From page 54 of' When Two or Three
' Sulks, Tempers, and Tears '
By a DOCTOR
At 11.00 London National (261.1 m.), will radiate Television. Programme on page 60.
by Dom GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey
Liszt did not write a great deal for the organ, but this work is considered not only the finest of his organ pieces but one of the finest of all his works of any kind. The thematic material is taken from the Choral in Meyerbeer s opera
Le Prophète. Originally it was of massive proportions—over 800 bars in length-but the Introduction is now usually played in a shortened torm.
The Fugue is ah outstanding example of the free use of that form.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by Don Hyden
(By kind permission of Lieut.-
Colonel R. M. S. Baynes )
Conducted by LESLIE SEYMOUR
The Pump Room Gardens,
Colonel R. M. S.
Erika Morini (violin) : The old tower of St. Stephen (arr. Kreisler) ; The old folks at home (arr. Kreisler)
Plunket Greene (baritone) : Poor old horse (English Folk Song) (arr. C. Sharpe ); The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Schubert)
Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson
(Pianoforte) : Waltz from First Suite (Arensky) ; Concert Fantasy on Themes from Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss , arr. Pavia)
The Granada, Walthamstow
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
The Hotel Metropole, London
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Folk Songs of all Nations, sung by SUSANNAH JACOBSON
' All Mary', No. 4—' Mary behaves as a Svisitor shouldn't', by Gwynedd
Rae, told by MAC
Susannah Jacobson specialises in folk-songs from many countries. She hj>s collected them from everywhere and out of several centuries. Fifteenth-century songs from England and France, songs from Germany and Spain.
Today she is to sing ' Follow my
Bangalorey Man ' and ' Green Graveling ' by Paul Edmonds , ' Hickety, pickery, my Black Hen ' and ' I see the Moon ' by Alec Rowley , and ' Aikin Drum ', ' King Arthur's Servants', ' The Crowfish Man ', and the ' Souling Song', arranged by different composers. She will end her programme with two Indian folk songs : ' Behold the Chieftain ' and ' Nadu Nadudu '. This last is very queer and unusual.
You may remember that
Susannah Jacobson was to have broadcast a few weeks ago, but unhappily sudden illness prevented her. You will be glad to know that she is well enough to sing to you this afternoon. Her husband, Maurice Jacobson , is to accompany her.
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Gounod's opera Mirella was produced in Paris in 1864, and enjoyed a popular success. It has fallen into oblivion, and now only its overture is at all well known. The opera tells of -the course of true love running far from smoothly, and ending in the lovers' union too late. Mirella and her sweetheart, Vincent, find each other and win consent to their wedding, only for her to die in a mystic ecstasy. The tragic end of the story would hardly be guessed from the overture, which is thoroughly bright and tuneful.
In 1903 Sir George Alexander produced play entitled Old Heidelberg at the St. James's Theatre. It proved to be a highly sentimental but well-constructed play with considerable charm, and was a great success, being revived in 1909 and again in 1925. In Germany it is practically a classic of its kind. In 1926 a musical version of it was put on at His Majesty's Theatre; this, entitled The Student Prince, had some success chiefly owing to the introduction of a number of authentic students' songs sung with the precision and spirit one is led to expect from the undergraduates in a German university. This version, too, was revived in 1929 at the Piccadilly Theatre.
'THE CHARLOT Hour'
(No. 4 of the new series)
A surprise programme
Who will be there?
Second General News Bulletin
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
SOPHIE ROWLANDS (soprano)
Although the Overture, ' Poet and Peasant', is easily the first favourite of the few works of SuppÃ©'s, which are now heard, ' Pique Dame ' must be a very good second. He was one of the many musicians whose great gifts appeared at an early age, and who had to overcome some opposition before he was allowed to take up music in earnest. He spent a busy life as conductor and composer, and one authority reports that he left no fewer than two Grand Operas and 165 stage pieces of less serious dimensions, as well as at least two big works for the Church.
Paul Lacome - not to be confused with Paul Lacombe , who was a pianist much more highbrow, and a year older -was born in 1838 and died in 1920. He composed a great deal, mostly songs -about two hundred-and light operas. This suite describes a Fair. The first number,' The Bulls ', refers, of course, to bull-fighting. The second is the name of the metal screen fixed in front of every Spanish window, through which lovers do their courting, and the third is ' The Comedy ', or in this case the Fair-booth.
SOPHIE ROWLANDS and ORCHESTRA
In this aria from Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza is addressing not her own mother, but the mother of her fickle lover Turiddu, who has betrayed her to return to his old sweetheart Lola, now the wife of Alfio. Therein lies the tragedy of the opera.
Micaela's Song occurs in the third act of Carmen after Don Jose ' has been beguiled by Carmen into joining the wild band of gypsy smugglers. Micaela, his youthful sweetheart, has heard of his whereabouts, and has come to the smuggler's hiding-place among the hills in search of him. Alone and not knowing what dangers there may be for her if she is found by the wild gypsies, she summons all her courage to her aid, beginning her song, ' I said that nought would affright me '.
Henry Hadley , an American conductor and composer born in 1871, is a leading musical figure in the United States. He has written operas, symphonies, and a number of tone poems, while as a conductor he has appeared with most of the big orchestras in America, and as guest-conductor in Europe.
HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
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