From page 57 of ' When Two or Three
J. P. L. THOMAS , M.P.
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
ADELAIDE BEATTIE (soprano) Saint-Saens's symphonic poems are naturally based upon Liszt's, as are all symphonic poems written since Liszt's dav. All such works vary very slightly in construction, and have, as a rule, an artistic resemblance to that type of story known as the conte. They are almost always based upon some literary programme, and are as economical in their subject matter as is a really good concise short story. The plot of Danse Macabre is of the simplest. The scene is a graveyard at night; the clock strikes and Death appears, knocks on the graves, and starts tuning his fiddle. In answer to his summons, several skeletons appear and dance wildly, to Death's fiddling. Presently the cock crows, the dance ceases, and all disappear as day breaks.
Harriet Cohen (pianoforte) : Sonata in C (K330) (Mozart)-1. Allegro moderato ; 2. Andante cantabile ; 3. Allegretto
Sir George Henschel (baritone), accompanying himself: Heinrich der Vögler (Loewe); Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Schubert) ; Die zwei Grenadiere (Schubert)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin): La Romanesca (16th Century Melody) (Harmonised by Achron); Tzigane (Ravel)
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON from the Commodore Theatre,
Wimbledon and Henley
Between 2.0 and 5.15 there will be running commentaries on the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, described by Colonel R. H. BRAND and Captain H. B. T. WAKELAM
Listeners will also be taken over to Henley Regatta during the course of the afternoon. The times of the broadcasts from Henley, and particulars of the races that it is hoped to broadcast,
/ will be announced at 2.0.
(Copyright. See notice on page 69)
Tennis enthusiasts must not mind interruptions in the commentary on the Wimbledon Finals this afternoon-interruptions which will be made to give rowing enthusiasts a chance to hear how the Finals are going on at Henley. At 2 p.m. or as soon after as possible, the times and events to be broadcast from Henley will be announced. It is probable that these will be the Grand Challenge Cup (for international eights); the Ladies' Plate (for eights from public schools and Universities) ; the Stewards' Challenge Cup (for fours) ; and the Diamond Sculls.
The commentator will be in a position at the finish of the course by the stewards' box, and he will be able to see past the famous Phyllis Court all the way down the course to the ' distance signals '. Listeners should be able to hear the ripple of cheering coming up the course with the boats.
After each event, they will be taken back to Wimbledon. This was the one way this year to broadcast something of Henley Regatta-the Royal Ascot of rowing which is being broadcast for the first time.
Colonel R. H.
Captain H. B. T.
from San Marco
(This programme may be broken into by running commentaries from Wimbledon)
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G. 0. NICKALLS
Everybody has heard Nickalls talk about rowing and tonight he is going to talk about Henley in particular. He will be speaking from the course, and maybe he will bring one or two of the winners to talk with him at the microphone.
Trefniadau Newydd o Hen
Cenir hwynt gan
WYTHAWD MEIBION Y GWALIA
(New arrangements of Old Welsh Airs, sung by the Gwalia Male Octet) (From West)
Music of Liszt
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)
How America is enjoying herself on the greatest of her National Holidays
Though it is 8 p.m. in this country, it is 3 p.m. in New York, and only noon in San Francisco, and listeners are to be taken to the United States to listen to the way America is spending the greatest of her public holidays. It is a sort of August Bank Holiday and Guy Fawkes Day rolled into one, and everywhere as it grows dusk small boys will be letting off fireworks, which they call fire crackers.
Listeners are to hear them; and, among other things, they will also hear the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and the Mayor of Philadelphia making a speech. They will be taken to Chicago and hear the running commentary on the big baseball game, and to Arlington Park and hear the thunder of race-horses on the cinders. They will pay a visit as it were, to the Amusement Park in San Francisco, and to Princeton where preparations are being made for the trackmeet, or athletic meeting, to be held today. In short they will have a very good idea of how America is enjoying her holiday.'
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Two Wise Guys
MORGAN AND HADLEY
MABEL CONSTANDUROS AND
GLADYS YOUNG in a new episode
Pianist and Siffleur
THE THREE AUSTRALIAN BOYS
' Turn on the Music ' and CLAPHAM AND DWYER in ' Another Spot of Bother '
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
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by FRANCIS TOYE
Conductor, GEORGE WALTER
DAVID BUCHAN (pianoforte) DAVID BUCHAN
David Buchan , who has been practically blind from his earliest days showed a keen ear for music at the age of three and published his first composition at the age of twelve. He studied the piano under Herbert Fryer and composition under Stuart Macpher son at the Royal Normal College, Upper Norwood. At the age of sixteen he won distinction at the London Music Festival. Mr. Buchan was one of the first pianists to broadcast from Marconi House in 1922, and he has since appeared many times before the microphone.
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