From page 42 of 'When Two or Three'
Ignaz Friedman (pianoforte) : Polonaise in A flat (Chopin) ; Mazurka Op. 7, No. 1 (Chopin): Butterfly Study, Op. 25 (Chopin) ; Study on the Black Keys (Chopin)
Heifetz (violin): Hebrew Melody
(Achron) ; Largo on the G -string (Clérambaut, arr. Dandelot); Scherzo tarantelle, Op. 16 (Wieniawski)
Mark Hambourg (pianoforte) : Gopak
(The Fair at Sorotchinsk) (Mussorgsky); Romance in F sharp (Schumann); Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 (Liszt)
by WILLAN SWAINSON
St. Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
Overture, Vanity Fair Famous Beauties :
1. A Vision of Aphrodite; 2. In the Palace of Old Versailles; 3. At the Court of Cleopatra
Three Frivolities : ,
I. Mam 'selle Mannequin; 2. Thé dansant; 3. Cafe chantant
Nautical Scenes : i. All Aboard; 2. A Sentimental Shanty ; 3. Forecastle Frolics
March, The Crown of Chivalry
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Max von Schillings : Overture, Abu Hassan (Weber)
Amelita Galli-Curci (soprano) and Giuseppe de Luca (baritone) : Imponete! (Now command me) and Dite alia giovine(Go, tell your daughter), (La Traviata) (Verdi)
Tommaso Alcaide (tenor): Mi par d'udir ancora (I still seem to hear) (The Pearl Fishers) (Bizet)
Meta Seinemeyer (soprano),
Jaro Dworsky (tenor), and Emanuel List (bass), with Organ, Orchestra and Chorus of The Berlin State Opera: Church Scene, Act IV, Faust (Gounod)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Pietro Mascagni : Dances (Iris) (Mascagni)
G. Cernay (contralto) and Georges
Thill (tenor), with Orchestra : Mon cceur s'ouvre a ta voix (Softly awakes my heart) (Samson and Delilah) (Saint-Saëns)
La Scala Chorus: Invocazione alia luna (Invoction to the Moon) (Turandot) (Puccini)
Conductor, R. S. HOWELLS TREVOR WATKINS (tenor)
FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Brahms's Sonata in A is one of his most melodious and lyrical works. It was conceived while spending the summer of 1886 on Lake Thun. Brahms's friend, Widmann, wrote a little ballad on the music, describing the scenes that inspired the composer. The first verse. freely translated, runs : ' Where the Aar flows softly from the lake to the little town many beautiful trees cast their shadows. I lay deep in the long grass and slept, dreaming lovely dreams.'
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNAIR
Directed by HENRY HALL
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Conducted by Captain
W. A. FEATHERSTONE
WILLIAM BARRAND (baritone)
This famous trumpeter first broadcast from Belfast with Bob Dryden in 1929. At the end of 1930 he joined Billy Cotton at Ciro's. 1931 saw Gonella with Roy Fox. The following year he joined Lew Stone , and remained with him for three years.
He formed the Georgians about eight months ago. They have played the Holborn and principal halls throughout the country, are still on tour, and are booked to appear in France and Holland. There are six instrumentalists-tenor, saxophone, bass, guitar, piano, trumpet (of course Gonella), and drums (Bob Dryden , with whom Gonella first broadcast), They were on the air in a National programme on January 24.
It is an interesting fact that after Nat Gonella had rheumatic fever at the age of fourteen, he developed a weak heart and was forbidden by his doctors ever to touch the trumpet again. Gonella is of Italian ancestry but British born; his vocalist, Jimmie Messini, is British born but of Greek descent.
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London (Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
THE B B C
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Overture and Venusberg Music (Tannhäuser)
The story of Tannhauser is one of conflict between the forces of sacred and profane love, and of the redemption of the erring Tannhauser by the devotion of the pure Elisabeth. The overture deals entirely with this theme, and leads, in the opera house, directly to the first act, the scene of which is the cavern where Venus has Tannhauser in thrall and holds her revels. The Venusberg Music, so well known in the concert hall, takes up the whole of the first scene, in which, against a background of bacchanalian revels, Venus is passionately fighting against Tannhauser's uncontrollable wish to break away from her charms and seek the light of the sun, the company of his friends, and the purer life of his knightly environment.
Hans Sachs ' Monologues (Die Meister- singer von Nümberg)
1. The Elder's Scent; 2. Mad! Mad!
In the first of these monologues, the summer evening fragrance of an elder-tree before his door sets Hans Sachs off on a train of musing ; in the other, it is an old book that calls to his mind a thought of the crazy way in which mankind blunders through the world.
The ' Idyll',Wagner's first purely instrumental work and perhaps the loveliest thing he ever wrote, was not originally intended for the world in general. It was Wagner's personal gift to his second wife, and it was only later that he decided to publish it and permit its public performance. For several years, Wagner had been living in retirement at Tribschcn with Cosima, the divorced wife of von Biilow, and in 1860 she bore him a son whom they named Siegfried. Next year he married her and on her birthday
Christmas Day) gave her this delightful surprise—the' Siegfried Idyll', played by a little band placed on the stairs outside her bedroom door.
Funeral March (GStterdammerung)
Siegfried has been hunting with Hagen and Gunther and they have paused to rest and refresh. Hagen, in pursuance of his sinister plot, has given Siegfried the draught of remembrance, and memory, which the draught of forgetfulness had obliterated, has come back to him. Innocently he relates how, before he had met Gunther, he had wooed and won Brünnhilde. Gunther is appalled at his apparent treachery, and when Hagen mortally wounds Siegfried with a treacherous spear-thrust from behind, it looks as though only justice has been done. Thus his plot appears to have succeeded. The vassals take up the body of Siegfried, and march off with it in slow procession to the music of this magnificent Funeral March.
Closing Scene (Gotterdammerung)
The closing scene of Götterdämmerung is also the end of the ' Ring ' cycle. The body of Siegfried has been set upon a funeral pyre at Brunnhilde's behest. She now calls for her horse, Grane, and to some of the most superb music in the cycle she pronounces Siegfried's epitaph and the doom of the gods. She takes the Ring from Siegfried's finger and places it on her own, then seizes a torch and fires the logs. Mounting her horse, she urges him forward and leaps with him into the flames.
As the fire blazes and spreads to the Hall itself, the Rhine overflows its banks, bringing with it the Rhine Maidens, who have come for the Ring. Hagen attempts to seize it from them and is drawn by them into the flood. Meanwhile, the flames seem to have spread to the heavens and have reached even Valhalla, where Wotan, with the gods seated around him, is seen surrounded by the flames that presently destroy them all. The ' Curse ' has been fulfilled.
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LOU PREAGER AND HIS BAND
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PEARL RIVERS (songs and dances)
DUDLEY ROLPH (songs)
TOM DEVINE (dances)
REANA (the snake girl)