Megan Thomas (soprano); Lionel Tertis (viola); The Wireless Military Band, conducted by Lieut. P.S.G. O'Donnell
Heroic March ...... Saint-Saens
Overture, "The Homeland" ("La Patrie") ...... Bizet
Serenade ...... Gounod
Kid Dance ...... Grieg
Suite from Ballet, "The Seasons" ...... Glazunov
Glazunov (born in 1865) is probably the most distinguished living Russian composer who does not work on very advanced "modernist" lines.
He is a master of orchestral effect, and in his ballets and other light pieces he has produced music that follows very agreeably, yet with distinct individuality of its own, in the Tchaikovsky tradition.
The Seasons, a suite of orchestral pieces (now to be heard in an arrangement for military band), was originally written for a ballet. We are to hear - (1) Barcarolle and Variations; (2) Waltz of the Poppies and Cornflowers; (3) Slow Movement; (4) Bacchanal.
Lionel Tertis and Cecil Dixon (pianoforte)
Sonata in A, No 1 ...... Mozart, arr. Tertis
Allegro molto; Thema con variazioni
Three Songs of Brahms ...... arr. Tertis
Minnelied (Love Song), Op. 71, No 5
Wiegenlied (Lullaby), Op. 49, No 4
Wir wandelten (We wandered), Op. 96, No 2
Fantasia from "La Boutique Fantasque" (The Eccentric Toyshop) ...... Rossini, arr. Respighi
Waltz from "Eugene Onegin" ...... Tchaikovsky, arr. Gerrard Williams
Eugene Onegin, the libretto of which was written by the celebrated Russian poet Pushkin, was first performed in 1879 by the students of the Moscow Conservatory. The plot concerns the love of the rakish Eugene Onegin for the innocent, sentimental Tatiana, whose sister Olga is betrothed to Lenski, Onegin's friend. When Tatiana foolishly writes Onegin a love letter (the letter scene is a favourite concert air), the modish fellow is offended. At a ball he flirts with Olga. Lenski is resentful, and challenges his friend to a duel. Lenski is killed. Years later, the remorseful Onegin meets Tatiana, now the wife of a prince, and makes love to her, but she, after doubting her feelings, sends him sorrowing away.
The Opera is not heard in England now, but some of the dance music is fairly often played, notably the Waltz which we are to hear.
When Myra sings ...... A. L. Shepherd, thy demeanour vary ...... Brown, arr. Lane Wilson
Suite from "Othello" ...... Coleridge-Taylor
Dance; Children's Intermezzo; Funeral March; Willow Song; Military March
By Heddle Nash (tenor)
Devotion ...... Schumann
Serenade ...... Schubert
Hedge Roses ...... Schubert
Chlorinda ...... Morgan
So sweet is she ...... Dolmetsch
It was a lover and his lass ...... Morley, arr. Keel
The Pretty Creature ...... Storace, arr. Lane Wilson
David's Dirge over Saul and Jonathan
2 Samuel i, vv. 17, 19-27
No. 46, 'Behold and See'
(For the words of the Cantata, see page 245)
Enid Cruickshank (contralto); Tom Pickering (tenor); Philip Malcolm (bass)
The Station Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Herbert A. Carruthers
(S.B. from Glasgow)
(The Bach Cantata to be performed next Sunday is No. 113; 'Herr Jesu Christ , du hÃ¶chstes Gut', 'Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Fountain Pure')
Hymn, 'How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds'
Confession and Thanksgivings
Psalm No. 23
Hymn, 'The King of Love my Shepherd is'
Address by the Rev. H. R. L. Sheppard , C.H., D.D.
Hymn, Holy Father, in Thy Mercy'
Appeal on behalf of Wireless for Hospitals by Mr. J. C. Stobart
There are 7,500 blind persons in Greater London, and this Fund was formed seven years ago to represent their interests and coordinate the activities of the many societies, institutes, libraries and associations that train, educate and maintain them.
Winifred Davis (mezzo-soprano); Sinclair Logan (baritone)
The Wireless Orchestra, conducted by John Ansell
Blessed are they that mourn
S.B. from Cardiff