From page 45 of ' When Two or Three'
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
RONALD LAYCOCK (baritone)
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON
The Commodore Theatre,
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry
At the Organ of The Granada, Tooting
The Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ugo Tansini : Prelude, Act IV, Manon Lescaut (Puccini) ; Poetic Scenes, Op. 46, No. 4 (Al Villaggio) (In the Village) (Godard)
The Royal Albert Hall Orchestra , conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : Chanson de nuit, (Night Song) Op. 15, No. I (Elgar)
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Flight of the Bumble Bee (Rimsky-Korsakov)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.: Slavonic Rhapsody, Op. 45, No. 3 (Dvorak)
with DON CARLOS
A Short-wave Relay of what morning Listeners in America are hearing this afternoon
This afternoon's programme features the story inspired by Rachmaninov's tone poem ' Isle of the Dead written by Raymond Scudder , NBC's continuity writer, performed by THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY'S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
All this cycling-a talk by a Club
They are almost inescapable in England. On arterial roads and country lanes, in towns and villages, on moors, on downland, on mountain passes even, cycling clubs can be seen on the move. Chins well over handlebars, legs working like pistons, to the layman they seem to be achieving the maximum of speed with the minimum of comfort. This evening, however, H. Briercliff comes to the microphone to explain to the uninitiated that the whole business of long-distance cycling is not such a grim affair as it looks.
Although only twenty-five, Briercliff has had eleven years' experience of club touring. He has pedalled far enough afield to make even a seasoned motorist envious; not content with Britain and Ireland, he has also ventured along the roads of Germany, France, Holland, and Switzerland. He thinks little of travelling a hundred miles in one day.
by HARRY COSTIGAN (bass)
6.45 Welsh Interlude Amaethyddiaeth yng Nghymru y Ganrif o'r Blaen Sgwrs Gymraeg gan ALUN ROBERTS
(A Welsh Talk by ALUN ROBERTS -Farming in Wales during the last century)
(All Nationals except Droitwich)
To the Forest - Tchaikovsky
Five Eyes - Armstrong Gibbs
Down by the Sally Gardens - Martin Shaw
Aufenthalt (My Dwelling Place) - Schubert
Shepherd, see thy horse's foaming mane - Korbay
A Week End Programme including
' In Town Tonight'
Edited by A. W. HANSON
with BRIAN LAWRENCE
Souvenirs of Song No.
including Weather Forecast and Fore-
1 cast for Shipping
THE BBC THEATRE
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
I STANFORD ROBINSON
The plot of Falla's short opera La Vida Breve (Life is Short) is so slight as to be scarcely more than an incident. Yet musically and in length it belongs to the same genre as Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Falud, a Spanish gypsy girl, has been thrown over by her lover, Paco, through his marrying another. She bursts into the courtyard where the wedding guests are dancing and falls dead at her faithless lover's feet.
La Vida Breve was written when
Falla was still in Spain, a young man under thirty, and he took the score with him to Paris as an introduction to musical circles there. Yet it was not performed till some eight years after that. It was given first at Nice in 1913, then in Paris, and a year after, in Madrid.
Our own knowledge of Falla dates from after the War, and we have yet to hear this opera on the London stage.
In the brilliant and effective music which Sarasate left for the instrument he played so well himself he often made use of actual tunes from his native Spain, lending them a brilliance which, added to their own vivid and rhythmic qualities, make very effective pieces of them.
There was a time when Sarasate's solo pieces appeared in violinists' programmes with almost the same unfailing regularity as Kreisler's original pieces and transcriptions do now.
AMBROSE AND HIS EMBASSY