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: A Light Classical Concert

MARGARET BISSETT (Contralto)
THE OLIVE TOMLINSON TRIO

Contributors

Contralto: Margaret Bissett

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MuscANT
'From THE COMMODORE THEATRE,
HAMMERSMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: 'HINTS FROM OTHER COOKS '—XIII

Mrs. SWING: ‘Three Puddings for Children'

: Moschetto and his Orchestra

From The Dorchester Hotel

: The Children's Hour

(North Regional Programme)
With Tom the Keeper
A Country Ramble
The Ramble will be enlivened by .songs from DORIS GAMBELL , and HARRY HOPEWELL, and Nature lore by Dr.
HERBERT MILES

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Gambell

: 'The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN

: The Foundations of Music

Haydn Pianoforte Sonatas
Played by FRANK MERRICK
Sonata. No. 41, in B Flat
Sonata, No. 20, in C Minor

Contributors

Played By: Frank Merrick

: 'NEW BOOKS'

Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Desmond MacCarthy

: REGINALD FOORT

At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL,
KINGSTON-ON-THAMES

: The Ridgeway Parade

A Song and Dance Show
Written by HOLT MARVELL and PHILIP RIDGEWAY
Devised and Produced by PHILIP RIDGEWAY

Contributors

Written By: Holt Marvell
Written By: Philip Ridgeway
Produced By: Philip Ridgeway

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: 'THE UNKNOWN ISLAND’—XII

Mr. S. P. B. Mais

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. S. P. B. Mais

: An Orchestral Concert

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
THE opera William Tell was first produced in Paris, at the Opera, in 1829. It was the most serious of Rossini's operas and, in fact, the last, for though he lived for nearly forty years longer, he wrote practically nothing after William Tell. Originally, the opera was terribly long. To Rossini's chagrin, the management first cut it down from five acts to three, and got the habit of giving no more than one act at any one performance. ' I hope yon won't be annoyed,' said the director of the Opera to Rossini one day, ' but tonight we play the second act of "Tell."' 'The whole of it?' was the bitter reply.
DVORAK, as was natural, had an intense affection for the folk-tunes and native idioms of his country. Much of his music is influenced by them. and the many Slavonic Dances and Rhapsodies he wrote are, of course, based on them. The Dances were written originally for pianoforte duet, a common form in those days, but afterwards scored for orchestra, in the highly-coloured, luxuriant manner that the fiery rhythms and piquant melodies call for.
ERNST VON DOHNANYI , the Hungarian composer and pianist, knows England very well. He came to London first in 1898, and has been here often since. His music is clear cut, witty, modern, and delightful-four qualities not too often found travelling together in the same compartment. This work is a ballet and was first staged at Dresden twenty-two years ago. It was followed by an opera, but of late years Dohnanyi's recital tours abroad and his academic duties at home have apparently made a breach in the time left for him to compose.
Shepherd Fennel's Dance .... Balfour Gardiner BALFOUR GARDINER , Cyril Scott ,
Roger Quilter and Norman O'Neill were all studying at Frankfort, under Professor Knorr, at the same time, and became known, in consequence, as the ' Frankfort Gang.' Percy Grainger was there, too, but not under Knorr. That was at the close of last century, and since then, as everybody knows, the ' gang ' has made good.
Balfour Gardiner has always been intensely active in the interests of his British contemporaries, and has given notable concerts with that end in view. He has not, himself, written a great deal, but several of his works, among them ' Shepherd Fennel's Dance,' became instantly popular, and have rightly remained so. Shepherd Fennel is a character in Thomas Hardy 's ' Wessex Tales,' and the music is based on an episode therein.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: William Tell.
Unknown: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Unknown: Cyril Scott
Unknown: Roger Quilter
Unknown: Norman O'Neill
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE'S BLUE LYRES, from THE DORCHESTER
HOTEL








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