From 'When Two or Three,' page 12
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from The National Museum of Wales
Melody in Music-XI
La Seals Orchestra, Milan, conducted by Ettore Panizza : Overture, The Secret, of Susanna (Wolf-Ferrari).
Richard Tauber (Tenor): At every time (Lilac Time)
(Schubert, arr. Berté). Felicie Alini-Mihacsck (Soprano)
Si Willi Domgraf - Fassbaender (Baritone): Barcarolle
(The Tales of Hoffmann) (Offenbach). The Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty ; Entr'acte No. S
(Rosamunde) (Scliithrrt). Emmy Bettendorf (.Soprano) with Chorus. The flower Waltz (Casse-Noisette) (Tchaikousky). The Berlin I'hilharmonie Orchestra. conducted by Furtwängler: Hungarian Dance No. 1 (Brahms)
Sir JOHN RUSSELL. D.Sc., F.R.S. : ' Cheese and Dried Milk '
Talk VI. Mr. ALEC MACDONALD : 'The Three
Strong Men of Japan ' (The Tokugawa Shoguns)
By KAROL SZRETER (Pianoforte)
'Early Stages in German'—XI Herr
A. HERMANN WINTER
By JOHN SNOWDEN (Violoncello) and MARION KEIGHLEY SNOWDEN (Pianoforte)
Directed by Guy Daines
Piano Solos by CECIL Dixon
'Adventure in 1932-(4) Geysers, Bears and Lions ', by J. E. RICKETTS
Various Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
' Tho Cat that blushed ', by ST. GEORGE KITSON
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
(Continued overleaf )
Sung by KATE WINTER (Soprano) and JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)
L'origine de la harpe (The Origin of the Harp)
Petit Oiseau (Little Bird)
I Je crois en vous (I trust in thee)
Nessun maggior piacere (No greater pleasure)
Le chasseur danois (The Danish
Berlioz set a number of lyrics adapted from Thomas Moore 's Irish ballads, attracted thereto from the fact of his love for Harriet Smithson , an Irish actress then performing in Paris. Many of them he dedicated to her, though this one, ' The Origin of the Harp ', is dedicated to Moore himself.
' Little Bird', or ' Peasant's Morning
Song ', is from a volume of songs called 'Heath Flowers '. ' The Danish Huntsman ' is a ballad of a child trying to rouse his father, whom he does not realise is dead, to awake and go hunting. In the original it is sot, curiously enough, for a bass voice.
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
ARTHUR BRYANT (Educational Adviser, Bonar Law College, Athridge) : ' The Merchant'
Tonight Mr. Arthur Bryant will discuss the development of the English merchant from mediæval to modern times. An opportunist, this most characteristic of our national types was quick to see what everyone around him wanted ; he satisfied the demand by providing the supply. Sagaciously, he made it his business to be a man of his word, to sell high-quality goods and deliver on time. His reward was the industrial revolution, and the expansion of English trade in the nineteenth century. But he berame apt to live on his laurels, and a danger to his success was the change in things in the generation of the Forsytes. His problem—an increasingly difficult one—was to combine personal touch and enterprise with the modern necessity for large-scale organisation. Hence we see the merchant of old transformed into the big store of today.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL News
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
CATHERINE STEWART (Contralto)
The composer of this work is a Midland musician, born in Edgbaston, Warwickshire. ' Cleopatra', arranged by the composer from his incidental music for an unpublished drama based on the book by Rider Haggard,'is in five tableaux. The Prologue suggests the brilliance of Cleopatra's court. The second relates how Isis tells Harmarchis that upon him rests the responsibility, and also the glory, of ridding Egypt of the usurper, Cleopatra, who was not one of the people, but an alien. The third is a Nocturne. Cleopatra fascinates Harmarchis as they recline, bathed in moonlight, on a balcony of the palace. In No. 4, Cleopatra dances for Harmarchis, at the end of which dance she discovers the hidden dagger with which Harmarchis would have killed her. In the final movement, after a few bars of an exultant character, we have a repetition of the Prologue as an Epilogue, suggesting Cleopatra's triumphant return to the splendour of the court.
SYDNÉY KYTE and his BAND, relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)