From page 66 of ' When Two or Three'
and NEW VICTORIA ORCHESTRA
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema,
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Lessons, 2 Kings i, 1-15 ; Luke ix,
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Noble in B minor)
Anthem, Jesu, Joy of man's desiring
Hymn, Come, let us join our cheerful songs (S.P. 472)
FLORENCE HINTON (contralto)
IRENE CROWTHER (pianoforte)
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Ewa Kerr (soprano)
Relayed from Romano's Restaurant
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
Relayed from Spanish Barn, Torre
(West Regional Programme)
The longest run on record of any musical production was made with the popular musical comedy The Maid of the Mountains. Harold Fraser-Simson 's melodious score contributed very largely to this success. It was first put on at Daly's in 1917, with Josd Collins in the cast. (Hers, too, was a splendid achievement, and is still one of the more delightful War-time memories of officers and men on leave.)
Fraser-Simson wrote music to other musical comedies, notably A Southern Maid, The Street Singer, and Betty in Mayfair ; but he is even better known to listeners by his settings of A. A,.. Milne's ' When We Were Very Young ', and more recently by the incidental music to the adaptation of Kenneth Grahamc 's 'Wind in the Willows', put on the stage under the title of Toad of Toad Hall.
with OLGA ALEXEEVA (soprano) in a programme of Russian Holiday Music
(This play will be broadcast again in the Regional programme tomorrow night)
Second General News Bulletin
by IRENE SCHARRER
Beethoven himself did not give the title ' Moonlight ' to the sonata, but the label gives, nevertheless, a very apt impression of the music of at least the first movement, which is in itself a little tone poem. The whole sonata is shorter than most of the others. Following the first movement is the very simple but sparkling minuet, leading straight into the finale, which, again short, moves to its conclusion at the unerring pace and inevitability of all Beethoven's allegros. With the public, if not with the virtuosi themselves, this sonata is perhaps the most popular of any.
Szymanovski is one of the leaders of contemporary Polish music. As a composer he began as a disciple of Strauss, Scriabin, and Reger, but very quicldy asserted a strong individuality of his own. Having written three symphonies, a violin concerto, an opera, piano sonata, and a number of songs, he fell under the influence of Polish folk-song, which has considerably influenced the style of his later compositions.
The movement of water very naturally attracted a School of French Composers, whose pianoforte music has just that quality. Both Debussy, and Ravel in his earlier pianoforte pieces, wrote just such music. ' Jeux d'eau ', written in 1901 when Ravel was twenty-six, is prefaced with a few words giving an image of a sculptured water god smiling beneficently in the midst of an ornamental fountain.
by Francis Bacon
Read by FELix AYLMER
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00 (11.0)