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: THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH PAVILION ORCHESTRA

Directed by HARRY FRYER
From THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH PAVILION

Contributors

Directed By: Harry Fryer

: Organ Recital

by WALTER S. VALE
Relayed from ALL SAINTS', MARGARET STREET
, at 1.0

Contributors

Unknown: Walter S. Vale

: A RECITAL OF NEW GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

By CHRISTOPHER STONE

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Stone

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Guy DAINES
(From Edinburgh)

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines

: The Children's Hour

Songs by MARGARET WILKINSON
' A Packet of Jumbles,' another Story of the Copper Gnomes, by MABLE MARLOWE

Contributors

Songs By: Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown: Mable Marlowe

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by DOROTHY MOGGRIDGE
Sonata No. 29 in B Flat (Hammorklavier)
3. Adagio sostenuto; 4. Largo : Allegro risoluto (Fugue)

Contributors

Played By: Dorothy Moggridge

: ' YOUR WEEK-END IN THE GARDEN '

Mr. W. BRETT : ' Your Garden while you are on Holiday '

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. W. Brett

: THE B.B.C. MUSIC CRITIC

Mr. ERNEST NEWMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Ernest Newman

: The Commodore Grand Orchestra

Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE,
HAMMERSMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: A Recital

of MISCELLANEOUS LIGHT GRAMOPHONE
RECORDS

: 'The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: The Test Trial Match at Cardiff

An Eye-witness Account by HOWARD MARSHALL
(From West Regional)

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Marshall

: Symphony Concert

STILES ALLEN (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
THE overture to Ruy Bias , Victor Hugo 's drama of that name, was written by Mendelssohn, when he was thirty, and at the height of his powers. He loathed the play and said so, but he composed the overture simply because the proceeds of the concert at which it was to be played were to be devoted to The Widow's Fund of the orchestra. Mendelssohn himself refused to call it anything else but the Overtureto the Dramatic Fund. In view of the fact that it is admittedly one of the most effectively brilliant of his orchestral works, it seems hardly credible, but none the less true, that the whole thing was conceived and executed within a period between a Tuesday evening and a Friday morning, the Wednesday and Thursday of which seem to have been taken up with various occupations of another nature. The whole thing, then, must have been composed literally in a few hours.
WITHIN the last twenty years three leading
English musicians have reviewed the character of Sir John Falstaff , and each has seen it differently. The figure that Gustav Hoist has drawn in his one-act opera, The Boar's Head, is the Falstaff of the tavern, that of Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love is the Falstaff of Windsor, but not of The Merry Wives of Windsor, while Elgar's Falstaff is the knight, gentleman, and soldier come to ' a green old age, mellow, frank, gay, easy, corpulent, loose, unprincipled and luxurious,' conversing with Prince Henry and recalling his experiences. Once more he is back in ' The Boar's Head ' and there, falling asleep. dreams of his boyhood as plain John Falstaff , a page to Thomas Mowbray , Duke of Norfolk. This episode is the first of the two Interludes to be played tonight. The whole work is of considerable length, and in order to appreciate it at its full musical worth it is almost essential to acquire a complete understanding of its programme. This programme, which covers various episodes in Falstaff's career, was furnished by th6 composer when the symphonic poem was first. performed at the Leeds Festival in 1913. Of the second Interlude, therefore, it is not here possible nor even necessary to give a reason for its place in the scheme, nor a synopsis on the incidents leading up to it. Falstaff is in Shallow's Orchard. Some martial pipe and tabor music is appropriately heard. Both interludes are scored for small orchestra,, though the complete work calls for a very large one.
AFTER a highly successful visit to England in March, 1884, and another later in the year, Dvorak was assured of the esteem and affection of the English people. When he came again in 1890 he was naturally invited to conduct at a concert of the Philharmonic Society. For this occasion he had brought the score and parts of a now symphony which was exceedingly well received. This was the fourth symphony (Op. 88, in G), and as it was subsequently published in London by Novello, it rapidly made its way into every concert hall of importance in this country. It has been said with some truth that the encouragement Dvorak was given in England very favourably influenced his subsequent development. He came here again and again and no musician of his time was more welcome.

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Catterall
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Ruy Bias
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Sir John Falstaff
Unknown: Gustav Hoist
Unknown: John Falstaff
Unknown: Thomas Mowbray

: DANCE MUSIC

THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE SAVOY
HOTEL








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