HENRY SENSICLE QUINTET
ELSIE HURST (Soprano)
FREDERICK COLLIER (Baritone)
BILLY MAYERL (Syncopated Piano Solos)
EVER since the Savoy Bands first began to set listeners' feet tapping, Billy Mayerl has been one of the long suits of the programmes. Since leaving the Savoy Bands, he has several times broadcast with Gwen Farrar , and today listeners are to hear him on his own.
A WATERFALL ten times the height of Niagara, and a tree 200 feet high and 4,000 years old-these arc the sort of things one encounters in the Yosemito Valley in California, of which, as of the better known parts of the State-San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles -Miss Rachel Humphreys will talk today. As a practised travel-writer whose books include ‘Travels East of Suez ' and ' Algeria, the Sahara and the Nile,' Miss Humphreys knows how to do justice to her theme.
QWEET PEAS have always been an especial favourite with the breeding expert, (ver since Mendel developed his theory of heredity by means of them. Mr. Unwin is a recognized authority on their mysteries, as readers of his books will know.
The Wireless Orchestra, conducted by John Ansell
Gaby Valle (Soprano); Silvio Sideli (Baritone)
The Conductor-Composer-'Cellist, Mancinelli (1848-1921), for a few years directed the Covent Garden Orchestra, and afterwards that of the Metropolitan Opera House at New York. He wrote several Operas, an Oratorio and a Cantata (both of which were produced at the Norwich Festival), and incidental music to Cossa's play Cleopatra. From this we are to hear a March.
THE busy Rossini, with the twenty Operas he wrote in eight years, between 1815 and 1823, contrived to score a great many bull's-eyes. The Thieving Magpie, which came out the year after The Barber, had a very poor libretto, based on one of the distant relations of the 'Jackdaw of Rheims' story.
The Overture, with its exciting Drum-roll opening, is one of the most brilliant of all Rossini's operatic preludes. It was long the Italians' first favourite among all such pieces.
THE GOOD-HUMOURED LADIES is a Ballet produced by Diaghilev's Russian company in 1919. It is based on a plot of Goldoni and on music of Domenico Scarlatti, the Harpsichord virtuoso and composer of much music for his instrument. Most of the music for the Ballet came from the keyboard 'Sonatas' of Scarlatti, Tommasini making some additions in the style of the older composer.
A MONGST the small band of historians who, without martyring truth upon an altar of epigram, do make history good reading, Mr. G. M. Trevelyan holds a high place. He has written much on Italian history of the Risorgimento and on British history in the nineteenth century, and ho published a 'History of England' last year. In tonight's talk he will give listeners a few glimpses into the England that vanished in the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century-the England that Cobbett elegized, that Gay held up the mirror to, that Hogarth satirized.
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