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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 27 of ' When Two or Three '

: An Organ Recital

by A. M HENDERSON
Relayed frorr St. Mary's (Episcopal)
Cathedral, Edinburgh

Contributors

Unknown: A. M Henderson

: THE B B C MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by REGINALD BURSTON
Auber has been called the prince of opera comique. He began writing ballads and ' romances ' at the age of eleven and finished writing operas in his eighty-eighth year. As a youth he earned his living in London as a clerk, and during his spare time wrote numerous songs that attained a certain vogue. At the age of twenty-two Auber returned to Paris and made music his profession.
In 1811 Auber made his début as an opera composer : the work was called Julie, a resetting of an old libretto, which he was commissioned to do for an amateur society. This was the first of a series of some fifty operas that brought him fame and fortune.

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Burston

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Gabriele Santini : Overture, The Daughter of the Regiment (Donizetti)
Toti Dal Monte (soprano) with Orchestra : Convien partir ('Tis time to part) (The Daughter of the Regiment) (Donizetti)
Sigrid Onegin (contralto) with Orchestra : 0 Mio Fernando (La Favorita) (Donizetti)
Beniamino Gigli (tenor) and Ezio Pinza (bass) with Orchestra : Tu che a Dio Spiegasti (Act IV-Lucia di Lammermoor) (Donizetti)
Lina Pagliughi (soprano) with Orchestra: Come per me sereno (Oh love, for me thy power) (Act I—La Sonnambula) (Bellini, arr. Romani)
Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorenza Molajoli : Overture, Norma (Bellini)
Maria Gentile (soprano) with Orchestra: Qui la voce sua soave (1 Puritan i) (Bellini)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano) and Marion Telva (contralto) : Mira, 0 Norma (Act III-Norma) (Bellini)
September 24, 1835, marks the centenary of Bellini's death at the age of thirty-four. Bellini was a Sicilian. He studied at the Naples Conservatoire, where he met Donizetti and Mercadante, who were fellow students. In 1825, while still at the Conservatoire, Bellini's first opera. Adelson e Salvina, was produced. Among the audience was the manager of La Scala, Milan, and of San Carlo, Naples, who immediately commissioned the young composer to write an opera for Naples. In the following year Bellini finished Bianca e Fernando, which scored a great success with the Neapolitan public.
This was the beginning of a brilliant career, for his operas earned international tame, three of the most outstanding being La Sonnambula, I Puritani, and Norma.

Contributors

Contralto: Sigrid Onegin
Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Soprano: Lina Pagliughi
Soprano: Maria Gentile
Soprano: Rosa Ponselle
Soprano: Marion Telva

: THE HUCKNALL SILVER BAND

Conductor, FRED THORPE
RAYMOND GREEN (Entertainer) (Solo trombone, j. SALT)(From Birmingham)

Contributors

Conductor: Fred Thorpe

: Sonata Recital

ELSIE OWEN (violin)
HARRY ISAACS (pianoforte)
Felix Swinstead was born in London in 1880. He used to be well known as a pianist, but of recent years he ha& devoted himself almost entirely to teaching and composition. Although Swinstead has written a number of extended works, such as the Sonata to be played this afternoon, he is known chiefly by his charming little piano pieces written expressly for children.

Contributors

Violin: Elsie Owen
Pianoforte: Harry Isaacs
Unknown: Felix Swinstead

: THE HOTEL METROPOLE ORCHESTRA

Leader, A. Rossi
Under the direction of EMILIO COLOMBO
Relayed from
The Hotel Metropole, London (Violoncello solo, ORAZIO FAGOTTI)

Contributors

Leader: A. Rossi
Unknown: Emilio Colombo

: Time Signal, Greemvich THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast snd Bulletin for Farmers

: ENGLAND V. SOUTH AFRICA

A Commentary by Captain H. B. T. WAKELAM on the Third Test Match
Relayed from Headingley, Leeds

Contributors

Commentary By: Captain H. B. T. Wakelam

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: International Folk Song and Dance

Compere,
DOUGLAS KENNEDY
SWITZERLAND Peasant musicians and yodellers from the Canton of Appenzell
Dance tunes include :
Drei lederni Strompf (Three leathern stockings)
Muhlerad (The Mill Wheel)

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Kennedy

: An Evening at THE RED SARAFAN

(A Russian Cabaret) under the direction of Captain V. VIVIEN, Marquis de Chateaubrun, with OLGA ALEXEEVA (soprano)
ALEXANDER STRELSKY (tenor) VLADIMIR ZAALOFF (balalaika)
THE SIBERIAN COSSACKS
Directed by Captain SOROKIN and EMILIO COLOMBO with his RED SARAFAN
ORCHESTRA
Guests played by STELLA ARBENINA , SELMA Vas DIAZ, BORIS RANEVSKY and GILBERT RUMBOLD
Special visitor
MARINA YURLOVA
Produced by A. W. HANSON

Contributors

Soprano: Olga Alexeeva
Soprano: Emilio Colombo
Played By: Stella Arbenina
Unknown: Boris Ranevsky
Unknown: Gilbert Rumbold
Produced By: A. W. Hanson

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Foreign Affairs

Sir FREDERICK WHYTE , K.C.S.I., L.L.D.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Frederick Whyte

: THE B B C ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
The modem fashion of assuming all great music to be the reflection of some actual emotion or psychological experience of the composer at once referable to certain incidents in his life is often misleading, and more often quite untrue. Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 2 in D towards the end of the year 1802, when he also wrote that tragic document of despair. the Heiligenstadt Will, which was the result of the realisation that deafness was to be his fate. ' As the autumn leaves fall and wither ', Beethoven wrote, 'so have my hopes withered. Almost as I came so I depart ; even the lofty courage which so often inspired me in the lovely summer days has vanished..... With joy I hasten to meet death face to face.' The music of the D major Symphony is singularly free from the slightest hint of such melancholy thoughts.
It was not until 1800, when Beethoven was thirty years of age, that he embarked upon his First Symphony in C, which is more or less carefully modelled on the conventional lines followed by his predecessors. In the Second Symphony in D, however, Beethoven shows complete mastery over technical problems, and although he still accepts the symphonic pattern of Haydn and Mozart, the unmistakable signature ui Beethoven is apparent throughout.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Frank Bridge

: Dance Music

MAURICE WINNICK AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Relayed from San Marco

11.15-12.0 London National only (261.1 m.)
TELEVISION (low definition) By the Baird Process
ISOLDE MAYA (dances)
JEAN COLIN (songs)
DORIS HARE (songs)
MAX KIRBY (songs and dances)
THE Two Toys (dances)
(Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.)

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Winnick
Songs: Max Kirby








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