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: ' The First News'

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

: The Wireless Military Band

Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
BILLY MAYERL (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell
Pianoforte: Billy Mayerl

: Chanteys and Sea Songs

Collected and arranged by HOWARD CARR
THE WIRELESS MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
ERNEST LUSH , at the Pianoforte
A-roving
Rio Grande
Come, loose every Sail
Whisky !
Blow, Boys, blow Hanging
Johnny Blow the Man down
Sally Brown
Sling the flowing Bowl A Jug of this
Blow, ye Winds Ben Backstay
Three poor Mariners
The Mermaid
Dorothy's a buxom Lass Homeward bound
High Barbaree One more Day

Contributors

Arranged By: Howard Carr
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Conducted By: Ernest Lush
Unknown: Johnny Blow
Unknown: Sally Brown

: Chamber Music

JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor) GEORGE ROTH (Violoncello)
VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON (Pianoforte)
SEVERAL of Kodaly's important works have already been heard by B. B.C. listeners ; his is a very individual and original idiom which, no doubt, owes something to his enthusiasm for the national folk music of Hungary. Since his interest in it was first aroused, he has collected over 3,500 folk tunes, many of them taken down from the singing of peasants in remote parts of the country. His work in that direction has been of the utmost value from the patriotic point of view, and has added enormously to the world's store of genuine old folk music,
Kodaly is distinguished not only in that way, and, as a composer; he has contributed much of real value to the literature of music. His sonata for violoncello and pianoforte was composed in 1909 and 1910, at the same time as the first string quartet, which has been broadcast : Kodaly was then twenty-eight. It is tempestuous music, dramatic and eloquent of warring passions. The first movement-there are only two—is called Fantasia : for the most part tragic in mood, its fierce emotion is lightened more than once by a delicate charm. The second, like a dance in sonata form, begins in real folk-song style : but here, too, striving and unrest can be heard, interrupting the wholesome vigour of the dance-rhythm, and, at the end, there is a reminder of the. tragic theme of the first movement.
ERNST VON DOHNANYI was only twenty when lie made his first appearance as a concert pianist, stepping at once into the very front rank. A year later, having won laurels in all the principal music centres of Germany and Austria-Hungary, he appeared with no less success in this country, and, in 1899, in the United States. As a composer he was known at first by his fresh and attractive music for his own instruments ; for a good many years, however, he has been steadily gaining wider recognition as a composer of orchestral and chamber music, and for the stage. Although making comparatively little use of actual folk tunes, most of his music is strongly characteristic of his native Hungary ; it is all distinguished not only by very able craftmanship, but by a genuine gift of invention, flavoured with a happy sense of laughter. That is heard unmistakably in the last movement of his sonata for violoncello and pianoforte, where themes from the other movements are used in the happiest way as figures in a set of variations. The first movement, majestic and imposing, has something of Brahms' solid dignity, but the lively Scherzo at once makes it clear that tragedy is not the theme of this fresh and bracing work.

Contributors

Tenor: George Roth
Unknown: B. B.C.
Unknown: Ernst von Dohnanyi

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA, from THE MAY
FAIR HOTEL








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