Edith Vance (Violoncello), Olive Byrne (Pianoforte)
Sonata in G Minor (Grave, Allegro) ......... Handel, arr. J. W. Slatter
Sonata in D, Opus 58 ......... Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn, always a hard worker, was exceedingly busy in 1843, when he wrote this Sonata. He was responsible for much in the conduct of a newly started 'Conservatorium' at Leipzig, and was conducting a great deal, as well as directing the Prussian Court Music in Berlin. He was, indeed, at the beginning of those last years in which he wore himself out with duties that one of so sensitive a temperament and constitution ought not to have allowed to weigh upon him.
The Sonata is in four Movements.
In the First, the Violoncello gives out both main tunes. In the Second, we have a skilful, light-handed Scherzo. In the Third, the Slow Movement, the Pianoforte gives out a hymn-like melody at the start, and the Violoncello supplies the Movement's contrast by its declamatory, and often excited, passages. In the Fourth Movement a prelude of about a score of bars leads to the first main tune on the Pianoforte, an animated, singing air. The Violoncello repeats it, and adds an idea of its own, and then the Pianoforte takes up the second main tune, beginning over a low note sustained by the other partner. Building happily on these themes, the composer constructs a lithe and vigorous Finale.
by Leonard H. Warner
Relayed from St Botolph's, Bishopsgate
Theme, Variations, and Fugue ......... Hollins
Prelude to 'Lohengrin' ......... Wagner, arr. Fricker
Two Preludes, on 'Cheshire Tune' and 'York Tune' ......... Charles Wood
Fugue on B.A.C.H., Op. 60, No 1 ......... Schumann
Moschetto and his Orchestra From the May Fair Hotel
Mr. B. A. KEEN : The Why and Wherefore of Farming-The Beginning of Agriculture'
Major W.T. Blake: Round the World—V, The Sudan
Miss Berry: The Arts League of Service: Looking at Pictures—V, Fantastic Animals
Henry IV, Part I (Shakespeare)
The play that first introduces Falstaff to us needs no further commendation; the battles and treasons, the Percies and Northumberlands and Glendowers, pale into insignificance beside the rich humour of the fat knight, the fiery Bardolph and sweet Ned Poins. In the series of Shakespeare's histories Henry IV, Part I, is notable for being the first of the trilogy which culminates with the apotheosis of one of Shakespeare's most popular heroes, Henry V, of the Harfleur and Agincourt scenes; but in the Shakespearean range as a whole it is important as the beginning of that little story of low life that ends (also in Henry V) with the pathetic story of the last scene in Eastcheap, when Falstaff 'babbled of green fields'.
From the Prince of Wales Playhouse, Lewisham
'A Family Party'—when there will be a 'full house' if all those who are invited are able to come along
The End of the Bee Season
Schubert's Pianoforte Sonatas
Played by Martha Baird
Some Ideas and Ideals of the World's Religion—IV, Religion as Order
The Wireless Orchestra
Conducted by John Ansell
Overture to ‘Rosamunde’ ......... Schubert
19.55 Gwladys Naish (Soprano) with Orchestra
Air, ‘In quelle trine morbide’ (In those soft laces, from ‘Manon Lascaut’) ......... Puccini
Scena and Cavatina, ‘Bel raggio lusinghier’ (Bright ray of hope, from ‘Semiramia’) ......... Rossini
‘Coppélia’ Suite, No 2 (Prelude and Mazuka; Doll Waltz and Czardas) ......... Delibes
20.12 Auriol Jones (Pianoforte) with Orchestra
‘Africa’ Fantasia ......... Saint-Saëns
Selection from ‘Véronique’ ......... Messager, arr. Godfrey
20.35 Gwladys Naish
The Doll's Song from ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ ......... Offenbach
Waltz, ‘Promotions’ ......... Johann Strauss
20.50 Auriol Jones
Impromptu in F Sharp; Waltz in E Minor ......... Chopin
Hungarian March from ‘Faust’ ......... Berlioz
The North-East Coast Exhibition
(S.B. from Newcastle)
A Romantic Commentary
Romance is like a castle in the air, invisible unless seen from a distance, erected by glamour to relieve the dreary landscape of the present, and inhabited by regret for the past.
One page of history, although included in the general descriptionnof the Dark Ages, is yet so illuminated that it is entitled the Romance Age; as if, ever since, we had been in quest of an ideal which, for a period unique in thought, was a reality.
The intention of this programme is to illustrate the fancy of the author that the spirit of this far-off age has found expression in César Franck's Symphony.
The symphony will be heard as a background to the programme, which is an endeavour to represent the train of thoughts which might arise in the mind of a listener who is sympathetic to this suggestion,
Among the items is a short unpublished play by Thornton Wilder, author of 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey'.
by Martha Baird
Chaconne in G ......... Handel
Sonata 13 in A ......... Scarlatti
Intermezzo in A, Op. 118; Intermezzo in C, Op. 119 ......... Brahms
Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (Posthumous); Study, Op. 10, No 5 (On the Black Keys) ......... Chopin
Arthur Rosebery and his Band, from the Café de Paris