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: Moschetto and his Orchestra

From the May Fair Hotel

: An Afternoon Concert

TESSA RICHARDSON (Contralto)
REGINALD KING 'S ORCHESTRA

: Organ Music

Played by ALEX TAYLOR
Relayed from Davis' Theatre,
Croydon

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Friar and the Boy '
—an old English Fairy Tale, adapted as a Play for broadcasting by M. H. Allen
With Incidental Music by the GEORGIAN TRIO

: ' The First News'

; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN; Announcements and Sports Bulletin

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

Songs by Hugo WOLF
Sung by GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)

: A Light Concert

PHILIP BERTRAM
(Baritone)
PATRICIA Ross -
BOROUGH and PARTNER
THE GERSHOM
PARKINGTON
QUINTET
PUCCINI'S opera is founded on the drama hy Sardou, and is one of tho most grimly tragic stories in the whole realm of Opera, a tale of love and jealousy and black-hearted treachery. Tosca is a famous singer in the story, and she and the painter, Cavaradossi, love one another. But Scarpia, Chief of Police, also loves the singer, and it is he who brings about the final tragedy by getting the painter into his power. The painter has befriended Angelotti who was escaping from prison, and that is made the excuse for Scarpia first to subject him to torture and finally to have him shot. Before that Tosca had stabbed her unwelcome suitor, and after her lover's execution, throws herself from the battlements of the castle, so that the tragedy is as complete and sombre as could well bo devised. Several of Puccini's strong and dramatic numbers are well known, apart from the context in the whole work, and a selection from the Opera includes much that is familiar to listeners.

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN








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