(g) From page 51 of ' When Two or Three '
At the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,
Henry Croudson held two cinema appointments in Leeds before going to Manchester about six months ago. Like so many cinema players, he started his career as a church organist. He learnt to play at St. Chad's, afterwards going to St. John's, the oldest church in Leeds. Recently, he started an accordeon band for unemployed men, a combination that broadcast last year.
Mischa Levitzki (pianoforte) : Sonata in G minor, Op. 22 (Schumann).—I. Vivacissimo ; 2. Andantino ; 3. Scherzo and Rondo. Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte) : Waltzes, Op. 39 (Brahms)-No. i in B; No. 2 in E; No. 15 in A flat. Scherzo in E flat, Op. 4 (Brahms)
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Magnificat (Wood in E) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in E)
Anthem, Love bade me welcome
Hymn, In Christ there is no East or West (S.P. 537)
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
' What do you Think ? '—2
' Unemployment and Land Settlement '
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kajanus : Pohjola's Daughter (Symphonic Fantasia,) Op. 49 (Sibelius)
Joseph Szigeti (violin) with The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. : Concerto in D, Op. 19 (Prokofiev) — 1. Andantino ; 2. Scherzo ; 3. Moderato
by DOM GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey
Directed by HENRY HALL
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LISZT (1811-1886) COMMEMORATION
Under the direction of Bernard van Dieren
Songs sung by HENRY CUMMINGS
Three songs from Schiller's'
William Tell ' i. Der Fischerknabe; 2. Der Hirt; 3. Der Alpenjager
Nimm einen Strahl der Sonne (poem by Rellstab)
Es muss ein Wunderbares sein (poem by von Redwitz)
Und sprich (poem by von Biegeleben) An
Edlitam Einst wollt' ich einen Kranz (poems by Bodenstedt)
The Public Social Services—I
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family
A. D. K. OWEN
In twelve talks before Christmas Geoffrey Crowther surveyed the public social services of this country, and now there are to be twelve talks by various speakers showing what the public social services do for a particular family-the family of a hypothetical John Smith , a typical working-class man. Listeners will hear about his job and about the job Mrs. John did before she married him. Their wages, insurance contributions, and savings; their marriage and the housing problem; John's short spell of unemployment, and what the State did for him to help him through. The first baby, and what the State did to help Mrs. John through; end so on and so forth. The John Smiths are to be introduced tonight.
A. D. K.
The Music of Reginald King
Song of Paradise Melody at Dusk Windflowers
Beside the Lake
Reginald King studied at the Black-heath Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music where he won two scholarships. For three seasons 'he played concertos at the Proms, and during the last five years he has broadcast regularly, chiefly with his own band. Besides numerous charming light pieces, such as the present programme comprises, he has composed several ambitious works, including a piano concerto.
Songs and Scenas from
'LA VIE PARISIENNE'
Melodies by Offenbach
Freely arranged by A. Davies Adams
Lyrics by A. P. Herbert
'A PRINCESS OF KENSINGTON'
Music by Edward German
Lyrics by Basil Hood also
A ' G AND S ' COCKTAIL or Mixed Savoy Grill with Libretto and Lyrics by LAURI WYLIE and Music by HERMAN FINCK
Groves gravely tells us in a footnote that ' comic opera is the opera of comedy, not comic" in the vulgar English sense However, this fact, if fact it is, has not frightened away the less serious minded musical public. Ever since the beginning of the eighteenth century, when opera-comique came into being in France and opera Buffa in Italy, audiences both high- and low-brow have shown their approval of comedy interwoven with music.
Offenbach's La Vie parisienne was first performed in 1S66, and was brought from France to London in 1872. The version broadcast this evening, however, will be rather different. For one thing, A.P.H.', of course, did not write the original libretto, nor did A. Davies Adams have anything to do with the musical adaptation. But then, in those days, a microphone was unknown.
German's A Princess of Kensington needs little introduction. His theatre music and operettas are still as popular as ever they were. An interesting point: his first operetta, The Rival Poets, was given its first performance in 1886, at St. George's Hall, now the home of BBC Variety.
The last opera, a Gilbert-and-Sullivan burlesque, was staged at the Hippodrome in 1925.
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Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
MAY HUXLEY (soprano)
LOU PREAGER AND HIS BAND