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A. T. Lennox-Boyd , M.P.
Kathleen Long (pianoforte) :
Sonata in A minor (Mozart)-l
Allegro maestoso. 2 Andante cantabile. 3 Presto
Thibaud (violin), Casals (violoncello), Cortot (pianoforte): Trio in G—1 Andante. 2 Poco adagio cantabile. 3 Rondo all' ungherese
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Hannah Morgan (contralto)
It is impossible to say which of Weber's three great overtures is the finest as a whole : Freischiitz, Euryanthe, or Oberon. But certainly the opening of that to Oberon is the most purely magical passage Weber ever conceived. Even the enormous advances in orchestral virtuosity rnade by Berlioz, Wagner, and Rimsky-Korsakov have not dimmed its lovely colouring. When it was first heard, in 1826, it brought an entirely new note into music.
Like most operatic overtures, that to Oberon is based on material used later in the work. The opening horn theme is that of Oberon's magic horn which plays an important part in the action; the beginning of the allegro is taken from the quartet,
'Over the dark blue waters ; the famous clarinet solo comes from
Oberon's aria, 'From boyhood trained in battlefield and the violin figure that breaks in upon it from Rezia's
'Ocean! thou mighty monster'.
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
Conductor, William Pethers
from the New Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry
' Turandot ' (Puccini)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Scala,
Milan, conducted by Molajoli: Invocazione alia luna
Lotte Schone (soprano): Signore, ascolta (Act 1), Tu chi de gel sei cinta (Act 3)
' Khovanshchina ' (Mussorgsky)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted By Albert Coates : Dance of the Persian Slaves (Act 4)
' Prince Igor ' (Borodin)
George Baklanoff (baritone):
Prince Igor's Aria (Act 2)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Polovtsian March
A running commentary by T. L. M. Fuge on the International Rugby Football Match from Lansdowne Road,
T. L. M.
Richard Tauber (tenor): Der gute
Kamcrad ; Burschenlust (Der Mai ist gekommen) ; Der Jager Abschied (German folk songs)
Horowitz (pianoforte): Sonata in B minor (Andante mosso) (Scarlatti). Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (Rachmaninoff)
by Charles Dickens read by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy
(By permission 0/ the Sdvoy Hotel, Lid.) with ANNE LENNER
GEORGE MELACHRINO in An Hour of Popular Melodies.
Old and New
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Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford
Tchaikovsky's ' Casse-noisette ' (Nutcracker) Suite contains some of the daintiest ballet music ever written. The whole work is, of course, much longer than the Suite, which contains only some of the best numbers, and lasts for a considerable time when presented on the stage. The story of the ballet is taken from E. T. A. Hoffmann's fantastic fairy-tale 'Nutcracker and Mouse-King ' — this Hoffmann being the Hoffmann of Offenbach's opera-and is of a type that seems very much to appeal to Russian artists and audiences.
Produced by C. F. Meehan
WEE GEORGIE WOOD the Peter Pan of Vaudeville
(By permission of George Black) assisted by Dolly Harmer
THE RUSSIAN CHOIR under the direction of Theodore Potoyinsky
SYD WALKER AND RICHARD MURDOCH in ' Phone No. 999'
HETTY KING the Famous Male Impersonator
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN
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Raymond Gram Swing
Act 2 of Mozart's opera
Scene 1 Outside Donna Elvira 's
Scene 2 A Street
Scene 3 Courtyard before
Donna Anna 's house
Scene 4 A Cemetery
Scene 5 A Room in Donna Anna 's house
Scene 6 The supper room in Don Giovanni 's house
Conductor, Lawrance Collingwood
Producer, Clive Carey
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett from Sadler's Wells Theatre
Act 2 opens before the house of Dnnnn Elvira , n forsaken victim of Giovanni, who is now in pursuit of Zerlina, a peasant girl in Elvira's service. He exchanges cloaks with his servant Leporello and sends him to call upon Elvira while Giovanni gives his attention t) Zerlina. They are disturbed by Masetto, Zerlina's betrothed, but Giovanni beats him and gets away. In Elvira's house 3 the pretended Giovanni is soon dis- covered by Elvira, Anna, and Ottavio f to be only Leporello, and their suspicion of Giovanni's villainy is still. further confirmed.
The fourth scene is a graveyard.
To Giovanni comes Leporello to , warn his master of his danger, but the libertine is in too high spirits to consider the warning. A hollow voice, however, now comes from a statue close by. It is that of the dead Commander, exhorting Giovanni to repent. Giovanni insolently invites the statue to sup with him. In the last scene, Giovanni is seated at table attended by Leporello. Giovanni opens the door to the ghostly statue of the Commander, who, after further exhortations, seizes Don Giovanni , and, the ground opening, draws him down into the flaming abyss.
with ELSIE CARLISLE DINAH MILLER
FRED LATHAM from Ciro's
Time Signal, Greentvich, at 11.30
played by Lloyd Thomas at the BBC Theatre Organ
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