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From page 84 of 'When Two or Three'

: An Organ Recital

by GILBERT MILLS
Relayed from
The Church of the Messiah,
Birmingham

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE NORTHERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by John Bridge
(From Manchester)

Contributors

Directed By: John Bridge

: THE RHYL SILVER PRIZE BAND

Conducted by TAL MORRIS
Relayed from
The Municipal Pavilion, Rhyl

Contributors

Conducted By: Tal Morris

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

A Vocal and Instrumental Recital
Levitski (pianoforte) : Sonata in A
(Scarlatti)
Elena Gerhardt (mezzo-soprano):
Erlaube mir, Fenisliebchen (Allow me) (Brahms) ; Nachtigall (The Nightingale (Brahms) ; Standchen (Serenade) (Brahms)
Howard Jones (pianoforte) : Mazurka ;
Waltz; Waltz; Toccata (Five Piano Pieces (Delius)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone):
Zueignung (Devotion) (Strauss) ; Ich liebe dich (I love you) (Strauss)
Abram Chasins (pianoforte) : Fairy
Tale (Chasins)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Elena Gerhardt
Pianoforte: Howard Jones
Baritone: Heinrich Schlusnus
Pianoforte: Abram Chasins

: CHARLES MANNING

and his ORCHESTRA
Relayed from
The Granada, Walthamstow

: THE HOTEL METROPOLE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, A. Rossi )
Directed by Emilio Colombo
Relayed from
The Hotel Metropole, London

Contributors

Leader: A. Rossi

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: ' Here and There ',

a summary of the week's news, by Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen King-Hall

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: 'In a Persian Garden'

by LIZA LEHMANN
VERA SIDDONS (soprano)
GLADYS PALMER (contralto)
JOHN TURNER (tenor) GEORGE PIZZEY (bass)

Contributors

Unknown: Liza Lehmann
Soprano: Vera Siddons
Contralto: Gladys Palmer

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor,
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
TINA BONIFACIO (harp)

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: A Symphony Concert THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section B)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Early in his career Sibelius, looking round Europe for a peg on which to hang his inspiration, found none so suitable as the unoccupied one at hand in his native Finland. As a consequence his music has a personality and a .national tang that distinguishes it from many others, either classical or modern. It is music that is cultured without being cold, too democratic to be subservient to any school, and planted so deeply in the soil as to have its roots in earth common to every nation.
The symphony to be heard tonight is the sixth of the seven he has so far written, and was first performed at the Queen's Hall, under Sir Henry Wood , in November, 1926. It is scored for
. the ordinary symphony orchestra with the addition of a harp. In nature it is characteristically rugged and, as with all Sibelius's work, intensely economical in structure and in the use of thematic material.
In this sense it is more like the fourth than the fifth, and has not, perhaps for that reason, quite the same appeal to the average listener. We are beginning, however, as we know Sibelius better, to appreciate a temperament which speaks its own mind without reference to the susceptibilities of an audience whose tastes are studied more usually with perhaps a better discretion but with less honesty.
The composer, who is conducting his own work tonight, agrees that ' Quodlibet ', a title often used by composers of Virginal music, may be freely translated for his purpose by ' As you like it'. It is a Suite in five movements having a rough connection one with another. For example, the first movement, entitled Exposition, contains in concentrated form a string of motives on which the whole work is based. The second movement, called Studies, is divided into three short sections which lead one into another without a break. There is (a) Canon, slightly on academic lines, but imbued with humour, as, indeed, is the. whole suite ; (b) Dialogue, in which the clarinet and muted trumpet converse with the oboe and piccolo, (c) Scherzo, written more or less with a thought for the literal meaning of the title and in form rather like a game of leap-frog. The movement finishes with a brilliant piano arpeggio, the piano being used throughout the work as an orchestral instrument.
The third movement is the main section of the suite, and is called Recit, Air and Caprice. The title aptly describes the music of this movement, which plays for about twelve minutes. The fourth movement is called Plaint and is built up in verses like a song. In the first verse the 'cello has a solo to be played with ' exaggerated pathos ', in the second there is a saxophone solo, and in the third verse a solo by the sarrusophone-an instrument more like the old serpent than the bassoon. The music of the number; despite its satirised pathos, is in essence elegiac. The fifth movement, Bagatelle, is a jolly wind up to the suite. Its mqod is light, bustling and completely irresponsible.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood

: 'Ulysses',

by Tennyson
Read by FELix AYLMER

Contributors

Read By: Felix Aylmer

: DANCE MUSIC

HARRY Roy and his BAND
(North Regional Programme)
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00 (11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Roy








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