Directed by Sydney Phasey
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
(North Regional Programme)
The Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Molajoli: 8emiramide Overture (Rossini). Rosa Ponselle (Soprano): Casta Diva (Queen of Heaven) (Norma) (Bellini). The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : The Dance of the Sylphs (The Damnation of Faust) (Berlioz). Joseph Schmidt (Tenor): 0 Paradiso (Africana) (Meyerbeer): Joy that true didst prove (The Dead City) (Korngold). The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : The Dance of the Apprentices (Die Meistersinger) (Wagner). Margit Bokor (Soprano), Viorica Ursuleac (Soprano), Alfred Jerger (Baritone), and the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Krauss : Finale—Arabella, Op. 79 (R. Strauss ) ; Das war sehr gut, Mandryka ; Und diesen unberührten Trunk kredenz' ich meinem Freund. The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Hamlet Overture (Tchaikovsky).
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
FRANK WEBSTER (Tenor)
(West Regional Programme)
A Nigger Minstrel Show
Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
Bones, Tambourines, Corner Men, Crack Banjo Team. Stump Speech, Old and New Melodies
Cast: SCOTT and WHALEY, AUBREY PANKEY, C. DENIER WARREN, PERCY PARSONS (by permission of Gaumont British Picture Corporation Ltd.)
THE KENTUCKY BANJO TEAM
Joe Morley , Tarrant Bailey Jnr., Dick Pepper
At the Pianos: HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
(To be given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Cris du Monde
Poem by RENÉ BIZET
English Version by EDWARD AGATE
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
BETTY BANNERMAN (Contralto)
HAROLD WILLIAMS (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Cris du Monde (The Cries of the World), is
Arthur Honegger s biggest essay in musical pictorialism. It is a setting of a poem by Rene Bizet , the argument of which runs as follows : ' Driven by the desire to gain true knowledge of himself, man craves for solitude and silence, relief from the myriad cries of the world.
' But, from day to day, restlessness of earth forbids him a moment's meditation.
' When he wakes, he strives in vain to fashion the song of himself; the noise of the factories, the cries of his brothers in distress, the calls of workmen, and the shouts of warriors in defence of their country; the entreaties of the sea, and the mountains, the voices of space, the invitations of unknown cities-each and all prevent him from expressing that which lies in the depths of his being.
' Night itself, which should bring peace to heaven and earth, is filled afresh with new sounds, new cries, as clamorous and as urgent as those of the day about to dawn.
' And so his captive voice is ever silent'.
(An article on this work appears on page 805.)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
HARRY Roy and his BAND, relayed from The
May Fair Hotel