From page 99 of ' When Two or Three'
Cortot (pianoforte) with String Quartet : Concerto in D minor (Chausson)-1. Decide; 2. Sicilienne; 3. Grave; 4. Finale
Cortot (pianoforte), Thibaud (violin) :
At the Organ of The Granada, Tooting
The Granada, Walthamstow
This popular conductor has been likened to Svengali, both in his action and in the effect on his orchestra. He conducts with his whole body, his arms waving frenziedly. Sometimes he looks as if he is about to fall backwards into the auditorium, and it is even said that he did actually crash while conducting Tannhauser in a cinema in Buffalo. To this allegation
Manning replies: ' Nearly—only nearly. An Irish-American policeman managed to pull me back.'
Manning contends, however, that he conducts in this frenzied fashion because he knows no other way of achieving the same effects. Regular patrons at the Granada, Walthamstow, are familiar with his acrobatics, but never tire of watching him. They quickly become adept at dodging his baton when, in the excitement of crashing chords, it flies out of his hand.
Although Manning speaks with an American accent, he is a native of Devonshire who went out to America years ago. He conducted some of the most important cinema orchestras in U.S.A., broadcast regularly while he was out there, and built up a big following. He returned to this country to take over the orchestra at the Granada, Walthamstow, which seats 3,000 people, a year ago.
by ARTHUR BAYNON
St. Margaret's, Westminster
This is the first broadcast by Arthur Baynon on the organ at St. Margaret's, Westminster, though he has twice broadcast from All Saints. Margaret Street. He was born in Bristol, and educated at the Cathedral School and University there.
He was later appointed music master at Truro College, and was afterwards organist and music master at St. Michael's College, Tenbury Wells , Worcestershire, the school for English church music founded by the late Sir F. A. Gore Ouseley. After four years' war work he became Director of Music at Caterham School-a position he still holds.
Arthur Baynon has written a number of pieces for the organ and is including three in this afternoon's broadcast.
F. A. Gore
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNAIR
Leader, BERTRAM LEWIS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
LOUIS GODOWSKY (violin)
Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor was completed at St. Petersburg in 1904 and published in the following year. It is dedicated to the eminent violinist, Leopold Auer. There are three distinct movements of contrasting character, but they follow one another without a break,, giving an impression of one movement of changing moods. It opens in moderate time, and the solo violin enters immediately with a broad flowing melody which has a large say in the first section. There are several changes of mood and of time before the actual second movement appears in a slower triple time. The movement passes through varying moods, and a brilliant cadenza for the solo instrument leads straight into the lively last movement.
The Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Sir Dan Godfrey : Overture, Pique dame (Suppi)
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
with BRIAN LAWRENCE
(All arrangements by Fred Hartley )
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Lid.)
Solo violin, MARIE WILSON
Solo flute, ROBERT MURCHIE
Solo oboe, ALEC WHITTAKER
Solo trumpet, ERNEST HALL
Solo pianoforte, HAROLD SAMUEL
Solo organ, C. H. TREVOR
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Organ Solos: Three Choral Preludes,
Nun komm 'der Heiden Heiland (Come Redeemer of the Gentiles)
(C. H. TREVOR )
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, in F, for flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, and strings i. Allegro; 2. Andante; 3. Allegro assai
(Solo flute, ROBERT MURCHIE ; solo oboe, ALEC WHITTAKER ; solo trumpet, ERNEST HALL ; Solo violin,
MARIE WILSON )
In May, 1721, Bach, in obedience to a command of two years before, sent the Margrave of Brandenburg a parcel of new compositions, with a courtly letter in French, and an autograph inscription, also in French : ' Six Concertos with various Instruments Dedicated To His Royal Highness Christian Ludwig , Margrave of Brandenburg, etc., etc., by His very humble and very obedient servant John Sebas tian Bach. Master of the Chapel of H.S.H. the reigning prince of Anhalt-Cothen '. The second of the famous six, which is being played tonight, stands in the first rank of Bach's instrumental compositions.
(a) Wenn des Kreuzes Bitterkeiten
(When the Sorrow of the Cross) (Church Cantata No. 99, Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan) (God's deeds are ever just and right)
(b) Wenn Sorgen auf mich dringen
(When Sorrows press upon me) (Church Cantata No. 3, Ach Gott , wie manches Herzeleid) (0 God, what Sorrow of Heart)
(ELSIE SUDDABY and MARGARET BALFOUR )
Pianoforte Concerto No. I, in D minor
1. Allegro ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Allegro (Solo Pianoforte, HAROLD SAMUEL )
When Bach pave up his post at Weimar, in 1717. to become Kapellmeister to the Prince of Anhalt-Cothen, he found opportunities of writing, and taking part in, secular orchestral music, of which he took the fullest advantage. This concerto, along with several others, may have been written there, though not much is known of its origin : it is in all probability an adaptation of a violin concerto that has been lost.
Aria, Slumber now, ye weary eyelids
(Church Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug)
Suite No. 3, in D . i. Introduction : Grave-Vivace-Grave; 2. Air; 3. Gavotte ; 4. Gavotte 2 ; 5. Bourrée; 6.
Gigue Bach wrote a number of orchestral Suites, of which this, the third, is one of the most often played. It is notable for the lovely Air which is so often played apart from the Suite and which with its broad and beautiful melody, played over the stately moving bass, is known wherever music is heard, and is universally held to be one of the half-dozen greatest melodies ever conceived in the brain of a composer.
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Sir Henry J.
including Weather Forecast and Fore cast for Shipping
DOROTHY D'ORSAY (contralto)
JACK PAYNE WITH HIS ORCHESTRA
11.0 11.45 London National only (261.1 m.)
TELEVISION (low definition)
By the Baird Process HAROLD STERN (songs)
HERMIONE DARNBOROUGH (dances)
STANLEY JUDSON (dances) FEDORA ROSELLI (soprano) REGINALD PAUL at the pianoforte