(R) From page 41 of 'New Every Morning
Fritz Kreisler (violin) and The
London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli : Concerto in D, Op. 77 (Brahms)- Allegro. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro giocoso
Directed by Alfred Van Dam from the Troxy Cinema, London
Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar parlour
Presented by Pascoe Thornton
It is good news for listeners in this country that a series as entertaining as this, which has been appreciated by Empire listeners since the beginning of October, is now also to be heard weekly in the Home pro
^ammet Every Thursday at this time listeners will get to know
William Wilkes , landlord of The
Black Dog (somewhere in the West
End of London), his wife Aggie, and a regular habitue, broadcast by Howard Marshall.
Iti, yet another and quite a novel wav of bringing famous people to the microphone. Personalities who have visited The Black Dog up to date include Jean Batten , queen of the air, and Damilova, queen of ballet : and that lord of the willow,
Patsy Hendr - and that lord of laughs, Billy Bennett. Personalities as diverse as Colonel de Ban. and Primo Camera, as witty as Ronald Frankau , as charming and talented as Yvonne Arnaud , have dropped into The Black Dog for the entertainment of listeners.
Every Thursday their like will drop in—their names, every bit as famous, being kept a surprise until the time of the broadcast.
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo violoncello, Leily Howell from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, LEILY HOWELL> )
Brahms's C minor Symphony is one of the most dramatic works that the composer ever wrote, particularly the first movement which, as Sir Donald Tovey points out, ' is one of the few perfectly constructed examples that can be compared in length to that of Beethoven's " Eroica " '.
The last movement, with its lovely, broad and majestic melody recalling the Joy ' theme in the choral finale of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, makes a superb climax to a great work that is without a blemish.
A discussion between an English-woman and an Austrian
Thelma H. Benjamin and Berthe Grossbard
The idea behind today's discussion between an English woman and an Austrian woman is to show the intrinsic differences between the way the tradition of Christmas is held over here and the way it is held in Austria. Here, as we know, our shop windows announce Christmas weeks ahead ; in Austria the windows tell you nothing until almost the eve of Christmas. But then Christmas Eve is a great event in Austria rather than Christmas Day.
Join us this afternoon by radio in another of our weekly Thé Dansants.
Dancing to Al Collins and his Orchestra
including Weather Forecast
E. J. Plaisted
It may be a popular belief that miners as a class are not interested in books ; but it can be quite untrue. A famous Shakespearean actor-manager in the old days testified to the fact that in the Rhondda Valley many a collier brought his text-book to the theatre, and the audience as a whole were the first to know if an actor fluffed his lines.
But what makes Mr. Plaisted unusual is that he is an ex-miner who has previously come to the microphone to broadcast about books. A year ago he gave a radio talk about the books he enjoyed reading, and received a postcard from Max Beerbohm , in Italy, congratulating him on his talk.
by Patricia Rossborough Medley of Popular Tunes of Today
(All arrangements by Patricia Rossborough )
Italian Marine Band : Selection,
The Merry Widow (Lehdr)
The Band of H.M. Grenadier
Guards conducted by Major George Miller : Hyde Park Suite (Jalowicz)
1 Sunday Morning Church Parade ; 2 Rotten Row ; 3 On the Serpentine; 4 Around the Bandstand. Invincible Eagle March (Sousa)
Garde Republicaine Band of France conducted by Pierre Dupont : Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt, arr. Dupont)
by Dale Smith (baritone)
Jack Payne is having a Party in the studio, to which he is inviting several well-known Radio, Film, and Stage Stars
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
String Quartet in G minor, No. 9
1 Allegro con brio 2 Andantino
3 Minuetto: Allegro vivace 4 Allegro played by The Alfred Cave String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (first violin)
Frank Venton (viola)
Harry Stanier (violoncello) with an introduction by Victor Hely -Hutchinson
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Few can have been broadcasting so long or so constantly as Mr. Elliott, who gave his first Mid-Week Service on the air on October 1, 1931, and has been giving them regularly ever since. Millions throughout the country take comfort from them and they are now to be extended to Empire listeners on the second Thursday of every month. On December 9, a fortnight ago, he was heard all over the world.
A year ago he filled the Royal
Albert Hall to overflowing on two consecutive nights. Tonight he will be giving his Christmas message, with the St. Michael's Christmas tree, lit with 500 candles, standing beside the pulpit and towering up to the roof. Parcels and toys from it have been distributed all over London. As a gift for another
Christmas, Mr. Elliott is now building a club-house for the young people of Pimlico.
Rev. W. H.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Maurice Cole (pianoforte)
The first movement of Schumann's Piano Concerto, composed in 1841, was intended at first to stand alone as a Fantasy. Four years later the other two movements were added to complete the concerto as we know it now. It is one of the finest piano concertos in the repertoire, and it contains all those features that a good concerto should: deep musical feeling, virtuosity, and contrast.
from the Dorchester Hotel