From page 45 of ' When Two or Three '
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Artur Schnabel (Pianoforte) : Rondo in C, Op. 51, No. 1 (Beethoven); Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Pau Casals (violoncello), with Otto Schulhof (pianoforte) : Sonata in A, Op. 69 (Beethoven) ; 1. Allegro ma non tanto; 2. Allegro molto ; 3. Adagio cantabile ; 4. Allegro vivace
Directed by John Bridge
Norman Crabtree (tenor)
Directed by Guy Daines
Selection from the Music of Dvorak from The Old and New World
(Leader, THOMAS MATTHEWS )
Conductor, HORACE FELLOWES
The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
The Welsh Rhapsody of Edward German , who was recently honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society's Gold Medal, is one of his best works.
It was written in 1904 for the Cardiff Musical Festival. A facetious writer in a contemporary journal said thai ' during the composition of this famous Welsh Rhapsody Mr. Edward German ate nothing but Welsh rarebits, drank nothing but Welsh ale, and slept with a copy of " Wild Wales " under his pillow '. However, W. H. Scott , in his official biography of the composer, tells us that a Welsh friend gave him the idea for the work by lending him a couple of volumes of Welsh folk songs.
The Welsh Rhapsody opens with a movement based on the air ' Loudly Proclaimed o'er Land ar.d Sea ' ; this is followed by a scherzo-like movement based on the tunes ' Hunting the Hare ' and ' Bells of Aberdovey '. The slow section is founded on ' David of the White Rock ' ; and the finale on ' Men of Harlech '.
ANTHONY COLLINS (viola)
KATHLEEN COOPER (pianoforte)
Anton Rubinstein , the great Russian pianist, who was Liszt's only rival, composed an enormous amount of music, which included no fewer than twenty-seven chamber works. Unfortunately, there are very few of his compositions that have been able to stand the test of time, owing to the fact that his gifts were more facile than thoughtful. The Sonata in C minor is a very excellent and characteristic work, but, like most of his music, shows few traces of national colour. Originally written for violin and pianoforte, it has been arranged for viola by Anthony Collins.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Pianoforte Solos by GEOFFREY PROUT , ' The Story of Marto the Pariah' by Mortimer Batten , told by MAC
THE Zoo MAN
All of you who like the Zoo Man and his talks so much would probably like to hear something about him-how he came to be fond of animals, how long he has been at the Zoo. Well, David Seth-Smith has been associated with animals and birds since he was a small boy. Even in the nursery his favourite toy was a wooden owl that used to watch him from the mantelpiece.
He had the good luck to live in the country, and the great friend of his boyhood was his father's gamekeeper, who, to his mind, was the wisest man in the world. David would steal out of bed early in the morning, go down through the woods, and meet his friend as he was leaving his cottage. He was given a hen bullfinch which the keeper had reared from the nest, and, in looking after it, be discovered the affection one can get from a bird.
Weather Forecast, First General News
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
The Gondoliers was the twelfth in the long series of Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Operas and one of the most successful, although it had not quite so long a run as the 700 consecutive nights of H.M.S. Pinafore, or the 672 nights of the Mikado. By command of Queen Victoria it was specially performed at Windsor Castle before Her Majesty and the Court. But it has a less happy interest than that. It was during its run that there occurred the unfortunate quarrel between the two associates, which looked as though it were to bring to an end the long line of joyous operas it gave us. Not for some years were they reconciled, producing their thirteenth opera together in 1893.
The main plot of the Gypsy Baron conceins the discovery by an adventurous young nobleman, Barinkay, of two treasures—buried bullion and Saffi, the gypsy heroine. There are several side issues, one of which nearly brings about the Baron's marriage with Arsena, daughter of Zsupan, a wealthy pig-breeder. Here the story is immaterial, but the music is Strauss at his best.
Tonight is the second broadcast of Harold Ramsay and his Rhythm Symphony Orchestra, which consists of twenty-one musicians recruited from the finest orchestras throughout the world. They come from the London Symphony Orchestra, the Grenadier Guards Band, and other famous musical units. Nor have the provinces been overlooked, for Harold Ramsay , who is known to listeners as the organist from the Granada, Tooting, believes there are as fine musicians in the provinces as there are in London.
Though dance numbers will be the mainstay of the programme, the orchestra will not play only dance music, nor will they play every tune as a dance number.
Tonight Harold Ramsay is to introduce a number which has never been performed in this country before. It is a tango called Moonlight Kisses ', which he heard when he was staying in Italy as guest of the E.I.A.R.—the Italian equivalent of the B.B.C. English lyrics for this charming tune have been specially written by Desmond Carter. They will be sung by Jack MacCarthy. I
presents i. ' The Land of Heart's Desire'
A Play in One Act by W. B. YEATS
2. ' Meadowsweet'
A Comedy in One Act by SEUMAS O'KELLY
An article on the Abbey Theatre, by , Lennox Robinson , will be found on page 483
Second General News Bulletin
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
A Serenade Programme
The Serenade was originally meant to describe a piece of music that was sung or played by night, its style to be melodious and straightforward. The meaning of the term, however, was extended to include compositions consisting of four or more movements, of which Mozart wrote a number. The Serenades, or as they were sometimes called Nottumos, were actually forerunners of the symphony. The items to be performed in this evening's programme, although characterised by the heading '. Serenade ', must be looked upon, more or less, as serenades by courtesy of the term.
Read by G. F. CAMPBELL-BROWNE
(Tomorrow will be the anniversary of the death of Leigh Hunt )
TEDDY JOYCE and his BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0