Mrs. V. M. MACDONALD
Mrs. V. M.
At THE ORGAN of THE BEAUFORT CINEMA, BIRMINGHAM
(From Midland Regional)
Under the direction of JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMER-
(Loader, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
GRACE REYNOLDS (Soprano)
At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, KINGSTON-ON-
Songs by DEREK MCCULLOCH
Set to Music by MAYNARD GROVER and Sung by STUART ROBERTSON
'Ruffles becomes Roberto ' (M. H. Fitzgerald )
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Mr. T. CREW: The Referee and the Spectator'
THE referee is a man more tolerated as a necessary evil than understood as the vital guardian of the rules and etiquette of the game. Many spectators seem to resent his doing work for which they feel better equipped themselves. For these reasons the position of the man with the whistle will stand explaining, and he could have no better champion than Mr. T. Crew , himself a famous referee, with twelve years' experience of League Football, one Cup Final, and many international matches to his credit. Tonight he will explain how a referee qualifies for his position, tell of some of the knotty points he has had to decide on the spur of the moment, surrounded by twenty-two angry men and a crowd of man-eaters, and indicate how the individual spectator can make the game more enjoyable for himself, and the poor referee.
Mr. E. MORGAN HUMPHREYS : ' Welsh
Orators I have heard '
(From West Regional)
Mr. E. Morgan
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappcll and Co., Ltd.)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by SIR HENRY WOOD
THE scene of Borodin's groat and only opera is
Russia of the tenth century. Vladimir, and his father, Prince Igor, have been taken captive hy the Polovtsi, under the leadership of Khan Kontchak. Standing nt the opening of his tent facing the sunset, Vladimir recalls in an intensity of nostalgia tlio homo from which war and captivity have turn him. Only one thing consoles him, the love that has come to him and Kontchakovna, the daughter of the Khan. As he thinks of her, the music grows more lyrical, and as the twilight gathers and the lovely song draws to an end, Kontchakovna herself appears and steals softly up to Vladimir.
FIREWORKS is one of Stravinsky's very early compositions. He wrote it, while lie was still a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov's, as a contribution to the wedding festivities of Rimsky-Korsakov's daughter, Sonia. At the wedding there were probably no real fireworks, and it was Stravinsky's idea, literally, to provide a substitute ; therefore, his music does splutter, crackle and sparkle, just like real fireworks do. The middle of the work is a little quieter, and that might easily be. representative of the usual set-piece in a firework display.
THIS symphony has an affinity with Borodin's opera Prince Igor, since it was forming in the composer's mind at much the same time as the opera, when he was obsessed by visions of mediæval Russia and was drawing his inspirations from the period. Borodin was essentially a composer of programme music, and this symphony is said to have a definite programme. Early in the first movement, for example, one can imagine a procession of old Russian princes and their retinues assembling with almost barbaric splendour; again, the slow movement can be said to recall the songs of the Slavonic troubadours; while the Finale clearly illustrates a company of heroic warriors banqueting to the music of stringed instruments and flutes and to a background of the acclamations of the people.
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AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA, from THE
MAY FAIR HOTEL