From page 90 of When Two or Three'
The J. H. Squire Celeste Octet:
Selection, Peter Pan (John Crooh); Waltz Colette , (Fraser-Simson)
Jacques Fray and Mario Braggiotto
(pianofortes): Variations on Yankee Doodle
Martin Taubmann (electronde) with the Mayfair Novelty Orchestra : I live for love (Ball at the Savoy) (Hammer-stein, Abraham) ; Serenade (Drigo)
Patricia Rossborough (pianoforte) :
Barcarolle Humoresks (after Offenbach); Pianoflage
The Leslie Bridgewater Quintet:
Waltz, Voices of Spring (Johann Strauss ) ; Old Irish Medley (arr. Bridgenater)
by EDGAR BECK-SLINN
St. Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
Leader, Bernard Reillie
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
GRACE REYNOLDS (soprano)
'La forza del destino'
The Milan Symphony Orchestra:
Ezio Pinza (bass) with Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Giulio Setti : Act II, Finale—Il santo nome
Rosa Ponselle (soprano), Ezio Pinza
(bass), with chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Giulio Setti : La Vergine degli angeli
Beniamino Gigli (tenor), Guiseppe de Luca (baritone) : Act III, Solenne in qucst'ora (Within this solemn hour)
Aureliano Pertile (tenor),
Benvenuto Franci (baritone), with La Scala Orchestra conducted by Carlo Sabajno : Invano, Alvaro (In vain, Alvaro)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano) : Pace, pace mio Dio (Peace, Peace 0 God)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano),
Giovanni Martinelli (tenor), Ezio Pinza (bass): Io muoro ! I Confessione 1 (I am dying 1 Confession !)
Conductor, M. WOOD
IVAN MELLODEW (bass-baritone)
Florence HOOTON (violoncello)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Dohnanvi's chamber music, which follows the Brahms tradition, is distinguished by its fine craftsmanship and invention. The 'Cello Sonata in B flat, although an early work, is very characteristic of the composer's style. Without any attempt to exploit virtuosity for its own sake, the writing for the 'cello sonata is both brilliant and effective. The majestic and imposing first movement and the expressive slow movement show a certain affinity to Brahms. There is a lively Scherzo which is particularly attractive. The last movement is interesting for the way in which the composer makes use of themes from the previous movements and welds them into the texture of a theme and variations.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
by THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
Conducted by ARTURO TOSCANINI
The Festspielhaus, Salzburg
(In co-operation with the Austrian
Vienna, which has been the home at one time or another of most of the greatest composers and executants, possesses one of the oldest, and certainly one of the most distinguished, existing orchestras in Central Europe. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1842 by the composer of the opera The Merry Wives of Windsor, Otto Nicolai , whose object was to provide first-rate performances of Beethoven's symphonies. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic were, and are still, drawn from the State Opera.
Nicolai's efforts won success, and consequently he continued to give orchestral concerts at irregular intervals for the next five years, until he was succeeded by Heinrich Esser. In 1860 the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra became an independent organisation, choosing its own conductor and committee, and Felix Dessoff , assistant conductor at the Opera and professor at the Conservatorium, was appointed conductor. Regular series of concerts were established, the programmes of which were very progressive.
Then came a line of great conductors, including Richter, Mahler, who made the Vienna Philharmonic one of the foremost orchestras in Europe. Its playing is characterised by a flexibility, a virtuosity, and a beauty of tone that are incomparable.
See the article on 'Falstaff' on page 12
The Festspielhaus, Salzburg
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by LESLIE . HEWARD
Glinka's Life for the Tsar, the earliest Russian opera of any artistic value, will celebrate its centenary next year. It is a very remarkable work, considering that the composer was only a half-trained amateur.
The subject of the opera-a humble peasant's sacrifice of his life to save his sovereign during a Polish invasion in the seventeenth century—was suggested to Glinka by a high Court official ; the libretto was written by the Tsarevich's secretary; Nicholas I accepted the dedication and ordered the cadets of the Officers' School to attend the performances. The whole opera is a glorification of patriotism and the Tsardom; none the less it is still performed in Soviet Russia as Ivan Susanin (the name of the hero), which was actually the title Glinka originally gave his work.
AND HIS BAND
London National only (261.1 m.)
By the Baird Process
(in cartoons for Winnie)
HELEN RAYMOND (songs)
RAY AND GEOFFREY ESPINOSA
(in grace, rhythm, and speed)
(juggling and hand dancing)
BEN OSBORNE and NELLIE PERRYER
(in Cockney character cameos)
SYDNEY JEROME (at the pianoforte)
(Sound will be radiated on 296.2 in.)