Italian Light Music
From this programme it is clear that Italian light music need not necessarily be written by an Italian ; for example, the ' Sicilian Aubade ' in the middle of the programme is by our own John Herbert Foulds , an English North country-man, who has, however, found no difficulty in capturing the Italian idiom. The three Serenatas need no introduction, everybody knows them, indeed, our grandparents knew Braga's Serenata almost better than we do ourselves. The fact of an item by Respighi appearing in this company indicates very clearly that a composer whu is bout known by his serious symphonic work is, provided he is a Respighi, equally at home in making gay music, such as goes to make up this programme.
A Radio Folly Show
Produced by JOHN WATT and HARRY S. PEPPER
Orchestral Arrangements by TONY LOWRY
Book by REGINALD PURDELL
THE CARLYLE COUSINS
THE EIGHT STEP SISTERS
Dances arranged by Mrs. RODNEY HUDSON
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE REVUE CHORUS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
At the Pianos, HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
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