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: ERNEST PARSONS and his ORCHESTRA

From THE PALACE, ERDINGTON,
BIRMINGHAM
(Midland Regional Programme)

: REGINALD DIXON

At THE ORGAN of THE TOWER
BALLROOM, BLACKPOOL
(North Regional Programme)

: THE MIDLAND STUDIO URCHESTRA

Directed by FRANK CANTELL
(Midland Regional Programme)

Contributors

Directed By: Frank Cantell

: ' The First News '

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

: A Brass Band Concert

(North Regional Programme)
THE BOARSHURST PRIZE BAND

: The Commodore Grand Orchestra

Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: An Operatic Programme

JOAN COXON (Soprano)
SUMNER AUSTIN (Baritone)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
O
IN the late summer of 1791, when Mozart was hard at work on the music of The Magic
Flute, and after he had begun the Requiem commissioned by the mysterious strangertwhose appearance is probably the best-known incident in his career, the overworked composer was begged to go to Prague and compose an opera specially for the Coronation festivities of Leopold II on September 6. The libretto chosen was one on the subject of the Emperor Titus, thought to be appropriate to the occasion, but it makes a poor operatic story, and the work has never been popular like Figaro or Don Giovanni. None the less, it holds much beautiful music in Mozart's very best vein. It has all the dignity which the imperial subject demands, as well as the brightness appropriate to a festival, and, it is full of smooth-flowing, gracious melody.
MOZART has himself left it on M record, in one of his letters, that the subject of this opera delighted him whenever he saw it. Ho says: 'In tho Overture, the chorus in the first act, and the last chorus of the whole thing, I shall work in Turkish music. 1 am so delighted at having it to compose, that the first songs and terzet in the first act are already finished.' The original name was The Abduction from the Seraglio, and the story, adapted by Mozart himself from a play of his day, turns on the capture of a fair lady by a Turkish Bashaw and her rescue by her faithful lover. The story is treated in the merriest spirit, and Mozart's tuneful music fits it admirably. This number is sung by Constance, the imprisoned fair one, before her rescue, and tells her love for her own Belmont.

Contributors

Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Unknown: Don Giovanni.
Adapted By: Mozart Himself

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

JACK HARRIS 'S BAND, from GROSVENOR HOUSE,
PARK LANE

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Harris








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