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: THE CARLTON HOTEL OCTET

Directed by RENE TAPPONIER
From the Carlton Hotel

: An Orchestral Concert

DOROTHY LEBISH (Contralto)
IRENE SHORT (Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
EVEN from his earliest years, Sir Frederic Cowen never had any doubt that music was to be his job in life. Already at the age of eight, he produced an operetta on the subject of Garibaldi, the libretto being by a relative of equally tender years. Sir Frederic tells us that the piece ran successfully for two nights at the home theatre. Since then the whole of his busy life has been spent in conducting and composing, and much of his music has a vivid reflection of England and English ways. The Suite to be played this evening is a happy illustration of his gift in that particular way.
THIS selection is from the opera [Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens) which is to be broadcast from Daventry Experimental Station on November 26, and from London and Daventry on November 28; listeners will no doubt welcome an opportunity of being reminded in advance of its chief melodies. One, at least - the aria, 'Softly awakes my heart,' which Delilah sings, is by now well known to every listener.
AS is so often the case with the great Strauss's waltzes, the name really means nothing. This waltz is in no way descriptive, in the sense in which we understand descriptive music nowadays, of the Arabian Nights, and the music is as typical of the gay Vienna of Strauss's day as the Blue Danube,' or any other of his immortal dance tunes.

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' PROFESSOR TILLETT'S UNBELIEVABLE
ADVENTURE'
A new play by the author of ' The Ring and the Bee,' wherein the Professor-not to mention Mrs. Tillett (his wife), Mary (the housemaid), Mr. Tonks (President of the Genial Guild of Broad-minded Bricklayers) and others-suffers a deal of inconvenience.

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

MISCELLANEOUS SONGS OF SCHUBERT
Sung by ANNE THURSFIELD (Soprano)
Litaney Sei mir gegrusst
La Pastorella
Hark, hark, the lark
Who is Sylvia

: Capt. d'EGVILLE—Winter Sports

T IKE motoring, flying, and visits to the Riviera, winter sports abroad have now ceased to be a prerogative of the really rich, and there will bo many listeners who take a personal interest in the subject of Captain d'Egville's talk. He is himself not merely one of the most amusing cartoonists of the humours of winter sports, but a very practical expert on all points, both of execution and of equipment and travel.

: A MILITARY BAND CONCERT

HILDA BLAKE (Soprano)
GLYN EASTMAN (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL ,
WE are inclined to think of Wagner as having been the first to compose operas so long that they begin in the afternoon and finish at midnight. His predecessor, Meyerbeer, however, left at least one opera—L'Africaine—which would take about six hours to perform.
The story of it is in many ways a parallel to
Verdi's Aida, with a fair captive who is a queen in her own country ; and the odd thing is that she is an Indian queen, although the title of the opera calls her an African maid. Hence the appropriateness of the March from the opera, known as the Indian March.

: Mr. NEWMAN FLOWER : ' The Schubert Centenary'

"YTEXT Monday is the anniversary of Schubert's death in Vienna a hundred years ago, and the world of music is celebrating the memory of the composer of some of its sweetest songs. The Centenary issue of The Radio Times, published on November 16, contains full information about the broadcast programmes for Centenary week. Tonight's talk is being given by a well-known writer on music whose recent book on Schubert was one of the events of the Centenary year.

: 'Djinn and Bitters'

A Little Light Refreshment with a Dash of Fancy








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