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Ignaz Paderewski (pianoforte) : Spinning Chorus (The Flying Dutchman) (Wagner, arr. Liszt)
Isolde Menges (violin) with pianoforte : Nocturne in E flat, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin, arr. Sarasate)
Alexander Brailowsky (pianoforte) :
Perpetuum mobile (Weber)
Franz von Vecsey (violin) with pianoforte : Nocturne, Op. 81, No. 3 (Sibelius)
William Murdoch (pianoforte) :
Prelude in G minor (Rachmaninov)
Gaspar Cassado (violoncello) with pianoforte : Minuet (Haydn, arr. Burmester, Moffatt) ; Chanson villageoise (Rustic Air), Op. 62, No. 2 (Popper)
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Practice and Science of Gardening-6
' Practical Soil Cultivation '
F. W. COSTIN , N.D.H., F.R.H.S.
Junior Concert Lesson 3
(a) ' National Songs: English and Scottish'
(b) The Violin and Viola '
Harriet Cohen (pianoforte) : Beloved
Jesus (Choral Prelude) (Bach, arr. Cohen) ; Sanctify us by thy Goodness (Choral Prelude) (Bach, arr. Cohen) ; Aria, Be contented, 0 my soul (Church Cantata No. 155) (Bach, arr. Cohen) ; Fantasia in C minor (Bach)
The Pro Arte Quartet : Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5 (Haydn)—1. Allegro moderato ; 2. Minuet and Trio ; 3. Adagio; 4. Finale: Fugue on Two Themes
Early Stages in German
FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Arnold Bax 's Second Violin Sonata appeared in 1915 and expresses the composer's dominant mood of bitterness at that terrible period. With Debussy's ' En blanc et noir ' and Bliss's ' Morning Heroes ', it stands in the front rank of the few musical works directly inspired by the Great War.
The ' slow and gloomy ' opening strikes the emotional keynote of the whole work, but the composer so skilfully varies and contrasts the shades and aspects of tragedy that the Sonata has long been one of hid most popular compositions. It consists of four sections played through without a break. Perhaps the most striking is the second, a quick waltz entitled ' The Grey Dancer in the Twilight'. It is a haunting danse macabre, a grim vision of Death dancing over the battlefields of Flanders. The last movement is based on the ' slow and gloomy' theme of the opening, now savagely transformed almost beyond recognition.
Conductor, GREGOR J. GRANT (Solo cornet, WILLIAM SUMMERHILL) (Solo euphonium, ROBERT IZATT)
Directed by HENRY HALL
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The Complete Madrigals of Peter
Philips (c. 1560-c. 1628)
THE BBC SINGERS (A and B)
Conducted by Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN
Madrigali a 8 voci (Eight-part
Questa che co begl' occhi Come potro giamai
Dispiegate guance amate
(2 parte) Tocca, tocca, bella bocca
Hor che dal sonno vinta Non più guerra
Sir Richard Terry points out that as the British Museum part-books are not quite complete, the lacunse have been supplied from those at Christ Church, Oxford, by permission of the Dean and Chapter...
In James Agate 's recent biography occurs a characteristic passage : ' My sister, when people ask if she is related to James Agate , the critic, invariably replies : " Distaritly. He is the eldest of six, and I am the youngest." ' It is a remark characteristic of Agate himself, who writes sentences with not a single unnecessary word, and can wrap economical phraseology in an artless cloak of humour. The ability to be entertaining with no show of effort is an important qualification of a raconteur ; and this evening James Agate will show listeners what a brilliant share of this ability he has.
' The Producer at Work '—
' Analysing the Script'
E. MARTIN BROWNE
Illustrations from Macbeth and Candida will be read by Robert Speaight , Evelyn Bowen , Henzie Raeburn , Guy Belmore and Christopher Casson
Last week E. Martin Browne explained the many duties and qualifications of the producer. This evening listeners will have an opportunity of hearing the producer actually at work. Several actors will come to the microphone and give excerpts from two standard plays. Some will speak their lines badly-intentionally, of course—so that their faults and the methods of correcting them may be clearly shown. In addition, several intricacies of play production will be discussed : the problem of preparing the script, for instance, and the necessity of dramatic contrast, correct tempo and pauses—and, above all, the necessity of making the audience understand and attend to every phrase of the play.
Devised and Produced by MAX KESTER and BRYAN MICHIE
Tonight listeners are to hear the twelfth edition of this popular concert party which has been flourishing on the air for fifteen months. As Brian Lawrence for the moment is claimed by the films, a newcomer is to make his debut in the person of Hindle Edgar , son of Marriott Edgar , well known to concert parties in the North of England. Hindle Edgar was in the Douglas Fairbanks film Don Juan , and this is his first broadcast. He is primarily a light comedian, and should make an excellent foil for Claude Gardner.
Erne Atherton is to do another of her
' Lady Booming - Harde - Booming ' monologues; this time this dictatorial wife of the village squire should be at her best at a Rally of the Girl Guides.
There is to be a new ensemble' There is a Serpent among us ', words and music by Ronald Hill , who is also responsible for a concert waltz for Marjery Wyn. Then Wilfrid Thomas , who is an Australian, is to sing a Maori song.
The Air-do-Wells will broadcast again in the Regional programme tomorrow at 6.30 '
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THE SPENCER DYKE STRING
Spencer Dyke (violin); Tate Gilder (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola) ;
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
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