W. A. Featherstone
Captain Ronald Adair (of the King's Own Shetland Highlanders) .: Herbert Thorpe
Captain Lord Hardeastle (of the 119th Scarlet Runners): Stuart Vinden
Captain D'Arcy (of the 139th Lancers): Jack Hargreaves
Captain Lumley (of the 999th Battery, R.F.A.): David Tremayne
Baldie Fergusson (Ronald's soldier servant): Wortley Allen
Hon'ble Janet Forbes (Ronald's cousin): Esther Coleman
Sadie Lincoln (American friends of Connie's): Gladys Joiner
Maisie Grant: Phyllis Richardson
Fifinette (Connie's French Maid): Floy Penrhyn
Connie Gilchrist (an heiress): Dorothy Bennett
Chorus of American Girls, Waitresses, River Girls, Indian Girls, Officers Waiters, Soldiers, etc: The Studio Chorus








About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel