From page 66 of ' When Two or Three '
' A Harvest of the Sea in South China '
J. C. STEELE , D.Litt.
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent : Overture, Patrie (Fatherland) (Bizet)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Serenade for Orchestra, Op. 11 (Brahms)— Scherzo in D ; Minuet in A
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted hy Piero Coppola : Petite suite-Minuet and Ballet (Debussy, arr. Busser)
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Willem Mengcl herg : Romeo and Juliet-Overture Fantasie (Tchaikovsky)
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
by 0. H. PEASGOOD
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
, at 2.15
Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone) :
Bright is the ring of words (Vaughan Williams) Skye Boat Song (trad.) ; The Road to the Isles (Songs of the Hebrides) (Kitmedy-Fraser)
Elsie Suddaby (soprano) : Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell) ; By thy banks, gentle Stour (Boyce, arr. Lchmann) ; Almond Tree (Schumann)
Parry Jones (tenor): The Fox; Sleep; and There is a Lady sweet and kind (Warlock)
by BERKELEY MASON
Music by Schumann
Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Relayed from The Pavilion,
Pushkin's ' Legend of Tsar Saltan ', on which Rimsky-Korsakov based his delightful, fantastic opera, is a sort of Russian salad of ' Cinderella ' and the Perseus legend.
The absurd, pompous Tsar Saltan , kind and cruel by turns, combines the rôles of Prince Charming and of the cruel king in the old Greek story, who turns his wife and child adrift in a floating barrel.
This concert suite consists of three of the orchestral preludes to the separate acts of the opera. The quaint march-theme of the first number is a delicious musical characterisation of Saltan himself. The second piece is a seascape : the barrel drifts along with the unfortunate Tsarevna and the baby Prince. The third paints the wonders of the country in which they land ; warriors who appear out of the waves, a singing squirrel that cracks golden nuts, a Princess lovelier than the moon (whom, of course, the Prince marries).
Joseph Holbrooke , who was one of the leading figures in the rapid development of the British school of composers during the first decade of the present century, began his orchestral tone poem ' Queen Mab ' in 1902 and finished it for the Leeds Festival in 1904. It is scored for a full modern orchestra and chorus (the latter being ad libitum), and is divided into four connected sections. The first three sections are i concerned with Mercutio's description of Queen Mab : (1) ' In shape no bigger than an agate-stone on the forefinger of an alderman', etc., (2) ' and in this state she gallops night by night; through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love', etc., (3) 'Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And dreams he of cutting foreign throats', etc.
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
What is happening in Denmark, and in Scandinavia generally, is becoming increasingly important to English farmers. In order fully to learn the political and commercial relations between the Scandinavian countries and our own, it is necessary to see these countries at first hand, quite apart from the fact that we have much to learn from them in farming technique and marketing methods.
With these thoughts in mind, the BBC made arrangements for Mr. John Morgan to go on a tour of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. He is now back in England and tonight will give the first of three talks in which he will describe what he has seen and heard there.
ALICE EHLERS (harpsichord)
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Concerto No. I in C minor for two harpsichords and strings
I. Allegro; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro
Organised by the British Broadcasting
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co.,
See centre column and article by Scott Goddard on page 12
Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House,