From page 33 of ' When Two or Three '
Adolf Busch (violin), Rudolf Serkin
(pianoforte) : Grand Fantasia in C, Op. 150: Andante molto, Allegretto, Andantino, Allegro, Allegretto-Presto (Schubert)
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema,
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Psalms 69, 70
Lessons, I Kings xix, 1-16, 18; John xii, 1-19
Nunc Dimittis and Magnificat (Ley in C minor)
Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord (Purcell) Hymn (E.H., 409)
HAROLD WOLLASTON (tenor) WALTER SHAW (pianoforte)
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Clifton Helliwell (pianoforte) Pinafore was produced in 1878, and had a run of 700 consecutive nights in London. Besides that, it was produced in a pirated version at another theatre in London, and had a tremendous vogue throughout the country. In the United States its unauthorised performances broke all records of that kind, and a contemporary report tells us that' the spectacle was presented at every theatre and every concert of importance in the big cities, producing the same piece without the author and composer receiving a farthing for their work.' The matter became so serious that Gilbert and Sullivan together went to New York in 1879 to produce their own authentic version at the Fifth Avenue Theatre.
, at 4.45
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club
The Children's Hour
' Something young and something older'
A Programme by Lady TREE with THE WIRELESS VOCAL OCTET
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
CAVAN O'CONNOR (tenor)
Selection, Scottish Melodies
THE WIRELESS VOCAL OCTET
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
This thoroughly native programme -—author, composers, artists are all British-is of a type that it would be hard to find in any country in Europe. Goethe in Germany, Victor Hugo in France, have been of the greatest service to the composers of their own countries, but no dramatic poet other than Shakespeare has offered such splendid opportunities and bequeathed such a wealth of glowing texts for musical setting, and it is safe to say that the songs of no other poet in any language have been so often set.
One or two of the songs in this programme are traditional settings-those of Arne and Stevens in particular -but for the most part, the music is modern or comparatively recent. The fact is that all the texts have been set to music over and over again, and every generation has had its favourites. So that this selection of composers who have put certain of the well-known songs to music is chosen not arbitrarily nor casually, but because every one of the settings has the merit that deserves its place in a numerous and distinguished company.
'The man who ate his Wife', by Winifred Holtby
Read by FELIX ALYMER
Winifred Holtby , well known to readers of THE Radio TIMES, is an indefatigable writer on politics, education, literary criticism, and South Africa, in addition to being an author of several most original novels, and a satire, ' The Astonishing Island', which first appeared in The RADIO TIMES in 1932. Born in Yorkshire, Miss Holtby was educated at Queen Margaret's, Scarborough, and at Oxford University, where in later years she returned as University Extension Lecturer on Modern History for the Extra Mural Delegacy. For several years Miss Holtby was a regular lecturer for the League of Nations Union, for which she travelled in Europe and Africa. During the war, she worked as a probationer in a London Nursing Home and later as a W.A.A.C. forewoman.
The Third Edition of his
Compered by EDDIE POLA
See the short article by Eddie Pola which forms this week's 'Background to the Broadcast' on page 611
Second General News Bulletin
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
By Edward Shanks
Read by NESTA SAWYER
JACK JACKSON and his BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
Shipping Forecast, on 1,500 m. only, at 11.0