At THE OMAN of THE TROCADERO CINEMA,
ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
From THE HOTEL MAJESTIC, ST. ANNE'S-ON-SEA
Conductors : Sir DAN GODFREY and GERALD CRAWFORD
ESTHER FISHER (Pianoforte)
Relayed from THE PAVILION, BOURNEMOUTH
Overture, Figaro ................................Mozart Symphony in B Minor (The Unfinished) &'c/)!f&eX
1. Allegro moderate ; 2. Andante con nioto
HsTHER FiSHER and Orchestra
* Piano Concerto (No. 5) in F........Saint-Saens
I. AUcgro animato ; 2. Andante ; 3. Motto AHegro
Tone Poem, Coriotanua ...... Gerald Crawford
(Conducted by THE COMPOSER)
At THE ORGAN of THE ASTORIA CiNEMA,
' The Queen and her Ladiea ' from ' The Ta!isman' (Sir Wahe)- ScoM) with Ineidenta) Music provided by GENIAI.
' A Paeket of Jumbtes,' another story of Caravan Joo by MABEL MARLOWE
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
BACH'S FORTY-HlGHT PRELUDES and FUGUES,
Played by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Prelude and Fnguo in F
Prelude and Fugue in F Minor Pretude and Fugue in F
Sharp Pretude and Fugue in F Sharp Minor Pretude and Fugue in G
Mr. CEDMC BELFRAGE .
Sir DANIEL HALL, K.C.B., F.R.S., Chief Scientific
Adviser, Ministry of Agricutturo
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
TAPIA CABALLERO (Pianoforte)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
(Led by F. WEIST HILL )
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
DAME ETHEL SMYTH 'S one-act opera, Fete Galante , is written to a text based upon one of Maurice Baring's characteristic fantasies. The scene is a moon-lit Watteau garden, the characters' include Pierrot, Harlequin, Pantaloon, and Columbine, and the sub-title, ' A Dance Dream,' aptly visualises the story which, with all its fantastical gossamer sentiment, ends on a note of tragedy. The opera was first produced at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1P23 ; later the British National Opera Company mounted it at Covent Garden, and took it on tour.
WILLIAM WALTON 'S Siesta is a comparatively recent work by the brilliant young British composer who in every now work he produces enhances his already considerable reputation. It is scored for small orchestra without heavy brass and percussion, and the nature of the music is adequately foreshadowed in the title.
THE first really complete book upon ' The -L Dance ' is Thoinot Arbeau 's Orchesographie, published in 1588. An English translation of this famous work was published a few years ago, and one can imagine that Peter Warlock , whose interest in ancient music was part of his scholarship, was attracted to the wealth of authentic information it contained. This suite Capriol would appear to have had its origin in the study of Arbeau, who describes in great detail all the dances which make up the separate movements of the suite. A brief explanation of tho most important of these dances may assist tho listener to a better understanding of them. The title itself, Capriol, means a caper, and as a term in the dance means a leap into the air. It was said of the celebrated eighteenth-century dancer, Vestris the younger, that his leaps were so high and so prolonged that he descended to earth only out of consideration for the feelings of his less-talented colleagues. The Basse Dance and the Pavane are two of the oldest known dances ; botli were danced in couples and were danced in a staid manner ; the former belonged more to the people and was slow and dignified, while the Pavane belonged to the Court and was formal and stately. The Basse Dance is the older, and flourished round about the fifteenth century, the Pavane. being at its height about tho sixteenth century. From these two dances practically all other dances, up to the intro. duction of the waltz, originated. The Tordion probably came first of all from Italy, was much sprightlier than the others with which it was contemporary, and was more in the nature of a round dance. The Brannles, another name for which is Brawl, was, according to Arbeau, a ' new dance.' It was lively, and ono of the forerunners of the country-dance. Arboau describes twenty-three ways of dancing it. The remaining two are other dances of roughly the same period.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL