From page 99 of ' When Two or Three
Dora Labbette (soprano): My mother bids me bind my hair (Haydn) ; Who is Sylvia ? (Schubert); Danny Boy (The Londonderry Air)
Dora Labbette and Hubert Eisdell
(tenor): Come to Arcadie (Merrie England) (Edward German) ; Dear love of mine (Nadeshda) (Goring Thomas )
Hubert Eisdell : Fill a glass with golden wine (Quitter); Goodnight (Davis)
Hubert Eisdell with pianoforte and violin and violoncello obbligati: Stars and a crescent moon (Eric Coates )
French Dialogue-5 ' Projets de vacances '
M. THIÉRY and GERMAINE CHAMAYOU
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
by MAURICE VINDEN
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Mendelssohn's six Organ Sonatas, written in 1844-5, at the request of a London publisher, are generally acknowledged to be among the finest of his compositions. Even the superior people, who turn up their noses at almost everything Mendelssohn wrote, usually except ' Fingal's Cave', the ' Midsummer Night's Dream' music and these Sonatas, from their scorn. And with reason. Mendelssohn was an exceptionally fine organist himself and on these, his only compositions for this favourite instrument, he worked with loving care, drawing on the depths of his musical nature for his material and exerting all his power as a craftsman to give that material perfect shape. His labour was fully rewarded. He produced a group ol works finer than anything which had so far been written for the organ since Bach's day.
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' Your Club Activities'
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
ADILA FACHIRI (violin)
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Beethoven himself spoke of his Eighth Symphony as the ' Little Symphony in F'. and as one of which he was particularly fond, perhaps for the reason that it is in spirit the brightest of the whole nine.
Tchaikovsky once wrote an analysis of this symphony from which we quote: ' It is the last bright smile, the last response given by the poet of human sorrows and hopeless despair to the voice of gladness..... It is filled with a spirit of serene content and unrestrained joy. It depicts the gentle, earthly delights of humanity before the soul is distracted by evil, doubt, and despair '.
In this symphony Beethoven's ever delightful humour appears at its most puckish.
Of all the episodes in Dante's ' Inferno' none catches the imagination of the ordinary reader more vividly than that which describes the sin and punishment of Francesca dar Rimini and her lover Paolo. No sinners in that terrible galkry seem quite so hardly punished as these, and their fate-ceaselessly driven about by the whirlwind of Hell -has inspired more than one great artist. Among others, it inspired Gustave Dore , and it was Dora's picture, not Dante's poem, which in turn suggested to Tchaikovsky the idea of this orchestral piece.
' Francesca ' falls chronologically between Tchaikovsky's Third and Fourth Symphonies, and is generally considered one of his finest pieces of programme-music. (He himself, by the way, did not share that opinion ; in after years, at any rate, he came to think of ' Francesca ' as ' cold and uninspired '.) He certainly never wrote a more vivid piece of tone-painting than the musical description of the infernal whirlwinds, with which the piece opens and closes. The gentle figure of Francesca herself is delineated in the quieter middle section.
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
E. M. DELAFIELD
This evening John Morgan gives' the last of his weekly talks on Farming. He has broadcast regularly since October, 1931, and has done much to make this series to farmers one of considerable value and importance.
His large audiences wtU.be glad to know that he will not entirely lose touch with them. He is. going to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in May, for the B.B.C., and on the last three Wednesdays in June will describe what he has seen of agriculturel conditions in those countries.
Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
GEORGE STRATTON (violin)
CARL TAYLOR (violin)
JOHN MOORE (violoncello)
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
Triosuite in A (Hortus Musicus, No. 6)
Jean Adam Reinken (1623-1722)
1. Sonata (Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro, Largo); 2. Allemande; 3. Courante ; 4. Sarabandc ; 5. Giguc
to the Symphony Concert
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
FREDERIC LAMOND (pianoforte)
A SECTION OF THE B.B.C.
Weather Forecast and News
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Roy FOX AND HIS BAND