and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Messages from British children in Australia to their parents in this country. Arranged in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission
five years ago
Popular records of August 1937
A thought for today : Rev. McEwan Lawson
' Planning the week's food' : Mrs. Ingillson
Records taken at random from the rack
and his Mazurka Orchestra, with Maxim Doroff
It is just over a year since Michaeloff founded his Mazurka Orchestra. Some of its members were in his famous Bessarabian Orchestra, and these, with the addition of other personnel, have made the new combination one of the most popular of its kind.
Michaeloff's father, who died some years ago, was one of the principal military band conductors in Russia, and he it was who gave his son his first lessons. When he came to this country Michaeloff brought with him a knowledge of Bessarabian music such as was at the time possessed by few others in the country. The catchy tunes and virile arrangements rendered by his first orchestra immediately caught on, and he has been playing a great deal of this type of music ever since.
' In Tune with You ' : melodies for all moods on two pianos
at the organ of the Gaumont Cinema, Worcester
from p. 97 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 36 of ' Each Returning Day'
Band of the Royal Artillery (Woolwich). Conducted by Mr. R. Lewis
Romance and rhythm in rumba, played by Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band. Presented by David Miller
Conductor, William Pegg
The West Country Singers, conducted by Reginald Redman. Norman Jones (piano)
Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers, -from a factory somewhere in Britain. (Special BBC recording)
Overture : Life and LoveHaydn Wood Minuet and Hornpipe (The Gods Go A-
Suite, Cloverley: Valseue-Legend-Bolero Edward German-Arthur Wood Sevillana Elgar
' The Chairing of the Bard'. Speech by the Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George , O.M., M.P. From the Pavilion, Cardigan
Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd
(leader, Camille J. Bogaert ). Conductor, Ernest W. Goss , with Astra Desmond (contralto)
From the Pavilion, Torquay
' Meet the People ' : recording of a talk by Leonard Pile , an engine driver, about his life, his family, and his work, broadcast to overseas listeners on April 26-27
This programme is one of a series designed to show the people of North America what the people of Britain are really like.
Seventh of a series of gramophone programmes, presented by Basil Maine
'0 Gae'r Eisteddfod '. Chwarter awr yng nghwmni rhai pobl diddorol a ddaeth i'r wyl eleni. (Interviews in Welsh at the Eisteddfod)
5.20 For younger listeners : Nursery sing-song with Doris and Nan
5.30 ' Sampson's Circus ': serial play by Howard Spring, adapted by Muriel Levy , and produced by Nan Macdonald. Part 2—'The Circus Arrives '
Charley Chaffinch ':
National and Regional announcements and a ' Fuel Flash' for housewives
Trefor Jones (tenor). Henry Hoist (violin). BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
William Walton's Violin Concerto was written for and dedicated to that great American violinist Jascha Heifetz , and was first performed by him with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodzinsky in 1939. The first performance in England was given on November 1 last year by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Henry Hoist as soloist and the composer conducting.
The most immediately striking feature of the music is its rich profusion of melody of a lyrical and expressive character eminently suited to the genius of the violin. Particularly is this true of the opening slow movement and the trio (canzonetta) of the scherzo, which is based on a charming tune that the composer keeps on repeating in a Schubertian manner as if for the sheer joy of hearing it over and over again. The second subject of the brilliant and highly organised finale is an extraordinarily long and tenuous tune. The scoring is light and the rhythms of the quick movement are very characteristic of Walton's pungent and vigorous style*
Programme of music and greetings from the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1942. Listeners will hear the Children's Choir, . the Cilgerran Ladies' Choir, community singing, ' penillion ' sung to the harp, and greetings from the festival to all friends and fellow countrymen by the chairman, J. T. Rees , and the conductor, W. R. Jones. From the Pavilion, Cardigan
Andrew Keith Fraser presents the simple poems he loves, and, he hopes, the poems every man loves. Tonight he has chosen for his three readers some poems from his' favourite anthology. Programme devised by Cecil McGivem
The songs and the story of Paramount's new musical picture sung and told by Elinore Farrell (of Forsythe, Seamon, and Farrell), Alan Keith , Ken Beaumont , Peter Madden , and Dorothy Carless
Augmented Dance Orchestra, directed by Billy Tement. Script and presentation by Gordon Crier
Address by the Rev. H. S. Marshall
Rev. H. S.
Play of the sea, by E. C. Baillie , produced by John Richmond