From page 113 of 'New Every Morning'
Listening to Music
H. E. Piggott
at the Organ of the Curzon Cinema,
The Philharmonic String Quartet:
Charles Bye (violin) ; James Soutter (violin) ; Horace Ayckboum (viola) ;
Frederick Alexander (violoncello) Debussy never wrote any symphonies, overtures, concertos, or even sonatas (in the classical sense of the term). The nearest he approached to the conventional sonata design was in the String Quartet in G minor, which was completed and first per- formed in 1893, when he was in his thirty-second year. It is recorded that Debussy once declared that in this quartet he had said all he had to say in that form.
Debussy was essentially a miniaturist, and one of the most attractive features of his music is its purity and delicacy of texture. His principal concern was the suggesting of vague and subtle emotional moods and the painting of half-lights and exquisite shades of colour. To this end Debussy resorted to the use of a highly original system of harmony based on the two whole tone scales which provide that pungent flavour, or rather ' atmosphere ', so characteristic of his music from the String Quartet onwards.
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Extracts from Act 3 of Wagner's Opera
' Die Meistersinger'
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karl Bohm : Prelude
Elisabeth Rethberg (soprano) and Friedrich Schorr (bass-baritone) : Sieh' ev' chen (Where can she be?)
Friedrich Schorr : Aha ! da streicht die lene (Aha ! already Lene is about)
Elisabeth Schumann (Eva),
Gladys Parr (Magdalene), Lauritz Melchior (Walter), Ben Williams (David), Friedrich Schorr (Sachs) : Quintet (Brightly as the Sun)
The British Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter : Dance of the Apprentices and Entrance of the Masters
Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera House conducted by Leo Blech : Wach auf! (Awakel Day is approaching)
Friedrich Schorr (bass-baritone) :
Euch macht ihr's leicht (Words light to you)
Sigismund Pilinsky (Walter), Meta
Seinemeyer (Eva), with Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera House conducted by Frieder Weiss mann : Prize Song (Morning was gleaming with roseate light)
Friedrich Schorr with Chorus and Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera House conducted by Leo Blech : Finale, Verachtet mir die Meister nicht (Despise the masters not)
A Running Commentary on the International Rugby Union
Football Match by Captain H. B. T. Wakelam from Ravenhill Park, Belfast
Captain H. B. T.
Horowitz (pianoforte): Thirty-two Variations in C minor (Beethoven)
Cortot (pianoforte) : Ballade No. 2, in F, Op. 38 (Chopin)
Gieseking (pianoforte) : Suite
Bergamasque (Debussy) : Prelude ; Minuet ; Clair de Lune ; Passepied
with FRED LATHAM and PAT TAYLOR
including Weather Forecast
A Recorded Review of Events at Home and Abroad
(by permission of Brigadier
A. G. B. Bourne , D.S.O., M.V.O.)
Lieut. F. Vivian Dunn ,
Director of Music, Royal Marines (Saxophone soloist,
L/Cpl. R. F. LUCAS) Haydn Wood's tone poem ' Mannin
Veen ' is based on Manx folk songs, four of which are very prominent. The first ' The Good Old Way ', is an old and typical air, written mostly in the Dorian mode. The second tune which introduces the lively section of the work is a reel, 'The Manx Fiddler '. Chaloner, writing in the middle of the seventeenth century, remarked that the Manx people were ' much addicted to the music of the Violyne, so that there is scarce a family in the Island but more or less can play upon it, but, as they are ill composers, so are they bad players '. The third tune ' Sweet Water in the Common ', relates to the old practice of summoning a jury of twenty-four men from each of the parishes in the district where the dispute took place, to decide questions connected with water courses, boundaries, etc. The last tune is a fine old hymn, ' The Harvest of the Sea ', sung by the fishermen as a song of thanksgiving after their safe return from the fishing grounds.
A. G. B.
Lieut. F. Vivian
An old favourite with new features
Produced by A. W. Hanson
THE SOUTHERN SISTERS in Happy Snappy Songs, with DAVID LAw at the Piano
HARRY TATE AND CO.
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
of Songs and Stories by the Hill Folk of Tennessee with an Introduction by Felix Greene
Listeners are to hear direct from Tennessee folk music and song ballads by the hill folk of Tennessee, including such old favourites as ' Barbara Allen ' and ' Leather Breeches'. They will also hear a tall story of the Smoky Mountains by Wylie Oakley ; square-dancing with music and calls ; and ' spirituals ' sung by the Knox County Old Harp Singers. Among instruments to be heard in the programme will be fiddles, banjos, and guitars, and the ballads and music will be characteristic of the natives of the southern mountains.
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Ernest Butcher (baritone)
including Weather Forecast
a programme of Melodies and Memories revived by HENRY HALL 'S MUSIC
MOLLY, MARIE, AND MARY
Tell Me More
Kicking the Clouds Away Cross Your Heart
You're in Kentucky sure as you're born
Lover, come back to me What'll I Do ?
A Little White House Chasing Shadows By the Lake
What more can I ask ?
Making Believe Deep Night