From page 90 of ' When Two or Three'
HECTOR M. HALL (tenor)
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON
The Commodore Theatre,
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry
At the Organ of The Granada, Tooting
Conductor, DENis WRIGHT
ANDREW CLAYTON (tenor)
Beethoven's Overture and incidental music to Goethe's Egmont ' were completed in 1810, and therefore represent the composer at the height of his powers. As a piece of dramatic writing in terms of ' pure ' music, and for fertility of invention and imaginative treatment, this overture has few, if any, equals outside perhaps one or two other similar works by Peethoven himself.
Indeed, Beethoven's music perfectly expresses Motley's description of Egmont in his ' Rise of the Dutch Republic ' : ' terrible and sudden in wrath-a splendid soldier, whose evil star destined him to tread, as a politician, a dark and dangerous path, in which not even genius, caution, and integrity could ensure success, but in which rashness, alternating with hesitation, could not fail to bring ruin'. The music also depicts the final tragedy of Egmont when he meets death on the scaffold.
Incidental Music to The Merchant of Venice Rosse
Intermezzo, Portia ; Doge's March i
Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind
Sigh no more, ladies .....Aiken
Valse des fleurs (Flower Waltz) (Cassenoisette Suite).....Tchaikovsky
Empire March Denis Wright
The Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorenzo Molajoli : Overture, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) (Rossini)
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Krauss : Annen Polka and Perpetuum mobile (Johann Strauss )
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, conducted by Pierre Chagnon : Picturesque Scenes (Massenet)—March ; Air de ballet ; Angelus; Bohemian Merrymaking
A short-wave relay of what morning listeners in America are hearing this afternoon
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Every racehorse, visiting a racecourse for purposes of business, must have his shoes changed twice a day. He comes and goes in walking boots, so to speak, and races in dancing shoes.
Of the great art of plating racehorses
Frank Robinson is to speak this evening. And assuredly nobody knows more about it, for he has plated Derby winners and Grand National winners year after year. He travels to the Continent to plate the horses owned by the Aga Khan.
Frank Robinson , with his swarthy figure and rosy face, is a well-known figure on every racecourse in the country. He was apprenticed to plating when he was thirteen ; the first horse he had to shoe chased him round the stable; he shoed Quantock who could win sprints when he liked and yet could be so wicked that he was warned off the turf. He shoed Craganour who won the Derby on the racecourse and lost it in the objection room, and Aboyeur who came in second, but got the race.
He has passed on to his assistants
Dick and Bill his artistry at shoeing the horse that cuts its legs or has bad feet. But perhaps one of the greatest things he has done for racing was to invent a racing plate so light and durable that it is used all over the world. In 1924 he had the honour to be made Shoeing Smith and Plater to H.M. the King.
A Recital by HOWARD FRY (baritone)
6.45 Welsh Interlude
Jiwbili Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg ,
Syr JOHN EDWARD LLOYD , F.B.A.
(A Welsh Talk by Sir John Edward
Syr John Edward
A Week-end Programme including
' In Town Tonight'
Edited by A. W. HANSON
THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by REGINALD BURSTON
with OLIVE GROVES
WEBSTER BOOTH and GERALDO AND HIS GAUCHO
One hour of music, highly concentrated ; eighteen years of melody telescoped into sixty minutes ! In this programme Geraldo and his Orchestra hope to play ' non-stop ' 170 tunes that have been popular between 1918 and 1936. As usual, the titles will not be announced.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Eric Fogg
Solo pianoforte, Dorothy Hildreth
Rimsky-Korsakov's Piano Concerto was completed early in January, 1883, and therefore the first important work to follow the opera Snow Maiden. ('Scheherazade' and the 'Spanish Capriccio' came four or five years later.) The whole Concerto is based on a single theme - a Russian folk-song. As the composer himself has pointed out, 'the Concerto is in every respect modelled on the concertos of Liszt'. That is to say, the movements are short and run into each other without a break, each being based on a fresh metamorphosis of the folk-song theme.
Sibelius's King Christian Suite forms the incidental music to Aldolf Paul's tragedy of King Christian II, the sixteenth-century ruler of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, against whose treachery and tyranny Gustavus Vasa arose. Christian was driven from his kingdom, and in spite of an attempt to regain his power, he ended his days in prison, dying in 1559.
AMBROSE AND HIS EMBASSY CLUB ORCHESTRA