From page 63 of ' When Two or Three '
Conductor, Frank Gomez
Charles Bye (violin)
Relayed from the Spa, Whitby
by HAROLD DAWBER
The Town Hall, Manchester
Directed by Frank Cantell
Geoffrey Dams (tenor)
Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
RICHARD WATSON (bass)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Torquay (Solo violoncello, MAY BARTLETT)
THE CHELSEA STRING QUARTET:
Jean Robley (violin) ; Olive Davidson (violin); Joyce Cook (viola) ;
Betty Macrae Moir (violoncello)
HERBERT DE LEON (baritone) (Violin obbligato, JEAN ROBLEY )
The B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' The Tale of the Magician '
By S. G. HULME-BEAMAN
With incidental music played by THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Some Radio Stars as seen by their
The Stars :
Stanley Holloway Pat Waddington
Marjery Wynn Wynne Ajello
Mrs. Feather Harry Pepper and Doris Arnold
The Contemporaries :
HAROLD POLLARD GERALD MARTIN
(Midland Regional Programme)
Mrs. Feather Harry
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessses, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
ELSIE SUDDABY (soprano)
HEDDLE NASH (tenor)
ANTONIA BUTLER (violoncello)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
(Principal violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
The divertimento, although in essentials serving much the same purpose as the suite, was actually based upon different principles. As a rule, the divertimento was intended for the open air, and, as its name implies, was purely a diversion. In short-and using the description in its most dignified light-beer-garden music. Mozart wrote a number of these divertimenti, besides cassations, and serenades, all devoted to the same high purpose. Each contains a number of fairly short, light, graceful pieces, mostly, but not necessarily, in dance rhythm.
Although Haydn wrote six violoncello concertos, only one is at all well known, so that broadly speaking, this is the violoncellist's one concerto by any of the great classical masters. It is full of Haydn's fresh, wholesome melody, and his joyous sense of youthful good spirits.
It begins with a full-sized orchestral prelude in which we hear both the main tunes of the first movement before the solo instrument has them. Similar in their sense of fresh gaiety, they are easily distinguished one from the other, and the whole movement is clear and straightforward...
The slow movement begins at once with a beautiful simple tune played by the soloist, and there is afterwards a new tune in the key of C.
The last movement is in form a rondo. It begins with the principal tune, one which suggests, as many of Haydn's and Mozart's tunes do, a merry old English folk song. Listeners might even find themselves humming the words ' Here we go gathering Nuts in May'.
In 1788, the year following the production of Don Giovanni , Mozart wrote, his last three great symphonies (E flat, G minor, and C major) in six weeks. This would have been a remarkable feat if the symphonies had been ordinary in quality, but when they represent the highest achievements of Mozart in this form, remaining today a great landmark in ths history of the symphony, it was phenomenal.
The Symphony in E flat is scored for an orchestra consisting of strings, one flute, two horns, two trumpets, and timpani. Although composed about three years before his tragic death and at a time when poverty and ill-health were doing their best to crush his spirit, there is no reflection in the E flat Symphony of his mental tribulation. The music is as happy and gay as anything could be, and if it reflected anything at all, it was the youthful and optimistic side of the composer's nature.
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Second General News Bulletin
ALGERNON BLACKWOOD : 'Queer
It is hoped that this popular series of stories, which were broadcast on Friday night from April to June, will be resumed in the early autumn, when the idea of finding stories specially written for the microphone and of trying to recover the lost art of story telling will be continued.
Tonight a great story writer as well as a famous raconteur in Algernon Blackwood is to come to the microphone to entertain listeners with one or more stories, not written down and read out, but to be told extempore. Few are so qualified, but Algernon Blackwood, world-famous as a writer of the mystical and eerie, has made this his special way of entertaining his friends.
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0