From page 42 of ' When Two or Three'
' Superstitions ' HELEN SIMPSON
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar Overture, Froissart, Op. 19 (Elgar)
Gina Cigna (soprano), with Orchestra: Suicidio (Yes, Suicide) (La Gioconda) (Ponchielli)
The Brussels Royal Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Desire Defauw : Mephisto Waltz (Liszt)
Gina Cigna (soprano), with Orchestra: Ma dell' arido stelo (Un ballo in maschera) (A Masked Ball); (Plucked from its arid stem) (Verdi)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hans Pfitzner: Overture, Fingal's Cave (Mendelssohn)
by ARNOLD GOLDSBROUGH
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Schnabel (pianoforte); Sonata in A,
Op. 7, No. 2 (Beethoven)-I. Allegro vivace ; 2. Largo appassionato; 3. Scherzo : Allegretto and Trio; 4. Rondo :
Grazioso Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), with Franz Rupp (pianoforte): Bitterolf (Wolf); The Drummer (Wolf)
Rubinstein (pianoforte) : Barcarolle in F sharp, Op. 60 (Chopin) ; Capriccio in B minor (Brahms)
with MARY POLLOCK (soprano) and VERNON ADCOCK (xylophone)
Harry Engleman carries on the musical tradition of his family. His father, Joseph Engleman , is a composer, and his grandfather was a trombonist in the old Birmingham Grand Theatre orchestra. He has broadcast frequently since 1931, when he played some of his own compositions in the Children's Hour with Bert Lamb on the xylophone. His Quintet, with himself in the role of pianist, was formed later. It is noted for its polished performance of light music, much of which has been arranged by Engleman himself.
JOSEPH SHADWICK (violin)
WILFRID PARRY (pianoforte)
Debussy's Sonata for violin and piano, the third of a projected set of six sonatas for various instruments, wa3 the last work he completed. It was written in the winter of 1916-17, when the composer had already been suffering for more than a year from the incurable disease from which he died early in 1918. Ill as he was, Debussy played the piano part in the first performance in Paris (May, 1917), with Gaston Poulet as the violinist. It was the great man's last appearance in Paris as a performer. He himself wrote of this Sonata as ' one of those countless little intimate tragedies that overwhelm you without making any more noise than a rose shedding its petals, leaving the rest of the world at peace '.
Conductor, R. S. HOWELLS
Tom WILLIAMS (baritone) (Soloist, T. GRIFFITHS> )
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Under the direction of Bernard van
Played by EGON PETRI
Études d'execution transcendante
2. Etude in A minor
5. Feux follets
Conversation has always been a tour de force with Irishmen, and Denis Johnston is the third to appear in this series. He is the author of The Moon in the Yellow River-that play of humour, tragedy, and bitter truth to life-which had such a long and varied run in London at the Embassy, the Westminster, and the Haymarket, and was also broadcast in the spring. In addition, he has been concerned with making films in Ireland, and it was his broadcast talk on this subject that so clearly indicated him as a choice for this series which specialises in spontaneous conversation.
Three talks are to be given under this heading, and the idea behind the series is to put 'the village' wise as to essential things for their entertainment, health, and safety. Today the Village Hall is to be discussed, tomorrow the Village Playing Fields, and the Village Fire Brigade next Monday.
This evening Mr. Granville Streatfeild, an architect responsible for village halls who has himself served as chairman of the hall in his own village, is to tell those villages that are without a hall how to set about getting one. If they require finance - and probably most of them do - they will learn under what conditions they can get help.
Tomorrow Captain Kenneth Shennan, Secretary to the Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association, who runs the local playing fields in his own village of Stow-on-the-Wold, is to do the same thing with regard to playing fields.
Winter Season (1935-6)
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Cliappcll and Co., Ltd.)
Solo pianoforte, SOLOMON
Principal violin, MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Tickets can be obtained from The British
Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W. I ; Messrs. Chappcll's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place. W.l ; and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Sir Henry J.
including Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
GEOFFREY DUNN (tenor)
DIANA POULTON (lute)
MAURICE WINNICK AND HIS