From page 33 of 'When Two or Three'
At the Organ of The Paramount
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Directed by NORRIS STANLEY
The Cafe Restaurant, Birmingham
The idea of setting an operatic text to music selected from the works of one composer has often been carried out, but seldom with any great success. The music of Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and even Offenbach has been put to this purpose in operettas that had but a short life. Lilac Time, is, however, the exception. It is an ironic fact that of all the operatic texts set to Schubert's music, and he set many, the only one to succeed is the one he didn't set.
Joseph Szigeti (violin) with Kurt Ruhrseitz (pianoforte) : Caprice No. 24 (Variations in A minor) (Paganini)
Ivar Andresen (bass) with Franz Hallasch (pianoforte) : Tom der Reimer (Loewe)
Mischa Levitzki (pianoforte) : Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 (Liszt)
Joseph Szigeti with Kurt Ruhrseitz :
Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46, No. i (Dvorak) ; Minuet (Debussy)
Ivar Andresen with Franz Hailasch :
Per Svinaherde (Folk Song)
Mischa Levitzki : Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (Rachmaninov)
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Lesson, 2 Kings i, 1-15 Magnificat (Bullock in C) Lesson, Luke ix, 46-56
Nunc Dimittis (Bullock in C)
Anthem, How beauteous are their feet
Hymn, Palms of glory, raiment bright
Relayed from the Spa Royal Hall,
by PHILIP TAYLOR
The Town Hall, Cheltenham
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
At the Organ of The Tower Ballroom,
This evening Reginald Dixon , whose name must be known in every village and hamlet north and south of Berwick, is to give another broadcast on the magnificent new organ in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Reginald Dixon has been organist here for the last five years, making more and more friends and adding still further to his reputation. He was a church organist when he was fifteen.
Listeners will join us in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Dixon on the birth of their first child-a daughter -a few days before we went to press.
Leader, PHILIP WHITEWAY
Conducted by PETER MONTGOMERY
ALBERT V. FROGGATT
with Brian Lawrence
Songs of the Old Plantation
Fred Hartley and his Novelty Quintet are one of the most popular ensembles on the air. The secret of their success is the artistic arrangements and perfect playing of tuneful music, from that of Brahms to the ballad of the day. The members of the Quintet are all capable of playing equally well either a string quartet or a fox-trot. Two of them play for leading symphony orchestras, two for a famous dance band, and one is a member of a well-known string quartet.
Fred Hartley himself began to study the violin at the age of four, the piano at six, and ten years later entered the Royal Academy of Music where he remained for five years. During that time he acted as the Academy's official accompanist and appeared as soloist in the concertos of Schumann, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky, under the batons of Sir Henry Wood and Sir Alexander Mackenzie. Hartley was once a member of Al Starita's Kit-Kat Band, and he also taught the piano at the Dundee School of Music, of which his father is the principal.
Fred Hartley and his Novelty
with Quintet accompaniment
WILHELM GROSZ at the Pianoforte
The BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Arthur Cranmer (baritone)
At the pianoforte, Ernest Lush
Blow the man down (B.S.S.B., p. 80)
Man is for the woman made (B.S.S B p. 186)
Juvivallera (B.S.S.B., p. 236)
The Poacher (S.S.S.B., p. 224)
A-roving (S.S.S.B., p. 130)
A-hunting we will go (S.S.S.B., p. 214
Begone, dull care! (B.S.S.B., p. 179)
The Golden Vanity (S.S.S.B., p. 124)
Skye Boat Song (S.S.S.B., p. 206)
Farewell, dear Heart (B.S.S B., p. 144)
Here's to the Maiden (S.S.S.B., p. 183)
(B.S.S.B.- British Students' Song Book; S.S.S.B.- Scottish Students' Song Book)
including Weather Forecast and Pore-cast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JOHN BARBIROLLI
Franck's Prelude to the second part of Redemption, a ' Poem Symphony ', or sacred Cantata, written in 1872 ex pounds the idea of man's redemption from the fruits of his selfishness and anger through the influence of Christian ideals and conduct. The Prelude is a blend of graceful melodic ideas, woven with all Franck's skill and dramatic declamation.
Widor succeeded César Franck as Professor of the Organ at the Paris Conservatoire, and worthily upheld the fine tradition of French organ music which began a new lease of life with Franck's advent.
But, although it is his organ music which is much better known in this country than the rest of his work, taking as it does a really important place in the organist's repertoire, there is a good deal of symphonic and even operatic music from his pen La
Korrigane was produced in Paris at the Opera on December i, 1880. It is a Ballet in two acts.
THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL