Miss M. SIDGwicK: Buried Treasure '
SECCHI SANNA (Violin)
FREDERICK BONTOFT (Pianoforte)
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Mr. C. E. HUDSON : 'The School Garden-IV,
The Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees '
Mr. C. E.
Mr. JOHN THOMAS : 'The Potter and the Potteries'
THE B.B.C. STUDIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by VICTOR HELY HUTCHINSON
The Concert introduced by Sir WALFORD DAVIES
From The Dorchester Hotel
Various Songs by STUART HIBBERD
The Story of ' Five Cocks a-Crowing '
(Molly McIntosh )
At approximately 5.35 p.m., ' Here and There,' Summary of the Week's News, by STEPHEN KING-HALL
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
SCHUMANN PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by FRANK MANNHEIMER
Bunte Blatter , Op. 99
Praeludium, Marsch, Abondmusik, Scherzo Geschwindmarsch
Mr. FRANCIS BIRRELL
Professor J. DovER WILSON , Litt.D. (Professor of Education in the University of London): Looking Forward '
Professor J. Dover
by Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
John Hunt (Pianoforte)
Maggie Teyte was only fifteen, when she went to Paris to study with Joan do Reszke, and only eighteen when she scored her first great triumph as 'Melisande' in Debussy's opera. A year later she made her first appearance in England at the Queen's Hall, and followed up her success by brilliant performances in Beecham's Opera seasons in such parts as Cherubino, Marguerite, Antonia (Tales of Hoffmann), and again as Melisande. The United States were not long in claiming a share of her gifts, and for many years she has been as popular there as in the rest of the world. Equally successful as a concert singer and as an operatic artist, she is indeed one of whom England and her native town of Wolverhampton are rightly very proud.
John Hunt was one of London's Blue Coat boys. After leaving Christ's Hospital, he was a private pupil of Isador Epstein for two years, and then, for the next three years, held a Royal Academy scholarship. Two further years of study followed, with Arthur Schnabel in Berlin. His first appearance in a recital there last December was a remarkable success for so young an artist. He has only recently given his first recitals in London, winning high opinions here too.
Elegy - Massenet
Kashmiri Song - Woodforde-Finden
Song of the Palanquin Bearers - Martin Shaw
Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23 - Chopin
Stille Thranen (Silent Tears) - Schumann
The Seraglio Garden - Sjogren
Down in the Forest - Landon Ronald
Capriccio, Op. 116, No. 3 - Brahms
Intermezzo, Op. 116, No. 4 - Brahms
Cradle me low - May Brahe
Go not, happy Day - Frank Bridge
So we'll go no more a-roving - Maude Valerie White
Andante in F - Beethoven
(Time signal Greenwich at 9.0)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
The Emerald Isle
By ARTHUR SULLIVAN and EDWARD GERMAN
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE older Savoyards, as the Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiasts carne to be called, can look back happily to The Rose of Persia, producod at the Savoy at the end of 1899. It was given so warm a welcome that it seemed as though a new era of success was beginning in the scene of so many long runs. Its libretto was by Basil
Hood. and he and Sullivan were collaborators in The Emerald Isle, which was to be the next opera in the series. Sullivan died before his share of the task was much more than sketched out. Ho had completed the first two numbers, and left tho melodies of ten others, including the Finale, Act I. These were orchestrated, and nine new numbers were added by, German ; it was ho, too, who made this concert version.
The opera was produced in April, 1901, and from the very outset it has always been difficult for any but an export, to say which of the music is Sullivan's and which is
German's. It is all full of that delightfully happy melody which made tho Gilbert and ' Sullivan, and afterwards the German, operas the best things, of their kind which the world possessos, and the music fits the text so closely as to form that completely satisfying unity which even Grand Opera only rarely achieves. In keeping with the setting of the tale, most of the music has a fresh Irish flavour, and the orchestral numbers include more than one merry jig.
The story is made up of that kind of whimsical nonsense for which the adjective ' Gilbertian ' had to be coined. Gilbert himself never invented any more absurd way of cutting a Gordian knot, and the solution at the very end of the opera of an apparently insoluble problem is as unexpected as it is mirth-compelling. But the tale unfolds itself so clearly that it would spoil the effect for any listeners who do not know it, to give the story away in advance.
Lady Rosie Pippin:
THE NEW SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from the SAVOY