Relayed from The Savoy Hotel West and North Regional radiate the programmes given by the Midland Studio Orchestra at 3.25. From 3.5 to 3 25 they radiate the West Regional Schools Transmission. Details on page 644.
Russian Light Music
THE WIRELESS MALE
THE WALFORD HYDEN
Peasant Songs Gypsy Songs Soldier Songs Balalaikas Songs of the Ukraine and Little Russia
Under the direction of WALFORD HYDEN the PROGRAMME of ' Katinka ', a title which merely locates the area from which the music is taken, in this case Russia, is an exact replica of the programme which was given last year in Walford Hyden 's series of musical programmes of the nations. Listeners who are at all familiar with Russian music, particularly of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others of that period, will find it interesting to note how familiar some of the tunes now to be played will sound. Russian composers probably more than the composers of any other nation have drawn upon the wonderful resources of Russian folk-song ; a folk-song one may here remark which is amongst the peasantry a living pastime rather than a restored art, as it is in the more Western countries.
By the way, there is no harm in again reminding listeners that while this combination is called a Magyar orchestra, it is not only Magyar music that it plays. The Magyar Band, on its native heath is usually composed of gypsies, who, in Hungary, are a race of musicians extraordinarily gifted by instinct, and although they play their-own music with consummate skill, no music of a folk-order is outside their scope. An article on this very subject is on page 618 of this issue. Listeners to this programme will read it with a new understanding.
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