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: A Ballad Concert

BETTY BOWEN (Soprano)
WILLIAM E. SHAPLEY (Bass)

: LIGHT MUSIC

FRASCATI'S ORCHESTRA
Directed by GEORGES HAECK From the Restaurant Frascati

: DANCE MUSIC

JACK PAYNE and the B.B.C.
DANCE ORCHESTRA

: Organ Music

Played by ALEX TAYLOR
Relayed from Davis' Theatre,
Croydon

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Breaking Up ' for the Holidays, according to Tommy HANDLEY

: 'The First News'

; WEATHER FORECAST, FiRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN

: The Week's Work in the Garden

, by the Royal Horticultural Society

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

Pianoforte Duets by BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS AND
SCHUMANN
Played by VICTOR HELY HUTCHINSON and LESLIE HEWARD

: Mr. G. M. GILLETT, M.P.,

Minister for Overseas Trade :
* British Overseas Trade'

: An Orchestral Concert

SINCLAIR LOGAN (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELI. EY)
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
MOZART'S good friends, the Haffncrs, were a well-to-do Salzburg family, one of whom was the . Burgomaster in Mozart's time. They are responsible for three of the master's works, this Symphony, the Serenade, and a little March, the two latter having been commissioned and composed in honour of the wedding of one of the daughters in 1776. Five years later, for the wedding of a younger daughter, Mozart's father was asked to compose a Symphony ; he passed on the commission to his illustrious son, who, in spite of the almost overwhelming tasks with which he was engrossed at the moment, undertook it, composing the work at even greater speed than was usual with him. It is on record that when he looked it over again years afterwards, he was himself astonished to find it so good.
As befits the happy occasion for which it was composed, the Symphony is throughout in sunny, exultant vein ; she was indeed a fortunate young woman who had such music written by such a master in her honour.
Tho first movement begins at once, with a robust, joyous theme, easily recognized in its subsequent appearances and development. The movement is of no great length, and has no repetition of its first part, as so often was, and still is, usual.
The slow movement has only oboes, bassoons, and horns, supporting the strings, and the first violin begins at once with the beautiful tune, very characteristic of Mozart, which forms the basis of the whole piece.
The Minuet is vigorous rather than dainty, with the Trio forming an admirable contrast- in, that respect, and the last movement, a bustling Presto, brings the Symphony to an end in the same happy spirit which has characterized it throughout. It begins at once with the merry principal tune played in unison by the strings.

: 'The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN

: 'The Dumb Wife of Cheapside'

by ASHLEY DUKES
This play, which was first broadcast last April, was specially written for the microphone by Mr. Asliley Dukes , the dramatist and dramatic critic, whose play, The Man with a Load of Mischief, was one of tho most notable London productions of recent years, and is considered a model of English dramatic prose.
An article by Mr. Ashley Dukes , discussing the present state of the radio drama, appears on page 114.

: A Recital

By HAROLD FAIRHURST (Violin)
Sonata in G Minor ......
Tartini Andante , presto non troppo ; Largo, Allegro commodo

: DANCE MUSIC

THE PICCADILLY PLAYERS, directed by AL STARITA : and the PICCADILLY GRILL BAND, directed by JERRY HOEY , from the PICCADILLY HOTEL.








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