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: ' The Woman about the House '—IV

Miss FLORENCE Simpson : ' The Furniture

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Florence Simpson

: The Midland Studio Orchestra

Directed by Frank Cantell
(Front, Midland Regional)

Contributors

Director: Frank Cantell

: REGINALD NEW

At THE ORGAN of THE BEAUFORT CINEMA,
WASHWOOD HEATH, BIRMINGHAM
(From Midland Regional)

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE Commodore THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: THE MICHAEL DORE OCTET

ERNEST HARGREAVES (Tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Ernest Hargreaves

: REGINALD FOORT

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

: The Children's Hour

Xylophone Solos by RUDY STARITA
Another Adventure of Gerry (Kit Higson)
Trouble up a Loft,' a Story of the Copper
Gnomes, by MABEL MARLOWE

Contributors

Solos By: Rudy Starita
Unknown: Mabel Marlowe

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: ' Golf'

Mr. BERNARD DARWIN
Mr. Bernard Darwin is a noted golfing journalist, as well as a well-known amateur player of the game. He is equally skilful with pen and brassie, and in his talk this evening he describes the difficulties that beset a writer-player.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Bernard Darwin
Unknown: Mr. Bernard Darwin

: WELSH INTERLUDE

The Reverend J. JENKINS (Gwili), Archdruid of Walea : ' The Future of the Eisteddfod '
(From Swansea)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Jenkins

: Vaudeville

VERNON WATSON (Impressions)
ELSIE and DORIS WATERS (Entertainers)
MAX MILLER (Comedian)
BLANCHE TOMLIN (Soprano)
TOMMY HANDLEY
(In 'The Disorderly Room')
THE THREE GINX
(In Harmony)
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA, under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY , will play during the programme

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Watson
Soprano: Tommy Handley
Unknown: S. Kneale Kelley

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: ' Consider your Verdict '—IX

ACTION FOR DAMAGES FOR DEFAMATION
Hardeash v. Seaman

: Orchestral Concert

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by EDWARD CLARK
The story of the ballet entitled Casse-Noisette was founded on the tale by the German author, E. T. Hoffmann (the Hoffmann made doubly famous as the hero of Offenbach's opera), of The Nutcracker and the Mouse-King. The music for the ballet was commissioned from Tchaikovsky in 1891 for production at the Opera at St. Petersburg. This suite is made up from the best numbers in the ballet, not all the music of which is of the same high value. It was arranged by the composer himself, and first reached England in 1896 when Tchaikovsky's music was very little, if at all, known. We do well to remember that an indefatigable pioneer of Russian music in those days was Sir Henry Wood , and it was at a Promenade Concert conducted by him that London heard for the first time with rapturous delight the ever popular Casse-Noisette.
This Symphonic Poem, Overture as it was originally called, was first suggested to Tchaikovsky by his older colleague Balakirev. Tchaikovsky and Kashkin, a friend who afterwards wrote memoirs of Tchaikovsky, were walking togethei in the country one day, when the idea came to Balakirev; he thought Tchaikovsky the very man to make a success of such a work. His idea was to have an introduction, something after the style of a choral, which should present Friar Lawrence. Then the music would quicken to tell of the feud hetiween the two families, and a lyric melody would represent the two young lovers. The whole thing was to be worked out in orthodox form and finished with a representation of the death of the lovers. The piece was composed pretty much on those lines, but on its first performance it met with a very damping reception, and, at a later date, during a holiday in Switzerland, Tchaikovsky altered it considerably. After that it was still further revised, and it is in its latest form that we know it now.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Unknown: E. T. Hoffmann
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Friar Lawrence.

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA, from THE MAY
FAIR HOTEL
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)
, at 11.30








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