From page 17 of ' New Every Morning
Fred C. Watkins , M.P.
The Pro Arte Quartet (Onnou,
Halleux, Prevost, Maas) : Quartet '"
E, Op. 54, No. 3 (Haydn)— Allegro.
2 Largo cantabile. 3 Minuetto: Allegretto and Trio. 4 Finale : Presto.
Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (Debussy)—l Anime et tres décidé.
Assez vif et bien rythme. 3 Andantino doucement expressif. 4 ires modere.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
A Programme of Lortzing's Music
Overture, The Two Marksmen Prelude, Undine
Selection, The Poacher
Overture, Tsar and Carpenter Festival Overture
Except for a few private lessons,
Gustav Albert Lortzing , who was born in Berlin in 1801, was entirely self-taught. The son of an actor, he was brought up in the atmosphere of a touring theatre company. While still a youth he himself acted and sang on the stage, and in 1822 he accompanied his parents to Cologne.
In the following year he married, and produced his first operetta soon afterwards. This was performed with considerable success at the theatres of Detmold, MÃ¼nster, Osnabruck and Cologne, where the company of which he was a member regularly appeared. In 1833 he was engaged as first tenor at the Leipzig State Theatre, and there he spent ten successful years. In 1837 he wrote his famous comic opera, Tsar und Zimmermann, Act Two of which will be broadcast from the Berlin State Opera on December 7. After producing a number of other operas such as Undine, he fell on evil days and, with his large family, eked out an existence as a travelling actor. In
1850, however, he was appointed conductor at Friedrich-Wilhelmstadt
Theatre, which specialised in farces and vaudevilles. In the following year he died.
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Foster Richardson (bass)
Edna Hatzfeld and Mark Strong
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
The Prelude to Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, an opera which he began immediately after Boris, but never finished, is one of the loveliest tone-pictures in the whole range of Russian music. It depicts dawn in the famous Red Square, Moscow-the sleeping city, the quiet flow of the river. Presently the clang of bells ringing for matins is heard. The sunlight begins to glitter on the cupolas of the Kremlin .... This peaceful tone-picture is in striking contrast with the violence and turbulence of the drama it introduces.
Symphony No. 4, in A (The Italian)
1 Allegro vivace. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Con moto moderato. 4 Saltarello: Presto
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2, in G minor
Ballet Music (Casanova)
Taylor Deems Taylor takes a prominent part in the musical life of New York, both as a composer and as a journalist. He has been, at different times, war correspondent, music critic, broadcast speaker, and editor. A graduate of New York University, he had little academic training in music and speaks of himself as a self-taught composer.
The Adolf Busch Chamber
Players: Suite No. 4 in D (Bach)— Overture. Bourree. Gavotte. Minuetto and Trio. Rejouissance
by Jane Austen
Read by Sheila Borrett
An Hour of Popular Melodies,
Old and New played to you by Billy Cotton and his Band
including Weather Forecast
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford
Eileen Joyce (pianoforte)
When* Glinka stayed in Madrid in 1845, he recorded in a note-book the folk melodies of singers and guitarists who were brought to his flat in the evenings. One of his chief sources was a muleteer, two of whose songs, seguidillas marchegas, he afterwards used in this orchestral piece.
' Night in Madrid ', originally called ' Recuerdos de Castilla ', is a brilliant pot-pourri on four Spanish melodies, written in 1848 for the Governor of Warsaw's private orchestra. In addition to the two seguidillas, Glinka used a jota tune and the well-known 'Punto Moruno'. Glinka was always a superb orchestrator and ' Night in Madrid ' is one of his most masterly scores.
One hundred and thirty-seventh edition
. Edited by A. W. Hanson
EDDIE MORRELL AND
Two Sons of Fun
MORTON FRASER the English Virtuoso of the Harmonica RONALD FRANKAU
ETHEL REVNELL AND
GRACE WEST the Two Oddments
MR. FLOTSAM AND
(By permission of George Black)
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
REGINALD FOORT at the BBC Theatre Organ
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A weekly commentary on American Affairs
Raymond Gram Swing
Astra Desmond (contralto)
George Hancock (baritone)
Leader, W. H. Reed
Conducted by Alan J. Kirby from North End Hall, Croydon
Founded on poems by John Skelton (Laureate), 1460-1529, Sometime Rector of Diss in Norfolk
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
A Sullivan Programme
Overture, The Sapphire Necklace Selection, Utopia Limited
Incidental Music (Henry VIII )
1 Festival March. 2 King Henry's Song. 3 Graceful Dance
P. S. G.
with ELSIE CARLISLE
JUNE MALO from Ciro's
including Weather Forecast