Conductor, Ian Whyte
Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Antar' is one of a number of works showing the composer's fascination for Oriental colour. It was completed in 1868, but was revised and re-orchestrated three times. On the last occasion the composer changed its title of Second Symphony to Symphonic Suite. In a letter he said it ' was a poem, suite, legend, anything you like, but not a symphony '. That is obvious by its form, which consists of four freely-worked-out pieces depicting the story of the Arabian romance of Sennkovsky.
F. H. Grisewood introduces friends and relatives in Britain replying to airgraphs sent by Forces in India and Ceylon. This week's contribution is from Cardiff. Music played by Charles Emesco and his Sextet, with Bettie Bucknelle
blended to suit the, taste of the Royal Navy. This week's mixture includes Carroll Gibbons ; ' Record Request Time', introduced by Joy Shel ton; Sing a Song, Sailor' —join in the chorus with Joan Young ; ' Off the Liberty Boat ' — the Navy's own .contribution to the programme; Cyril Fletcher. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Programme introduced by Hubert
Songs and music, sweet and swing, from the Tune Parade of 1944- The Talkers, Fred Emney (by permission of Jack Buchanan ), Jack Jackson ; and Dick Francis. The Singers, Paula Green , Sam Browne , and the Aristocrats... The Guest, Lieutenant Edward Boleslawski (Polish Army).
The Band, Phil Green and his Concert Dance Orchestra
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