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: ALFRED BARKER and his ORCHESTRA

Relayed from The Royal Prince's Parade,
Bridlington
(North Regional Programme)

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

Rhythm in Music-XI
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Max Fiedler : Symphony No. 4 In E minor—3rd movement (Brahms). Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Drop me off at Harlem (Ellington). New Light Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent; The Neighboars, The Miller's Dance (Three Cornered Hat) (Falla). Cab Calloway and his Orchestra: Hot Toddy (Carter). The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted (by Koussevitsky : Symphony No 6. in B minor (TchaikotsliJr—March.

Contributors

Conducted By: Max Fiedler

: An Organ Recital

by ALAN STEPHENSON
Relayed from Coventry Cathedral
(Midland Regional Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Stephenson

: The Midland Studio Orchestra

Directed by Frank Cantell
(Midland Regional Programme)

Contributors

Musicians: The Midland Studio Orchestra
Directed by: Frank Cantell

: ' The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: JOHN JOHNSON and his ORCHESTRA

(Daventry National Programme)

: Fred Hartley and his Novelty Quintet

with Cavan O'Connor

Contributors

Musicians: Fred Hartley and his Novelty Quintet
Singer: Cavan O'Connor

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Relayed from The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
SZIGETI (Violin)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First. Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE )
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
BRAHMS
ORCHESTRA
Tragic Overture
Brahms himself gave this overture its name of ' Tragic,' but he did not give any other reason for his choice of title than is contained in the music. It was written at the same time as the Academic Festival Overture, in the summer of 1880, and may bo consideredi its complement. Both overtures were first performed at Bresltui in the following year, and the performance was somewhat of an occasion, for Brahms had just been made a Doctor of Philosophy by tho University of that city.
SZIGETI and Orchestra Violin Concerto in D
1. Allegro non troppo ; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
This concerto, the only one for Violin composed by Brahms, was written for Joachim, the greatest violinist of his day and a life-long friend of Brahms, who owed much to him. The work had its first production at a Gewandhaus Concert in Leipzig on New Year's Day, 1879; it now ranks as one of the three or four greatest. violin concertos in the repertory.
ORCHESTRA
Symphony No. 1, in C minor
1. Un poco sostenuto, Allegro; 2. Andante sostenuto; 3. Un poco Allegretto e grazioso; 4. Adagio, Piu Andante , Allegro non troppo. ma con brio
Walter Niemann calls the First Symphony in C minor Brahms' ' Pathetic,' for there is a close affinity on both musical and spiritual grounds with Beethoven's C minor Symphony : 'It's "grand style," its earnest, elevated spirit, its rugged pathos, " purging the emotions through pity and terror (to quote Lessing), all suggest Beethoven ; as do also the virile, concentrated, defiant energy and rugged passion of his musical idiom, which stirs us to our depths, glosses over nothing, spares us nothing, and, even in its moments of exultation and joy, maintains a certain restrained and remote quality. Beethovenesque, too, is the monumental pathos and daemonic character of the first movement. Beethovenesquo the grandiose musical conception..... And finally, the scheme of the work, too, is Beethovenesque in its homogeneous and closely-knit form and poetic and significant feeling.'
On the other hand, George Bernard Shaw , in a criticism written forty years ago, expressed himself thus : ' This symphony is a wonderful feat of the young Brahms-a mere heap of lumps of absolute music; but then, such magnificent lumps ! such colour ! such richness of substance ! one is amazed to find the man who dug them out half smothering them with mere slag, and quite unable to construct anything with them.'
Somewhere between these two very personal, but not entirely conflicting opinions, probably lies the truth as it reflects the reaction by the publio to this master work of a profound genius.
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Contributors

Violin: Charles Woodhouse
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Piu Andante
Unknown: Walter Niemann
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA, directed by CHARLES KUNZ , relayed from Casani's Club

Contributors

Directed By: Charles Kunz








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