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: Summer Symphony Concert

Relayed from The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Conducted by Sir DAN GODFREY
DAVID EVANS (Baritone)


Unknown: Sir Dan Godfrey
Baritone: David Evans
Pianoforte: Isidor Goodman

: Lozell's Picture House Orchestra

From Birmingham
Conducted by PAUL RIMMER 5 45 THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (From Birmingham) : 'What happened to Martha Ann,' by Greta Costain. GWEN LONES (Violin). 'The House in the Woods,' by Janet Muir. ARTHUR LINDSAY will entertain


Conducted By: Paul Rimmer


Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
MAY KENNETH (Comedienne)


Conducted By: Jack Payne
Tenor: Stanley Vilven

: B.B.C Promenade Concert

Relayed from the Queen's Hall
Sir HENRY WOOD and his Symphony Orchestra
This, one of the six Concertos for 'Cello that Haydn left, was written when ho held the happy post of Master of the Music to Prince Esterhazy, who kept up a magnificent establishment, that was described as second only to Versailles in brilliance and luxury.
The Concerto is crystal clear, and full of lovely melodies. It is in three quite short Movements, the first genial and bustling, the next slow and sweetly expressive, and the last dancing along in effervescent happiness.
HARY JANOS is a Comic Opera, produced in Budapest in 1920. The composer told
Lawrence Gilman (from whose notes, written for the Philharmonic Society of New York, the following information is drawn) that Hary Janos is a national hero of folk-lore, an ex-soldier, who tells long-bow tales of his great adventures. He is a dreamer who lives in rhapsodies of the imagination, rather than a mere sturdy liar. There is, too, in Hary a symbol of Hungarian aspirations.
There are six sections in the Suite. Hary's tale is launched, in the first Movement, with a sneeze by one of the hearers (this, in Hungary, is regarded as a confirmation of what has just been said).
In the Second Movement Hary tells of finding himself in the Imperial Palace in Vienna, and describes a wonderful mechanical musical clock he saw there.
The Third Movement suggests the old home of Hary and his sweetheart, and the songs that are sung there.
In , the Fourth Movement Hary performs prodigies of valour against the French army, massacring his thousands, and finally so terrifying Napoleon himself that he pleads, on his knees, for mercy.
Next comes an Intermezzo, that has no story. The last Movement is a triumphal march, during which Hary tells of seeing the entry of the Austrian Emperor, and his court; again, we have the countryman's quaint ideas of the glories of the city.


Unknown: Hary Janos
Unknown: Lawrence Gilman
Unknown: Hary Janos

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