and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
(tenor), on gramophone records
six years ago
Popular records of August 1936
A thought for today: Rev. F. A. Cockin, Canon of St. Paul's
Rev. F. A.
with Kay Cavendish
at the organ of the Warner Theatre, Leicester Square
Repeat recording of last Saturday's broadcast
Directed by Jack Hardy
(For Welsh, schools). Cwrs y Byd
News commentary and interlude
from p. 117 of 'New Every Morning ' and p. 62 of ' Each Returning Day'
John McCormack (tenor) on gramophone records
The Star of the County Down (arr.
The Irish Emigrant (Barker)
The garden where the praties grow (arr.
The Kerry Dance (Molloy)
' What should health talks aim at ?' Discussion between a doctor and an education officer. (Previously broadcast on June 29)
Astra Desmond (contralto) and Marie Korchinska (harp)
Aillte (An Ossianic Lay) ; The Wild Swan;
An Eriskay Love Lilt ; The Islay Reaper ; The Mull Fisher's Song ; Kishmul s Galley ; Land of Heart's Desire
ENSA concert for war-workers, from a factory canteen. Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra, with Doreen Stephens , Helen Ward , and Lorna Martin. Guest artists, Carroll Gibbons and Judy Shirley
Week-end notes for women gardeners, by Anna Scarlett and Barbara Tarver
Conductor, Ian Whyte
with Clarkson Rose , Margaret Davison , and Courtney Hope. The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement. Presented by Michael North
3-' Odes for Nightingales ', presented with gramophone records by Stephen Williams
BBC Variety Orchestra : conductor, Charles Shadwell
and his Quintet
Probably the world's greatest virtuoso of the violin in .swing music is
Stephane Grappelly. who was at one time with the famous Quintette du Hot Club de France. lhere, indeed, with. the great
Django Reinhardt , he made his reputation not only m France but in this country to which many of the ' Hot Club ' programmes were broadcast. Now the personnel of the Hot Club Quintette is scattered, and Grappelly is in this country playing with his own quartet for broadcasting, and also with the orchestra at Hatchett's Restaurant, London. In addition to this work, Grappelly, has appeared from time to time as a soloist with other dance band combinations.
Townsmen v. Villagers. Another competition of general knowledge and observations about rural matters and manners. Interrogator, Arthur Ling
(Special announcements or a topical talk in Welsh)
5.20 Story : 'The Fairy Child', by Alison Uttley
5.35 Songs by the Three Semis
5.45 ' What's on the wing this month ?', by L. Hugh Newman
National and Regional announcements, followed by Scottish News summary
Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science, and films
Fortnightly talks on wartime conditions for Northern Ireland listeners : ' Helping the Farmer '
Eva Turner (soprano) ; Muriel Brunskill (contralto) ; Parry Jones (tenor) ; Dennis Noble (baritone). The Alexandra Choir: conductor, Charles Proctor. BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Symphony No. 9, in D minor (Choral)
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Beethoven's Ninth and last Symphony, first performed on May 7, 1824, marks the final stage in his conversion of the classical symphony into something entirely new, turning it from a .mere pattern of beautiful sounds into a world of thought and emotion.
He was so anxious to make the meaning of his symphony clear that, following the precedent of von Winter and other now forgotten composers, he introduced in the finale vocal soloists and a chorus singing Schiller's ode ' To joy '—really an ode ' To Freedom which had to be lightly disguised for political reasons.
Splendid as this finale is, critics have from time to time found fault with this or that detail of it. But not one has yet dared to suggest that the first three movements do not show Beethoven at the supreme height of his genius.
from the New Theatre, Crewe
Play adapted by Eric Stadlen from the story by Sir Kenneth Clark and Graham Greene. Produced by Walter Rilla
and his Octet, with Alfred Hepworth
played by York Bowen and Harry Isaacs