From page 84 of ' When Two or Three'
'Clothes and Sun-bathing'
By A DOCTOR
at the Organ of the Dominion Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
(By permission of Lieut.-Col. J. G. W. Clark ,
Conducted by Mr. R. C. HANNEY from the Harbour Bandstand,
Col. J. G. W.
Mr. R. C.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK from Queen's College Chambers Lecture
THE BIRMINGHAM PHILHARMONIC
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, JOHAN HOCK
BEATRICE HEWITT (pianoforte) The wealthy Russian music-publisher,
Belaiev, himself a fine amateur viola-player, was a passionate lover of chamber music. Indeed, it might almost be said that Russian chamber music indirectly owes more to him than directly to any single composer. In 1886 Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Liadov, and Glazunov jointly commemorated his birthday in a quartet, each movement of which is based on a theme derived from his name: B (the German name for B flat), ]a (the French for A), F. In February of the following year Borodin died and when Belaiev's birthday came round again only three of the collaborators were left to celebrate it in 1887 with this delightful little ' Birthday' Quartet. It will be heard this afternoon on a string orchestra instead of on a string quartet.
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by PETER MONTGOMERY
DAVID WILSON (baritone)
A Running Commentary on the Race by R. C. LYLE , broadcast from
Sandown Park Racecourse
(Copyright. See notice on page 22)
For the first time the BBC is to broadcast one of the richest and most important races of the year. The forty-ninth renewal of the Eclipse Stakes is to be run today at Sandown Park, under the lovely woods of Esher. It is run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs, and is open to three year olds and four year olds only, entire colts and fillies, handicapped at weight for age, with certain allowances.
In theory, the best three year old of this year meets the best three year old of last, and more than once in the past have consecutive Derby winners been opposed, but so strenuous is the race on Epsom Downs today that they seldom accept the challenge. In 1892 and 1893 that great horse Orme, son of a mighty horse in Ormonde, won the race two years in succession, a feat that has been accomplished in this generation by both Buchan and Polyphontes.
Last year it was won by the 1934 Derby winner Windsor Lad, but the 1935 Derby winner Bahram did not oppose him, so in 1935 the two sons of Blandford were both unbeaten. Interest in this year's race lies in the fact that Theft, second in last year's Eclipse and fourth in the 1934 Derby, can take on Thankerton, third in this year's Derby, and Rhodes Scholar, whom many say would have won the Derby if he had been able to run. And so if they meet, some idea at any rate can be arrived at as to whether this year's, or last year's, three year olds are better.
Leader, A. Spiero
Under the direction of EMILIO Colombo from the Hotel Victoria, London
A Commentary on the play by P. G. H. FENDER broadcast from Lord's
P. G. H.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel. Ltd.)
Kenneth Wright , a member of the BBC musical staff, has written a considerable number of compositions-songs, piano pieces, chamber and orchestral music.
The ' Fantasy Pictures from a Pantomime ' composed to verses by Doris Rowley , show Mr. Wright in the role of a composer of graceful and attractive children's music.
This admirable thriller by Arnold Ridley was put on by Harry Cohen (whose wife, Edna Dayies , was so good in the part of the little honeymoon bride) at Golders Green Hippodrome in July, 1925, and came to the St. Martin's in November. It was revived at the Comedy in 1929, and again at the Criterion five years later.
A thrilling account of the struggle
The Ghost Train had for its place in the sun before it became established and won sensational success is told on page 6 in an article by Bernard Merivale who had so much to do with its presentation.
' The Ghost Train' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' The Last Stage to Goring Gap '
G. M. BOUMPHREY
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
DENNIS NOBLE (baritone) For composition of orchestra see p. 29