From page 97 of ' New Every Morning'
Madame Guepin , a diplomat's daughter, has experienced great contrasts in her life. She spent her childhood in Paris before the war, when most things delightful came the way of the daughter of the Bulgarian Minister. A child of twelve, she left the gaiety of all that, only to be interned in Bulgaria because her mother was French. But after the war.her father came to the Court of St. James's and she was presented at Court. Madame Guepin has already given two broadcast talks, One on Princess Juliana's wedding and another on a visit to the Balearic Islands. Lady Muir, the well-known broadcaster is her sister.
at the Organ of the Curzon Cinema,
Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by Alfred Barker
Hector Hall (tenor)
Directed by Henry Hall
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Julius Klengel (violoncello) :
Tarantelle in A (Cossman). Adagio cantabile in G (Tartini). Mazurka in G minor (Popper)
John McCormack (tenor): Serenade (Schubert). Where'er you walk (Semele) (Handel)
Leopold Godowsky: Nocturnes-
Op. 15, No. 1, in F; Op. 27, No. 1, in C sharp minor (Chopin)
Lisa Perli (soprano): She wandered down the mountain side (Stephenson and Clay). Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt) (Dickenson and Grieg)
Henri Temianka (violin): Scherzo tarantelle, Op. 16 (Wieniawski). Malagueiia, Op. 21 (Sarasate)
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Glinka and Smetana
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Glinka's second opera, was first performed in 1842. His earlier A Life for the Tsar has a place in the history books as ' the first Russian opera ', but in musical value Ruslan towers high above it. Glinka himself said it would be 'easy to turn out ten operas like A Life for the Tsar from the material of Ruslan '. So Ruslan is the first real masterpiece of Russian opera.
Von Biilow once said of Berlioz's
' Corsair ' Overture that it was ' as terse as a pistol shot', and the phrase is equally applicable to this overture of Glinka's. Nothing could be more concise and economical.
There is not a note thrown away, not a redundant bar in the whole piece. And Glinka nowhere shows greater command of the orchestra. Such masters of instrumentation as Derlioz and Rimsky-Korsakov have paid repeated tribute to Glinka's genius for brilliant, translucent scoring ; and one has only to listen to the Ruslan Overture to recognise it.
A running commentary on the second half of the match between
Keighley and Widnes by Lance B. Todd and Hubert Bateman from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
See the plan on page 69
including Weather Forecast
by Clifford Deri (baritone)
6.30 YR EGWYL GYMRAEG
(The Welsh Interlude)
Chwedlau Gwerin Gymru
(Welsh Folk Tales)
David Wise (violin)
John Pauer (pianoforte)
An Alphabetical Miscellany devised by Alan Keith and produced by A. W. Hanson
Letter ' E '
the famous American Radio Star with the BBC Variety Orchestra and Guest Artists
This week, during his fortnight's visit to Great Britain, the most highly paid dance-band vocalist in America has been appearing at the Holborn Empire, and listeners in this country are to hear part of his broadcast to America tonight, for ' Rudy Vallee 's Hour', his regular feature in the States, is not to be interrupted although the Atlantic Ocean lies between him and his vast audience. He will present famous artists who will be guests in London for the Coronation. Rudy Vallee used to play the saxophone in the Savoy Havana Band, and broadcast with the band when the BBC was young.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A Monthly Commentary on American Affairs
Raymond Gram Swing
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Leslie England (pianoforte)
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor was composed during November-December, 1874, the orchestration being completed early in February the following year. Tchaikovsky, however, revised it, especially the piano part, in 1889, when it was first performed in England at a Philharmonic Concert under the direction of the composer with Sapellnikov as the soloist. It has since become in England one of the most popular of all piano concertos. Certainly it is a fine concerto,. for not only is the solo part brilliantly written, but the orchestral accompaniment is full of interest, both in colour and symphonic development.
Selected by George Rylands and read by George Rylands and V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
including Weather Forecast-
a programme of Melodies and Memories revived by HENRY HALL 'S MUSIC