From page 69 of ' When Two or Three
Orchestral and Vocal
I Iarold Williams (baritone): Four
Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Albert Ketelbey and his Concert
Orchestra : In a Camp of the Ancient Britons (Ketelbey)
The Berlin Concert Orchestra : Aida
Conductor, Frank Gomez
Relayed from The Spa, Whitby
by ARTHUR KITSON
Relayed from The City Hall,
Directed by Frank Cantell
Muriel Allen (contralto)
Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
WILLIAM PARSONS (baritone)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Torquay
By no means the only opera based on Shakespeare's story of Falstaff, Nicolai's has long been one of the most popular, both here and on the Continent. He was an industrious composer, and left a good deal of original music, most of which is now almost forgotten.
The Overture is made up of tunes from the last act of the opera, in which Falstaff and the others join in a fancy-dress frolic, designed by the two ' Merry Wives ' and their friends for the fat Knight's discomfiture. A flowing tune on the violoncellos begins the Overture ; in the opera this is the moon rising over the Forest of Windsor, and the bustling merriment of the other tunes tells of the revels held there at night.
THE NEW ENGLISH STRING QUARTET : Winifred Small (violin) ; Frank Howard (violin); Winifred Stiles (viola);
Florence Hooton (violoncello)
ELLIS KEELER (bass-baritone)
DEBROY SOMERS and his BAND
The Children's Hour
A Country Holiday
No. 4, ' In the Attics ', by ARTHUR DAVENPORT
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
More than fifty years lie between the production of Verdi's first opera and that of his last. His latest music was an amazing advance on the earlier, but one characteristic was his through life-his great gift of typical Italian melody.
It is for melody (and, one may almost say, melody alone) that we still prize Verdi's earlier operas. Of such is The Sicilian Vespers (I Vespri Siciliani), which was produced at the Paris Opera during the Exhibition of 1855, but which for all its auspicious start, was never greatly successful' as a .whole. Its theme is the massacre of the French invaders of Sicily, who were murdered during Vespers at Eastertide, 1282.
The four scenes in the complete
Ballet represent respectively Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co , Ltd.)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
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Second General News Bulletin
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
by James Stephen
Read by NESTA SAWYER
LEW STONE and his BAND
(North Regional Programme)
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