Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Born in London, York Bowen, whose suite, ' At the Play ', is to be played this morning, studied composition and the pianoforte at the Royal Academy of Music. Long ago recognised as a pianist of brilliant attainments, he is also a gifted composer. His own instrument has naturally been generously treated with three concertos and many smaller pieces, but he has done notable work for the orchestra, too.
2.5 Stories from World History
'East and West'
A Dramatic Interlude written by HUGH Ross WILLIAMSON
R. C. GARRY , Ch.B., D.Sc.
The ears serve two purposes. First of all, they detect the waves in the air around us, turning them, with the help of the brain, into sound. Secondly, they help us to balance our bodies. How the ears manage to do this will be explained in today's talk.
by Donald Hargreaves
Beethoven's pianoforte sonata in E major, Op. 109, is dedicated to Maximiliane Brentano, the niece of Bettina von Arnim , whom the composer met in Vienna in 1810. Composed in 1820, it belongs to what is known as Beethoven's third period, and many qualities of the music anticipate the romantic inventions of his successors.
The slow movement of this sonata is particularly beautiful, and it has been described by Sir Henry Hadow as being derived from ' some ideal world beyond the heavens
from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms cii, cxxx, cxliii
Lesson, Jonah iii
Lesson, Hebrews iii, 12-iv, 13
Nunc Dimittis (Plainsong-Fayrfax)
Anthem, Come, and let us return
Hymn, Forty days and foity nights
(A. and M. 92)
A Radio Pot-pourri by Julius Buerger
The BBC Revue Chorus
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Produced and conducted by Stanford Robinson
With Clifford Collinson , famous travel talker as guide, we take you on a musical World Tour
Opening with music descriptive of the ship slowly moving away from the dock, you soon hear 'La Paloma' (Spanish) ; 'Madelon' (French) ; ' Tirritomba ' and ' La Danza' (Italian); authentic Arabian melodies including ' Call from the Muezzin ' and ' Dance of the Dervishes ' ; Hindu melodies, and music from Cambodia, Siam and Java ; Chinese Temple music, a Wedding March, a Funeral March, a Chinese Love Song ; then to Mexico. for ' La Cucaracha', and to the Southern States of North America for old Plantation Songs and Spirituals. An extract from the ' Rhapsody in Blue ' leads to a pot-pourri of Sousa marches, with a short coda founded on ' God Save the King' and the notes BBC to close.
In order to obtain the characteristic sounds in the oriental music, the orchestra includes Mandoline, Guitar, Zither, Banjo, Cymbalom, Celesta, and many unusual percussion instruments.
This feature was broadcast on Sunday in the Regional programme
Season 1936-7 from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co.,
Isobel Baillie (soprano)
Parry Jones (tenor)
Harold Williams (baritone)
Arthur Rubinstein (solo pianoforte)
The Philharmonic Choir (Hon. Conductor,
Charles Kennedy Scott )
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood
Symphony No. 4, in A (Italian)
1 Allegro vivace. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Con moto moderato. 4 Saltarello: Presto
Pianoforte Concerto in E flat-Ireland
1 In tempo molto moderato. 2 Lento espressivo. 3 Allegro giocoso
(Solo pianoforte, ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN )
Sir Henry J.
(Poem by Edgar Allan Poe. English translation of Balmont's Russian version by Fanny S. Copeland)
THE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
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