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Directed by John Bridge
Thurza Hutchby (soprano)


Directed By: John Bridge

: Gramophone Records

An Instrumental and Vocal Recital
The Virtuoso String Quartet: Molly on the Shore (Grainger)
No.rman Allin (bass): A Lowland
Love Song; Molly Brannigan
Jeanne-Marie Darre (pianoforte) :
Treasure Waltz (The Gypsy Baron) (lohann Strauss, trans. Dohnanyt)
Norman Allin (bass): Tommy Lad ;
The Organ Grinder.
'The Virtuoso String Quartet: Novelette, No. 3 (Bridge)


Song: Molly Brannigan
Bass: Norman Allin
Bass: Tommy Lad

: An Organ Recital

From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting


Unknown: C. H. Trevor

: All Regionals except Scottish

(From 2.5-3.0 Scottish Regional will radiate a programme of its own. For details see page 113)
Directed by Alfred Van Dam
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
(Conducted by THE COMPOSER)
THE FOLLOWING NOTE, by the composer of the Comedy Overture, ' Dr. Merryheart ', is an indication of the ideas and the literary allusions that form the basis of the composition.
Dr. Merryheart was well known as an astronomer of original views. His geniality and perpetual smiles earned for him the name of Merryheart. He advanced the strange theory, in a happy peisuasive manner, that the sun, moon, earth, and ' all that therein is ', are part of a vast diatonic scale, having its tonic in the centre of the Milky Way. He would not admit the value of the spectroscope, and held the view that there are no chromatics. Merryheart was of the opinion that we were on the eve of the discovery of the music of the universe, and it would be found in the diatonic scale. It was difficult to believe that he wished to be taken seriously, for his deep reflections on the mystery of the Universe were expressed to the accompaniment of a continuous series of smiles. He always carried with him an illustrated edition of Daudet's delicious satire, ' Tartarin of Tarascon ', and knew it so well that he came to look upon Tartarin as a real hero. If his days and evenings were spent in such whimsies, his nights were serious ones. He was a great dreamer. In his dreams he was prone to loud mutterings, and was known to exclaim, ' I must shoot that lion ! ' He suffered from nightmare and various ghosts would pass before him. He always awoke in a state of great excitement.
' Dr. Merryheart' was written at
Trentham, Staffordshire, in 1911. It was produced in January, 1913, at a musical festival given by the Musical League and the Incorporated Society of Musicians in the Town Hall, Birmingham. A performance by the Queen's Hall Orchestra was given in October of the same year and later by the Scottish Orchestra. ' Dr. Merryheart ' was recently broadcast from Hamburg.


Directed By: Alfred van Dam

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers


Conducted by CLIFTON JONES
(North Regional Programme)


Conducted By: Clifton Jones




Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: ' Singers of Yesterday'

A Programme of Gramophone Records selected and introduced by Mr. HERMAN KLEIN
IN THIS RECITAL Mr. Herman Klein recalls as much as he can of the qualities that distinguished the art of some great singers of the recent past, and uses for his purpose some early gramophone records. He discusses the vexed question of the superiority of bygone famous voices over those of the present age, and explains the factors in the comparison that he draws. His object is to account for that difference, whatever it may be ; and he endeavours, by means of his long experience both as critic and teacher, to compensate by vivid analysis and definition for that which the gramophone of pre-microphone days was unable to illustrate with absolute truth. He can at least tell us from personal knowledge how the great singers worked, and demonstrate some of the salient features of their wonderful artistry.


Introduced By: Mr. Herman Klein
Unknown: Mr. Herman Klein


(Section E)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS


Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin


Roy Fox and his BAND
Relayed from The Kit-Cat Restaurant


Unknown: Roy Fox

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