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relayed from the Palais de Danse.


Readings from the Poetry of William Morris
NORAH APPLEBY (Mezzo-Soprano)


Unknown: William Morris
Mezzo-Soprano: Norah Appleby


Auntie Phyl tells another ' Snooky ' Story

: Lozells Picture House Orchestra

Conducted by Paul Rimmer


Conductor: Paul Rimmer


THE check of Napoleon's army at Borodino, on September 7, 1812, was. long after. wards, commemorated by the building of a great church in Moscow, and the building of the church by the composition of a piece of music specialty written by Tchaikovsky-to be performed in the square in front of the church, with a giant orchestra and cannon fired by an electric cable running from the conductor's desk. That ceremonial open-air performance never took place, but plenty of other performances have done-more. perhaps, than Tchaikovsky would have wished, for, says he in his diary: 'The 1812 Overture is only an indifferent sort of work, possessing merely a patriotic and local significance.' Not all authors are proudest of their best-sellers ; ' 1812 ' has become a familiar ' battle piece,' and seems likely to remain chief among the favourites in that category.
Mr. JACK PAYNE, whose popular Hotel Cecil Dance Band will be heard again this afternoon from London. THE WIRELESS QUARTET, always a popular item in the London and Daventry programmes, will broadcast this evening at 6.0. The members of the Quartet are, standing, Mr. Frank Almgill (flute). Miss Sidonie Goossens (harp), Mr. Ernest Malkin
(organ) and, sitting, Mr. S. Kneale Kelley (violin). Mr. LENGHI CELLINI will contribute a group of songs to the London programme this evening at 6.0.


Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

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