From 'When Two or Three,' page 78
At The Organ of The Regal, Kingston-on-Thames
Conducted by Anton
Relayed from The Brixton Astoria
Leader, Frank Thomas
(West Regional Programme)
FLORA WEND (Soprano)
THE NEW ENGLISH STRING QUARTET :
Winifred Small (Violin); Esme Haynes (Violin); Winifred Stiles (Viola); Norina Semino
An Orchestral Concert
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27 sohn). Lotte Lehmann (Soprano) : How like a flower thou bloomest, Dedication (Schumann). London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent—Solo Pianoforte, Artur Schnabel ; Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 (The peror), for Piano and Orchestra—1. Allegro moderato ; 2. Andante con moto ; 3. Rondo : Vivace (Beethoven). Chaliapin (Bass): In the Town of Kasan—Varlaan's Sons (Horis Godounov ) (Mussorgsky) ; Sony of Prince Galitsky (Prince Igor) (Borodin). Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Weissmann : Overture, Rienzi (Wayner).
Relayed from The Carlton Hotel
' The Country Holiday '—No. 6
' The Garden,' by ARTHUR DAVENPORT
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
with IVOR JOHN (Tenor) in a Romantic Musical Scena
' Naples-City of Song '
Production by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Directed by WALFORD HYDEN
Light French Music
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
JACK SALISBURY (Violin)
The Dance of the Tumblers is taken from the opera The Snowmaiden. Festival is at its height in the realm of the Snowmaidens. It is the first day of Spring, and bridal pairs have assembled to receive the King's blessing. Tumblers are engaged to amuse them.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
DOROTHEA HELMRICH (Contralto)
THE SPENCER DYKE STRING QUARTET: SPENCER DYKE (Violin); TATE GILDER (Violin); BERNARD SHORE (Viola); CEDRIC SHARPE
Haydn wrote seventy-six string quartets during his lifetime. They range in order from his first composition, Op. 1, No. 1, to his last, unfinished, Op. 103, in such sequence as to make it clear ho must almost always have had the writing of a quartet either in hand or in contemplation. The quartet to be performed tonight is among the last twenty or so, and naturally shows Haydn in his last and best stage of maturity.
Gian Francesco Malipiero was born in Venice in 1882, and is one of the most original minds in modem music. He was the son of an Italian pianist, and spent most of his boyhood abroad, returning as a youth to his native city. He studied with Bossi and Max Bruch , but it was a sojourn in Paris in 1913 that was the determining influence of his career, for contact there with Stravinsky, Ravel, and Casella decided his departure from the traditions that he had followed. And this to the tune of destroying two operas and several symphonic poems that had already had performances in Italy, Paris, and Vienna, on the ground that they no longer represented his ideals ! He is one of the most intellectual and combative musicians of the day, and has essayed most branches of composition. He has been described as ' a classic imbued with the restless spirit of romanticism.' He can hardly be said to belong to either category, however, as he has turned his back on most traditional principles and is guided by his own individual vision and logic. The originality of his aims may be gauged from the opera Pantea, written for a dancer, invisible orchestra, and chorus, in which the dancer's movements are meant by the composer to convey ' moods of the soul.'
This work, which bears a very late (posthumous) opus number, was actually composed in 1814, when Schubert was still laboriously teaching little boys at the curiously-named 'Convict' School. It was not published during the composer's lifetime, and the manuscript wps probably amongst the ' effects' which were sold after Schubert's death for a few shillings.
10.35 ' He wishes for the cloths of Heaven' and 'Into the Twilight,' by W. B. Yeats , read by Miss NESTA SAWYER
LEW STOXE and THE MONSEIGNEUR BAND, relayed from Monseigneur
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)