from page 93 of ' New Every Morning '
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
by Robert Taylor
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
from the Granada, Clapham Junction
with Tessa Deane
Two short stories by Dora M. Broome , read by Mary Eastwood
Gramophone record All-Sorts
at the Organ of the Granada, Woolwich
Conducted by Eric Warr
David Branson (pianoforte) Beethoven's superiority over his contemporaries was largely due to the fact that he was never content to go on re-duplicating a pattern, and the G major Concerto shows one or two interesting points of departure from conventional concerto form. The most striking is the entry of the solo instrument at the commencement of the first movement, where it quickly announces the first sentence of the principal subject, which is then completed by the orchestra.
Display is an essential characteristic of the concerto, and Beethoven never fails to recognise this. There is therefore much brilliant embroidery for the solo instrument and due provision is made in this, as in his other concertos, for the introduction of cadenzas at the usual points. Certainly he directs the cadenza in the Rondo to be a short one, but by inference the cadenza in the first movement may be of the usual length. At any rate' he made no attempt to forestall some recent critics and eliminate the cadenza entirely.
The slow movement is a remarkable dialogue between piano and orchestra. The contrast between the stern staccato phrases of the strings and the soft pleading tones of the piano is as near a satisfactory fusion of music and poetic feeling as seems possible.
with Pat Taylor
including Weather Forecast
Winifred Small (violin)
Maurice Cole (pianoforte)
For the Sixth Season and One Hundred and Seventy-second time, we silence the mighty roar of London and from its great crowds we bring to the microphone some of the interesting people who are
IN TOWN TONIGHT
Introducing unusual stories from every walk of life
Flashes from the News of the Week and ' Standing on the Corner'
(Interviews with the Man in the Street)
Produced by C. F. Meehan
A Saturday Night Entertainment
TOMMY HANDLEY ,
RUPERT HAZELL , and ELSIE DAY as Hosts and Hostess with HARRY HEMSLEY
Marvellous Child Studies
THE RADIO REVELLERS and THE THREE IN HARMONY in individual and collective syncopation and CARYLL and MUNDY
The Inimitable Comedy Duo
THE BBC VARIETY
Programme produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
Do join in the choruses if you feel like it
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A weekly commentary on American
Raymond Gram Swing
by Arthur Benjamin
An After-Dinner Revue by Joyce Lustgarten and Muriel Levy
Lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
Music by Henry Reed with Taylor Frame
The Three Semis
Henry Reed and Maurice Arnold at the pianos
Produced by David Porter
It was when visiting the South Seas a few years ago that Robert Gibbings first saw tropical fish in their natural surroundings, and decided there and then that in these rainbow-hued creatures of the coral lagoons lay the perfect subject-matter for the artist. To paint the fish from above the water's surface was impossible, so he equipped himself with diving apparatus, a special pencil, and non-soluble drawing materials, and set about the task of producing his famous under-water pictures which have appeared as illustrations to close on fifty books.
Robert Gibbings has painted tropical fish in the South Seas, in Bermuda - which he found somewhat disappointing - and in the Red Sea where, foot for foot, there is as great a variety of coral as anywhere else in the world. In his broadcast today he will describe what it is like working in the deathly quiet, limpid-green depths of the tropical seas, surrounded by fishy models which show not the slightest fear of the artist. The extraordinary diversity, colour, and beauty of the under-water scenes in such places may defy description, but not the eye of the artist.
From time to time
Robert Gibbings has had encounters with sharks - none of them, however, sufficiently serious to dissuade him from his purpose.
with Helen Clare *
The Three Jackdaws from the Dorchester Hotel