-' From page 99 of When Two or Three'
Szigeti (violin): Caprice No. 24
(Variations in A minor) (Paganimi)
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte): Fantasy in C, Op. 15 (Wanderer) (Schubert) -I. Allegro con fuoco, ma non froppo ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Presto
Szigeti : Sonata in G, Op. 30, No. 3
(Weethoven)— Third movement : Allegro vivace
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Directed by FRANK STOKES
Relayed from The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Lessons: Micah vi, 1-4,6-9; Ephesians vi, I0-20
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Bullock in B flat)
Anthem, A Song of Peace (Stanford) Hymn (S.P. 537)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by'Pierre Monteux : Overture,
Les Trovens Carthage (The Trojans at Carthage) (Berlioz)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Monteux : Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz) - I.
Reveries: Passions ; 2. Un Bal (A Ball) ;
3 Scenes aux Champs (Scenes in the Fields) ; 4. Marche au Supplice
(March to the Scaffold) ; 5. Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat (Dream of a Witches' Sabbath)
The Symphonie Fantastique is descriptive of the dreams of an artist who has tried to poison himself with opium. The work is built on a ' motto ' theme, an idée fixe, which pursues the dreamer everywhere. The first movement describes all the bewildering tumult of heart of one who has fallen violently in love. The second is a ball where he meets his beloved, and the third describes a summer evening in the country. In the fourth he dreams that he had murdered his beloved, and is marched to the scaffold, and the fifth is a very orgy of terror.
by GORDON THORP
Relayed from The Albert Hall,
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Played by Joy BOUGHTON (oboe)
A Section of THE BOYD NEEL STRIN3
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conductor, BOYD NEEL
Concerto (No. 8) in B flat
Adagio-Allegro; Siciliana: Largo; Vivace
Concerto (No. 9) in B flat
This evening Mr. J. W. F. Rowe is to give the second of his two talks on coffee. They cover a wide ground. The sources of production. The influence of the Brazilian crop on the price of coffee. The crop cycle and its results when merchants stored their surplus of a bumper crop. The Valorisation Scheme and its history up to 1929.
Then listeners are to hear about the difficulties that face the industry, and finally Mr. Rowe will sum up with a review of the results achieved and the outlook.
Mr. J. W. F.
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
BESSIE JONES (soprano)
An operetta, Fatinitza, by Suppe, was once put on at the Alhnmbra in Leicester Square, and another, Boccaccio, at the Comedy Theatre a year or two later. That was fifty and more years ago, long forgotten, and all. we really know of a once very popular composer of operettas in Vienna is an overture or two, such as Poet and Peasant, Light Cavalry, and Morning, Noon and Night. Supp-j was for years conductor at the famous Theater an der Wien, f.nd many of his very numerous operettas were produced there. It was at this theatre, too, that Johann Strauss had a great success with Die Fledermaus and his other world-famous operettas. Suppe must often have conducted them.
Presented by Austen Croom-Johnson
Orchestration by Eric Siday
The Orchestra: Eric Siday; Reginald Leopold; Albert Harris; Max Goldberg; Norman Payne; Lou Davis; Lauree Payne; Ronnie Gueertini; Dick Ball; Austen Croom-Johnson
This is the first broadcast of a new musical series arranged by Austen Croom-Johnson, with the co-operation of Eric Siday, who in the former's opinion, is quite the most brilliant orchestrator of work of this type in the country. This is his first big chance.
The object of the series is to present dance music with a 'listenable' appeal as opposed to music to which one dances. Few, after all, dance in their homes, but millions listen.
The 'medley of melodies' will be divided into the following five groups : I - Songs from the States, being chiefly American numbers. 2 - A Medley of Tunes from High Society Blues, the talkie in which Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starred. 3 - Honeymoon in Paris, the music of which Croom-Johnson wrote for the radio show of that name last summer. 4 - Old Time Favourites, consisting of 'Sir Roger de Coverley', the waltz from The Merry Widow, 'Ta-ra-ra-boom-deay', and so forth. 5 - Up to the Minute, comprising three or four of the most recent dance tunes.
Amongst the six vocalists is Dorothy Leigh, who is to sing with Wilfrid Thomas in Old-Time Favourites. She came over from Australia a few years ago and scored a sensational success in pantomime in all the big towns. She broadcast the other week in Carriages at Midnight.
including Weather Forecast and Fore- cast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section E) .
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE -
The original name of the opera which we usually call simply The Seraglio is The Abduction from the Seraglio. The story was adapted from a play of that day, modified by Mozart himself. It turns on the capture of a fair lady by a Turkish ' Bashaw ' and her rescue by her faithful lover, a young Spanish gentleman. The whole story is treated in the most lighthearted spirit, and Mozart's gay and tuneful music suits it admirably. It is recorded that when the opera was first performed, in the ! presence of the Emperor, he thought the scoring too full—it probably was considerably richer than any he was accustomed to-and that he said to Mozart : ' 'There are too many notes in the music.' If report be true, Mozart replied that there were just as many as there ought to be. The opera has been heard in this country both under Sir Thomas Beecham 's guidance, and afterwards from the B.N.O.C.
George Butterworth , one of the most promising of the young composers of the pre-war period, was killed in action in 1916 at the age of thirty-one. What work he did leave has an intrinsic value outside any consideration of sentiment, and this work, and ' The Banks of Green Willows ', also for orchestra, are in the permanent concert repertory. The subject of the Rhapsody, 'A Shropshire Lad ' refers, of course, to the volume of poems under that title, by A. E. Housman. No title could 'better have represented the years immediately preceding the war. Folk-song, ballad, and all they implied, had seized the imagination of practically all young English composers. Housman's poems, which are in effect' folk-ballads in a modern idiom, were cast like seed upon a soil already well prepared and fertilised.
JACK JACKSON and his BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel