Philip Whiteway, who was born in Manchester, took up the violin as soon as he left school, and studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music under Arthur Catterall, subsequently taking his diploma with distinction. For four seasons he played in the first violins of the Halle Orchestra, and for the last eight years he has been a member of the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra, of which he became leader in 1931. Earlier in his career he studied chamber music under the late Dr. Brodsky, and was one of the original members of the Hirsch String Quartet.
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Piero Coppola : Petite Suite (Debussy, arr. Busser)-En bateau (In a boat)-Cortege-Minuet-Ballet
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski : Nocturne No. I-Nuages (Clouds) (Debussy)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Albert Wolff : Prelude ; (The Spinner)-Andante quasi allegretto ; Sicilienne (Pelleas and Melisande) (Faure)
THE LORD ELTON
This evening Lord Elton, who has given five talks in this series since May 28, is to tell listeners the conclusions he has come to. Has public opinion on the whole been wise ? He thinks that, at any rate, it has been consistent. It is a thing that is instinctive. There is a wisdom in the feelings of the man in the street. . . . But public opinion on very diverse matters tends at one period to conform to one pattern. Its increasing power can become dangerous. There is a need to study the psychology of public opinion.
A.J. Alan will again tell the story of 'Charles' which he originally broadcast in 1927. In the last six months two kinds of enquiry have regularly reached Broadcasting House. The one asking if A.J. Alan is Stuart Hibberd, A.G. Street, John Hilton, Harold Nicolson, or some other well-known broadcaster; the other asking why he has given up broadcasting. Is he dead?
The answer to the first question has been invariably 'No'; to the second, happily: A.J. Alan has not been broadcasting because he has been ill; it is hoped that he will be on the air again soon.'
Well, here he is. And he is to tell one of his most popular stories 'Charles', which he told for the first time nine years ago, and which is to be found in his book of stories 'Good Evening, Everyone!'
(A.J. Alan broadcast in the Regional programme last night)
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