★ from page 17 of ' New Every Morning '
Carl Dolmetsch (descant recorder),
Natalie Dolmetsch (treble recorder), Arnold Dolmetsch (virginal): Green Sleeves to a ground
Carl Dolmetsch (treble recorder),
Millicent Dolmetsch (viola da gamba), Rudolph Dolmetsch (harpsichord) : Sonata No. I 1 (Handel)
Kolisch String Quartet, with D. Capito and J. Barrows (French horns): Sextet in F (A Musical Jest) (K.522) (Mozart) .
Moyse (flute), Godeau (clarinet),
Dherin and Piard (bassoons), Foveau and Vignal (trumpets), Lafosse and Delbos (trombones), Conducted by Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments (Stravinsky)
Stravinsky's Octet for Wind Instruments was one of the first fruits of the tendency that originated with Stravinsky's ' Pulcinella ', in which he had adapted classical melodies of Pergolesi to his own modern idiom. That was in 1919, and the Octet did not make its appearance until 1923, but of the intervening works only the Concertino for String Quartet points definitely in the same direction, which has come to be known as neo-classic.
The Octet is for flute, clarinet, two bassoons, two trumpets, and two trombones. It is classical in form and retains here and there a little of the buffo spirit that went to the making of Mabra, the opera that intervened in 1922, but what made the deepest impression at the time was the transparent quality of the writing. To adopt a colloquialism, it was all clear and above board. There were no devices to dazzle or trick the ear. Virtuosity there was certainly, but not used for that purpose.
by Patrick Piggott
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
at the Organ of the Granada,
Mantovani, who is English in spite of his Italian name, probably owes much of his musical skill to his father who, as a symphony orchestra leader, worked under many world-famous conductors, including Toscanini. He was at one time leader of the Milan Symphony Orchestra. His thirty-two-year-old son has been on the air for many years now. When eighteen years of age he became leader of the Salon Orchestra which played at the Metropole Hotel, London. For six years he gave lunch-time broadcasts with this combination. He left the Metropole to accept an invitation to form his own band for the Monseigneur Restaurant, Piccadilly, and it was thus that Mantovani's Tipica Orchestra came into being.
He so named it because, whether the music it played was Russian, Spanish, Italian, or that of any other nationality, it always sounded typical.
Ireland v. Scotland
A commentary on the international match, by H. B. T. Wakelam , from
Lansdowne Road Ground, Dublin
H. B. T.
England v. France
A commentary during the second half of the international match, by Alfred T. Grogan , from Knowsley
Road Ground, St. Helens
including Weather Forecast
by Aubrey Brain (hom)
Jack Mackintosh (trumpet)
Sidney Langston (trombone) and John Wills (pianoforte)
Conductor, J. C. Dyson
For the Sixth Season and One
Hundred and Eighty- seventh 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'
Personalities from every walk of life in interviews with Lionel Gamlin
Flashes from the News of the Week and ' Standing on the Corner'
(Michael Standing interviews the ' Man in the Street ')
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
BOB DYER America's Globe-Trotting Hill-Billy
THE SIX HARMONISTS with Gladys Hay , Musically Modem
LESLIE FULLER in ' Figures and Forms '
ADELAIDE HALL the celebrated cbloured singer from the Cotton Club, New York
' Almost a Gentleman'
THE BBC VARIETY
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Raymond Gram Swing
An original radio play by Patrick Hamilton
Time, The Present
Production by Val Gielgud
Listeners will remember the name of Patrick Hamilton as that of the author of Rope, one of the finest thrillers ever seen on the stage or heard on the air.
Radio is the only medium that could do this new play full justice. Most of the action takes place in a car that is being driven at breakneck speed by a typical ' car cad ', the sort that everybody has known and hated, a man who drives while intoxicated and cares not a hoot for anybody or anything else on the road. The characters are all only too true to life, the situation is tense, terrifying.....
One gets the impression that the author, who has himself been the innocent victim of a wanton car-crash, must have written the play in a white heat of righteous anger.
Whether you drive a car or not, you will find this play concerns you most closely. For you are part of the public, and with people like ' Cole ' about the public is always in danger.
Man at Bar:
A Pianoforte Recital by Arthur Alexander
'L'Alsace depuis la guerre '
Popular dance tunes of past years