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: THE DAILY SERVICE

@ From page 93 of 'When Two or Three'

: Weather Forecast

@ for Farmers and Shipping

: REGINALD NEW

At the Organ of The Regal, Kingstonon-Thames

: THE TROCADERO CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema

Contributors

Directed By: Alfred Van

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE ARGYLE THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Directed by W. H. SYDNEY JONES
Relayed from
The Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead

Contributors

Directed By: W. H. Sydney Jones

: HERMAN DAREWSKI AND HIS BAND

Relayed from
The Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington
This ever-popular conductor and his band are breaking all previous records at the Spa, Bridlington, and Herman Darewski attributes it very largely to the value of broadcasting. He has received nearly 2,500 letters from listeners, among them one from India, sent by Air Mail and expressing delight with the broadcast and its excellent clarity and reception.
Darewski always welcomes letters from listeners. He finds it a wonderful help and guide to know which items please most. The items that listeners would like to hear are the ones he most wants to play.
After his last broadcast, Darewski received letters of congratulation from Alice Delysia and Maurice Chevalier , and a cable from Evelyn Laye. No man in the world of music is busier. He is at present writing the music both for a new Chevalier film and for a new Grace Moore film.

Contributors

Unknown: Herman Darewski
Unknown: Alice Delysia
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Evelyn Laye.
Unknown: Grace Moore

: THE HOTEL METROPOLE ORCHESTRA

Leader, A. Rossi
Under the direction of EMILIO COLOMBO
Relayed from
The Hotel Metropole, London
Puccini's opera, Manon Lescaut , one of several founded on the Abbe Prevost 's novel, was produced at Turin in 1893 and London heard it for the first time in May of the following year. It used to be one of the most popular of Puccini's operas, but for some reason or another it has dropped out of the repertoire of late years. The second act, however, includes several numbers that are constantly heard apart from the opera.

Contributors

Leader: A. Rossi
Unknown: Emilio Colombo
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Unknown: Abbe Prevost

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: REGINALD DIXON

At the Organ of The Tower Ballroom,
Blackpool

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor,
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Smetana was the first great Czech national composer. In addition to a large quantity of orchestral and chamber music, he wrote eight operas, all of which are based on national subjects and folk music. Of these, The Bartered Bride is the most famous and it has an international reputation of being one of the finest of comic operas. Smetana's fourth opera was Libusa, which has strong political significance. Smetana described it as 'a solemn festival picture' and desired that it should be presented only ' on festivals which touch the whole Czech nation '. The libretto is based on a folk legend which runs as follows : ' Libusa, foundress of Prague, finding the need of a consort to help her in ruling the country, takes the unusual and democratic course of choosing Premysl, a wise and noble-hearted peasant, to be her husband. Libusa has the Rift of prophecy, and in the final scene she evokes a vision of the splendid future of her country'.
It was Balakirev who founded the Russian school which included Cesar Cui , Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsahov and Borodin. These men together launched the famous movement which put Russia so definitely on the musical map that, with the exception of Wagner's, no influence has more emphatically made its mark on modem music than theirs.
Balakirev's watchful care of them was neatly summed up by Borodin; he said : ' as long as we were eggs of one laying (meaning Balakirev's) we were very much alike ; only when the chicks were hatched did each have its different plumage and fly off in its own chosen direction '. But throughout their careers, all those younger composers-and others, too, like Tchaikovsky-were glad to acknowledge their debt to his inspiration, and Russia undoubtedly owes him a great deal. His own music-there is not much of it-is of superb quality, rich, vivid, and picturesque; it has been well said of it, of Islamey as much as of any, that it lies on the fringe of immortality. Originally a pianoforte piece, it has been brilliantly transcribed for military band by R. J. F. Howgill.

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Unknown: Cesar Cui

: SAM BROWNE

@ and Two Pianists

: From One Band to Another PERCIVAL MACKEY AND HIS BAND

alternating with BERNARD MONSHIN AND HIS
RIO TANGO ORCHESTRA
In a. programme of Contrasted Dance Music
The idea behind this broadcast is for listeners to hear two bands of very different style playing one after the other. Tonight, for instance, as soon as Percival Mackey and his Band finish one number, Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Orchestra will immediately strike up another. When they have finished, Percival Mackey will cut in again.
Percival Mackey , who specialises in straight dance music, has provided the accompanying band for several broadcasts, notably for Love Needs a Waltz. Bernard Monshin goes in for rumbas, Charlestons, and so forth. He and his Rio Tango Orchestra have broadcast as an accompanying band, and have also given a broadcast of tango music.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Monshin
Unknown: Percival MacKey
Unknown: Bernard Monshin
Unknown: Percival MacKey
Unknown: Percival MacKey
Unknown: Bernard Monshin

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Pericles's Funeral Oration from Thucydides

Read by FELIX AYLMER

Contributors

Read By: Felix Aylmer

: DANCE MUSIC HARRY ROY AND HIS BAND

Relayed from The May Fair Hotel








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