Relayed from THE PAVILION, Bournemouth
(No. X of the 35th Winter Series)
ANTON RUBINSTEIN CENTENARY
THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL SYMPHONY
Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY
Pianoforte Concerto in D Minor
Moderate ; Moderate assai; Allegro assai
Extracts, 'The Ocean Symphony'
Allegro; The Storm; Adagio-Allegro con fuoco
Played by REGINALD NEW
Relayed from the Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
Grandpa Grumble at the Party'-a Play by GLADYS WARD
Songs by BETTY BOND (Soprano) and ALFRED BUTLER (Baritone)
CYRIL DAVIS (Violin)
; WEATHER FORE
CAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Played by Dr. HAROLD RHODES
Relayed from Coventry Cathedral
and his B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Relayed from the Town Hall, Birmingham
THE CITY of BIRMINGHAM ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ADRIAN BouLT
ROSINA BUCKMAN (Soprano)
FRANK MULLINGS (Tenor)
Overture, ' The Mastersingcrs '
Duet, 'Tristan and Isolda,' Act 11
Tannhauser's Narration ('Tannhauser ) Siegfried Idyll
Tristan and Parsifal were both running in Wagner's mind while he was at work on the Nibelung's Ring, and in the summer of 1857 he put the big work aside, partly because he had begun to doubt whether there was any chance of its ever coming to performance. Just then he was waited on by an envoy from the Emperor of Brazil with a request that he would compose an opera specially for Rio de Janeiro. Taken somewhat by surprise, Wagner gave no definite answer, but began work, nevertheless, on Tristan. He has left it on record that the poem and the music were written with ' an artist's perfect abandonment in his task,' and he had no doubt himself that the union of poetry and music was the moat completely satisfying of any he had achieved. But some years elapsed before the opera was produced, one disappointment after another delaying the performance, and only gradually did it win its way to the position it now holds.
The story is known to every good Briton; the germ of it is in our good Sir Thomas Malory s
'Morted'Arthur.' In Wagner's opera, the second Act is chiefly given to a long love duet between Tristan and Isolda at night in the garden of the King's palace.
TANNUÃUSER had been to Rome with a band of pilgrims to pray for forgiveness. His sin was that he had been beguiled into the magic Grotto of the goddess Venus, and in the great contest of song before the Court, had boasted of its unholy joys. In the third Act, the pilgrims return without him and the Princess Elizabeth, who has never ceased to pray for him, dies of her grief. After the others, Tannhauser drags his weary body along. Meeting Wolfram, he treats him first as an enemy, and only gradually, learning of his friendly thoughts, tells him of his trials and sufferings on the pilgrimage, and how the Pope refused him pardon for so grievous a sin.
Mr. RONALD WATKINS reading 'Frost in April.' by MALACHI WHITAKER
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Being a Modernized Version of ' Love in a Village