From page 27 of ' When Two or Three '
Incidental Music to
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Hertz : Overture and Scherzo
The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult , Aubrey Brain (horn) : Nocturne
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Hertz : Wedding March
The New Light Symphony Orchestra : Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 (Gricg)— Ingrid's Lament; Arabian Dance; Return of Peer Gynt ; Solveig's Song
Directed by FRANK STOKES
The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool
An Hour with some Old Favourites
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON
The Commodore Theatre,
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNair
Tchaikovsky's ' Casse Noisette ' (Nutcracker) Suite contains some of the daintiest ballet music ever written. The whole work is, of course, much longer than the Suite, which contains only some of the best numbers, and lasts for a considerable time when presented on the stage.
The story of the ballet is taken from
E. T. A. Hoffmann's fantastic fairy-tale
' Nutcracker and Mouse-King '—this
Hoffmann being the Hoffmann of Offenbach's opera—and is of a type that seems very much to appeal to Russian artists and audiences.
The complete ballet was first produced in St. Petersburg in 1892, and the Suite was introduced to England by Sir Henry Wood at a Promenade Concert in 1896.
run concurrently with THE ULSTER GRAND PRIX
MOTOR CYCLE RACE on the Clady Circuit, County Antrim
A Running Commentary by GRAHAM WALKER at the Starting Point and HENRY W. McMULLAN at Muckamore
(Copyright. See notice on page 61)
The Ulster Grand Prix has been selected this year as the Grand Prix de l'Europe, ' the world's fastest road race '. It will be run over the usual circuit in County Antrim, the length of the lap being 20 1/2 miles. The whole course of the race is 246 miles-covered last year by Walter Rusk of Belfast at an average speed of 88 miles per hour. Graham Walker , who is one of the commentators again this year, is the well-known crack motor-cyclist who has won a number of important events. His commentary point will be at the Grand Stand. A special article by him, evoking the unique atmosphere of the race and describing the course, will be found on page 7.
Henry W. McMullan , will be at Muckamore, the beginning of the famous seven-mile straight up to Clady Corner.
A plan of the course will be found on page 67.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
' Sailing '
Lt. Col. HECKSTALL-SMITH
Tonight's Sports Talk has to do with the pleasure craft that are now sailed in their thousands in Great Britain. The speaker remembers the day when he sailed as a child on the Norfolk rivers and broads and wouldn't meet a dozen vessels bent on pleasure, whereas today thousands of men and women and children practise the art of sailing in these calm waters. Many children indeed are taught the art of sailing as soon as they can swim, as well as the craftsmanship of ropes and sails, and the rules of safe navigation.
There is an idea prevalent that yacht racing is the sport only of millionaires. But though the big racing yacht may cost as much as £25,000 and some thousands a year to run, there is splendid sport to be had in boats costing anything between £30 and £100 -in fact no more than a motor-car.
In the talk this evening we shall hear particularly about the international race held every other year between 14-foot dinghies. There are hundreds of these racing craft-boats with full masts, big sails, and designed for high speed. They require the utmost skill to handle.
A Recital of The Works of Vaughan Thomas by MEGAN THOMAS (soprano)
Conductor, J. C. DYSON
STUART ROBERTSON (baritone)
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Lid.)
Solo pianoforte, IRENE SCHARRER
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD (Soloist, JO VINCENT> )(Solo pianoforte, IRENE SCHARRER ) (Soloist, HEDDLE NASH> )
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax), 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved); 3s. (unreserved); promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Sir Henry J.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
This favourite symphony shows Haydn at his gayest. It overflows with good spirits-clear, simple music in no need of words to commend it. It is the seventh of a set of twelve composed for the Paris Concert spirituel in 1787. Schonberg's ' Music to accompany a film scene ', written in 1930, is scored for a fairly small orchestra, with a generous proportion of percussion. The musical texture is simpler than usual with Schonberg, and the nature of the ' film scene ' is indicated by the sub-title : ' Threatening danger, fear, catastrophe'.
This Serenade, one of the two Brahms wrote early in his career, is the first of his published works for full orchestra. It is in the traditional form used by Mozart and his other predecessors, and contains the two delicate and exquisite Minuets that so often appear as separate items in concert programmes.
AMBROSE AND HIS
EMBASSY CLUB ORCHESTRA