From page 78 of 'When Two or Three
Dfor Farmers and Shipping
Captain A. CUNNINGHAM-REID, M.P.
At the Organ of The Dominion Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
Directed by ALFRED VAN Dam
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Relayed from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM PHILHARMONIC
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, JOHAN HOCK
T ike so many other Russians, Tchaikovskv loved the South. But for one period of eight years, during the 1880'S, he was unable to visit his beloved Ital at all. Then in January, 1890, he dashed to Florence, where he composed
The Queen of Spades, and spent one of the happiest periods of his life. On his return to Russia in May he wrote to his benefactress, Mme. von Meck: ' I had no sooner finished the opera, than I at once took up a new work, the sketch of which is already completed '. This
' new work ' the 'Souvenir de Florence originally written for string sextet, clearly reflects his unusual lightheartedness.
Sidney Rayner (tenor) with pianoforte:
Mattinata (Aubade) (Leoncavallo); Au clair de la lune (with violin obbligato)
(Leoncavallo); A Vucchella (Tosti); nh<.tination (Fontenailles)
, Ninon Vallin (soprano) with pianoforte - L'Automne (FaMre); Ctair de lune (FaurÃ©); La Delaissee (accompanied by Reynaldo Hahn ) (Hahn) .
Fernando Gusso (baritone) with pianoft. A<-<* Mana (7os<!); L.una d'estate (Summer Moon) (Tosti);
Ncopp' 'a LL'omma (Fassone) (accompanied by Madame Adami)
THE B B C MIDLAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
by ALBERT TAYLOR
Relayed from First Presbyterian Church,
Rosemary Street , Belfast
JACK SALISBURY (vio)in) Flower Waltz Tchaikovsky , an-. Fletcher
This Quintet first came to the microphone last August. Conducted by t' rank Btffo himself, the instrumentalists form an extraordinary combination. There are two trumpets played by George ChappeU and Kric Todd ; two trombones played by Mangan Stanley Wilson ; and a pianist, Guy Detcher. Bino, who is a trumpet player, was a member of the original Savoy Orpheans. famous in the early days of broadcasting. At the moment, hf is the conductor of a dance band at Tu-.saud's Restaurant in London.
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Brahms Pianoforte Trios
Played by THE GMNKB TR:o
Frederick Grinke (violin); F'orence Hooton (violoncello); Dorothy Manley
Trio in C minor (Op. 101) i. Allegro energico; 2. Presto non assai ; 3. Andante grazioso; 4. Allegro molto
C. H. MiDDLETOM
MALCOLM SARGENT , Mus.D.
A Programme for Young People of all
as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
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Adventure has always called Robert Loraine He had no sooner established himself on the English stage than he went to South Africa to serve in the Boer War. He made his first appearance in New York in 1901, and has gone back there, off and on, ever since.
!n iocs began the series of successes in London, establishing him as one of our finest actors in plays varying from Shaw to Sheridan, and he opened in management at the Criterion in !QH with a revival of Man and superman.
At the outbreak of war he joined the Royal Dying Corps, and won the M.C. for conspicuous gallantry and skit!.
In !oiQ he created the part of Cyrano de Bergerac which he was to give on theairin 1927. Listeners wiil remember his broadcasts in Lord y/m and R.!7.R. Dickens—especially Dickens on the air—is no stranger to him ; in December, 1926, he gave a reading of ' A Christmas Carol '.
by CECIL DIXON
Music of Schumann
Des Abends (In the Evening) Op. 12,
Etfe Op. 124
Warum (Why ?), Op. 12, No. 3
Aufschwung (Soaring)., Op. 12, No. 2
THE SECOND NEWS including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping and an Introductory Talk to the Winter Promenade Cdncerts, by CONSTANT LAMBERT
' Brahms '
Dame ETHEL SMYTH , D.B.E.
In 1877 Dame Ethel Smyth studied for a short time at the Leipzig Conservatorium and then privately with Heinrich von Herzogenburg, a friend of Brahms. The nrst time Dame Ethel met the great composer himself was in t878 when Brahms came to Leipzig to conduct his new D major Symphony. Although a great admirer of Brahms the composer, Dame Ethel was not a blind worshipper of Brahms the man. Up to a certain point it was a c)ash of two strong personalties, particularly as regards their attitude towards women. On the one hand, there was Brahms who had tittte time for women except in their proper sphere (according to the nineteenth century idea), while on the other, there was Dame Ethel with her pronounced feminist views. Dame Ethel has already written much about her recollections of Brahms, and this talk should prove another valuable and lively contribution to our knowledge of the great composer's personality.
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by MALCOLM SARGENT
NOEL EADIE (soprano)
Harry Roy and his Band
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel