From page 60 of 'When Two or Three'
CAPTAIN A. CUNNINGHAM-REID M.P.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNAIR
DOROTHY PEARCE (soprano)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. : Slavonic Rhapsody, Op. 45, No. 3 (Dvorak)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by W. van Hoogstraten ,
Elly Ney (solo pianoforte) : Burleske or pianoforte and orchestra (Strauss)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Oscar Fried : Mazeppa— Symphonic Poem (Liszt)
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON
The Commodore Theatre,
Smetana's opera The Secret was produced at the New Czech -Theatre, Prague, in 1878-twelve years later than The Bartered Bride. It was the composer's last opera but one ; he was already deaf when he wrote it. Like The Bartered Bride, it is full of scenes of the life of the people, and the music is as Kay and characteristic as anything
Smetana ever wrote.
At the Organ of The Granada, Tooting
(All arrangements for Quintet and voices by Dorothy Hogben )
Dorothy Hogben 's Singers and Players usually consist of a Male Voice Trio, a baritone character singer, and a string Quintet. She herself has been a frequent visitor to the microphone as an exponent of both classical and lighter music. Right from the pioneer days of broadcasting she has been a deputy BBC pianist ; and more recently she conducted and orchestrated over sixty of the Ridgeway Parades. She also filled the role of soloist when Scarlatti was the subject of the ' Foundations of Music ' series.
GLADYS PALMER (contralto)
This Orchestra consists of nine players, of whom Reginald King is the pianist. He was one of the first to make salon arrangements of foxtrots, and today nearly all the numbers he presents are arranged by him. His programmes usually reflect his predilection for British light composers-there has been a dearth of good Continental music, he thinks, ever since the War period. At the age of five, King was taught the piano by his father. Later; he went to Blackheath Conservatoire and then on to the Royal Academy.
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast
' Ice Hockey '
E. H. GREEN
This evening Captain E. H. Green is to give a short history of ice hockey with a brief explanation of the rules (penalties and so forth). He will discuss rinks and teams, personalities in the game, and compare English and Canadian players. Opportunities in the future for young players, the growth and future of the game, and new rinks ; important games in the near future, the progress of the League-these and many other things will be dealt with in his talk.
Captain Eric Green himself used to play outside left for England at hockey and has written several books on the game. He played ice hockey for many years before the war, when the game was known as ' bandy '. Since it was introduced into London and the provinces, he has been one of its keenest supporters and is considered among the best critics of ' the fastest game in the world '.
Captain E. H.
by NORA D'ARGEL (soprano)
6.45 Welsh Interlude
Adolygiad 1935 Sgwrs gan E. MORGAN HUMPHREYS
(A Welsh Talk by E. Morgan Humphreys)
A Week-end Programme including
' In Town Tonight'
Edited by A. W. HANSON
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Fantasia (La Boutique fantasque) (The
Fantastic Toyshop) . .Rossini, Respighi
Respighi was first made known to us in this country by the ballet La boutique fantasque. The music is taken from some of the light pieces, chiefly written for pianoforte, which Rossini composed in his last years, and Respighi has arranged them to make a delightfully fresh and dainty ballet. On the stage the dolls in the shop come to life and* dance. The ballet consists of a Cossack Dance, a Nocturne, a Mazurka, an Italian Tarantella, a slow Waltz, a boisterous Can-Can, and a Galop.
A Song, a Smile, and a Piano
RUPERT HAZELL and ELSIE
DAY in ' Harmonylarity '
THE B B C
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
JOSEPH HISLOP (tenor) (Soloist, JOSEPH HISLOP> )
A Farewell Postscript to the Light Entertainment of the Week