(6) From page 84 of 'When Two or Three'
(R) , at 10.30
at the Organ of the Dominion Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
Music and Movement for Very Young
Moriz Rosenthal (pianoforte) :
Waltz in A flat, Op. 42 (Chopin)
Charles Panzera (baritone) : Chanson triste ; Soupir (Duparc)
Marcel Moise (flute) : Hungarian
Pastoral Fantasia Op. 26 (Doppler)
Elsie Suddaby (soprano) : Nymphs and Shepherds (Purcell); Almond Tree (Schumann)
Moriz Rosenthal (pianoforte) : Vienna
- Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK from Queen's College Chambers Lecture
THE Birmingham LADIES' STRING
Muriel Tookey (violin); Dorothy Hemming (violin); Lena Wood (viola);
Elsa Tookey (violoncello) with ELSA CLIFFORD (pianoforte)
Quintet in A for pianoforte and strings
I. Allegro ma non tanto ; 2. Dumka : Andante con moto; 3- Scherzo (Furiant) : Molto vivace ; 4. Finale : Allegro Dvorak's Piano Quintet was written in 1887. It is one of the finest of his chamber works : ' an absolute revelation ', says Ottokar Sourek, of the personality of Dvorak, a man apparently locked within himself, moving only in the sphere of divine beauty, now plunged in gloomy meditation, his vision lost in eternity, now smiling brightly, bubbling over with happiness and breaking forth in outbursts of the frankest joy. Such a spirit was Dvorak, and thus he appears in this quintet-one of the freshest and most characteristic creations of his genius.'
, at 2.0
2.5 Travel Talk
Eastern and Northern Europe
6-' On a Norwegian Fjord '
Senior Concert Lesson 3--(a) 'The Form of a Beethoven Sonata'; (b)
' The Trombone'
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
Under the direction of FRANK RoscoE
Under the direction of FRANK RoscoE
Sixth-form boys and girls can surely do no better than go to a movie with Alistair Cooke, who has made it a great part of his life's business to go to movies both in America and England, and to broadcast brilliantly about them. In America he met and worked with Charlie Chaplin himself, and perhaps he may tell a story of him in his talk this afternoon. If listeners want to know more about Alistair Cooke , he is to be featured next week in ' People you Hear.'
Leader, A. Rossi
Under the direction of EMILIO COLOMBO from the Hotel Victoria, London
A commentary by COL. R. H. BRAND from the Centre Court, Wimbledon
(Copyright. See notice on page 47)
This afternoon and again tomorrow (at 3 o'clock) listeners are to hear the progress of play in the Wightman Cup competition, that annual event between British women and American women, played in alternate years at Forest Hills, New York, and at Wimbledon. America have now won it five times in succession, with a total of nine wins to Britain's four.
The Wightman Cup ushers in the international lawn tennis season, which will continue with the championships at Wimbledon in ten days' time.
Col. R. H.
All arrangements by Arthur Dulay
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Songs sung by ANNE THURSFIELD (soprano)
Trois Chansons populaires grecques :
1. La-bas vers l'eglise
2. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
3. Tout gai!
I. La Flûte enchantée 2. L'indifférent
Trois Chansons :
2. Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis 3. Ronde
(Programme arranged with the collaboration of M. D. Calvocoressi )
C. H. MIDDLETON
LESLIE H. HEWARD and VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
in 'Household Hints'-z
Though Sydney Howard once broadcast in ' In Town Tonight ', he gave his first solo broadcast on May 26 this year, soon after his return from South Africa. It is good news that this most individual of comedians is to come to the microphone again tonight. Sydney Howard is not the first Yorkshireman to excel in the art of laughter-making, nor is he the first great comedian to have trained in the nursery of a concert party. He made his first professional appearance in one at Cosy Corner at St. Annes-on-Sea in 1912 and his first appearance in London at the Hippodrome seven years later in Box o' Tricks. From that day to this he has appeared in a string of parts, each vying with the other in funniness, his characteristic make-up, grotesque attitudes, and. still more grotesque gestures, making him inimitable.
Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson were fellow students at the Royal Academy of Music, and their first efforts in playing music for two pianos which date from that time were not taken seriously. Indeed, they had been married for some years before they decided to give a concert of two-piano music. Even then, successful as the-concert was, they did not immediately realise that there was not only a potential and genuine appreciation for such performances, but also a considerable existing repertory of music written for a two-piano combination, without counting examples later to be written expressly for them by modern composers. Since then they have together toured England, Holland, France, Poland, Germany, Belgium, and America, and their reputation is such that the mere mention of two-piano music is inevitably associated in the mind with these Uvo fine artists.
Bridgnorth to Worcester
G. M. BOUMPHREY
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
from the Royal Opera House,
See the article by Scott Goddard on page 12
Scene : In Venice-At Crespel's house
Conductor, Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bt.
Chorus Master, ROBERT AINSWORTH
It is fitting that the Covent Garden season should close light-heartedly with Offenbach's sparkling music. Tales of Hoffmann thus provides a gay finale to the year's ' Covent Garden symphony ' with its great Wagnerian first movement, its melodious cantabile movement of Verdi and Puccini, and its impudent Rosenkavalier scherzo.
The past season has been perhaps the most brilliant of any since the War, and on no less than seventeen evenings listeners all over the country have been able to ' overhear ' separate acts and in one case, on the opening night, a whole opera.
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ from Casani's Club
, at 11.30