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: THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH PAVILION ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Louis LEVY
From THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH PAVILION

Contributors

Conducted By: Louis Levy

: Philharmonic Midday Concert

Under the Direction of JOHAN HocK
From QUEEN'S COLLEGE, BIRMINGHAM
(From Midland Regional)
ARTHUR CATTERALL (Violin)
JOHAN HOCK (Violoncello)
LESLIE HEWARD (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Violin: Arthur Catterall
Violin: Johan Hock

: A Ballad Concert

(From Midland Regional)

: 'The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers

: An Orchestral Concert

MARY OGDEN (Contralto)
PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE

Contributors

Pianoforte: Patricia Rossborough
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: ' The Wreckers '

(Ethel Smyth )
Act I: A Village on the Cornish Coast
Relayed from The ROYAL OPERA HOUSE,
COVENT GARDEN
Cast :
Conductor, JOHN BARBIROLLI
ELSEWHERE in this issue Dame Ethel Smyth has herself contributed much interesting information, not only about the opera, but about the Cornish custom of wrecking, on which the story is based. There also will be found the synopsis of the act to be heard tonight. There is no question that The Wreckers is the most distinguished British opera composed in recent times. The ' book' has had a remarkable history. Henry Brewster , a close friend of Dame Ethel, excited her interest in the subject of the Cornish wreckers, and wrote for her a libretto in French under the title of Les Naufrageurs; Recognizing that her only chance of getting a performance of the opera when it was finished was in Germany, Dame Ethel translated the text into German and set it to music. Later, when there was really an opportunity of getting it heard in London, the composer again translated the book from German into English, in which language it will, of course, be sung tonight.
The Wreckers was first performed in Leipzig in 1906, and again in Prague later in the same year. It did not reach England until 1909, when it was given under Sir Thomas Beecham in one of his memorable summer seasons.

Contributors

Unknown: Ethel Smyth
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Dame Ethel Smyth
Unknown: Henry Brewster
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Pascoe: Philip Bertram
Lawrence: Percy Heming
Harvey: William Michael
Tallam: Frederick Davies
Jack: Marjorie Parry
Mark: Francis Russell
Thirza: Enid Cruickshank
Avis: Odette de Foras

: The Second News

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

9.15 Regional News

: DANCE MUSIC

JACK PAYNE and his B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Payne








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