From page 39 of ' When Two or Three '
at the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
Medley of Irving Berlin Hits
James McCafferty (baritone) : Kitty my Love. Open the Door softly (arr. Hughes). Off to Philadelphia (arr. Haines). The Palatine's Daughter. The Spanish Lady. A BaUynure Ballad (arr. Hughes)
Gaspar Cassado (violoncello): Minuet (Haydn, arr. Burmester-Moffat). Chanson villageoise (Rustic Air) (Popper). Arabian Melody (Glazunov). The Swan (Saint-Saens)
James McCafferty (baritone) :
Molly Brannigan (arr. Stanford). The Nine-penny Fidil (arr. Hughes). The bold, unbiddable child (Stanford). The Donovans (Needham)
Gaspar Cassado (violoncello) : Humoreske (Dvorak). Minuet (Paderezoski)
Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by ALFRED BARKER
HILDA SINGLETON (pianoforte)
Henri Merckel (violin), Mme. Marcelli-Herson (violoncello), Mlle. Eliane Zurfiuh-Tenroc (pianoforte): Trio-Pantoum ; Passcaille ; Finale (Ravel)
Leon Goossens (oboe), with The
International String Quartet: Oboe Quintet (Bax)
THE NANCY PHILLIPS QUARTET:
Nancy Phillips (violin) ; Jean Le Fevre (violin); Eileen Grainger (viola); Lilly
It is now generally acknowledged that Haydn was a ' 'nationalist' composer, as definitely a Croatian nationalist as Dvorak was a Bohemian nationalist. The opening theme of the finale of the Quartet in C is practically note for note the same as a well-known kolo tune-the kolo being a Slavonic dance measure.
The Music of Haydn Wood
A May Day Overture
A Brown Bird Singing
Suite, Three Famous Pictures i. The Village Wedding; 2. The Doctor; 3. The Laughing Cavalier
An April Shower at Kew A Manx Rhapsody
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
The Winning Band in the Brass Band Contest at Belle Vue, Manchester, held on September 7, 1936
The first Monday in September ! What memories it conjures up in the minds of thousands of bandsmen all over the world, for on that day is held the great championship Brass Band Contest at Belle Vue, Manchester. Founded in the year 1853-J. H. Elliot tells the story in full in his article on page 9-the contest attained such popularity that this particular Monday was known all over Lancashire and Yorkshire as ' Belle Vue Monday '. Bands from all parts of Great Britain, which have survived the preliminary ' combing out' contests in February, May, and July, compete for the £2,000 trophy. To the brass band world Belle Vue is as much an institution as the Derby is to the racing world, and there is at least one old gentleman who has been present at every Belle Vue September contest for the past 66 years.
Tonight the winners of yesterday's contest are to broadcast from the Manchester studio. This year's specially commissioned test-piece is Henry Geehl 's overture, ' Robin Hood '. Mr. Geehl's Crystal Palace test-pieces, ' Oliver Cromwell ' and ' On the Cornish Coast ', are now brass band classics and lovers of ' banding ' will look forward with keen interest to hearing this new work of his.
Martin Chuzzlewit ' by Charles Dickens
Chapter 47, ' Murder '
Read by V. C. CLINTON-BADDELEY
Of all the murder-chapters in Dickens, this which concludes ' the enterprise of Mr. Jonas and his friend ' is perhaps the most memorable. Memorable particularly for its restraint. With all his openhanded carelessness of technique, Dickens knew when to leave something to the reader's imagination.
At Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
JEAN POUGNET (violin)
BERNARD SHORE (viola)
Principal violin, MARIE WILSON
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Schubert composed eleven numbers as incidental music to a fantastic play called Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus. The play, which was a very bad one, scarcely survived the first performance, but the musical numbers of the ballet and the entr'acte are very nearly the most popular of all Schubert's orchestral pieces. This music, by the way, was mislaid for forty years after Schubert's death, and very nearly lost altogether. It was discovered quite by accident in a disused cupboard by two Englishmen-Sir George Grove and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Solo violin, JEAN POUGNET
Solo Viola, BERNARD SHORE
In the eighteenth century orchestral works which contained a prominent solo part for one or more instruments were called ' Concertantes '. The concertante was therefore a kind of forerunner of the modern concerto. Mozart's very beautiful example of this form is said to have been written in 1780. It is scored for solo violin and viola and an orchestra consisting of two oboes, two horns, and strings. There is not very much independence in the solo parts : when the violin and viola unite they play for the most part in thirds and sixths. (Violin obbligato, MARIE WILSON)
Elisabeth Schumann was born at Merseburg in Thuringia, and can'claim descent from the famous singer Henrietta Sontag. She began her operatic career at Hamburg. In 1919 she was invited by Richard Strauss to join the Vienna Opera, and two years later she went on tour with him throughout Europe. Madame Schumann is now considered one of the foremost singers of German opera and Lieder in Europe.
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.i; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.i. ; and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax), 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved); 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Sir Henry J.
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping Time Signal, Greenwich, at 10.0
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by HAROLD LOWE
JAN VAN DER GUCHT (tenor)
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