From page 99 of ' When Two or Three
and NEW VICTORIA ORCHESTRA
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Directed by Frank Cantell
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Psalms 147, 148, 149, 150
Lessons — Ecclesiasticus 15, 9-end;
James I, 12-end
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Bennett in D minor)
Anthem, If the Lord Himself (Stanford) Hymn (E.H., 439)
MAISIE GRIFFITHS (contralto)
MARGARET HARRIS (pianoforte)
(West Regional Programme)
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
EILEEN ERVINE (contralto)
RICHARD WALTHEW (clarinet)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' Adventurers Royal', No. 6—' Treasure Trove ', by JENNIE DUNBAR
A selection of verse for older children
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Directed by GUY DAINES
JOHN LINDEN (violoncello) ORCHESTRA
Selection, Princess Ida ...... Sullivan
Princess Ida was the Gilbert and Sullivan opera which immediately preceded The Mikado. The music was as charming as ever, the text as witty, but for some reason the public did not, after the first few months, fill the theatre as, with the earner operas, they had never failed to do.
Actually, therefore, Princess Ida had one of the shortest runs of any opera in the series. This was a great disappointment for everybody concerned, and it was at this time that Sullivan declared his intention of composing music for no more of these operas. Happily he was persuaded to abandon this dreadful intention, for the next production at the Savoy Theatre was to be the most successful of all the works of these brilliant collaborators, The Mikado.
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
ARTHUR CRANMER (baritone)
At the pianoforte, ERNEST LUSH
Some Folk do
The Breeze (Round) Alouette
Simple Simon Cradle Song
Come Lassies and Lads N.F.S.B
The Mermaid N.F.S.B. Peace among men (French
Boney was a Warrior
I have lost the Doh of my clarinet
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
(Principal violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Part I (First Performance)
The Violin Concerto and the Classic Symphony are usually cited together as examples of the primitive simplicity which is the avowed aim of Prokofiev's later music.
But from the outset of his career as a composer he has striven to bring music back to its rightful place as a recreation, as one of the joys of life; he has all along resented the solemn mystery which composers like Scriabin sought to make of music, the ultra-refinement and, as he would no doubt call it, anæmic delicacy, of impressionists like Debussy. His music is full-blooded, even riotous in its zest, and if it sounds barbaric and even crude, that is no more than a reaction from the phase with which he is so wholly out of sympathy.
Immensely popular with his fellow countrymen, he has a big influence on the Russian music of today, though much of his own is cosmopolitan rather than national.
And he himself would probably rather point to Scarlatti and the older classic composers, than to earlier Russians, as the musical ancestors from whom he traces his descent.
Borodin's second symphony is, like practically all his work, frankly programme music. Not that the symphonic nature of the work is affected but, on the composer's own confession, he had definite pictures in mind. Much of the work has that effect of portraying barbaric splendour in the manner which so many of the Russian composers could assume so effectively. It is not difficult, for example, to associate the heroic themes in the first movement with a procession of the old Russian Princes and warriors of the remote Russia. Similarly, the third, the slow, movement with its suggestion of a ' Celtic twilight ', invokes a picture of Slavonic minstrels softening with their art the most uncouth among their audience, while the Finale paints a really striking picture of a banquet spread for heroes.
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Prices (including Entertainments Tax),
7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Second General News Bulletin
of . GRETA KELLER
Listeners will welcome the opportunity to hear Greta Keller again during her brief stay in England. She has been in America for the last two years, where she enhanced the big name that she had made over here. She is to broadcast three times before going back: tonight, and again on September 4 and September 15.
Greta Keller is Austrian by origin, and has become famous for her intimate manner of singing on the air.
She last broadcast over here in May, 1032.
THE CASANI CLUB Orchestra
Directed by CHARLES Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club
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