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The Milan Symphony Orchestra,
Conducted by Guarnieri: Villanella (Old Air) (Respighi)
Walter Gieseking (pianoforte) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Symphonic Variations (Franck)
Sir Henry J.
★ French for Sixth Forms
' Trouveres et troubadours '
★ at the Organ of the Paramount
* A glimpse of preparations for the Variety broadcast from the Argyle
Theatre, Birkenhead, this evening
(by permission of the Officers of the Royal
Conducted by Mr. D. McBain (Soloist, W. H. SMITH )
Royal Artillery Slow March
★ 'Down by the river between
2 a.m. and breakfast time'
George King and Jack Hughes -
* Elizabeth Evans (soprano)
* World History
PAUL JONES and MERVYN MILLS
2.25 * Interval Music
2.30 Biology in the Service of Man ★ Evolution
' Extinct Animals'
H. MUNRO Fox , F.R.S.
* A section of the BBC Northern
Directed by David Curry with James McCafferty (baritone)
* ' HO LUNG PASSES BY' by B. L. Jacot
and ' MUSIC AT DUSK ' by Julian Crane
The plays produced by Val Gielgud
These plays were broadcast in the Regional programme yesterday
The Strange Lady:
★ from St. Paul's Cathedral
(Eve of Ascension Day)
Order of Service
Lesson, Song of the Three Children,
Magnificat (Bairstow in D) Lesson, Luke xxiv, 36-53
Nunc Dimittis (Bairstow in D) Anthem, Hallelujah (Beethoven)
Hallelujah unto God's Almighty Son.
Praise the Lord, ye bright angelic choirs, in holy songs of joy.
Man. proclaim His grace and glory,
Praise the Lord in holy songs of joy.
Hymn, Rejoice, the Lord is King
Music from the films on gramophone records
with Stella Roberta
including Weather Forecast
A fortnightly programme of current events in the world of science
(To be broadcast again at 12.55 on Friday in the National programme)
Francis Russell (tenor)
Francis Russell has probably had as much microphone experience as any singer broadcasting, having broadcast first in 1922 from Savoy Hill.
Russell's mother was Welsh, and he spent his early life in South Wales, starting work in a coal mine at the age of twelve, and remaining there for ten years. While singing at a village concert he was heard by Lewys James , a well-known Welsh baritone, who gave him a three years' contract with the Royal Carl Rosa
Opera Company. He spent two years with the Company and afterwards understudied Courtice Pounds in the original production of Lilac Time in 1923. Later he studied in Italy, and in 1925 sang in his first International Season at Covent Garden, a performance that he repeated every year until 1932.
THE ARGYLE THEATRE,
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, interesting visitors to England, and Lord Elton in his weekly talk ' Since last
(Organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation) from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Overture, Leonora, No. 1
8.29 Symphony No. 8, in F
1 Allegro vivace e con brio. 2 Allegretto scherzando. 3 Tempo di minuetto. 4 Finale: Allegretto vivace
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Symphony No. 7, in A
1 Poco sostenuto—Vivace. 2 Allegretto. 3 Presto-Presto meno assai. 4 Finale : Allegro con brio
Two outstanding examples of the light-hearted side of Beethoven are the Seventh and Eighth Symphonies, both of which were composed in 1812. That Beethoven had no intention of reflecting tragic emotions in these symphonies is proved by the fact that neither has a slow movement, the nearest approach to one being the Allegretto in the Seventh Symphony. But while this movement may be full of delicate poetic musings, it is certainly devoid of any tragic significance.
Beethoven himself called the Eighth
Symphony a ' Little Symphony' and although it is imbued from first to last with gay spirits and its texture is almost as light as a Haydn or Mozart symphony, it was no great success when it was first performed. The reason for this, said Beethoven, is ' because it is so much better than the other' (the No. 7, which was also given its first performance at the same time).
Referring to the Seventh Symphony Sir Donald Tovey has aptly pointed out that it ' is so overwhelmingly convincing and so obviously untranslatable, that it has for many generations been treated quite reasonably as a piece of music, instead of as an excuse for discussing the French Revolution '. Probably the best description of it is Wagner's famous ' the Apotheosis of the Dance-the Dance in its highest state ; the happiest realisation of the movements of the body in an ideal form '.
A Radio Party Night from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom,
The musical-comedy star with Gordon Whelan at the piano
The famous comedian
The fiddle fanatic
Mario de Pietro
The wizard of the mandoline and dance to
Benny Loban and his Music
Weavers with Eddie Gurey
with Gwen Jones from Chez Henri
broadcast from a Surrey wood
The Budapest String Quartet
including Weather Forecast